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Studio Gainax Opens Summer Filmmaking Cram School

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
15 students to spend 1 week with Princess Maker's Takami Akai, director Go Shibata

Gainax anime and game creator Takami Akai (Gurren Lagann, Medaka Box Abnormal, Princess Maker games) revealed at the “Yonago Eiga Jihen” film festival on Monday that he will start recruiting students for a filmmaking cram school on Wednesday. The goal of the Gainax-sponsored summer cram school is to train young creators under the supervision of pro film directors.

The August 25-31 cram school will host 15 people 18 years old and over. Those accepted into the program will stay at Oyamadera Tabigai inn, with five people to a room.

Students will learn the techniques to create a 10-minute-long film under the direction of film director Go Shibata (Late Bloomer, Horikawa-Naka-Tachiuri). (Akai himself produced Negiman, a series of special-effects shorts starring a giant inspired by Yonago's local specialty, white-green long onions.) The cram school will cost 98,000 yen (about US$963) to attend, including room and board.

A native of Yonago City, Akai has been working to get more pop culture made in the city. More details about the "Gaina Eizō Juku" cram school will be revealed at a later time on the school's official Facebook page.

Source: Yomiuri Online

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