Kaiju Masterclass is back for it's second year with the same great crew behind it, plus Ed Godziszewski, Matt Burkett, Mariko Godziszewski, and Amanda Whalen. Plus many new exciting guests and a few returning as well. Kaiju Masterclass gives you the creators, researchers, and scholars of Japanese sci-fi cinema and television for three days of in-depth conversations and panels. Check out the info on this event and the list of guests to be featured below.
BRINGING TOGETHER THE CREATORS AND SCHOLARS OF JAPANESE SCI-FI CINEMA AND TV FOR THREE DAYS OF INFORMATIVE, IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS.
KAIJU MASTERCLASS II (November 5-7, 2021) is an online convention featuring some of the biggest names in kaiju eiga, the giant monster genre that began with Godzilla’s first rampage in 1954 and went on to trample pop culture worldwide. It is a sequel to last year’s online convention KAIJU MASTERCLASS (October 2-4, 2020).
Among the featured guests at this year’s convention are writer/director Kazuki Omori (GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE and GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH); sculptor and suitmaker Fuyuki Shinada (GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK); suit actor
Tsutomu Kitagawa (the MILLENNIUM GODZILLA series); award-winning illustrator William Stout (Steve Miner’s unmade film GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS IN 3-D); and many others genre creators, writers, and authorities.
The three-day event features interviews and panel discussions on the history of Japanese sci-fi, the filmmaking process, the art of film scoring, and more. All sessions will be streamed on our YouTube channel and are free and open to the online community.
KAIJU MASTERCLASS II is created by a dedicated team of genre authorities and enthusiasts, including: Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski (co-authors, ISHIRO HONDA: A LIFE IN FILM, FROM GODZILLA TO KUROSAWA); Erik Homenick (AKIRAIFUKUBE.ORG); John DeSentis (conductor/creator, KAIJU CRESCENDO); Patrick Galvan (writer, SYFY.COM); Matt Parmley and Kyle Byrd (co-hosts, KAIJU TRANSMISSIONS podcast); Kyle Gilmore (filmmaker and artist, VINTAGE REEL PRODUCTIONS); Matt Burkett (video editor, MONSTROSITIES: A VLOG OF TOKUSATSU); and translators Mariko Godziszewski and Amanda Whalen.
The programming schedule is available here.
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