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Pōhakuokane - Moʻolelo Animation Hālāwai Aʻo (Workshop)
Pōhakuokane - Moʻolelo Animation Hālāwai Aʻo (Workshop)

Wed, Mar 20



Pōhakuokane - Moʻolelo Animation Hālāwai Aʻo (Workshop)

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Time & Location

Mar 20, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Hanalei, 5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA

About the event

Event Description:

The March 2024 Limahuli Kupulau Program is a creative workshop focused on animation, 3D modeling, and environmental storytelling. This event, hosted at Limahuli Gardens, offers participants a deep dive into Hawaiian cultural narratives, specifically exploring the Moʻolelo of Pōhakuokāne, through a series of storytelling, drawing, and digital creation activities.

Schedule: Day 1: Monday, March 18
  • Morning: Introduction to Moʻolelo and Ahupuaʻa mapping, focusing on Hāʻena Ahupuaʻa and its place names.
  • Midday: Practical work on Pōhaku (stones) including their shapes, sizes, and types.
  • Afternoon: 3D modeling and voice acting sessions.
Day 2: Tuesday, March 19
  • Morning: Dive into the Hauā Kai realm, exploring Hāʻena Reef and local fish species, followed by practical work on Iʻa (fish) identification and modeling.
  • Midday and Afternoon: Continue with 3D modeling and asset creation.
Day 3: Wednesday, March 20
  • Morning: Exploration of Limahuli endemic plants and their significance.
  • Midday and Afternoon: 3D modeling of plants and discussing their uses and importance.
Day 4: Thursday, March 21
  • Morning: Hike to Limahuli Mountain Range and reflections on the spiritual and physical landscape.
  • Midday and Afternoon: Final project work, completing animations and preparing presentations.
Important Information:
  • Participants: The event features notable speakers including Lei Wann, Noah Kaaumoana, Nani Holroyd, Emily Cadiz, and Kaliko Maii.
  • Tools and Equipment: Attendees will use tools like NOMAD for 3D modeling and other digital media tools to create animations and soundscapes.
  • Device Care: Guidelines are provided for the care and usage of iPads and Apple Pencils which are integral to the workshop activities.
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This program not only aims at imparting technical skills but also deeply integrates the cultural heritage of Kaua'i, making it a unique experience for all participants.

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