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Film Making Seminar from the Father of Malaysian Animation

On the 13th of December, 2014, ICAT College of Design and Media hosted a seminar on “Film Making” with the Father of Malaysian Animation - Mr. Hassan Abd Muthalib. Mr. Hassan Abd Muthalib is a self-taught Artist, Designer and Filmmaker. With a career spanning over 50 years, Mr. Hassan has taught, scripted, directed, and produced many commercials, animated filmlets, and television content.

During the seminar, Mr. Hassan shared his vast knowledge and learning that he has acquired from his journey spanning over 50 years. His talk delved into the history of Cinema in Malaysia with focus on Film language, and developments in Cinema and the Animation Film Industry in Southeast Asia from 1949 to the present. It revealed the secrets of effective visual storytelling that no book tells us.

The seminar was followed by the launch of Mr. Hassan’s latest book, “Malaysian Cinema in a Bottle”. This book is an account of the history and development of Malaysian cinema, from the earliest days to the latest trends. The first copy of this book was received by Mr. Kumar - CEO of IMAGE Group in the presence of Mr. Madhan – Director, Finance and Operations – IMAGE Group.

The whole event was conceived and executed by the students of P.G. Diploma in Advertising Design, making this an event for the students by the students. Kudos to our students!