About "Prof. Woonam Kim"
Woonam Kim is an associate professor with the 3D Computer Animation department at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD). Prior to joining ECUAD, Kim worked as an animator and visual effects artist for studios such as Industrial Light and Magic, Digital Domain, and Microsoft Game Studios. His visual effects credits include Star Wars: Episode III, War of the Worlds, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Thor, and Ender’s Game. In 2017, Kim created a new 3D computer animation major at ECUAD. Kim has also acted in supervisory roles for various projects such as Dino Island Game for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Providence Health Care: Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise, and Garage 529 (Vancouver Police Department’s bike theft prevention program). Some of Kim’s past exhibitions and screenings include Expanding Universe (exhibited in South Korea and Canada) and Black Gold (screened across North America).
Title: : The Role of 3D Computer Animation Beyond Entertainment
3D computer animation has become an essential part of today’s world of entertainment. When fused with human creativity and ideas for problem-solving, 3D computer animation can become a medium beyond mere entertainment. 3D computer animation has been successfully used to implement unique therapies and solutions, as well as provide inspirational outlets for creativity. 3D computer animation is a platform where the possibilities for collaboration are unlimited for those in science, engineering, academia, the general public, and especially those who wish to contribute and give back to society.