We were privileged to have four highly experienced and talented industry professionals lead our students through their projects across four weeks throughout November 2020. While we were still in lockdown in Melbourne and unable to meet physically, our workshop leaders in Japan were facing a rise in COVID-19 cases as well and had become used to collaborating online. They held workshops with our students every second day throughout the program, guiding them through conceptual and prototype development, as well as providing in-depth feedback through online critique sessions.

Design students were guided by Miho Tanaka and Alvaro Arregui, while Film, TV and animation students were guided by Sumito Sakakibara and Yusuke Horaguchi.