Concept designer for "Pirates of the Caribbean" to speak at Kapiolani CC

Darek Gogol is the next speaker in the New Arts Lecture Series for 2012

Kapiʻolani Community College
Sharon A Sussman, (808) 734-9382
Associate Professor, Arts and Humanities, Kapiolani CC
Posted: Jan 27, 2012

Darek Gogol
Darek Gogol
Darek Gogol, a concept designer who has worked on feature animations and live action films including the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, "Matrix," "Minority Report" and Disney classics like "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King," will speak at Kapi‘olani Community College on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in Kopiko 202. His presentation, "Before the Green Light," is free and open to the public.
With boards of original artwork, Gogol will show how he pitches his art to producers and industry executives.
Raised in Poland, Gogol attended the College of Art and Design in Lodz. He emigrated to England in the early 1980's and started working as an illustrator in animation and commercial advertising. He segued into movie production with Steven Spielberg's London-based animation company, Ambimation, and subsequently moved to the United States in 1991 to work on many of the Disney animation classics.
His filmography of over 30 movies includes "Pirates of the Caribbean 1-4," "Matrix," "Minority Report," "Stargate," "Armageddon," "Enchanted," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," "Pocahontas," "I am Legend," "Dreamgirls," "Windtalkers," and the Academy Award-winning "Memoirs of a Geisha." He was also production designer on "Prince of Egypt" for DreamWorks Animation.
Gogol appears at Kapi‘olani CC as part of the college's New Media Arts Program New Arts Lecture Series. Special support for the series is provided by the Wallis Foundation. For more information about the presentation, contact Sharon Sussman at (808) 734-9382.