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About the Artist

About the Artist Still image from Te Ika a Maui orn in Kawhia in 1963, Rongotai Lomas is a leading New Zealand animator, film and music video director, editor, and graphic designer. Graduating with a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Canterbury in 1988 (majoring in film and television under Leon Narbey), Lomas has been owner and operator of computer animation company 1a Tapui Ltd since 1993. His design work has been as diverse as the 1996 Photo by Shona Tawhiao "Toi" series of stamps for NZ Post and the opening titles and design for television program Mai Time, Te Karere, and 3:45 Live. Recent work includes the editing of two full-length features--Hotere, directed by Merata Mita, and Blerta, directed by Geoff Murphy--and the new Che Fu website for sony music. In this issue of The Contemporary Pacific, we highlight Lomas's art as an animator. The stills that appear here are from his celebrated video Te Ika a Maui, made in 2000. Te Mangai Paho Maui is born, fishes up Aotearoa, then sacrifices some of the land back to Tangaroa so there will be peace between them. A beautiful evocation of one of Mäoridom's most loved myths, this animated http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

About the Artist

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 16 (1) – Jan 23, 2004

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Still image from Te Ika a Maui orn in Kawhia in 1963, Rongotai Lomas is a leading New Zealand animator, film and music video director, editor, and graphic designer. Graduating with a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Canterbury in 1988 (majoring in film and television under Leon Narbey), Lomas has been owner and operator of computer animation company 1a Tapui Ltd since 1993. His design work has been as diverse as the 1996 Photo by Shona Tawhiao "Toi" series of stamps for NZ Post and the opening titles and design for television program Mai Time, Te Karere, and 3:45 Live. Recent work includes the editing of two full-length features--Hotere, directed by Merata Mita, and Blerta, directed by Geoff Murphy--and the new Che Fu website for sony music. In this issue of The Contemporary Pacific, we highlight Lomas's art as an animator. The stills that appear here are from his celebrated video Te Ika a Maui, made in 2000. Te Mangai Paho Maui is born, fishes up Aotearoa, then sacrifices some of the land back to Tangaroa so there will be peace between them. A beautiful evocation of one of Mäoridom's most loved myths, this animated

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 23, 2004

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