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Storyboarding…in 3D?!? With Lucasfilm Artist Tori Niu


November 16, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Canadian Pacific Plaza
120 South 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States

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This November 16th, Nice Moves is thrilled to host Tori Niu, a Lucasfilm Story Artist hailing originally from Minnesota! Tori will cover their journey into animation before walking through Lucasfilm Animation’s unique story pipeline, which combines story and pre-viz by building and shooting a scene in a CG set.

RSVP through the eventbrite here, as there’s limited tickets.

As always, there’ll be free food and drinks!



A little more on Tori:

Tori Niu (they/them) was brought up in Minnesota with unsupervised internet access. From an early age they took interest in sequential art and storytelling through webcomics, manga, and anime. This passion has led them to a career as a Story Artist at Lucasfilm. They have worked on The Bad Batch Season 1-3 and Tales of the Jedi, as well as doing development for shows at Warner Bros and Cartoon Network.




6:00 – Hello! 👋 Pizza/Mingle Time

6:30 – Nice Moves Announcements

6:35 – Presentation ft. Tori Niu + Q&A

7:15 – More Mingle Time!

8:30 – Bye 👋


Parking & Entry

There are several close by parking lots in the downtown area and metered street parking. A little further out, about a 10-15 min walk are the ABC Ramps, which can be a bit cheaper and are easy to get to. The building is also conveniently right off the Hennepin Government Plaza Light Rail Station, if you are taking public transit.

Once you are inside, look for the first floor conference rooms. We will hopefully be able to put signs up directing you to the Nice Moves meetup, but there will also be board members there to guide you. If you enter from the 6th street entrance, go to your left, and if you enter from the 5th street entrance, go to the far end and right.

Storyboarding…in 3D?!? With Lucasfilm Artist Tori Niu