KAIJU MASTERCLASS is a free online event that brings together creators, researchers, and scholars of Japanese sci-fi cinema and television for three days of in-depth conversations and panels. Learn about the history of the genre, the filmmaking process, the art of film scoring, unmade projects, and more.

The first Kaiju Masterclass was held Oct. 2-4, 2020. Kaiju Masterclass 2 is currently in the works and will premiere Nov. 5-7, 2021. Special guests and programming schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. Follow us on Facebook (Kaiju Masterclass), Twitter (@Kaiju_MC), and visit kaijumasterclass.com for updates and information.

Kaiju Masterclass is created by a dedicated team of genre authorities and enthusiasts, including: Steve Ryfle (co-author, ISHIRO HONDA: A LIFE IN FILM, FROM GODZILLA TO KUROSAWA); Erik Homenick (AKIRAIFUKUBE.ORG); John DeSentis (conductor/creator KAIJU CRESCENDO); Patrick Galvan (writer, SYFY.COM); Matt Parmley and Kyle Byrd (co-hosts, KAIJU TRANSMISSIONS podcast); and Kyle Gilmore (filmmaker and artist, VINTAGE REEL PRODUCTIONS).

Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email us at kaijumasterclass@gmail.com.

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KAIJU MASTERCLASS is a volunteer, non-profit organization. Please consider supporting us on Patreon.

The team at Kaiju Masterclass wishes to thank the following people/organizations for their assistance:

Keith Aiken
Connor Anderson
Joe Augustine
Danny Beane
Matt Burkett
Alex Cornett
Kevin Derendorf
Michael Engesser
Jared Foust
Ed Godziszewski
Mariko Godziszewski
Marisa Gunzenhauser
Tom Gueli
Michael Hamilton
Bob Johnson
David Marshall
Anthony Romero
Chris Mirjahangir
Justin Mullis
Tab Murphy
Eric Neely
Chris Werms
Amanda Whalen
Kyle Yount
Chris Stewardson
Davis Madole

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