Prizes For Persons Taking Part In Animation Conference

Photo: R Hutchinson Animation Specialist in the Digital and Animation Industry Project of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Robert Reid, speaking at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’. He provided details of the KingstOOn Animation Conference and Afro-Descendant Festival, to be held from March 12 to 13 at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts.

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  • A trip to an international film festival and networking with some of the industry’s biggest names are some of the rewards for participants at the KingstOOn Animation Conference and Film Festival.
  • The event will be held from March 12 to 13 at the Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts, in Kingston.
  • There will be a panel discussion where representatives from animation institutions in the region will talk about their programmes.

A trip to an international film festival and networking with some of the industry’s biggest names are some of the rewards for participants at the KingstOOn Animation Conference and Film Festival.

The event will be held from March 12 to 13 at the Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts, in Kingston.

Animation Specialist for the Youth Employment in the Digital and Animation Industries Project of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM), Robert Reid, told JIS News that there will be a panel discussion where representatives from animation institutions in the region will talk about their programmes.

“We have Parallel 14, which is an animation institution teaching 3D and 2D animation in Martinique. They are coming to talk about their programme,” the Animation Specialist said.

He further noted that character designer from Electronic Arts, a leading game design company in the USA, Caiphus Moore as well as Director of Animae Caribe and Founding Director for Full Circle Studios in Trinidad, Camille Selvon Abrahams, will be participating in the festival.

Mr. Reid said animation instructors from Capilano University in Canada, Don Perro and Adam Sale, will present on  2D and 3D animation.

He noted that there will also be a manufacturers’ session, where representatives from leading companies in the animation industry, such as Toon Boom, TV Paint and Wacom will talk about their software.

Mr. Reid said personnel from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) will discuss the launching of their Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) programme in animation and game design.

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