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Pirates, phone apps, animated art for AC 2013
Pete Lord knows the life of the pirate very well. He’s been hanging out with Pirate Captain and his odd band of sailors. At this year’s edition of Animae Caribe, Lord, the co-founder of world famous Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations studio, will introduce T&T to the behind the scenes of animation in developing the crew of Pirate! Band of Misfits! for the screen.
Animae Caribe starts today with the digital media student forum from 9 am at UTT John D Creativity Campus on Wrightson Road. Later that evening, the festival will be officially launched at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad.
Lord will speak on Wednesday at UTT Academy for the Performing Arts, discussing the topic The Future of Stop Motion Animation. He will also present some of his award winning shorts. The movie Pirate! Band of Misfits! will be screened at Digicel IMAX Cinema.
Lord, a visiting professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol, also co-directed the 2002 commercial smash Chicken Run, which starred the voice of Mel Gibson; produced the Oscar-winning Wallace and Grommit, the Curse of the Were-Rabbit in 2005.
Also coming for AC 2013 is one
of NBA’s finest veterans, Adonal Foyle. Foyle is also scheduled to discuss the progress of his illustrated book into an animated series using talent from right here in the Caribbean.
His presentation is carded for Friday at Hyatt Regency. The retired NBA star, a Vincentian-American who played centre, is taking his illustrated book Too-Tall Foyle to animation format in a possible collaboration with Full Circle Animation Studio and other talents here in Trinidad.
Also on the AC 2013 guest list is Trinidadian Anthony Phills. He has been invited to share his insight on how the mobile application technology can enhance animation projects. Phills, Morvant-born but Montreal-raised, will be hosting a workshop on Phone App Development.
This year’s mascot is Redman a cheeky caiman from Caroni. His creation was inspired by the viral YouTube link of the adventures of some residents during a freak tornado in Central Trinidad.
"Well this is my first time in this amination thing, but I looking forward to spreading the word. It takes a lot to get me out of my Caroni Swamp home but I need the work so I will represent Animae Caribe Festival with pride," said the critter.
Tickets for the IMAX viewing of Priates! Band of Misfits! are only available through AC’s website animaecaribe.com.
Also, check Animae Caribe’s Facebook page for other information.
9 am: UTT Digital Media Student Forum
UTT John D Creativity Campus, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain.
Opening address by Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, Senator Fazal Karim.
Caribbean and International Animation Screenings, Art & Animation Workshops, Gaming Interactive Displays, Chalk Art, Wall Art & UTT Adobe Day.
Facilitators: UTT Students and Staff, We Does Draw and TTAN members, International guests and Adobe Staff
Workshops in Adobe Flash, Photoshop, After Effects and Adobe Platforms.
3D and 2D Animation, stop-motion and much more.
9 am – 3 pm: Demos/Booths
Digital Guardian –
Digital information platform
Art Society of T&T – The Importance of Traditional Art in a Digital World. TBC
Carigamers – Gamers group of Trinidad & Tobago
Heroes Foundation – Local comic display/demo Kinect for Windows – Kinect Display TBC
TTAN – T&T Animation Network
We Does Draw – Illustrators/Designers platform
UTT Adobe Day
Workshops - (Three concurrent sessions. Open to students/schools only)
1. Stop Motion – Featuring Solitary Mesa, Crab Catcher. Joel Charles & Cassius Humphrey
2. 2D Digital – Rheon Di Four, Makesi Aquan
3. 2D Traditional – M Moore & Shane Young Sing
5. Maya 3D Animation – Emerald Ibrahim
6. Microsoft Kinect – Professor Michael Smith
7. ICT Haptics – Professor Andrea Kanneh
8. DJ & Music Mixing – UTT Music Students
9. Aardman’s Animate It workshop
10. Comic Art Demo/Workshop - Tim Demeter
11. Stop Motion Model Building – Kathi Zung
Group Work - (All Day)
We Does Draw – Chalk Art Interactive. Jap Wall Art interactive session
Full Day Workshop
(Two concurrent sessions. Open to students/schools only)
Session 1: Dreamworks - Adam Henry Cintiq, Animation Jam Session*
Session 2: TTAN – Demo/Presentation
Session 3: Content Creation – Adrian Allen Anansi Web Series
Session 4: Full Day Workshop - Rita Street. Creating your idea for pitching.*
*Registration necessary for these sessions. Please e-mail [email protected]
UTT AC Cinema
Screening of present and past UTT and UWI student animation with students present for Q&A.
5 pm: Art of
Curated by Nikolai Noel & Luiz Vasquez, National Museum, Port-of-Spain. Wine and conversation with selected digital media and traditional artists.
(Open to the public)
7.30 pm: Animae Caribe
Official Opening Ceremony
Hyatt Regency, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain
Opening screening and cocktails with remarks by British High Commissioner Arthur Snell and T&T Film Company CEO Carla Foderingham.
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