The audience included members of the advertising industry, media houses, artists, designers, filmmakers and members of the public. His choice of software was Toon Boom Animate Pro. The software was upgraded recently at the University by Toon Boom as part of their initiatives’ to develop the Caribbean Animation industry.
The trip was made possible by a Commonwealth Foundation Grant which allowed Animae Caribe Animation Festival founder Camille Abrahams and one Student to visit Animafrik Festival in Ghana to screen Caribbean animations. “The UTT Animation program is not just designed to spit out students, but it is systematically designed to allow our students to either further their skills, enter the job market or become creative forces in the industry”. The trip also included visits to the Commonwealth Foundation, The Royal College of Art and Design and several award winning Animation Studios in London.
“It is such an honour to have Toon Boom associated with that wonderful accomplishment. Congratulations to Makesi and many years of animated success!” shared Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toon Boom.
About Toon Boom Animation Inc.
Toon Boom Animation Inc. (toonboom.com) is the worldwide leader in animation software solutions. Toon Boom carries user-friendly animation applications for all and develops new geographies to make the animation community as global as can be. In that market segment, Toon Boom caters to the needs of children, home users, creative professionals as well as students, educators and schools.
As importantly, Toon Boom is fully dedicated to the needs of independent animators and studios, offering a wide product range from powerful pre-production tools to leading-edge animation production solutions. Relying on its extensive expertise in animation production, Toon Boom provides consulting services in the fields of optimization, pipeline integration, production assistance and custom development.
In 2005, Toon Boom was granted the Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its significant contribution made to the animation industry targeted for television. In 2006, the IT Federation of Quebec (FIQ) awarded an OCTAS 2006 in the Multimedia – educational and cultural sector category, for Toon Boom Studio. In 2007, FIQ awarded an OCTAS 2007 in the Technological Innovation category, for Toon Boom Storyboard Pro. In 2008, Flip Boom was granted a Parents’ Choice Gold Award and a New Canadian Media Award in the Excellence in Children’s category. In 2009, Flip Boom was selected as Editor’s Choice by the prestigious Children’s Technology Review for excellence in design. In 2010, Flip Boom All-Star was granted a Parents’ Choice Silver Award.
Toon Boom’s client base ranges from major studios creating Hollywood blockbuster animated films to individual animators creating their first masterpieces. Market-leading studios using Toon Boom’s products include Nelvana, Warner Bros., Mercury Filmworks, China Central Television, Toonz Animation India, eMation, Rough Draft Korea, Alphanim, BKN, Cromosoma and Enarmonia, to name a few. Some of the prestigious productions done with Toon Boom’s technology include Les Triplettes de Belleville, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, The Rugrats, SpongeBob The Movie, Hanuman, Curious George, Go West: A New Lucky Luke Adventure, Simpsons The Movie and The Princess and the Frog.
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