Triggerfish Academy, in partnership with Goethe-Institut Johannesburg has launched "Unboxing Animation", a free digital learning platform for aspiring African animators.
The website features 28 free video tutorials, quizzes and animation exercises introducing animation as a career and the principles of storytelling, storyboarding and animation. The featured talent share not just their skills but their stories, from how they broke the news they wanted to be animators to their parents, to common myths about the animation industry.
Animation skills are future-proof and can be applied in many fields outside the traditional film industry, e.g. advertising, app and web design, architecture, engineering, gaming, industrial design, medicine, and the motor industry, not to mention growth sectors like augmented reality and virtual reality. Love animation and gaming? Try it out!
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GmbH) and the Goethe-Institute promote the emerging market of cultural and creative industries in Africa and in the Middle East.