animation training & development initiative
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The CFC and Animation SA, with the support of the Services Seta, have committed themselves to create a strong animation and new media industry. To this end they have pledged their support to help facilitate the creation of 10 000 jobs within the animation industry by 2020. According to the CFC’s Commissioner, Laurence Mitchell, “These workshops were aimed at giving potential candidates an introduction to the world of animation, career paths in animation, viewing of showreels and providing students with an opportunity to submit drawings for assessment.” Laurence added that these workshops specifically targeted candidates from previously disadvantaged communities, who were able to demonstrate a command of the English language, were computer literate, had some form of art, drawing and design (visual literacy) skills, and had mathematical literacy and creative and storytelling abilities. “I am delighted at the abundance of talent that is available on especially the Cape Flats, and I remain confident that even though this is an ambitious project, we will reach our intended targets,” Laurence said. “AIDI will not be an outreach programme but we will establish it on the Cape Flats, where we want to contribute to alleviating poverty and creating jobs,” he said. The film commissioner added that the training will focus on drawing for animation, digital design and several soft courses aimed at both entrepreneurial and personal development.
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