Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Last month we had some Grade 12 students from the Cape Town International School job-shadowing our interns. They recently wrote to us about their experiences at the studio and this was what they had to say:
"I felt very special to have been allowed to see the makings of Zambezia. We attended a drama class which was very funny because the animators had to get into character and really feel and act like the character they were animating for the movie. I enjoyed learning about the whole process of animation and movie-making." - Odette Dutkiewicz
"The stereoscopic seminar was informative - it gave me a good view and feel for the animation industry. As an aspiring designer with a love of animation, my appreciation for the industry and understanding has grown. With a team like this, it would be a great pleasure to work and grow as an artist. Triggerfish looks set to push the South African design industry forward." - Blessing Rugar
"I gained a lot of extremely useful information about the animation industry, particularly 3D animation. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, and always eager to give advice and share their knowledge. The atmosphere is really fun and relaxed, yet very professional. I could definitely see myself in a similar work environment in the future. Once again, thanks for this opportunity." - Joel Zannon Pin It
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Triggerfish partners were fortunate to spend some time with David Sproxton, co-founder of Aardman while he was in SA to open the animation school in Khayelitsha. This was part of the AIDI (Animation Industry Development Initiative) for which Triggerfish has provided seed funding.
Friday, April 16, 2010
"I want to accomplish as much as I can with the time I have left on this planet… and enjoy what the journey bestows".
Alas and alack we have to say goodbye to Lisa who has been the production co-ordinator on Zambezia for the past 7 months. Lisa will be putting her hard work and talent to good use on the Soccer Cinema team, a travelling cinema that will be screening films in community venues across South Africa in fifty towns.
Lisa has been a freelance production co-ordinator for 6 years and has worked with many reputable companies around Cape Town on a variety of projects from international commercials and feature films, local sitcoms and drama series to documentary film festivals. Zambezia is the first animated feature film she has worked on and, like all us, can't wait to see it on the big screen: "I was totally ecstatic when I got the job. Triggerfish is an amazing studio to work for and Zambezia is a really exciting project". The animated character she most identifies with is Minnie Mouse...why? Because that's her namesake, Lisa Mini.
We'll miss you Miss Mini Pin It
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Our studio space is really taking shape and to brighten it up, we asked everyone who is working on Zambezia to do an illustration of themselves for our very own 'wall of fame'. These are examples of some of the amazing work that came in.....what a talented bunch, eh?
Jovan Pin It
Jovan Pin It
Thursday, April 1, 2010
“The ultimate influence is stories and getting lost in another world.”
Before she headed up the modelling and lighting department on our feature, Zambezia, Preeya was freelancing in London as a Generalist. Preeya has worked on television productions, commercials as well as short animated films but its children stories that she is most passionate about: "I love hearing kids laugh when they're watching an animated film." For Preeya, there's nothing better than being able to be a kid again and laugh at things grown-ups usually find silly. What animation character does she most identify with...Po the one and only Kung-Fu Panda!