To introduce students to the Principles of Animation and the 2D Animation interface of Toon Boom Harmony Version 9, a leading industry standard 2D Animation software – in preparation for 2D Animation Production whether here at Skyres Studios or otherwise. Learning the interface of Toon Boom Harmony enables students to interact with other Toon Boom and 2D Animation software.
To introduce students to Animation – the principles, industry, pipeline and 3D Animation interface of Autodesk Maya, in preparation for 3D Animation production whether at Skyres Studios or otherwise. Autodesk Maya 3D Animation software delivers an end to end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, match moving and compositing on a highly extensible production platform.
According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Creative Economy, the creative economy is a vital and growing contributor to growth and employment in many countries, particularly in advanced industrial nations. It spans sectors such as advertising, broadcasting, architecture, arts/culture, craft, design, fashion, music, publishing, and technology. In Britain, the creative industries contributed £84.1 billion to the economy in 2014, and grew almost twice as fast as the rest of publicly traded companies in the UK. It also revealed that the number of jobs in the creative industries grew by almost nine per cent between 2013 and 2014 – almost double the rest of the economy as a whole (4.6 per cent).
JAMAICA CAN EARN BIG MONEY FROM ANIMATION
The World Bank thinks the local animation industry can grow to US$69 million ($7.7 billion) in value in five years. As such, it is investing millions in the sector to attain this goal, but it’s a loan that the Government must repay.
“Given the interest expressed recently by global companies, and the demands of the industry, there is a good reason to believe that, with the right talent, these numbers are achievable,” stated the World Bank in its project document entitled ‘Youth Employment in the Digital and Animation Industries’.
“In other words, an investment of just a few million dollars focused on training as well as on showcasing Jamaica’s animation industry globally can be expected to pave the way for the country to absorb tens of millions of dollars in foreign exchange.”
– Jamaica Observer Article