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2D Animation learners receive first hand advice from International Art Director Lamb Chamberlin

The False Bay TVET College 2D Animation group intake of 2018 are approaching the end of their 12-month course which will see them certified in 2D Animation. They recently had the fantastic opportunity of getting insider information on how to: build a professional digital portfolio, create an online presence to apply for animation work both locally and internationally, and how to be a professional in this growing industry. All this from the talented, warm and down to earth Lamb Chamberlin; Art Director for the most talked about animated series of 2018 – ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’, from DreamWorks studios.

 
2D Lamb‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’, a remake of the ‘80’s series by the same name, created waves for being a predominantly female animation team who saw to it that the characters receive a much needed, welcome and timeous feminist make over. The storylines of the characters were deepened, becoming more psychologically complex. The series also saw the storylines carried over a whole season arc as opposed to stand alone episodes. But the biggest change came about in the physical representation of the young female cast. The female team wanted their Princesses of Power to look their age and represent more real to life athletic body types; using real life gymnasts and Olympic Athletes to model for them. The characters were aged down to look like teenagers and the clothing became action gear as opposed to skimpy, sexy, revealing outfits. These changes have been embraced worldwide by a new fan following as a welcome and positive series with a voice of empowerment for young women.
 
Lamb was on holiday visiting relatives in Muizenberg, when she took time to visit the Animation students at False Bay TVET College’s Muizenberg campus, and share her work history and portfolio, from being a student to a lead professional at one of the world’s top animation production studios. The False Bay 2D Animation students are on a fully funded learnership through MICT SETA and come from all over the Cape Peninsula; including Khayelitsha, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Mitchell’s Plan, Strandfontein, Delft, Grassy Park, as well as a few students from the Eastern Cape and Mpumelanga.

 

Image caption:
From left to right: back row: Jayde Hendricks, Tracy Cottle, Brandon Foutie, Apelele Sezelwa, Simthembile Ngwabeni, Mawethu Royi, Austin Dyers, Carlino Bailey
Middle row: 2D Animation lecturer Riaan Theron, Levardo Abrahams, Marwin van Sensie, Sihle Mpoyiya, Zoe White, Art Director Lamb Chamberlin, Sibusiso Ngwabeni, Animation Lecturer Cate Wood Hunter, Mluleki Mtshweni, Courtney Smith, Ryan Fisher
Front row: Niven de Bruin and Robyn Hosking
 
For more information, please feel free to contact Cate Hunter 021 788 8373 / 084 9007597 or email cate.hunter@falsebay.org.za

More about the False Bay TVET College 2D Animation work experience, click here: http://falsebaycollege.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=431:nurturing-local-animators-for-a-global-market&catid=52&Itemid=384