ToonBoom along with Malfinis Film and Animation Studios Inc has embarked upon presenting St.Lucia's first 2D animation Boot Camp. Toonboom's representative and professional animator Marie-Ève Lacelle brought a relaxed and exciting approach to the event, ensuring that the very devoted participants were kept indulged throughout the five day learning process.
Animators from six OECS countries namely Antigua, Grenada, St. Vincent, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis and Saint Lucia participated in this highly interactive training, where new talents were honed, new links and networks established. This initiative was made possible by the collaborative efforts of the Saint Lucia Coalition of Services Industries (SLCSI), Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) and Export Saint Lucia. Malfinis Film and Animation Studios Inc. an authorized training Center for ToonBoom, provided invaluable technical support.
The Lab facility at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) provided the ideal venue and environment for such a boot camp; prerequisites to unleash the creative talents needed for their animation skills. The event commenced on Monday, 13th August 2018 and ended Friday, 17th August 2018. The facilitators of the Boot-camp aspire that the event would act as an impetus for more collaboration between themselves and the participants, as well as improve the quality and efficiency of Animation in St.Lucia and The Caribbean region.