Cartoon Network Imagination Studios Workshop In Singapore

Cartoon Network Imagination Studios Animation Workshop

The Imagination Studios workshop took place recently at the Pixel Studios in One-North. The workshop is a result of a partnership between Cartoon Network and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Pixel Studios, is a dedicated facility launched by IMDA last year to spur Singapore’s next generation of digital content creators.

There were 2 workshops being held, one was a 2 days animation workshop targeting budding animation artists which is for adults and another workshop for children. 

Our Parenting World junior team member, Vincent attended the kids’ workshop to learn more about animation. This is a one day workshop where children will have a hands on experience learning how to produce their very own animation film. This is a kids only session and parent participation is not allowed. 

More about the kids’ workshop, it catered to all participants aged between 9 and 13, and aims to introduce children to the wonderful world of animation. Through hands on and group sessions, kids will learn how to create their very own stop animation video in a fun and active environment. The session will be conducted by Vaibhav Kumarev, director of Vaibhav Studios in India, and creator of Cartoon Network shorts, Lamput.

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Vincent being a Cartoon Network’s fan is very excited to see the highly talented animator, Daniel Chong who is the creator and executive producer of Cartoon Network’s hit comedy, ​We Bare Bears​! 

Daniel has build a successful career in Burbank, California, he spoke about his journey as an artist and the process behind creating one of the hottest new animated series. Besides the children workshop, Daniel was also at the adults’ workshop sharing his experiences. 

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Vincent says “Oh boy! I am so excited to see Daniel in person! I love to draw and it is so exciting to have Daniel look at my drawings. I learn so much from him especially how to draw bears.”

At the workshop, Daniel talked about his journey as an artist, as well as the experience and process behind creating Cartoon Network original series We Bare Bears.

Vincent enjoyed listening to Daniel shared about his animation journey and best of all, get to interact with him. 

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The one day workshop consisted of the following programmes which included sharing by Daniel Chong, Activity 1 involving a screening of stop motion animation films for the kids to see how filmmakers have used different techniques to tell their story, Activity 2 involving Stop Motion Process Live Demo where kids will try their hand at ‘pixilation’ technique, learning how to animate people and objects in the surrounding spaces. They will also learn the basic do’s and don’ts of stop animation and finally, Activity 3 involving a Break out Session where kids will break out for group activity and get a chance to shoot their own pixilation film clip. They will also get to showcase their work at the end of the session. A standard breakfast, lunch and tea time snack, all halal were provided during the workshop. 

Vincent says “It is a truly enjoyable and educating workshop! We learn so much about animations and how to create our very own videos. We all have fun!!!”

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Vincent says “I get to see many of my favourite Cartoon Network’ heroes and characters like Ben 10 at the workshop!”

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All the above images credit to Cartoon Network 

Thank you to all the instructors, Daniel Chong, friends that I made at the Imagination Studios workshop, Cartoon Network and Infocomm Media Development Authority for the enriching workshop and unforgettable wonderful experiences! 

Tune in to Cartoon Network available on StarHub Channel 316. To find out more about Imagination Studios, please go to:

http://contest.cartoonnetworkasia.com/03_imagstudios/

Income Eco Run 2017 : A Premier Eco-Run in Southeast Asia

Income Eco Run 2017 was previously known as NTUC Income RUN 350, Organised by Young NTUC. It is an eco-friendly running event with the aim to raise awareness of the importance of everyone to play a part in conserving the environment. Income Eco Run 2017 is also a recognised as Southeast Asia’s premier eco-run.

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Our Parenting World team is all excited to wake up early in the morning and reach F1 Pit Building, Marina Promenade before 6.30am to participate in the 10Km run.  

This year, Income Eco Run 2017 challenged runners to take the next step and participate in the race as a ‘Zero Waste Runner’. As a ‘Zero Waste Runner’, one’s entitlements will differ from other participants, such as no finisher tee (for the 21.1km runners) and finisher medal in order to cut down on production waste.

The runners will receive instead a handheld water bottle to refill along the race route to cut down on the use of disposable cups and a limited edition ‘Zero Waste’ graphic print on the running tee in recognition of their pledge. 

There are several eco-friendly measures implemented in the earlier editions of the run and current one including giving out post-run e-certificates, producing finisher medals from recycled metal, using bio diesel fuel for the generators, encouraging runners to bring their own bottles (BYO) to reduce the use of plastic bottles and paper cups.

The running event also provided sorting cans for trash to be recycled and provided bicycle racks on race day to encourage participants to cycle to the Run. 

The categories for Income Eco Run 2017 included 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Competitive Race, 10km Team Category and 800m Kids Dash.

Kids can participate in Income Eco Run 2017 800M KIDS DASH which included 4 to 8 years old will be running with parents and 9-12 years old can run without parents.

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After the children had completed their run, they are rewarded with a metal for their accomplishment!

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It is a fun and educating run! We are committed to conserve resources, reduce waste and do our part to save the environment!

We look forward to participate in next year Income Eco Run! To find out more about Income Eco Run 2017, please go to http://incomeecorun.sg/

 

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