Twofour54’s Creative Campus will have three days of workshops where visitors can meet creative talent and see demonstrations of animation techniques at the Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) 2014 event. The MEFCC runs between 10 am and 10 pm from April 3-5 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
“Twofour54 has established itself as one of the Middle East’s leading gateway to creative industries and our vision is to enable the development of world-class Arabic media and entertainment content – by Arabs for Arabs,” Maryam Al Mheiri, COO at twofour54 said.
“We promote creativity and we are open to new ideas in film, broadcast, music, digital media, events, gaming and publishing. Our Creative Campus is the perfect place for Arabs to find out about exciting opportunities and get the guidance and support they need to succeed. Our participation in this event last year resulted in two successful projects, Karouma and Aladdin the bounty hunter,” Mheiri added.
The workshops include So you want to become a game developer: The ins and outs of motion graphics by SAE,Visual Effects for films and commercials; When dreams become truth by Cartoon Network’s Hashem Al Shaer; Showcasing your creative work to the world: How to create your portfolio by creative lab; 3D character creation for games by Gaming Academy’s Aydin Uluc and comic book illustration by ComicCon Des Taylor.
“Karouma” is an animated short film about a nine-year-old boy with special needs. The story teaches that our differences make us who we truly are. “Aladdin the bounty hunter” is a comic book– a twist on the story of the famous “Aladdin and the magical lamp” in which Aladdin is a bounty hunter who hunts criminals who use jinns for crimes.
Visitors to the stand will have the opportunity to learn more about twofour54 creative lab, a community – currently with over 6,500 members – where creative talent can get guidance, inspiration and advise on how to transform ideas into real businesses.
Twofour54 will be set up with Creative Campus partners Cartoon Network Animation Academy and Gaming Academy in partnership with Ubisoft, and SAE Institute at stand 12 in Zabeel Hall 1.