You know Emmanuel Nyakwada as Point Blank Evumbi, if you are at all interested in the world of graphics and animation in Kenya. Point Blank is a performing artist, event host, illustrator and animator currently known for comic book publishing and his yet to be released 2D animation feature film. We asked him what animation is all about.
We recently had a chat with our own Brian Omolo, a digital artist and a lecturer at ADMI, to help us better understand the difference between being an animator and an illustrator.
Since the Faiba ad emerged, many companies are opting to use animation in advertisements because it tells a brand story in a fresh and engaging way. There is evidence to show that animation in marketing brings a higher return on investment.
The date was Monday the 23rd June 2014. Wilfred Kiumi, principal and founder of Jamhuri Film and Television Academy (and subsequently ADMI), was on a plane to Heathrow International for a conference he had been informed about only two weeks before. Despite his nerve-racking situation and the prospect of having to speak before numerous ministers and professors he was excited. He tells me “I knew when they contacted me that we (ADMI) were onto something.”