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   Animation should serve noble purposes, which is why today we give start to our animation challenge. In this challenge we will study animation and make cartoons to draw public attention to the problem of poverty and inequality on the black continent and to direct the forces of the world community to eradication of illiteracy in Africa.

   We will call our competition “General-Animation African Challenge”, and we invite all animators - famous and not so very celebrated - to take part in it. Your task will be simple - you tell us about yourself and your work, introduce your character, and show a small cartoon with his participation. For our part, we promise active promotion of your work, and even try to provide little incentive prizes for the most active participants.


   And we already have the first participant of our animation challenge! Our new student from Egypt - Ali Abdullah Haidan sent us these funny monkeys dancing among the alpine meadows. This is his first animated work, so do not judge too harshly. This is just the case when it is not the reward that matters, but participation. Our main task at the current stage is to draw public attention to the problems of the black continent. Make people think about how we can help African youth. Great job, Ali! 

Gnome   One more video from Ali Abdullah Haidan on Alpine theme - this time it’s a cheerful gnome singing, as I understand it, alpine tunes. You can see even more videos from Ali on his YouTube channel.

  Even if you have never made cartoons before you can still take part in our challenge! Especially for you, I created a section in our free video tutorials on animation on Udemy, where I tell in detail how you can, using the simplest tools, create your first cartoon character and make him move, so he goes on a journey through the Alps. Links to our amimated video lessons on Udemy:

   Course N1: Basic Animation in Adobe After Effects

   Course N2: Animation in After Effects project oriented course

   Visit our site to follow the news, learn animation with us, and we will make cartoons together!

   And in the first issue of our challenge, we will introduce you to a wonderful charity organization Learning Lions, and begin the story of the new adventures of Winnie the Pooh…

African Challenge 01

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