Our hearts burst when we found out about the African Digital Media Academy in Kigali, Rwanda. The academy is the only east african motion capture studio.

Motion capture is a technique used to capture live movement and recorded into realistic animations for audio/visual production.

The studio hopes to generate a stronger African creative economy in East Africa training young artists and professional interested in film making technology.

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“We are blessed as Rwandans to get this facility which will attract people from different parts of the world. I am sure that this studio will not be for only Rwandans, other people from Africa and other parts of the world will access our services…”

– Emmanuel Gasana
Director General of the Workforce Development Authority

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 1.32.14 PM” Our studio has all modern high- technology equipment for film making industries at international level. Our studio has advanced motion capture which has been used in films such as Lord of the rings and Avatar and Dawn of the planet of the apes”

– Marler Christopher
Director Africa Digital Media Academy

H/T Shadow and Act