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Pocko website launched

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www.pocko.com

Pocko is an independent press and a creative agency based in London (and now also in Milan). As legend goes, Pocko was a Hungarian acrobat and the first person to cross the Niagara Falls walking on a tight rope. She was a fearless risk-taking individual who never looked down.

The new website was a complex undertaking and encompassed effectively managing and displaying over 45 artist portfolios and 23 pocket size pocko books already been published by Pocko. Iaminawe planned and implemented a web system and strategy that allows Pocko and the numerous artists it represents to easily keep the high quality artwork on the site up to date.

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HIV Vaccine Animation

iaminawe recently completed work for Pandamonium Productions creating a four and a half minute animation to be used in the testing of a new potential HIV Vaccine at various centres around South Africa.

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This was undoubtedly one of the most challenging briefs we have come across so far and included creating an animated sequence that in very simple terms explains how the very complex virus works. It was important to explain what the virus did and the possible benefits of a vaccine yet also had to be very clear that this was undergoing trials and was in no way a miracle cure (yet).

The client requested a very simple and informative animation style and every storyboard and script change had to be approved by an ethics committee based in the USA. Needless to say this stretched the whole process out over about 6 months of “hurry up and wait” but was an important step in making sure that the script and visuals were understandable and that the message was clear.

To contextualise what you are seeing, the animation posted here was edited into a 20 minute live action video that comprehensively covered what being a part of the trials would mean. Unfortunately this does not have the final soundtrack and effects applied but you get the idea.

Angella designed the people and scenarios in Illustrator and I animated and edited them in After Effects and Final Cut Pro.

Did I mention that the animation had to be created in 5 languages !!
Seriously… English, Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa and Tswana…. it was a mission but we made it in the end…whew..

Design Indaba Stage Design

Iaminawe started the year off with a high profile stage design for the 10th Design Indaba conference held in Cape Town. The theme for the conference was “What does an idea look like?” and the very cool identity and advertising campaign was based around the motif of an empty thought bubble.

During the 2 days it took to set up and light the set, we timelapsed the process.

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The stage design was commissioned by Interactive Africa and as it was a particularly interesting job, I thought we would share the process we went through. The timeframe was about 3 weeks from approval of the design to the launch of the conference so the concept needed to be simple enough to execute in such short time yet still create a memorable visual environment to frame the array of design supergurus that would be speaking at the event.

Design Indaba won the EIBTM Best Conference in the World award in 2005 and with this years event marking the 10th anniversary of the conference, Ravi and his team were looking to make it a special one. Wicked Pixels created some beautiful motion graphics that played out on the matrix of LCD monitors and projected screen and the overall effect was awesome.

Over the duration of the 3 day conference, it was an absolute honour to hear some of these visionary minds speaking passionately about design as a solution to many of the pressing issues the world is faced with today.

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2006 Showreel

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We are proud to officially re-launch our new showreel of animated motion graphic goodness. This is a best of collection of all the different music videos, motion graphics, theatre projections, and animations that we have created up until November last year. The soundtrack is by Cinematic Orchestra.

Iaminawe featured on Icebox

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Liquid Fridge is a non-profit organisation devoted to advancing contemporary South African creativity by encouraging interaction between those who explore the creative uses of technology, and debating the issues of art, media, culture and society.

iaminawe were picked as “artists of the month” at the fridge a little while back which we were quite stoked about and we designed a set of banners that rotated on the site for that month.

The Liquid Fridge is also responsible for the excellent Icebox Audio/Visual Art Festival which is currently in it’s second incantation and is finishing off with a closing party tonight at the Armchair. Iaminawe has had animations featured in the first festival and now the Goldfish All Night music video has been showing in this years line-up.

This Cape Town based group have been really great at linking up the local network of skaters, artists, designers, animators, filmakers and general all round media mad maniacs that inhabit the city. We have been to many of their “Upload” workshops and it is always enlightening to come across a wide range of diversely talented people really doing some interesting stuff in the audio/visual/activist/street art arena’s.

Lungelo website

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www.lungelo.com

A new site has been launched this month for rising Cape Town RnB & Hip-hop superstar Lungelo. The site makes use of the open source wordpress software and every element of it from video, music, pictures, stories, podcasts and events are easily updated from the client side. Also included was the ability to manage a mailing list and communicate with it using newsletter.






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