On 3rd of October 2019, IEEE AIUB Student Branch WIE Affinity Group in association with IEEE AIUB Student Branch successfully organized a workshop on “An Animation Workshop Principles, Digital Tools and Genres” in collaboration with Department of Computer Engineering (CoE), Faculty of Engineering (FE) at American International University – Bangladesh. The workshop focused on encouraging women to learn and gather more skills in 2D & 3D modeling and animation designing using the Adobe Flash CC interface. The workshop was carried out by Mr. Nelson Pujante Udaundo, Lecturer in Animation (2D/3D), Visual Graphics and Visual Effects, AIUB and Ms. Rani Ellen V. Ramos, Animation Lecturer, Animation Program – MMC Department, AIUB. The introductory speech was delivered by Prof. Dr. A.B.M Siddique Hossain, Dean, FE, AIUB; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch, who discussed the importance of animation in the current job market and how it has evolved in recent times with help of advancement in technology. He further discussed how crucial it is to have skills in animation in order to build a successful career in the IT industries. He concluded his speech by encouraging the participants to develop their skills rather than focusing on grades.
After the inauguration speech, the keynote speaker, Mr. Nelson Pujante Udaundo took the stage and discussed the importance of animation in recent times along with his prospective views on animation in near future. He then provided a video presentation portraying the existing animation industry along with providing a few samples of storyboards of a few renowned animation designers. He later introduced the Adobe Flash CC tools software and elaborately explained various types of tools and functions within the software. He initiated the beginning of the ending session by providing hands on session, going through the processes of designing different types of 2D & 3D shapes along with steps for converting them to a smooth 2D & 3D animation. Later, Ms. Rani Ellen V. Ramos took the stage and explained how the animation industry was still a male-dominated field and how women should aim on creating an impact on this field. She concluded her session by thanking IEEE AIUB Student Branch WIE Affinity Group for taking such an initiative and also urged the participants to take the field into consideration.
Afterwards, Dr. Md. Hasan Imam, Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Senior Asst. Professor, FE, AIUB took the stage and talked about the current demand of animations. He further talked about the necessity of having animation skill, especially if the field was engineering. He concluded the event by thanking IEEE AIUB Student Branch WIE Affinity Group for organizing such an event. Later, he presented crests and certificates to speakers as a token of appreciation. The workshop was graced by the presence of Ms. Tasnuva Tasneem, Motivator and WIE Coordinator, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Asst. Professor, FE, AIUB.