- February 20, 2008
Iaminawe created these two animations for production company Atomik Pictures for an exciting new skateboarding documentary called MonuMental: Re-riding History. The Red Bull initiated documentary follows seven of South Africa’s best young skateboarders as they ollie, kickflip, carve and grind their way through, over and on some of South Africa’s most formidable Apartheid era monuments.
Written and Directed by Amanda Evans, the documentary has some beautiful 16mm footage of the skaters as they travel around South Africa from monument to monument meeting with controversial figures and severe but skateable architecture from South Africas dark past. For these young skaters, it is a chance to learn about their history as much as it is a chance to skate where no skater has gone before.The animation for the documentary was used to fill in important historical elements relevant to the monument that was being skated. With a tight budget and timeframe, iaminawe helped to organise the animators needed to complete the required amount of animation. Each animator took on a scene or two and the end result in the documentary was very successful.
The first piece was about Apartheid struggle hero Robert Sobukwe and his time spent on Robben Island.
Sobukwe was kept in solitary confinement but permitted certain privileges including books, newspapers, civilian clothes, bread etc. He lived in a separate area on the Island where he had no contact with other prisoners. The only contacts were his secret hand signals whilst outside for exercise.
Source Wikipedia, read more about Robert Sobukwe there
We worked with talented Durban illustrator Colwyn Thomas from stonethecrows . Colwyn did the drawings of Robert Sobukwe and the background elements and I did the compositing in After Effects.
- documentary Animation
- Motion Graphics