Animate 11 - Photos

Last week, I was invited to Dubai to participate in Animate 11, a full day event organized by Wamda that gathered entrepreneurs, animators and illustrators coming from the arab world. The event started in the morning in a beautiful venue, The Pavillion Downtown Dubai, where i met again some friends from past workshops and book fairs.

The schedule included a group of lectures to discuss four main points :
- How can animation truly inspire, empower and connect the region
- What can media platform do to better support Animation
- How can animators support each other
- What can the Arab animation industry learn from the practices in the rest of the world

The main panel featured representers of Google, Yahoo, Freej, MBC and Wamda.
The event focused as well on creative showcases to feature a selection of the best arab animators and animation projects.

Ashley Choukeir and I were lucky to be one of the presenters where we shard our experience with an amazing audience that kept us motivated to talk for more than an hour and a half about our project and experience in the field.
Thanks for all your beautiful energy :)

I hope we will have the chance in the future to share more our work hoping to inspire someone ...

TEDx Beirut Sketches

TEDx Beirut was happening yesterday, and it was a great day ! I was asked to do live sketches for the talks on set. That was not easy; but the inspiring talks made the whole process faster than i expected. I had to chose only one idea per talk or else, I would have illustrated the whole day. Now enjoy the Sketches, Check TEDx Beirut great website designed by ThereforeDesign and their Blog :)

Sabine and I in the event :) I used to sketch inside the theater and between the sessions scan everything to post the sketches online.

Halim Madi
Andrew Bossone
Hala Fadel
Gilbert Doumit
Bassam Jalgha
Arne Dietrich
Hassan Aziz
Ziad Abichakar
Ziad Abichakar
Mazen Hajjar
Najat Rizk
Reine Abbas
Farid Younes
Mahmoud Natout
Ali M. Jaber
Katia Saleh
Michael Kouly
TEDx Staff
Farid Younes
Daniel Habib & Tony Oudaim

Animate 11 - Lecture

Wamda will be hosting an energy-filled gathering in Dubai that Inspires, Empowers and Connects the region's best animation talent. "CoE Animate 11" will bring together animators and illustrators and connect the investor community to the top Arab creative talent.

Ashley Choukeir and I will be giving a lecture on September 22nd at 2 pm so hope you can attend :) See you .....