War¡±, a 3-D animation clip by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
third-year Multimedia student, Rave Tan Chin How, 26, was named the best
work in the Desserts Category (Open category) of the annual animation
competition, AniMania 2006.
initiative by media education company CreativeBITS, the competition aims
to give recognition to gifted young animators and to encourage them to
further explore their talents and passion in this area.
2006 saw a total of 96 entries submitted by primary and secondary
schools, junior colleges, the Institute of Technical Education, as well
as tertiary institutions. The Desserts Category alone attracted 29
submissions from independent participants and higher education
institutions, including NAFA, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Nanyang
Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic. Eight were
shortlisted for the finals.
were evaluated on their creativity, concept, aesthetics, technical
skills and educational value. Judges for AniMania 2006 included Mr Ronald Buenaventura, Lecturer, Temasek Polytechnic
School of Design; Ms Hattie Liew, Manager, National Arts Council; and Mr Dennis Pang, Educational Technology Officer,
Ministry of Education. Results of the competition were announced on 25
Mar 06 at the Woodlands Regional Library.
¡°Art of War¡± pays homage to the ancient Chinese military strategist, Sun
Tzu¡¯s concept that ¡°all warfare is based on deception¡± (±øÕß£¬¹îµÀÒ²),
and tells the story of a marine who outsmarts an invisible enemy ¨C one
of the deadliest among all warfare ¨C a sniper. The two-minute clip won
the judges over with its interesting camera angles and smooth movement
of the characters.
Alan Poh, NAFA¡¯s Head of Programme (Diploma in Multimedia): ¡°The
students¡¯ outstanding showing at
AniMania is a pat-on-the-back for us. It reflects the academic
excellence of our curriculum and our lecturers¡¯ dedication in
supporting students' creative endeavours. Most importantly, it shows
that the NAFA Multimedia course advocates learning while having ¡®serious
fun¡¯ at the same time ¨C two key ingredients in the nurturing of creative
NAFA Multimedia student, Kevin Wong Seow Hong, took the second runner-up
spot with his 2-D Flash cartoon animation, ¡°Sh*t Happens¡±. The
26-year-old obtained a diploma in Information Technology from Nanyang
Polytechnic before enrolling with NAFA in 2003.