Iaminawe created this one of 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.
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 second piece was set in Union Square where an oversize bust of Jannes Strijdom sternly kept an eye on passers by until 2001 when the parking garage roof below it crumbled and the bust fell through several parking garages below. Ironically it fell exactly on the 40th anniversary of South Africa’s withdrawal from the Commonwealth to pursue policies of racial segregation. Read more about the incident here and see a photo of it here. Angella did the illustrating on this and and I did the compositing in After Effects.
Justin de Nobrega (AKA Considerate Builders Scheme) was kind enough to let us use some of his awesome atmospheric electronica from his album Exit to Riverside.