01 Mar, 2013
Who: Full Circle Animation Studios
Established in 2006, Full Circle Animation Studios is a state-of-the-art design studio that focuses on animation, out-sourcing in 2D Animation and 3D Effects, the studio currently employs 10 persons full time and up to 20 on a project basis. Full Circle also specializes in Real Flow technology, new-media production and training.
The studio enjoys a vibrant environment that complements their young dynamic artists, animators, graphic designers and illustrators. The studio team has successfully completed several big animation projects and comprises of in-house animators that have been trained by Full Circle over the last two years. Full Circle is also the parent of the industry renowned annual Animae Caribe Animation Festival in Trinidad and Tobago.
In June 2012, Full Circle participated in Caribbean Export Development Agency’s Study Tour to Europe. The 2-week tour visited Berlin, Paris and Manchester consisted business-to-business meetings, site visits, high-level meetings and presentations, and the opportunity to participate in sector-specific missions and shows. The objective of the Study Tours were to expose CARIFORUM firms and entrepreneurs in the Creative Industries sector to key players in the respective markets, develop business opportunities where possible, gather information about the regulatory environment, and to promote the development of instruments that can facilitate partnerships and possible joint ventures.
Following the Study Tour to Europe, collaborative links were made with not only regional participants, but also more notably with potential business partners in Berlin and Paris.. During the visit to Berlin, a business connection was made with Kevin Booker, Founder of Pop E.B. a video documentation company, which produces online media. The visit to the film festival office in Germany has also paid off in terms of the networking prospects that are available.
Full Circle considers France a major success point of the Study Tour. Subsequent to the visit to Paris, Xilam – a French production company that specializes in animated series feature films has been in contact with Full Circle and have shown interest in the body of work completed by the Trinidad and Tobago-based company. Full Circle is also currently completing a studio test (an assessment to determine aptitude, creativity and efficiency) with Xilam. Once successful, it is anticipated that both studios will collaborate on various animation projects. Other benefits still evolving include networking opportunities with CARICOM production firms and Animators in the Diaspora.
“Full Circle has targeted both North America and Europe as two major export markets but domestic and regional consumption is a first priority”, shared Camille Selvon-Abrahams, Chief Executive Officer. Abrahams also sees a great potential for regional animators to be highly successful in Europe and believes that further Study Tours similar to the one recently hosted by Caribbean Export is the ideal platform for the exploration of tangible benefits beyond basic networking.
Full Circle Animation Studios