RTB gets 3D animation training from Thai counterpart

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BRUNEI-MUARA

NATIONAL broadcaster Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) yesterday continued on a five-day workshop aimed at training its employees to produce 3D animation.

The workshop, which began on March 21, is facilitated by officials from the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT).

During the workshop, participants are taught basic 3D animation as well as techniques to help produce quality programs.

In an interview with one of the facilitators, Surasak Hunsachaleekon said that making 3D animation graphics is important in order to attract more viewers.

He said that majority of TV audiences comprise the younger generation, thus the need to improve the quality of television programs as well as graphics.

“3D animation is important in media industry but it’s time-consuming. Nowadays, people are attracted and enjoy watching 3D graphics. Advanced graphics can attract more viewers,” he said.

He added: “It’s more attractive and real. However, it depends on program. Some program don’t come with 3D graphics.”

He went on to say that there are many people who have knowledge in 3D animation, however looking for a skillful animation artist is not easy.

“It takes time to produce 3D animation. It could reach days or weeks to finish a one to three minutes duration animation program. But a skillful person can get it done in a short period of time,” he said.

He said that some of the animators in RTB are skillful but they need more input and exposure from experts. “They have the basics of 3D animation, (so they just) need more training at the intermediate and advance level in order to improve the standard and quality of animation or programs on RTB.”

Surasak Hunsachaleekon was also accompanied by two experts in animation for publishing 3D TV from Thailand, Thaveewat Vanichpinyo and Pattawat Pongpanich.

According to press statement from RTB, the workshop is a platform for participants to advance and develop their skills in 3D animation production.

RTB is taking initiatives to improve the skills and abilities of its employees.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between RTB and NBT was signed 15 years ago in which both parties agreed to collaborate through the sharing of knowledge, best practices and ideas on programming, broadcasting and so on.

The collaboration is also to showcase strong unity and understanding between both countries.

The Brunei Times