ADMA FACILITY MILESTONES
ADMA built one of East Africa's only motion capture studios, where students put on bodysuits, performed movements and then put those digitally-recorded performances into special animation software.
Over a period of two months and closely monitored by Academy Director Christopher Marler, skilled Rwandan artisans completed the transformation of a lecture room into arguably one of East Africa’s finest green screen studios.
The size of the green screen was about 18 by 18 feet and featured curvilinear corners and removable rubber floor tiles that revealed a colour matched painted floor for wide shots.
The studio was also sound proofed, air conditioned and kitted with Kino Flo Diva-Lites, Lite Panels LED lights as well as Chimera Video Pro Plus Kits. Combined with the ATEM Television Studio, Canon XF-105, Sony PMW-F3L and Sony NEX-FS700 cameras, the studio provided an ideal learning environment for setting up lighting in a studio, green screen shooting and compositing.
Our computer lab has a total of 20 high end workstations with all the latest digital media software. Students also have a chance to work with our green screen and have access to other professional video production gear.
The ADMA was given a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prize by the International Telecommunications Union in recognition of advancing Rwandans on connectivity to information and communication technologies (ICT). The prize was awarded during the WSIS Forum 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 14.
The ADMA officially opened on October 26, 2012. The ceremony was fortunate to have the Minister of Education Vincent Biruta, Pixel Corps CEO Alex Lindsay and WDA Director General Jerome Gasana in attendance. The new ADMA sign was unveiled and attendees were given a tour of the facility and viewed a launch video produced by the ADMA students.