2016’s Jumbla Intern Graduates

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Our latest graduates from Jumbla’s sought after internship program, Holly, Ryan, and Alice have completed some great work for a couple of great charities: The Cup That Counts, Bring Thoughts To Action and SafeGround.

Our internship program sees students complete a video for non-profit organisations and charities. Over the course of three months, the students come into the Jumbla offices for two days a week to work on their animation, and complete it all themselves – from initial conception, right through to completion. At the end of the process, the animations are donated to the charity – the graduates walk away with invaluable industry experience, and the charity gains exposure from their pro-bono animation. If they’re extra special, the interns are even invited to stay on at Jumbla for a full time position – which is exactly what happened to Jess, one of Jumbla’s star animators.  

Holly completed her animation for The Cup That Counts, which aims to improve the sustainability of the specialty coffee industry in developing countries. With specialty coffee rising in popularity throughout the world, it’s extremely important to ensure that the producers of this coffee – who are often farmers in developing countries – are not taken advantage of. The Cup That Counts is an initiative created by the Commonfolk Coffee Company, which works to educate and train farmers on the most effective farming, harvesting and processing techniques. Check out Holly’s beautiful animation for The Cup That Counts below:

Ryan completed an animation for Bring Thoughts To Action. This important charity, based in Nepal, was founded after last April’s earthquake, which devastated the region. It works on a number of social initiatives, including a cause to do away with the country’s stigma surrounding menstruation. As Ryan’s animation describes, in some areas of rural Nepal, women are considered dirty and untouchable during their periods – some are even banished from their homes, and unable to communicate with their families. Bring Thoughts To Action aims to educate both women and men that periods are perfectly normal and natural, and that there should be no shame associated with this life-giving process. Watch Ryan’s touching animation below:

Our final graduate, Alice, completed an animation for SafeGround – an Australian charity who aims to eradicate the ‘explosive remnants of war’. In her animation, Alice draws attention to the destructive effects of dynamite fishing, which is rife in the Pacific islands. In this process, undetonated bombs from the Second World War are collected in water bottles, then thrown into the sea, where they explode and kill fish, which are then collected by fishermen. This practice destroys oceanic environments, and does irreparable damage to coral reefs. SafeGround aims to educate locals of the dangers and negative impacts of dynamite fishing, and encourages people to boycott fish products that have been fished in this destructive manner. Check out Alice’s animation here:

Places for Jumbla Internship always fill up fast: apply now to win your place in the next program, starting early next year. If you can’t wait that long, places are open for Jumbla Academy – one of the most intensive and in-demand animation courses in Melbourne! Semester starts on December 13, so secure your place quickly!

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