Dami Solesi

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Entrepreneur and Producer of animated Films, TV series, short films and lots more.
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Foosball (Metegol) – Trailer. CG animated feature film by Argentine-Spanish co-production directed by Oscar-winner Juan José Campanella (The Secret in their Eyes and episodes of House and 30 Rock) and Disney veteran Sergio Pablos (Tarzan, Hercules, executive producer of Despicable Me, character designer for Rio) is an animation supervisor on this project.

 

It’s great seeing great animation content for emerging countries; first South Africa’s Zambezia now Foosball. Great work!

Paperman is a 2012 black-and-white animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by John Kahrs. The short blends traditional animation and computer animation. the Oscar-nominated animated short that blends hand-drawn and computer-generated imagery in a beautiful, innovative way that might just look like the future of animation as a whole.

This is an amazing short from Disney. A must watch for Disney Fans!

This will be a lovely movie, can’t wait to watch it. Another great from Disney.

Wreck-It Ralph (voice of Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan—win a medal—but soon wrecks everything, and accidently unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Silverman), a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade?

Skyfall Passes $1 Billion Worldwide

Wow!!! Skyfall has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, according to a report by EW, becoming just the 14th film in history to reach the coveted milestone.

One of my films would be joining that list soon.*wink*

This will be awesome!!!

Pixar’s newest short film, “The Blue Umbrella,” is due out in June. Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas - one blue, one not - fall eternally in love.

Happy New Year!!!

Wish you all the best in 2013.

Amazing work!!!

Minutes before the Ladies-in-Tech meetup started I had chills, thoughts ran through my mind: will the ladies come? Will it be a productive meetup? 

To my surprise the room was filled by 5.30pm. It was surprising to me that we had this many ladies interested in technology. The meeting started with a brief introduction from me about Smids Animation, what we do and the reasons why we were gathered in this room today.


This was followed by a brief by Lai Bolaji on the CcHub- its vision, mission and opportunities.

All the ladies then introduced themselves; it was amazing to see what a diverse bunch we were. We had Techpreneurs, developers, digital marketers, bloggers, students, lecturers, 3D animators, etc.

We then delved into the conversations starting with why there were few women in tech and what problems women in technology face. It was a heated session. We had women on both sides of the divide- women not being given opportunities vs. women not taking opportunities available to them. As a facilitator I was saddled with responsibility of balancing the conversation and steering us ahead.   


The problems highlighted include lack of sufficient information to aid women in technology, difficulty in balancing the technology profession with family life, the demanding nature of the profession, chauvinism within the technology sector, culture stereotype, our dilapidated educational system, and not enough opportunities for women in technology.

We swiftly move to solutions to help move women in tech forward:

- Encouraging female-to-female mentorship. Partnering with someone who understands what you do and what it entails (both personally and professionally).

- Making information available and easily accessible to encourage women who are in or who want to join the tech circle.
- Setting up a network of women helping other women succeed in technology, and encouraging more women to participate in tech events.

After that, we got volunteers to form an admin team to help create concrete structure for the forum. The program ended on that note and we had time to network over drinks and some pastry.

 

The Co-Creation Hub Nigeria is organizing a Ladies in Tech Meetup. The meetup will explore how women can play a stronger role in Nigeria’s growing information technology startup scene which currently seems disproportionately dominated by men. It aims is to make 2013 the year of the Nigerian Girl Geek.


The purpose of this meetup is form a synergy amongst women in Tech and discover areas where we can collaborate, learn, grow, network and make maximum use of all the opportunities available in Tech particularly with regards to what the CCHUB community can provide.


Date: 14th December, 2012
Venue: CcHub, 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos
Time: 5pm - 7.30pm


Register here and share with a friend.


Check out an article about the event on Otekbits


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