L’Institut de Développement et Enseignement Multimédia becomes a Toon Boom Animation Centre of Excellence

Montreal, Canada - October 05, 2015

L'Idem becomes a Toon Boom Animation COE

Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced today that L'Institut de Développement et Enseignement Multimédia (L'Idem) has become a Centre of Excellence (COE). Toon Boom COEs are accredited post-secondary schools, colleges and universities, recognized for offering programs that prepare graduates for the animation marketplace. An accredited COE gives students direct access to animation experts and industry-leading animation software within a real-world, production-based environment. "We are very proud to count L'Idem as one of the Toon Boom Centres of Excellence. L'Idem brings 20 years of experience and collaboration with professionals to the world of education." said Marie-Eve Chartrand, Director of Customer Success.

Founded in 1997, L'Idem is a premier European school teaching the highest quality animation techniques to students enrolled in their 3 year Cinéma d'Animation 2D-3D program. With two campuses - one in Perpignan, France and the other in Barcelona, Spain - students are given the opportunity to study in either country. Ultimately students receive both French and Spanish accreditation qualifying graduates to work in both countries. L'Idem is also a founder of the Réseau des écoles françaises de cinéma d'animation (RECA) which is a group of educational institutions that contributes to the successful production of animated films in France.

L'Idem bases the foundation of their curriculum on teaching students industry technology at an expert level by providing extensive knowledge about the production ecosystem and the challenges of 2D / 3D productions. Students learn the workflows used in the animation industry and once they graduate they become master users of industry-standard technology including Toon Boom Harmony. In their first year, students learn the fundamentals of production. In the second year, students specialize in Concept Art and animating both traditionally and digitally in 2D/ 3D. In the last year, students take internships, either abroad or at international studios in France.

About Toon Boom Centres of Excellence
The Toon Boom Centre of Excellence program recognizes key academic institutions that are contributing, at an exceptional level, to the teaching of the latest industry techniques and technology in storyboarding and animation. Through the joint efforts of Toon Boom and COE educational institutions, the goal is to increase the value of students' educational experience while also building a career bridge to the animation industry. For a list of Centres of Excellence, visit: toonboom.com/education/centre-of-excellence.

About Toon Boom Animation
Toon Boom Animation Inc.'s award-winning software is the global standard for 2D animation and storyboarding. Toon Boom solutions provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals with the artistic freedom to create in any style and efficiently publish anywhere. Customers include Bento Box Entertainment, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Fox Television Animation, Mercury Filmworks, Nelvana and Toon City. For more information, visit: toonboom.com.

About L'Idem
L'Idem was founded in 1997 in Perpignan, France. In 2012 L'Idem opened a second in institution in Barcelona, Spain. L'Idem offers its students the ability to learn from renowned industry professionals. Visit: http://www.lidem.eu/

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