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Monday, 30 June 2014
Sunday, 29 June 2014
For those of you who missed animation's annual international shindig, either because you couldn't get a room, or you booked too late, or you simply didn't get around to it - visit this page to see the highlights. And make a point of going next year. It's a great place to see excellent work, meet other film-makers, catch up on the latest technology breakthroughs and - who knows - maybe even win a prize.
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Bucks animation graduate Jaffar Ali has just landed a job with The Bionic Group, a visual effects house based in Pinewood Studios, who have been producing visual effects for films such as Aliens, and Mission Impossible 1 & 2. Nowadays Bionic also create architecture animations for the construction industry.
Friday, 27 June 2014
|The Little Tramp. Photo: Wikipedia|
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Summer money: a competition to win £250! Rebecca Rochon, Senior Lecturer in Education and Learning Development, has developed a new App called Unite, which allows students to connect with other students before starting university. The App was successfully entered into the JISC Summer of Student Innovation, winning £5,000 for Bucks students to develop the App further. Now Rebecca needs some help from designers and animators at Bucks to help bring the project to life.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
|NSP offers help to students from less well-off families. Photo: Wikipedia|
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
What is Withoutabox? It is the best, simplest and most efficient way to enter your short animated film to the many film festivals currently welcoming submissions all around the globe. Submit your film to Withoutabox.com just once, and you can enter most of the festivals on the planet.
The site allows you to upload your film, fill in some (rather long) forms, and then - hey presto - you can enter film competitions all over the world. Withoutabox is free. As for individual competitions, the fees vary from nothing to quite a bit. It's up to you as to how many you want to enter.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Monday, 16 June 2014
The VES Student Award for
Outstanding Visual Effects as Presented by Autodesk
Winners have come from across the globe…
Will you be the next one to join them on the red carpet?
ATTENTION: Students of Visual Effects, Animation and Digital Media
Looking for a unique opportunity to showcase your work and have it reviewed by the industry’s leading VFX artists?
Then get ready to compete for this coveted award and a chance to take the stage in Beverly Hills, California at the annual VES Awards.
It’s prep time, so think about submitting your best visual effects or animation work from school projects completed this year. Keep your digital files handy so you can use them in the fall to prepare your entry.
Sunday, 15 June 2014
Lupus animation presents Storyboarding for animation by veteran animator, storyboard artist and producer Frank Gladstone. Frank is a world-class talent and an excellent teacher - last year I attended his storyboard class myself and learned a huge amount. He does lectures and workshops and tells lots and lots of (mostly terrible) jokes. Anyone looking for a crash course in Hollywood storyboarding would be well advised to sign up. The course runs from 28 July to 22 August. Full details below.
Friday, 13 June 2014
The Bucks End of Year Show 2014 starts tonigh. Come along to our High Wycombe Campus and see what our talented soon-to-be-graduates have been up to. The show will feature plenty of animation and digital artwork, but it also includes the work done by all the other creative disciplines which flourish at Bucks. Film, TV, Music, Design, Fine Art, Sound design, Dance and Performing Arts - we have everything you need to make creative media under one roof. The show runs until the 19th. It's also a great opportunity to take a tour of our campus and see the award-winning facilities available to our students.
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Where should animation graduates look for recruiters? Or, to put it another way, where do recruiters in the animation and visual effects industries go to find fresh talent? There are many festivals and events around the world which focus on animation and visual effects, and many of them feature jobs fairs where recruiters will take a stand. So where should the ambitious student and recent graduate go looking for work? Here is our list of the most promising places to attend.
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Monday, 9 June 2014
|Free Spirited Thinkers at work|
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Anton "Alfy" Alfimenko was honing his skills as an animator and a digital artist long before he came to study Bucks, creating (among other projects) his online hit "Super Fergie", starring Sir Alex Ferguson as a video game character winning endless footballing triumphs. Anton's film, hosted at YouTube, scored over 300,000 hits, and won him international attention from fans of Manchester United. Now he has animated Super Fergy in 3D, working hard to showcase the new digital skills he has been learning here at Bucks. We asked him how he put it all together.
Monday, 2 June 2014
Thursday June 5th is the big end-of-year show for our Dance & Performance students at Bucks. The show is called Danceit@Bucks, and will take place on Thursday 5th June at the High Wycombe Town Hall at 7:30pm.