Friday, 30 November 2018

BYOA on Monday in London

Calling all Bucks student animators and recent graduates - "Bring Your Own Animation" is taking place on Monday 3rd December,

BYOA is an animation event that takes place every month at a pub in London, generally on a Monday night. This month the event is taking place at the Smugglers Tavern in London's Fitzrovia. You can sign up here.

If you are a student, or recent graduate, who is working on a shot or an updated reel, bring your work on a USB or hard drive and get feedback from professional animators.

You'll also hear the local gossip and find out the word on the street; there is often useful intel like - who is hiring? This month is also the BYOA Christmas party, with free drinks provided by The Foundry.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Richard Williams at BFI Sunday 9 December

A Christmas Carol, 1971
Animation legend Richard Williams will be at the BFI in London on Sunday 9th December at 3pm, following a screening of his Oscar-winning adaptation of the Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol.

The 22 minute made-for-TV short will be screened along with two other British animated classics: Raymond Briggs' The Snow Man and Father Christmas.

The event is a great opportunity to see some beautiful home-grown animation, and after the screening there will be a Q&A with directors Dave Unwin and Richard Williams.

And, if you are lucky, you might even get a chance to have your copy of "The Animator's Survival Kit" signed by the author. 

Friday, 23 November 2018

Bucks Grad Paul Amiras Layout TD at DNEG

Paul Amiras
Many congratulations to Bucks animation graduate Paul Amiras on his new position as Layout Artist TD at DNEG.

Double Negative is one of the UK's leading animation and visual effects companies, and now a global brand, with offices in Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, and Goa.

3D Layout is one of the first interesting and challenging parts of the production process, working closely with the director to establish the cinematic look and feel of the project.