Friday, 6 September 2019

Improv for Animators Starts on 7th October

Improv with Bruce MacKinnon and Framestore
Actor and comedian Bruce MacKinnon, (The Office, Guardians of The Galaxy, Bohemian Rhapsody, Inside No.9, Black Mirror) has teamed up with Ross Burgess, Head of animation at Framestore, to create a new acting improv course, specifically designed for animators, starting on 7th October in Central London.

The purpose of the class is to "push animators creatively and explore through workshop how actors approach character movement and comedic storytelling."

As we know, animators are actors, and we strongly recommend our students take acting classes in order to improve their acting skills and choices.

London is a short train journey away from our High Wycombe campus, and courses like this offer a great opportunity for networking and career development.

Bruce MacKinnon
Improv for animators
The course builds on improv courses run at London animation & VFX powerhouse Framestore, the success of which has led to MacKinnon opening up the classes to animators across the city.

Animation industry participation
MacKinnon has now decided to open the acting improv class to other animation houses. So far they have taken bookings from ILM, Jellyfish and Framestore, so this event promises to be a great opportunity for our students and Escapees to network with London-based animators.

Where and when
This six week class starts on Monday 7th October and runs through to Monday November 11th. Class starts at 7pm and finishes at 8.30pm. It takes place at the London Welsh Centre at 157-163 Gray's Inn Road, London WCX 8UE, in Central London.

The class costs £150 for the full 6 weeks.

Official site
You can also find at more at their official website at

For more on the experience of studying at Buckinghamshire New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK.

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