Tuesday, 23 June 2020

How to Get Ready for September

What kind of preparation should animation students do before starting with us at Bucks in September?

It's always good to do a little preparation and get a bit of a head start.

Below is a brief list of stuff to get you under way. You don't have to do all of it, but tick off a few of the things on this list and you will be a making a great start on your animation career.

Below is a short reading list to get you started. We've narrowed it down to just one key books that we recommend for all our students.

We also recommend a number of free online resources to begin your journey into digital animation.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

"Flame" Wins "Best Editor" at WMF Fest

"Flame" wins Best Editor
Many congratulations to Bucks New University student Amedeo Beretta whose short film "Flame" has won an award at the recent "We Make Films Festival" in London.

"Flame" won Best Editor, a welcome addition to both films' trophy cabinet, which already includes a number of festival prizes.

Friday, 12 June 2020

What Does an Animation Editor Do, Exactly?

The editor is one of the most important and creative roles on any production. On an animated film the editor is no less important than in live action - he or she is involved in every process of planning and production, from the earliest stages, including cutting and editing the storyboard animatic.

Making an animated film is a collaborative effort and is almost always completed with a team of people; the editor is one of the key creative roles on any production.

We encourage all our students at Bucks to try their hand at film editing, it's an important job and one of the most interesting seats to occupy on any production.

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

"Flame" in Multiple Film Festivals

Still image from "Flame"
"Flame", the short film made by Bucks New University MA student Amedeo Beretta, has been winning awards in film festivals, and continues to enjoy festival success, despite the Corona Lockdown.

Flame is a short film produced by BNU student Amedeo Beretta, currently studying for our online MA in 3D Animation.

Flame was an award winner at the British International Amateur Film Festival, and was awarded a "Special Mention" at the London Student Short Film Festival. Despite the challenges caused by the lockdown, we're delighted that our students' films continue to enjoy growing festival success.

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Animation Industry Booms Under Lockdown

"Trolls on Tour" earned $100m on streaming devices
According to a recent piece in The Guardian, the animation industry is thriving despite the Corona Lockdown.

Unlike live action shoots, which have been shut down due to Covid-19, the animation industry is expanding, as programmers scramble to replace live-action content with animation.