Monday, 24 January 2022

Why Animators Need Good Titles
Part of making any short film is thinking about titles, and typography.  A good title sets the tone and style for the forthcoming film.

For all our students working on titles and title sequences for their short films, we recommend visiting, a website dedicated entirely to the art and craft of movie titles.

Monday, 17 January 2022

Why Animators Should Record Audio First

Voice actors come first - then animation
One of the rules of animation film-making is that the audio comes first, plus sound effects (and music) - then you do the animation. 

The voice recording for the actors is done first, cut into the edit, and then the animators create their performance to match the dialogue.

Sometimes film-makers will try doing it the other way around, animating the characters first and then adding the voice-over, but this is almost always a mistake. The reason for this is that it is very hard to post-sync the dialogue.

The rule of animation film-making is always this: record your dialogue first, then do the animation.

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

2022 New Year's Resolutions for Animators

Happy New Year to all our Students!
Happy New Year to all our students at BNU, past present and future. What should an animator's new year's resolutions be for 2022?

The animation industry is growing fast, despite the pandemic, and despite Brexit.  There are plenty of jobs out there for those with the right skills.

But the world of animation and visual effects is a competitive one, and animators need to be well-trained - and smart - to stay on top of their game.  

So, what are some simple ways to maintain your edge in 2022?