|The Queen's Counsel Lawyer's Omnibus - 20 years in The Times|
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
|The original animation bible|
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
|Max Howard and Bucks animation students. From left: Felix Deacon, Ellouise Benjamin, James Hatton, Jack Copley, Max Howard, Kalim Momen, Alex Williams, Georgia Nichols, Anton Alfimenko, Ben Gray|
Monday, 21 July 2014
|Not too late to apply!|
Sunday, 20 July 2014
|Charlie and Yip|
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Lucasfilm are looking for Jedi masters to serve an apprenticeship in Singapore. Their "Jedi Masters Program" offers talented digital artists "the chance to learn from the masters in a variety of creative disciplines -- from visual effects on live-action films to animated feature films."
I worked myself in Singapore a few years back and can personally recommend it. The Singapore Government is highly motivated to bring in international talent, so acquiring a work visa is rarely a problem. And once you are there, you have the chance to explore South East Asia on your weekends, or just hang out at the Raffles Hotel in downtown Singapore and pretend you're Ernest Hemingway. Plus, it's nice and warm all year round and the local cuisine is seriously delicious.
Friday, 18 July 2014
|Tutorials are hosted at Vimeo - just login!|
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Lupus films are running a one day masterclass with animation industry veteran Frank Gladstone on August 16th in London - for just £6. Anyone who is serious about story telling in animation should attend - I'll most likely be there myself. Frank is a world-class talent whose credits include some of the biggest hits in animation history. Full details below:
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
|The TAAFI Education Panel|
On the panel to discuss the question were Richard Arroyo – head of Games at iAnimate.net, Mark Jones, chair, School of Creative Arts, Aubrey Mintz, Head of Animation, California State University Long Beach, Brooke Keesling, Manager, Animation Talent, and Tony Tarantini, Sheridan College Professor of Animation. The first question was this:
Monday, 14 July 2014
|Your brain, but animated|
Sunday, 13 July 2014
|T. Dan Hofstedt - animation supremo|
Saturday, 12 July 2014
|Clearhead: a digital creative agency|
Friday, 11 July 2014
Rebecca Rochon of the Learning Development Unit (LDU) has formally congratulated our students for their excellent work on a short animated film for use at Bucks. The film, How to write a Lit Review, was completed earlier this year, and aims to help students who are struggling with the process of researching an academic report.
Rebecca wrote: "I wanted to express my thanks on behalf of the LDU for the work you put into the animation How to do a Lit Review. I have it banked as a teaching resource, it will be built into the LDU organisation on BlackBoard for students, and LearnHigher will be incorporating it into their website for the new academic year."
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Saturday 11th October is our next Open Day at Bucks. Open Days are a great way to meet the Tutors and Course Leaders (for Animation & VFX - that's me, Dave Creighton and Nick Brown) here at Bucks, find out about our course, and also explore our campus.
We think you'll be impressed by the state-of-the-art technical equipment we have in the brand new Gateway Building; the result of a £40m investment program completed just a couple of years ago, aimed at turning Bucks into a creative hub for media production of all kinds.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
|Bionic Group at Pinewood Studios|
Monday, 7 July 2014
One of the many advantages of learning to animate in Maya is the wide range of free plugins developed by the user community around the world. A free plugin is just that - a piece of code that can be added to your copy of Maya, free of charge. One of the most useful is the tweenMachine, created by Justin Animator, which helps animators to create breakdown poses in Maya on stepped curves. It's a time saving tool that takes much of the labour out of breaking down your character poses once you are happy with the timing of the main blocking of your animation.
Sunday, 6 July 2014
One of the many benefits of animating with Autodesk Maya (the main animation software we use at Bucks) is the large and growing global community of artists who collaborate on freeware projects, bringing to life excellent animation rigs like Norman and Morpheus. The latest character rig to be released soon will be The Mery Project - available to Maya users free of charge.
Saturday, 5 July 2014
|Vanya, Alex and Sabah|
Friday, 4 July 2014
|Treehouse project by Luke Winn|