Sunday, 19 October 2014
In this short video Bucks tutor Dave Creighton explains how to import images into Adobe Premiere and then export a movie file. For anyone who has not used Premiere before, this simple video explains the basics in a very clear way, and show you how to export a movie file in simple steps. It is especially useful for animation students who have created a series of images in Maya, using the batch render procedure, and want to turn those images into a movie file that can be uploaded to YouTube. Thanks Dave!
|Coming to London|
Industrial Light and Magic is opening a brand new UK studio to work on a new Star Wars trilogy. Disney’s special effects firm was founded by George Lucas back in the early days of VFX, and now ILM is coming to London even as Pinewood Studios' filming of Star Wars VII nears completion.
Friday, 17 October 2014
The VES Student Award for
Outstanding Visual Effects as Presented by Autodesk
Calling all Visual Effects Animators at Bucks! The annual VES awards are now open. The Visual Effects Society is the organisation that brings digital artists together from all over the globe - it's our professional community organisation.
The student awards represent a unique opportunity to showcase your work and have it reviewed by the industry’s leading VFX artists. If you win, you will have a chance to take the stage in Beverly Hills, California at the annual VES Awards.
It’s now time to submit your best visual effects or animation work from school projects completed this year. The deadline is 23 November 2014.
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Yesterday Bucks animation tutor Alex Williams launched a new free app at the iTunes store. The app is for his indie animated feature film My Haunted House, and this is the first release of an official iPad game for the movie. The game is completely free - you can download it now from the iTunes store. If you beat Level 1 you can unlock and watch the award winning short animation teaser - Charlie and Yip. Here is the link to download https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/my-haunted-house/id898642249?mt=8
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
|Cartoon Movie 2014|
Saturday, 11 October 2014
|Bucks SU Inter-Campus Link Bus|
Friday, 10 October 2014
Tomorrow Saturday 11th October is our next Open Day at Bucks. Open Days are a great way to meet the Course Leaders (for Animation & VFX - that's me and Dave Creighton) here at Bucks, find out about our courses, and also explore our campus.
We're sure 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.
Thursday, 9 October 2014
|Heath ledger in Dark Knight - VFX supervised by Paul Franklin|
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
|Free zombie rig from Sony Pictures|
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
|Gateway Building at Bucks - our modern media hub|
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Alex Williams is Co-Course Leader of Animation & Visual Effects at Bucks New University. He is also working on an independent film project, My Haunted House, which is currently in development, aiming for a 2016 release. We asked him to tell us about the project, and what still needs to be done to bring it to the big screen.
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
|Blue GFX - in London 6th November|
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Madrid based animation studio ILION is crewing up for a big new project. To find their jobs page, go to http://www.ilion.com/jobs. When a studio is looking to recruit large numbers of digital artists for a film, this creates opportunities for students and graduates looking for entry-level positions. Time to polish your CV and make sure your demo reel is as good as it possibly can be. Remember that a great demo reel is your calling card - it is how employers will judge your work. And don't worry about not speaking Spanish - almost all studios speak English nowadays - the international language of new media.
Monday, 29 September 2014
|It All Started With a Mouse|
Sunday, 28 September 2014
|Creative industries are worth £71 billion a year|
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Friday, 26 September 2014
|our graduate panel at Bucks|
Thursday, 25 September 2014
The Mery rig is now live! 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 is The Mery Project - now available to Maya users free of charge. Of course there will be bugs and glitches - but all rigs have their strengths and weaknesses. We're excited to see what our students can do with this new, free download.
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Enterprise at Bucks is the department of our University which is dedicated to helping students learn real-life skills. Stuff like how to set up a business, how to invoice a client, and how to survive in the commercial world. Many of our students will launch their own freelance careers (even if they also have a day job) when they leave uni - and a good working knowledge of the realities of the marketplace is a vital tool for survival.
To help get their message across about how they can help our students, Enterprise at Bucks has created a short film to communicate clearly what it is that they do. The animation was done over the summer vacation by our very own Anton Alfimenko - now entering his second year of studies at Bucks. Scroll down to see the finished film.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
|A recent Graduate Panel at Bucks|