Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Monday, 15 September 2014
|The animator who brought you surfing penguins|
Friday, 12 September 2014
|School expo at the beautiful Technical University Warsaw|
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Janusz Dargiewicz ("Yanoosh Dargyayvitch") is a Polish educator who founded Studia w Anglii (“Stoodiavangly”) in 2006 to help and encourage Polish students to have the opportunity to study in Britain. Since then, he has helped over 500 students from all over Poland to make the journey to enroll at universities in the UK, most notably here at Bucks. We caught up with him in Poland and asked him to talk about Studia w Anglii and how it all works.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
|Bydgoszcz ("Bidgosh"). Image: Wikipedia|
Monday, 8 September 2014
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.
Friday, 5 September 2014
Nowadays there are lots of great websites to check for the latest news on who is hiring in the animation industry. One of the best new sites that every animator should be aware of is www.animationjobs.com. The clue is in the name, and they have plenty of listings for the latest vacancies. Best of all, you can sign up for an email altert, and have them let you know what's new. So polish your CV/Resume, make sure your demo reel is up to scratch, and get out there and start applying.
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
The RSA Student Design Awards (SDAs) is a competition that challenges designers at University level to tackle design briefs focused around pressing real-world issues. They have eight briefs this year – each is focused around a different social, environmental or economic issue. The challenges range from designing sustainable toys to designing ways of connecting people to their heritage. For the first time in recent history they are launching an animation brief titled ‘Moving Pictures’, which provides two exclusive audio files from the RSA Events programme, and asks students to produce an accompanying animation to energise and illuminate the content.
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
|Sir Ken Robinson. Photo: Wikipedia|
Monday, 1 September 2014
How do you finance an independent animated feature film? And what is Gap Finance? If you are trying to raise funds for a movie, gap finance is something you need to understand. In brief, it's the point in the funding process where you bridge the gap between what you have been promised, and what you actually have in the bank to start making your picture. At the European Media Forum Closing the Gap, Ian Hutchinson of Silver Reel partners explained what Gap Finance is, and how it actually works.
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Eleven Second Club Resources Page has helpfully provided a page pulling together many of the best free rigs most commonly used for character animation.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
One of our first-year animation students recently won a prize at the Bristol Festival of Football Ideas, for a short film created here at Bucks.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
|Charlie & Yip by Monika Dcikowicz|
Monday, 25 August 2014
|Hold Me Clothes by Evgenia Golubeva|
Everyone knows that animation is slow, expensive and time-consuming. However, with a bit of determination and good planning, it is possible to make an animated film in a single day. Evgenia Golubeva is an animator and film-maker who put together a short film titled "Hold Me Clothes", a stop-motion film written by her and animated in just one day at a film festival in Italy.
Sunday, 24 August 2014
|Canadian animator Norman Maclaren at work. Photo: Wikipedia|
Saturday, 23 August 2014
jobs page at Cartoon Brew, visit this page: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/site-news/introducing-the-cartoon-brew-job-board-102640.html
Friday, 22 August 2014
A Level results are in, August is waning, and September is fast approaching. Too late then, to apply to study Animation and Visual Effects at Bucks? In fact, it is still not too late to apply. We have picked up one or two talented students recently, but we still have a couple of spots available on our new course. At this stage of the academic year, the application process is called Clearing. So what is Clearing and how does it all work? Our guide below will help you figure it out. Remember: it's not too late!
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Nickelodeon has announced their 2014 Student Animated Shorts Program, and the deadline for submission is Monday Sept 15th. You don't have to pitch a finished film, just an idea in concept. You will need an idea, characters, a setting, a story, and some storyboards. This is an opportunity to have your idea for a TV series picked up by a major US network - time to sharpen your pencils and start brainstorming.