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The team then went on to win the Chair’s Grand Prix award at the end of the evening.
AUB team ‘Three and a Half Beards’ hit the hat-trick at this year’s BFX Festival, taking home awards for Best Pipeline/Workflow, Best 2D/3D Animation and Best Achievement Overall.
Their final animation ‘The Boy and Moon’ was produced in seven weeks as part of the BFX competition, which saw them up against eight different teams consisting of students and graduates from a number of universities. Watch their final animation of the ‘making of’ video on the right.
M.Arch student Melanie Kaviani has won the 2013/14 Nicholas Durbridge Award for Collaboration with her Thesis Project ‘From Ink to Aviary to Simorgh Art Festival’.
The project features a number of collaborations with a professional dancer, an alumnus and third-year students from a number of courses. It was selected for the Nicholas Durbridge Award for Collaboration, which recognises, “a truly collaborative team effort” and, “outcomes which could only have been achieved through such a collaboration between disciplines.”
AUB Marketing picked up 4 awards at the annual HEIST awards in Manchester – winning Gold for ‘Best Website’ two years in a row.
The HEIST Awards, now in their 25th year, are the premier UK marketing effectiveness awards for Higher and Further Education. AUB Marketing and graduate/staff partner agency Bond and Coyne and Colour and Thing won:
AUB Film Production students won ‘Best Cinematography’ for ‘The Sea’ – an charity advert filmed on 16mm.
‘The Sea’ is an advert for the charity ‘Shelter from the Storm’ – a shelter for the homeless. Winning Best Cinematography, 2nd best in brief and 3rd Best overall, AUB beat off some strong competition from 12 other film schools. The awards, held in London, were given by the film director Sir Alan Parker CBE.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Bartholomew has been awarded the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Professor Bartholomew received the honour for services to higher education as part of the 2014 New Year’s Honours List.
kscope and the House of Cards prospectus were created with AUB Graduate / Staff creative agency Bond and Coyne.
As Preparation for HE courses display latest work, Leanne Atkin from Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies has been awarded ‘Best in show’ for her photographic retrospective exploration of her mothers illness.
Leanne said: “This work was for the body project. I was interested in the science behind the body and mind so I decided to materialise childhood memories of mine relating to my mums illness. I looked at the work of Jo Spence who did self portraits when she had cancer – that sparked the idea.
The awards provide encouragement to the region’s creative talent and highlights the quality of programming and new media content produced in Southern England.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that films nominated in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories will screen in UK cinemas from Friday 28th February and tour internationally.
Selected screenings will be followed by a Q&A with nominated filmmakers who will talk about their work and creative inspirations. These include two of AUB’s Animation Alumni, Sam Taylor and Bjorn-Erik Aschim in the British Short Animation category for ‘Everything I Can See from Here’ and Film Production Graduate Michael Pearce for ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ in the British Short Film category.
AUB’s very own Museum of Design in Plastics will exhibit at the 2014 AHRC Creative Economy Showcase.
Thanks to an award from the AHRC, MoDiP — the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics — will run an exhibition stand and 60–minute breakout session focussing on their Ten Most Wanted project and the Imperial War Museum’s Putting Art on the Map.
AUB was successful at the recent D&AD New Blood exhibition winning the prestigious ‘Student of the Year’ and a Yellow Pencil Award.