Animation - 4/7 - Arts University Bournemouth

‘Liv’ and ‘Odd One Out’ screen at RiverRun

RiverRun International Film Festival has selected graduate animations Liv and Odd One Out for screening.

RiverRun celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, it was inspired by the French Broad River near Brevard, North Carolina, where the festival was originally held in 1998.

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The AUBSU Thank You Awards

Last week, the AUB community came together to honour exemplary members of staff at the AUBSU Thank You Awards.

The AUBSU Thank You Awards were presented by Students’ Union President, Beth Rubery, and Vice President, Ezra Evans. These annual awards allow students to recognise the hard work of staff.

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Cartoon Saloon Lecture with Mark Mullery

February 26th saw Cartoon Saloon’s Studio Technical Director, Mark Mullery, deliver an influential lecture to BA (Hons) and MA Animation Production students about the leading animation studio’s workflow and projects.


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Sylvain Chomet: Interview with the ‘Bad Boy’ of Animation

Sylvain Chomet, a quintessential Frenchman with a British sense of humour. An iconic Director and a natural storyteller – but it all began with animation.

Chomet’s impressive showreel includes the Oscar-nominated Belleville Rendez-vous (2003) and The Illusionist (2010). And in 2014, the Simpsons’ couch got a satirical French makeover in Chomet’s signature style.

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Animation Wins at Royal Television Society Awards

Friday the 23rd of February saw the return of the annual southern region Royal Television Society Awards, taking place at Winchester Guildhall.

Films from both the AUB Animation Production and Film Production courses were nominated and alumni, students and staff from both courses attended the award ceremony alongside nominated television industry professionals. The awards were hosted by TV presenter veterans Fred Dineage and Sally Taylor.

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AUB Animation Production Wins at RTS Regional Student Awards

Bournemouth Film School (BFS) are pleased to announce that Animation graduate production, Liv has won at the RTS Regional Student Awards.

The 2017 graduate Animation Liv follows the character Liv, who is terminally ill and decides to go back to her roots to live out the rest of her life in the wild. The film has been screened at a number of international festivals. Liv was written and directed by Animation graduate Sunniva Fluge Hole.

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BA (Hons) Animation Production Lecture: Spotlight on Annika Bluhm

This season, the BA (Hons) Animation Production course is hosting a series of insightful guest lectures as part of the ‘Professional Development’ unit for Level 6 students.

On Tuesday 20th February, Annika Bluhm, Creative Executive for Dreamworks UK, shared her industry knowledge to a room of inspired students. Bluhm’s projects have included Postman Pat, Lassie and the Tinga Tinga Tales.

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Animation alumni Ashley Boddy interviewed for

American Special Effects Designer and Television Presenter, Adam Savage, interviewed BA (Hons) Animation Production alumni, Ashley Boddy, about his role as Senior Storyboard Artist on the newest Aardman feature ‘Early Man’.

Probably best known as the co-host of the series Mythbusters, Adam Savage also has a passion for costume and modelmaking. He is currently Contributor and Editor at alongside fellow Mythbuster, Jamie Hyneman.

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BA (Hons) Animation Production Lecture: Spotlight on Abigail Addison

Throughout 2018, the BA (Hons) Animation Production course is running a series of guest lectures for Level 6 students, as part of the ‘Professional Development’ unit.

First in the series was Freelance Producer and Co-Director of Animate Projects, Abigail Addison. On 13th February, students gathered to learn about networking, self-marketing and the independent production landscape within the animation industry.

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Senior Lecturer’s Industry Secondment at Aardman

During the summer, Richard Haynes, Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Animation Production course, returned to Aardman in Bristol for a six-week industry secondment as an animator.

Having previously worked at the company on popular projects including Shaun the Sheep and The Pirates: In an Adventure with Scientists in 2009 and 2012, this time, Haynes worked on his third feature film, Early Man, due for released in January 2018.

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Four AUB Graduate Productions Nominated for the RTS Student Awards

The RTS have just released their nominations for the Southern Region RTS Student Awards and two out of the three nominations for the student Animation Awards are BA (Hons) Animation Production entries – Liv and Vida. They will competing against student animation ‘Handsome’ from Bournemouth University.

Our BA (Hons) Film Production course also have two nominations – Care Free in the Comedy and Entertainment category and Missed Conceptions in the Drama category.

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Michaël Dudok de Wit talks to Animation Production Students

On Thursday afternoon over two hundred eager AUB students were seated in the Harbour Room at Bournemouth Life Centre to listen to a talk given by Michaël Dudok de Wit.

The award winning Dutch animator, director and illustrator gave a talk about his career as an independent animator and his most recent project, the animated feature The Red Turtle. The film was co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

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