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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Tested.com alongside fellow Mythbuster, Jamie Hyneman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London based animation studio Karrot Animation, founded and run by AUB animation alumni Jamie Badminton and Tim O'Sullivan have once again received BAFTA nominations.
Hungarian international animation festival ANILOGUE has selected Backseat for the Animated Night programme.The festival takes place in Budapest from 29th November – 3rd December 2017.
The British Animation Awards have shortlisted seven graduate animations in the Student Awards category.
The British Animations Awards is a bi-annual event and graduate productions from both 2016 and 2017 were entered into the competition.