Animation - 6/7 - Arts University Bournemouth

Alumnus directs West End play

AUB Film and Animation alumnus, Richard Elson, has directed West End play, Held.

Set in a modern UK prison, the story explores the desperate, broken lives of five inmates and the chains that bind them.

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Emmy Award wins for Karrot Animation

Last weekend, talented BA (Hons) Animation alumni Jamie Badminton and Rufus Blacklock from Karrot Animation donned their tuxedos as they attended the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena.

Jamie Badminton, and fellow 2002 graduate Tim O’Sullivan, opened London-based animation studio, Karrot Entertainment in 2007, to develop projects of their own.

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Sylvain Chomet visits Animation students

BAFTA award-winning and Oscar nominated director and animator, Sylvain Chomet, has been on campus this week sharing his work with BA (Hons) Animation students.

Chomet presented a showcase of his work to students and is also holding a special screening of one of his most famous works, The Illusionist, followed by a Q&A later today.  

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Eight animations nominated for Tech Ex Cup awards

Eight 2016 graduation animations have made it through the initial selection process and are now nominated in several award categories at the Tech-ex Cup International University Student Video Contest . 

Competing for the first class award in the ‘Outside Mainland China’ section are Nonsens and Kamigami.

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Graduation animation wins at Rising Star Film Festival

2016 graduation animation Wendell’s Advantageous Adversity has won third place in Canadian student film festival Rising Star.

The annual festival was created by the Robert Thirsk High School Film Club students. It grew out of their passion to make fun and interesting films and videos.

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Isobel Stenhouse – 2005 Alumni

“Back in 2006 I was one of the fortunate AUB grads who started their careers on Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist. After a year in live-action props, I couldn’t resist the chance to work on a 2D feature, initially as a layout artist and then as an animation assistant within a talented international team.

“This led to a move to Paris for more exciting projects, such as the pilots of Longway North and Red Turtle, a supervisory role in the Philippines, and one apartment move too many! So I headed back to London in 2013 and the jobs have steadily rolled in.  It seems that software such as TVPaint has helped rejuvenate the 2D industry.

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Graduate animation selected for screening at ANIFILM

International Festival of Animated Films (ANIFILM) has selected the work of recently graduated BA (Hons) Animation students for the International Competition of Student Films.

The animation, entitled Phone, will be screened at the festival, which takes place from the 2nd to 7th May 2017 in the city Třeboň in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic.

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Animation alumni releases new book

A new animation book called Animation in Context was released by Bloomsbury on the 8 September.

The book  was written by Mark Collington who worked as a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Animation Production Course from 2004-2006, and also studied on the old Animation HND from 1997-1999.

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The Healing Powers of Art at Artspace Brighton

Animation alumni Kit Man graduated in 2009 and has since gone on to co-found the Arts and Mental Health Charity Artspace Brighton with Abi Jones in 2013.

The acronym stands for: Assisting Recovery Through Supportive Participatory Art and Community Engagement.

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival selects two graduation animations

Aesthetica Short Film Festival has selected Riflesso and No Added Preservatives for their festival programme.

The BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival returns for its sixth year, running 3 – 6 November and taking place in 15 distinct venues across York.

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Simulator, Aromantic Tea and Riflesso compete in Italy

Future Film Festival in Bologna have selected 2016 graduation animation Simulator, Riflesso and Aromantic Tea to compete in their Online Short Film Contest.

From the 18th of April you can vote for the animations in the online contest on the Future Film website.

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Aromantic Tea continues on to REDCAT

Back in October Aromantic Tea was selected for screening at the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, which took place in January this year.

Films seleceted for Seattle are also put forward for REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival which takes place at the beautiful Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, in Los Angeles.

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