The latest news from our course:
Paul Hilton, Course Leader of BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production, visited Soho in early September to catch up with some of the students from the course who have spent the summer working on some of the years biggest movies due for release shortly.
Paul was very proud to see students from the first cohort achieving employment in the industry so far ahead of graduating, and caught up with Fin McRuvie, Corin Pearce and Kyle Mercer.
BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production second year student Zack Mccarthy has been selected for Framestore’s highly competitive internship this summer.
Based in the London head office studio, Zack will become part of the creative team giving him invaluable first-hand industry experience.
Located in Bournemouth, Outpost VFX designs and creates innovative visual effects for the film, broadcast and advertising industries.
The students, a mix of both first and second years, took up their new roles in the Oscar-winning visual effects studio at the end of May, and will work there until they return to University in September.
What does it mean to be a woman working in the VFX and Animation industries?
Ellie Dupont, Lecturer in BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production has organised an industry led discussion panel focussing on the contributions, successes and experiences of women in the industry.
The second year students, Leah Darrington, Kyle Mercer and Fin McRuvie, will work on Michael Bay’s Transformers 5.
BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production students were recently given the chance to work on Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
The students had just completed the first year of their three year degree when the opportunity presented itself. Recommended by two of the course’s teaching staff, who both work full time for Framestore, the students were deemed as ‘production ready’ and hit the ground running.
As part of this year’s BFX Festival, the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) will be hosting an exciting workshop about the experience of women in Animation.
Organised by Animated Women UK (AWUK) and BFX, the workshop will take place at 2pm on Friday 14th October and will be held in Bayview Room 1 of the BIC.
BFX has been designed to celebrate and promote the visual effects, computer games and animation industry, inspire the next wave of talent and share the latest knowledge
This summer, the BFX Competition (July 11th – August 26th 2016) is open to students or recent graduates of Visual Effects or Animation at any UK University or College.
BFX is a student competition, designed to give students direct exposure to cutting-edge practices and showcase their skills to some of the best supervisors, producers and artists in the VFX and animation industry.
Bournemouth Film School, based at AUB, is celebrating over 50 years of excellence in Film, Animation and Visual Effects. To mark this special occasion, we are running a special competition in the lead up to the Oscars, celebrating our Alumni Movie Makers in the industry.
Students and alumni from BA (Hons) Visual Communication and BA (Hons) Graphic Design created the giant type for our ‘quotes in the sand’ competition, under the guidance of alumnus Mark Sephton of Creative Forager. The quotes were filmed in locations around Bournemouth Pier, using a drone – you can watch the BFS video here.