Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Friday, 26 April 2013
Our next Open Day at Bucks is tomorrow Saturday April 27th. Open Days are all about meeting the tutors (for Animation & VFX - that's me and Dave), finding out about the courses, and also exploring our campus.
Monday, 22 April 2013
Cartoon Movie, like Cartoon Forum, should be on every animator's radar. It takes place in Lyon every March - in 2014 it will be held from 5-7 March. It is a huge pitch-fest for talent and business to get together and make independent animated feature films, and, like its cousin Cartoon Forum, you don't have to speak French - Cartoon Movie is bilingual and English is the main language spoken.
Cartoon Movie is the place to pitch your animated film idea. If you've got a concept for the next animated smash hit - this is the place to pitch it.
Friday, 19 April 2013
|literally dozens of listeners in the High Wycombe area|
Thursday, 18 April 2013
The Animator's Survival Kit came out around a decade ago as a book, and a few years later as a DVD set. Since then it has been the leading resource for students wanting to learn animation. Anyone who is serious about the medium should have a copy of the book - until now. Here at Bucks our animation dept has just had a sneak peek at the new The Animator's Survival Kit - as an iPad app. Below is our review of this new electronic addition to the animator's library.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Monday, 15 April 2013
Kevin Spruce has signed off on our new course at Bucks. We're thrilled that Framstore have OK'ed our course outline, and especially the module which focuses on creature animation, preparing students to be able to animate animals and creatures to a professional level, and preparing our graduates for work in the expanding animation and visual effects industry.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
|Cartoon Forum - in Toulouse this September|
Cartoon Forum is the place to pitch your animated TV series. If you've got an idea for the next Wombles, or Teletubbies, or Magic Roundabout - this is the place to do it.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
A huge part of our mission at Bucks is to make our course industry-relevant. We want our students to have cutting-edge skills so that they have the best possible prospects of finding exciting, challenging and well-paid work in the animation, games and visual effects industry.
With that in mind, I came to the Creative Skillset Tutor Day at BFI yesterday at the South Bank, to find out what we can do better here at Bucks to improve our course. The focus of Creative Skillset is the VFX Course Handbook (you can download a copy here), a detailed document painstaking put together by Creative Skillset in close consultation with the VFX industry to identify exactly what should go into an industry-relevant course.
Monday, 8 April 2013
|FMX - Stuttgart April 23-26|
Sunday, 7 April 2013
|Architectural render by Krzysztof Michalski|
Saturday, 6 April 2013
What is a MOOC? The answer is - a Massive Open Online Course. Wikipedia defines a MOOC as: "an online course aiming at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web". But the key thing about Moocs is - they are huge, they are growing unbelievably fast - and they are free.
Friday, 5 April 2013
Here is a marvellous short film recently completed by students at The Animation Workshop in Denmark, one of Europe's leading animation schools. It shows what can be done when a group of like-minded students come together with talent, dedication and perseverance, and pool their talents to create a short film.