At ‘The Design Your Future’ event in Manchester

The Edge Hill Animation staff along with some of the 2nd year animation students were manning the Edge Hill stall at the ‘The Design Your Future’ event at the GMEX in Manchester on the 22-23rd November. For the stand the Edge Hill Animation team provided two Cintiq’s, stop motion characters for display and student animation work. At the Design Your Future event

End of year Animation Screening

End of year screening 2013, in the Studio Theatre, Edge HillThe cream of Edge Hill’s Animation work was on display recently, with the end of year Animation screening.

The event was an opportunity to showcase some of the brilliant work produced by students on the Animation courses.

The night was a chance for Animation students whether they are stop motion, visual effects or animation students to see,discuss ideas, and get excited by each others work.

The night proved that this current crop of students have raised the bar regards standards of work.

Some of the work that was screened at the end of year screening.

Alex and James Talk at FACT

Alex and James provided an evening talk entitled, ‘Moving Horizontals & Digital Distance’ whereby they discussed their current artwork, ideas, research and practice.

Alex’s work raises questions relating to Materialism, abstraction and the digital medium and he discussed, through practical example, the concept of ‘space as material’ in relation to 3D CGI animation, and the ‘myth of the virtual’.

James discussed notions relating to his work and research which has a focus around ideas about surface and perceptual effects that occur for the viewer from viewing work that deals with the flatness of the screen.

And the audience had a chance to enjoy the very comfy seats.

Alex talking
James showing work
The audience enjoying the comfy sets

Eda’s Self Developed Photos and Success

Eda Photographing

Second Year animation student Eda Tanses as well as doing animation is starting to shape a path in photography developing a distinct style that is getting her work noticed. Recently one of her photos was used for a book cover for Halil Gokhan’s ‘Yedinci’ and just recently her work was shown on a blog site ‘Shooting Film’ which is dedicated to everything related to film cameras.

Back in the summer she started developing her own photos with the help and support of Edge Hill Lecturer Neill Cockwill using a self-developing technique using Coffee and Vitamin C.

The image used for the book cover of Halil Gokhan’s ‘Yedinci’. You can see the book by going here.

The book cover for Yedini

You can see the feature on Eda’s work on the blog site ‘shootingfilm.net’ by going here.

One of the photos that is helping Eda gain success One of the Photos from the series that is helping to gain exposure for Eda’s photographic work.

Check out this Flickr set to see the rest of her-self developed pictures with Coffee and Vitamin C.

Harry Potter Studios and London Trip

The 1st year Digital SFX and some of the 2nd year animation students spent a day in London and a day going around the Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour last week. Spot those who bought Harry Potter glasses!

Harry Potter Tour
The Harry Potter Cafe
Hogwarts
The wizards of Edge Hill take a well earned break from looking at numerous stage sets.
Hogwarts Castle