Wednesday, May 23, 2018

FAO CAA YEAR 3: todays AFTERNOON talk with Alison has been cancelled

Unfortunately, Alison's workshop at 2pm today has been cancelled due to emergency engineering works (trains heading to Rochester from St.Pancras have been cancelled). Alison sends her apologies. Todays talk from at 10am with Jan will still go ahead as normal.

CAA Careers: Upgrade your skills with free training webinars

Toon Boom are Canadian animation software makers, that have for the last 20 years, been 'changing the animation world one production at a time.'

The world’s leading 2D animation software will be hosting a series of free training webinars aimed at professional animators hoping to upgrade their skills in Harmony and learn tips and tricks from top industry experts like YouTube star Stylus Rumble, Tony Ross, Chris Cartledge and more.
From May 18 to June 08, Toon Boom’s webinar series will cover the fundamental skills in Harmony to help animators elevate their creative output, craft and careers. Among the topics are creating cut-out rigs, particle emitters, parameters and functions, drawing and transitioning from different software.
The first webinar  'Creating a Production Cut-Out Rig in Harmony Essentials' ran on the 18th, but you can catch up with it HERE.
The schedule for the remaining webinars is as follows - 

May 24th 
Particle Emitters in Toon Boom Harmony Premium

May 31st
Parameters & Functions in Toon Boom Harmony Premium

June 7th
Symbols to Pegs. The differences of animating in Toon Boom Harmony

June 8th
Drawing in Toon Boom Harmony Premium

The webinars all run from 2:00 to 3:00pm Eastern Daylight Time, so that means 09:00 our time... grab your coffee and breakfast, and listen along!

Full details can be found HERE

Monday, May 21, 2018

FAO CAA YEAR 2: End of year exit tutorials - Reminder

Year 2: End of year 'exit' tutorials Tuesday 22nd May - REMINDER.

To help you to prepare for your third year you are asked to attend a final 'exit' tutorial. In this tutorial we will discuss your progress during your second year, how your Premise project can become your Minor project, and how you can improve further in year three. The tutorials will take place after all of your work has been assessed on Tuesday 22nd May.


Jen 10.00am / Jess 10.15am / Laura 10.30am / Krissy 10.45am / Michael 11.00am / Ruth 11.15am / Michaela 11.30am / Alexis 11.45am / Rhia 12.00pm / Graeme 12.15pm / Almu 12.30pm / Aureo 12.45pm.


Noah 2.00pm / Polly 2.15pm / Rachael 2.30pm / Paris 2.45pm / Greta 3.00pm / Alex 3.15pm / Ellie 3.30pm / Jack 3.45pm / Anabel 4.00pm / Douy 4.15pm  / Anastasija 4.30pm / Karolina 4.45pm / Joe 5.00pm.

Note: If anyone is unable to attend their time slot (for a valid reason) please see me to rearrange your tutorial for another time. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Red & The Kingdom Of Sound - We're Finalists @ Redline International Film Festival!

Another day, another festival announcement!  We've just learned Red & The Kingdom Of Sound is a nominee at the Redline International Film Festival in two categories - Best Animated Short and Best Music (though we can't really take the credit for Britten's score!).  Congratulations to the whole team.   More updates as and when!

CAA Careers: KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival

Call for Entries! 

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival is accepting entries up until the 1st June, or the 1st July for students.

'Looking for an opportunity to show your work to animation professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world? Submit your animation to our action-packed, edgy, international festival!'

No entry fee! 

Find out more HERE

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Study Skills: Light summer holiday reading :)

I'm just browsing the shelves of the library (as you do!) and I have come across a really useful and accessible study skills book, that would be particularly useful for students that struggle with critical thinking, drafting essays and methods of analysis.

It is called 'Study Skills for Art, Design & Media Students' and is written by Stewart Mann (707.1 Mann) 
If you have struggled this year with the writing aspect of the course, I would encourage you to have a look at this book...There are currently 6 copies available, on the bottom shelf by the window!