We are the 2011 graduates from BA (Hons) Animation at University of Wales, Newport. Our graduation exhibition will be open from the 17th June until 1st July, with the 23rd June being our Industry Day, featuring an afternoon of events to celebrate our graduation films, with chances to see the films, view the exhibition, look around our new city centre campus, and of course meet and chat to all the students who have worked on film’s this year.
The schedule of the afternoon will be as follows:
1:30-3:30pm – Iain Tweedale.
Iain Tweedale heads the BBC’s Interactive & Learning team in Cardiff. In this workshop he will run through how the BBC has developed its interactive strategy for Doctor Who – the BBC’s premier drama brand – starting with a simple website back in 2005 to a fully developed transmedia strategy now. The session will cover catch-up TV, originated web content, gaming, social media and schools content, with an emphasis on creating impact, building an audience and delivering content that excites, engages and entertains.
This event will be free for current students, graduates and guests who RSVP.
3:45 – 4:45pm – Graduate Panel
Recent Graduates; Kerry Dyer (Model Maker, Aardman), Warwick Hewitt (VFX producer, Framestore) and Henry Nicholson (Animator, Dinamo) all talk about how they got into industry and their experiences so far.
4:45 – 5:30 – Exhibition/Break
5:30-6:30pm – Awards Ceremony.
A chance to see the nominated films and to vote on the audience award.
6.30-8pm – Drinks Reception.
A chance for a drink and to talk to the graduates about their work.
You are welcome to join us for the whole event, or just to come along for the parts that most interest you. There will be complete screening of all the 2011 films running throughout the day in A9, plus there is an exhibition of work in the new animation studios D03.
Please RSVP to animationnewport2011(at)gmail.com to reserve your place at the awards show. Hope to see you there.
Facebook event now scheduled here.