Animation by students for students

Really good evening at the ‘Bucks Animation Festival’ last night. It was held at Bucks New University in High Wycombe and was organised by students at Chalfonts Community College as part of their Creative and Media Diploma. It was a partnership project with Bucks Creative Enterprise. But essentially the whole event, including the Tshirt, was designed and managed, by students, for students.

There were awards, a speaker and lots of excellent animations. Everyone really enjoyed the animation by Joshua above. It was also really interesting to see animations from primary aged students: the youngest was just six years old. Some of the work from Buckingham School was delightful, with a knowing, wry, humour  (i.e. the hedgehog dating agency, ‘Hedgehog4U’).

The speaker was Kim Noce an animation director, artist and film maker. I was taken with her notion that because animation takes such a great deal of time – months and years – you really need to ‘love the idea’ that drives you. There is a video of hers below. It was just good to become immersed in storytelling by all ages.

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Senior Advisor, Art Inspector, Member of the Expert Advisory Group for Art, Consultant working with NSEAD, IOE, QCA, UCE, UOG. Currently lecturer at UCL working on a project in Kazakhstan to develop text books for a new art curriculum.
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