Category Archives: Animation

These relate to new media and animation from, or relevant to, schools.

A poor player that struts

This is the final animation made for the AdobeGen¬†online animation course. The brief was to begin and end with a black circle. It uses rotascope and tween techniques. The dancer is Fred Astaire (Top Hat) and the text is from … Continue reading

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Scaffolding peer assessment

I spent a day in an art department last week (a departmental review) which was really interesting and it was good to spend time with committed teachers. It was intriguing to note, and reflect on, the (school policy) opportunities for … Continue reading

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Not so flash

I have waited years to have the time to finally learn how to animate using Flash. Last week the garage was cleared and I now have time. This week I joined a workshop at Adobe head office with CCC students … Continue reading

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(Digital) Sculpture

I do like digital sculpture which is often, but not always, projections onto sculpture (objects) providing an animated skin. This month I have seen an extraordinary animation projected across the front of the Liver Building in Liverpool and last week … Continue reading

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Chalfonts Community College: art and the art of games

This is always an exciting exhibition – partly because it is an event: prizes are given, students are celebrated, teachers are thanked. The fine art work always has a delightfully creative and idiosyncratic approach to coursework and special studies – … Continue reading

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Digital Natives Rule OK

My friend Ian showed me these. They are a series of prizewinning student animations ¬†from the first film festival at The Coopers School Bicester. They are genuinely excellent – sophisticated, witty and articulate. But the really significant thing is that … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Brit Art at the RCA

I went to the Royal College of Art show this weekend – continuing the theme of visiting student shows. I was particularly interested in animation because of the student animations I had seen earlier in the week. These were indeed … Continue reading

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Chalfonts all singing and dancing and thinking

>I’ve written alot about the digital work at Chalfonts before (for instance see Joe Benson’s work). But it is really interesting to see how much more powerful some of these films are when projected onto a big screen (soft canvas … Continue reading

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Something significant happening here

> Just need to put down a marker here about the work being done at Chalfonts Community College. I have written of this before but the new website seems to me to be something special. It represents four, or five, … Continue reading

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