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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Further graduation events!

Following on from our Graduation Show earlier this month, we have two additional celebrations of this years' graduate films:

Finest Films Event 2007
The Riverfront, Newport
6.30pm, Friday 22 June

6.30pm - 7.45pm Awards Ceremony
7.45pm - 8.30pm Refreshments
8.30pm onwards MA and 3rd yr screening

All industry professionals welcome!

Skillset Screening Event
David Lean Room, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London
Tuesday 26 June from 4pm – 7pm

By invitation only. For further details contact Claire Doughty (Events & Marketing) 020 7520 5753

Degree show 2007

Animation student Mark Rogers (below) produced a short 3D film entitled ‘Unification’ about a child who arrives in a strange building and hears noises in the night so wanders down the corridors to investigate.

“I’ve always wanted to be a cartoonist and have wanted to make animation films since I was seven - it’s my passion,” said 22-year-old Mark, who comes from Topsham, near Exeter.
“The film took me a year to make and it’s been a great learning experience here at Newport. I did some very valuable work experience including a stint at Nick Parks’ animation film company Aardman Animation where I helped work on the US version of the TV show 'Creature Comforts'."

Kerry Dyer’s animation film ‘Sura’ is about three characters trapped in a room with a strange box.

“My film is three minutes long but took me a year to make,” said 21-year-old Kerry (above) who comes from Bristol. “The thing I’ve enjoyed most about studying animation at Newport has been the work placements. They have been great because our course tutor Caroline Parsons has so many contacts in the animation film industry.”

Sophia Angela Davis found inspiration in the silent films of the 1920s for her short animation movie project ‘Bananigans!’

“It’s a tortoise and hare version of a cops and robbers story,” said 20-year-old Sophie who comes from Bridgend. “I’ve been into drawing all my life and my ambition when I graduate is to work as an animator and illustrator.”

[Extract taken from the University's press release]