Right after graduating in 2012 from the Westminster Animation course, Dimitar Petrov developed the first animated series based on folktales from the Balkans, the Golden Apple. We are so happy that he made it happen!
Here is an interview about his project.
He also recently talked about it on Ted Talk.
The talk is in Bulgarian… Must get subtitles!
There was magic in the air last night! Congratulations to all our students for an amazing show at the Regent Street Cinema.
The films were phenomenal and it was wonderful to see so many names on the credits. You have all supported each other and we are certain will continue to support one another in the future.
Emotions ran high in the bar after the show, and it was great to hear how much you have enjoyed the course. We will miss you all, but we look forward to hearing all about your future successes too! Stay in touch!
Our students have had great success at the Athens Animfest 2017. Natasha, Jude, Ivelina and Constantinos have all had films for the festival this year – might be worth a trip to Athens!
The actual interview is not that formal – there are no set questions really, but here are some typical things that we might discuss. Just think about them to help you feel prepared:
- Why do you want to study animation?
- Can you tell us about your favourite animators / illustrators?
- What films, books, artists do you like – and why?
- What subject matter interests you – what do you want to make films about?
- What type of animation interests you? e.g. digital, 3D, stop-motion, graphics, games, special effects?
- What do you think your strengths are?
- Do you have any questions for us?
Remember there are no right or wrong answers to these questions – we are all individuals – it just might make you feel more relaxed if you have thought about these things before you come.
Allyn Lawson is a visual effects designer at The Mill. He has worked on so many films – from Guardians of the Galaxy to Jungle book. Check out his list of credits on IMBD:
Allyn Lawson – IMDB
‘Animation teaches you patience, self-control and the ability to adapt to a constantly changing situation. It is Kung Fu with a pencil.’
Sylvie has directed and produced many award winning animation films, for Channel Four, S4C, the Arts Council of England and the BBC. She makes documentary films,teaches animation at universities in Nigeria, and lectures at the Royal College of Art.
Lots of goodies here for you:
Looking for a way to improve your staging? Think geometry…
The Bad Sleep Well (1960) – The Geometry of a Scene from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.
Do a bit of research and you will find that Ghibli always use Nicker Poster Paint – google it and you will find that lots of artists / animators swear there is nothing like it. The only supplier that will ship it to the UK is the ART SUPPLIES STORE in Ibaraki, JAPAN.