The BFX Conference “Digital Convergences 2014” runs next Monday and Tuesday on the Talbot Campus.
Keynote Speakers are Professor Lev Manovich, author of ‘Software Takes Command’ and ‘The Language of New Media’; and Professor Sean Cubitt, author of ‘The Cinema Effect’ and ‘Studying the Event Film: The Lord of the Rings’.
This conference intends to present and analyse the convergences that are occurring across and within the genres of moving image, in part resulting from the impact of digital technologies. Through an interdisciplinary approach, the BFX conference invites authors to examine various theoretical positionings with a view to realign the discussion in the light of current technologies. The conference seeks to revisit the arguments that position film, animation and art as aesthetically, structurally and intellectually different.
The conference director is Ms Paula Callus of the NCCA Visual Research Group.
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BFX, Bournemouth’s excting new Visual Effects and Animation Festival, has finished after 6 weeks and a lot of blood, sweat and tears. The 10 competing teams have finished their films – and they are awesome!
You can watch all of the films here: http://www.bfxfestival.com/bfx-final-films-2013/
There has been a great variety of work, completed in such a small period of time and with only 6-7 machines between them to work and render on – so their time keeping had to be spot on. Most of these students haven’t even graduated yet.
Truly astonishing what they have managed to produce.
If you like what you see, leave a vote on Youtube; for a bit of fun we have a ‘ Best Film – Public Vote’ category.
Once again thanks to all the feedback and mentoring from lecturers at the NCCA, Arts University Bournemouth and artists from Framestore, Double-Negative, The Mill, MPC, Realise Studios, Hibbert Ralph Animation, Outpost VFX and Cinesite.
If your interested in making similar films, or how the creative industries work – check out our September Festival in Bournemouth
The BFX Festival is organised by the VFX Hub, funded by BU’s HEIF grant.
The BFX Competition is on now!
Following our Fusion-funded trips across the country to publicise the event we now have ten teams (54 individuals) are living on campus as they work on producing a 30 second animated or VFX sequence. The teams, which were shortlisted from an original list of 23 are being mentored by professionals from top Soho studios; MPC, The Mill, Framestore, Double Negative, Cinesite and Hibbert Ralph Animation. The work being produced by the teams covers a range of styles and uses many different production techniques, including live action, green screen, 2D animation, 3D CGI, particle effects, real world simulation and everything in between!
For the competitors, the interaction with people from other HE institutions and the Soho studios has made everyone raise their game and focus on genuine professional practice. We are now just about halfway through; all the work looks amazing and is way beyond everyone’s expectations – which means that the screening in September at the BFX Festival should be a huge success!