Framestore, London’s largest visual effects company, hosts NCCA undergraduate show this year


Final year students from Bournemouth University showcased their work at this year’s National Center for Computer Animation (NCCA) Diploma Exhibition which took place on July 21, 2022 at Frame store in London.

Framestore is a three-time Academy Award-winning animation, visual effects (VFX) and creative studio based in Soho, creating sets for some of Hollywood’s best films and providing content for the television and entertainment industries. The advertisement. It has a long reputation for employing BU graduates with the VFX skills to work alongside their teams of content creators.

Character animated films, computer-generated visual effects scenes and animated games were among the categories of student work showcased at the event, which represents the culmination of three years of work in three undergraduate programs: BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Technical Arts, BA (Hons) Visual Effects.

Dr. Richard Southern, Head of Department at NCCA, opened the event with a screening of the student animations and films which were presented to an audience of Framestore employees and industry representatives. Richard Southern said: “We are delighted with the level of work our students have produced this year. There are lots of personal stories and beautiful characters, and we are constantly amazed by their creativity and personal storytelling.

Dr Richard Southern opening the show

OBLIGATION a two-minute animation based on the writer’s personal relationship with his brother growing up was one of the films shown at the event. Cameron Clack, Writer, Director, Producer and Host said, “This graduation show is a great opportunity. I aspire to become a 3D character animator, and BOND is a chance to show my storytelling skills and my passion for the industry.

Also present at the event were BU alumni who have showcased their work at previous events. Dominique Mathews, who currently works for London-based creative studio, Blue Zoo as a lighting and compositing artist, said: “BU has helped me in my career as the course was very in-depth. I always refer to my tutorials that my teachers taught me all those years ago. It’s nice to see everyone back today and see the work of the students”.

NCCA Undergraduate Show Audience

Students presenting their work also had the opportunity to network with industry representatives. Leading computer animation academic Dr Rehan Zia, who supported the students through their three years of training, said: “Most of the VFX studios are based in central London, so it’s a great place to show student work, where all the recruiters from all the top studios can view their work. We have strong BU alumni in the industry and the future for BU graduates is bright as they have always been in demand. »

To learn more about the NCCA and the courses available to apply for, visit the BU website


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