Honourable Mention for Students at Los Angeles Film Festival

Last years Second Year Field students, from the Athletes of the Heart project, have been awarded an honourable mention for their collaborative experimental animated film “Socialite” at the Experimental Forum Film Festival in Los Angeles, California. The festival judged the experimental abstract animation and visualisation of music worthy of an award and added this comment: “We would like to take this moment to recognize your … Continue reading Honourable Mention for Students at Los Angeles Film Festival

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Cardiff Met’s Animation and Games Design staff collaborate with First Campus students on Haunted House computer game project

During the recent First Campus Summer School at CSAD, Owen Stickler and Tom Edgar from the Animation program collaborated with Paul Angel from the Cardiff Met Games Design program to run a Haunted House themed game project. Students experienced the process of designing and creating a video game from scratch. From initial idea generation, character and background design to writing code. First Campus Students combined … Continue reading Cardiff Met’s Animation and Games Design staff collaborate with First Campus students on Haunted House computer game project

Cardiff Met Schools collaborate on the ‘Overdrive PLC Multi School Project’

The Overdrive PLC Multi School Project is a collaboration between the Cardiff School of  Education’s Nick Young, CSAD BA Animation Programme Leader Owen Stickler & Cardiff School of Management’s  Paul Angel. Staff and students from all three Schools have been involved in delivering the project: primary education students, animation students and computer games design staff. The brief was to design promotional multimedia for the Circuit … Continue reading Cardiff Met Schools collaborate on the ‘Overdrive PLC Multi School Project’

Uncle Tom Exhibition

In the B-Block gallery space first year students from our Animation, Illustration and Graphic Communication courses are celebrating the culmination of all their hard work over the last few months working on the collaborative Field Project ‘Uncle Tom’. In order to tell stories about ‘now’ we often have to look at ‘then’. Researching the story of Uncle Tom and the Welsh connection to the Spanish … Continue reading Uncle Tom Exhibition

Amelia Johnstone – Giving Puppets a Voice

Amelia Johnstone, Programme Director for Illustration at Cardiff School of Art & Design, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Puppetry Research Conference at the Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2017. Amelia will present a paper entitled ‘Manipulated – Puppetry, Society & Storytelling‘ and will discuss how puppetry should not only be considered as an art form, but as a form and mode of research. … Continue reading Amelia Johnstone – Giving Puppets a Voice

An Animated Conversation with Joanna Quinn

On the 28 of February internationally acclaimed and Oscar nominated animator Joanna Quinn visited Cardiff School of Art and Design. In the first of a series of Animated Conversations Joanna discussed her working methods, influences, and philosophy of drawing and animation with Owen Stickler, Programme Director for Animation. Joanna talked passionately and amusingly about her belief in creating strong female characters such as her most … Continue reading An Animated Conversation with Joanna Quinn

Socialite – An Collaborative Experimetal Film

Socialite is the result of a new collaboration between second year CSAD students and students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Students from CSAD‘s second year Field project “Athletes of the Heart”, led by Lecturer for Animation, Tom Edgar, have collaborated with Dan Soley, a 3rd year student of Composition at the RWCMD to create an abstract visual response to music exploring … Continue reading Socialite – An Collaborative Experimetal Film