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| The BA Motion Graphics students will beshowcasing the Light Works Project at Worldskills in October. The event is currently in the development stage with new logos and interactive project soon to be releaised to the world (watch this space...)
WorldSkills London 2011 will be the world’s largest, international skills competition with young people from across the globe competing to be the best of the best in their chosen skill.
The competition takes place at ExCeL London from 5-8 October 2011.
Showcase is a unique chance to shine in front of 150,000 international visitors.
WorldSkills London 2011 will be the first WorldSkills Competition to be staged in the UK for 20 years. This is our opportunity to influence the way that we train, to build the reputation of our sector and to touch the lives of future generations for years to come.
In particular, the WorldSkills London 2011 Showcase gives organisations from across the education sector a chance to shine in front of an international audience. The Showcase is a highly visual, stimulating, entertainment-led programme that is an integral part of the competition.
We'll be giving more than 100 schools, colleges, training organisations and community groups, from across the UK, the chance to become part of an International Showcase and celebration of UK talent in the following areas:
* Creative and innovative static art displays - We are looking for photography, art, sculpture, and design features to exhibit in the skill areas and public spaces. Why not focus on a theme of young people at work, or scenes around the UK?
* Specialist media services - We are looking for film crews and reporters to help us report on the event, including producing footage for our YouTube channel, and providing coverage through news articles and e-zine features.
Together, we want to ensure these talents are fully recognised on an international stage in front of an audience from more than 52 countries/regions at the world's greatest skills competition.
BA Motion Graphic students, lecturers and technical staff have been working hard over the past year researching new and experimental visual platforms to showcase within the festival.
Walking around the Minster, you will notice technology and architecture working collaboratively to transcend what was once there. The building is brought to life, and introduces the viewer to new possibilities.
Tonight you will see; new projection mapping techniques over the main (West) entrance, and also on the (North) entrance floor. Multi-screen displays that push the limits of networking & synchronisation. High-quality plasma screens displaying high- definition animations, many of which have been developed using the new 'render farm' facilities within the Media department.
However, most importantly is the balance between the old & new (theory & practice). The experimental format of the Lightwork festival has allowed the Media staff to expand their academic research within the realm of visual effects, and to disseminate the findings amongst the newly validated courses at the Grimsby Institute.
For the first Lightworks show (2010) click here...
The project was awarded the Faculty Higher Education Research Award, and was also entered for the collegiate award for scholarly activity and research.
Swing it, shake it, move it, make it - Show me how good you are…
A call for entries will soon take place, and if you would like to submit any of your visual ideas for projects please contact me on the information below.
For information or question relating the course...
Jez Goffin M.A.
B.A. Motion Graphics Programme Leader