Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Personal and Professional Development Task 3

A list of relevant festivals, exhibitions, networking events etc that are relevant to your specialist practice.

Animation Festivals and Networking Events

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This a free service provided for any business professional to use.
It is the largest event and business marketing channel in Great Britain.
The service allows you to expand your business contacts, network, and clients.

Click On Image for Networking Details

Talent Circle is a networking site for those working in independent film and production.

The Exhibition runs from: 26th June - 18 August 2010

1st Prize £1000
2nd Prize £500
1st Student Prize £500
2nd Student Prize £250

As well as receiving their cash prizes, both 1st prizewinners will be offered an exhibition at Oriel Davies Gallery in Summer 2011.

For more information and an application form, please go to: http://www.orieldavies.org/index.php?url_section_id=13

Animation East is a supportive tool for those based in East Anglia.
It keeps members up to date with news and events and also provides useful tools for those starting out in the industry regardless of location.

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Animated Projects allows artists a space to create work that develops the relationship between art and animation.
It is an online exhibition space currently showcasing over 100 films.

TUESDAY 1st September at

The Cartoonist Pub,
Little New Street, off Fetter Lane
London EC4

from 19.00 - 22.00hrs.

This is a website promoting London International Cartoon Festival.

The Film and Video Workshop
Hungerford Primary School
Hungerford Rd
N7 9LF
London, United Kingdom

Tel: 0207 607 8660

Website: festival website
Email: contact

Is one of the largest animation festivals in the world.
It arranges a smaller touring festival for students.
You're able to enter your animation to the festival team and it will automatically be entered in all of their events

Edinburgh International Film Festival
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
Scotland UK
telephone +44 (0)131 228 4051
fax +44 (0)131 229 5501
email info@edfilmfest.org.uk

This festival was created to run alongside the Edinburgh International Festival in 1947.
This year the festival runs from 16th-27th June 2010 however this is a yearly event.
It is a festival over 12 days screening films with special events

Watershed Media Centre
1 Canon's Road
Bristol, BS1 5TX

T +44 (0)117 929 9188
F +44 (0)117 952 9988
E info@encounters-festival.org.uk

This is an international short film festival which this year is being held between the 16th - 21st November.

2010 for the 24th Leeds International Film Festival
4th - 21st November 2010
Box Office
0113 224 3801

Is this year being held between the 4th and 21st November.
As yet the website has not been updated with any information.

Flip Festival 4-6th November 2010

Light House,

Chubb Buildings,

Fryer St,


WV1 1HT.

phone: 01902 716 055

email: Flip@Light-house.co.uk
on Twitter

Flip Festival is being held between 4th - 6th November 2010 at the Lemmington Spa Art Gallery Museum.
It is a festival for film makers, animators and artists that is free to enter.
It will be great exposure as 96,000 people visit the gallery on an annual basis and it is these visitors that make the decision.

Stoke Your Fires
c/o Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Bethesda Street
Tel. +44 (0)1782233691
Email: info@stokeyourfires.com

This is Stoke-On-Trent's third annual animation festival with a mix of talks, seminars, workshops, screenings, and master classes.

Tue 9 - Sat 13 Nov 2010
National Media Museum

Contact No
Tel: 0870 70 10 200

This is a a yearly festival held at the National Museum in Bradford.
It is the U.K's biggest and longest running annual animation festival.
No details are available as of yet for the 2010 event.

Recruitment Agencies

Job Search

Is "the place for animation professionals."
It contains regularly updated news and animation as well as an online directory and networking areas.
You are able to subscribe to the Imagine magazine.

Contact information +44(0)207 614 8000
Email: info@creativepersonel.co.uk

This a multi media recruitment agency specialising in games and 3D.
They source jobs in games and 3D for programmers, artists, animators, and designers.


Interactive Selection
44 Coombe Lane
2nd Floor
Raynes Park
London SW20 0LA

E-mail: david@interactiveselection.com
Telephone: UK FREEFONE: 0500 111 751 (24 hours) International: +44 20 8944 7777 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8944 8100

They have worldwide jobs available in computer video games, and interactive entertainment.
It is an agency with 12 years of games recruiting experience.

Register at

This is an online social networking destination that has the ability to put me in touch with people in the industry.
It is a site specifically for visual effects, C.G, and post producer specialists.

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Is a general job site with the facility to register my C.V. online for company's to view.

Tel: 01709 876 877
Fax: 01709 876 777

16 Nightingale Court Nightingale Close Rotherham S60 2AB
Email for CV
Job Search

Aardvark Swift was established in 1989 and has become Europe's market leading specialist recruitment consultancy fot the video game industry.

Job Search

This is the most comprehensive recruitment site for professionals in the video game, animation, T.V, film, 3D technology, and software tools industries.
It allows for employees to seek employers and vise-versa.


31 John Street London WC1N 2AT Phone: 020 7935 5378

Email Addresses:

General Queries – info@productionbase.co.uk

Worldpay Issues – payments@productionbase.co.uk

Marketing – marketing@productionbase.co.uk

This is a site for people working in T.V, film, and commercial production. It includes the facility for advanced searches, freelancers looking for work and companies looking to hire

Job Search

Is a search engine for local classifieds. It can currently search over 1.7 Million job listings coming from over 2,300 web sites.



The brit films website provides linkes to a variety of organisations who would either help with funding or point me in the direction of someone who can. It provides details of funding available from broadcasters, U.K, tax credits and public funding.

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Angels Den provides an online forum that allows you to put your ideas in front of inverters. there are fees for the service however these are only payable if funding is approved .

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The Princes Trust provide development awards that can be used for further education, training or employment.

The trust can also offer support to help set goals, make decisions and find other programmes of support.

Personal and Professional Development Task 2

Task 2
A detailed list of potential employers

Company Name

Full Address
Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue
Emeryville, California 94608

Tel Number
510 922-3000

Web Address

Creative or Studio manager/director (where possible or other point of contact)
Email address of contact

Pixar Company info & jobs

Pixar Studios is an academy award winning computer animation studio with the capabilities of creating a new generation of animated feature films.
The website contains details of work experience opportunity's and also potential careers.

Company Name

Full Address
P.O. Box 29908
San Francisco, CA 94129-0908

Technical Support Hotline
Voice: 1-410-568-3670

Web Address

Creative or Studio manager/director (where possible or other point of contact)
Email address of contact

Point of Application

Lucasarts is a leading publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software for computer console systems and personal computers.
The Website provides details of careers, work experience and training opportunities.

Company Name

Full Address
DreamWorks Animation
Recruiting Department
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Tel Number

Web Address

Dream Works Animation produces high quality family entertainment through the use of computer generated animation.
The website provides outreach information and details of careers and work experience.

HR Department
Ilion Animation Studios
C/ Caléndula 93,
Edificio H Alcobendas 28109.
Madrid. Spain

Web Address

Ilion is an animation studio based in Madrid. It's aim is to create state of the art computer animated movies for worldwide theatrical release using it's own technology.
The website provides comprehensive details of the recruitment aims and needs.

Elstree Film Studios
Shenley Road
Herts WD6 1JG
Contact Number (+44) (0) 845 - 601 - 6424

Web Address


King Bee is an animation studio based in London specialising in high level 2D/3D models and new style animation.

VAHID3D.com London

Vahid Tehrani
Email: vahid [[[AT]]] vahid3d.com

Mobile: +44 (0)774 3000 564

Skype: vahid_tehrani

This is a personal website for Vahid Tehrani a freelance 3D artist.

51 Sefton Park Road,
Contact No 0117 944 1449
Email: info@the3drevolution.com

3D Revolution Productions is a company based in Bristol that specialises in animation production in both regular television and stereoscopic 3D.

10 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5EE, United Kingdom
Telephone029 20415444
Fax029 20415445

Atticus is a digital agency that works using 3D animation, video, graphics print, and rich media.

Address4 Plantagenet Street

Telephone0845 0945092

D3-Design create logo designs, one off advertisements, animation, and complete marketing campaigns.

Company Name

Full Address
Creation Studios LTD
1 St Johns Court
Moulsham Street


Tel Number
01245 348248
01245 348211

Web Address

Email address of contact

Creation Studio provides C.G.I and 3D animation services to graphic and web design.

Company Name

Full Address
Virtual Designs
27 Sandringham Drive
LS17 8DB

Tel Number
07834 604140
0113 2167870

Web Address

Email address of contact
373220494 - ICQ
virtualdesignsuk - AIM
msn@virtualdesigns.co.uk - MSN Messenger

Virtal Designs is a Leeds base design studio who provide web design, printed design, and 3D Work.

Company Name

Full Address
Stormnet Media
Bordesley Hall,
The Holloway,
Birmingham, B48 7QA

Tel Number
01789 297755

Web Address

Creative or Studio manager/director (where possible or other point of contact)
Email address of contact

Media intelligence provide media solutions.
My interest in them would be their animation solutions.
They provide fly throughs of buildings, product demonstrations and animated sequences.

Company Name

Full Address
Atum Studios Ltd
Atum House
343a Fulwood Road
S10 3BQ

Tel Number
(0)114 2638939

Web Address

Creative or Studio manager/director (where possible or other point of contact)
Email address of contact
3d animation contact

Atum Studios is a Sheffield base Company.
Atum Studios provide both 2D and 3D Animation services for broadcast, corporate presentations, and the web.
The company also design websites and distribute mobile phone content.

Company Name
Full Address

3D Imaging
The Coach House
Duck Street
Ribble Valley


Tel Number

tel: 0870 7409016
tel: 01200 443739
fax: 0870 1315997

Web Address
3D Imaging

Creative or Studio manager/director
Geoff Hodbod BSc(Hons), MInstP

Point of Email contact

3D Imaging is a company the specialsises in 3D illustration animation.
They have worked in architectural renderings, animated characters, rendered idents, virtual tours, graphics and accident reconstruction.

Company Name


Full Address
Wootton Road

King's Lynn
PE30 4DJ

Tel Number
+44 (0) 1553763410 H

Web Address

Creative or Studio manager/director

Email Address of contact

Wil Mobberley is a self employed 3D computer animator, producer, writer, composer, and artist.

Company Name

Full Address
RJDM Animations
York Studios
Cold Ashby Road

Tel Number
+44(0) 1604 743 222

Web Address

Email address of contact


RJDM is a Northamptonshire based animation company.
They specialise in animation and design, television and film, interactive and online work, and visual effects.

Company Name


Full Address
7322 Southwest Freeway
Suite 1025
Houston , TX 77074

Tel Number
Tel: 281-914-4381
Fax: 281-847-3747

Email address of contact
Contact form
Houston 3D Studios is a 3D animation company based in Texas. there services include 3D graphics, character animation, models and logos

Monday, 15 March 2010

Personal and Professional Development - Task 1

Task 1

Personal Statement

My practice is 3D graphics and animation. I first realised the potential of 3D graphics when I was 15 years old when I watched Pixars Toy Story. I realised how this was the shape of things to come as it gave 100% control over the camera angles and artwork.

My previous aspirations were to become an illustrator and I enjoyed spending hours drawing and painting pictures. However, as time went on and the technology to create personal 3D artwork became widely available I spent time observing 3D packages, looking at which would be the most widely used. I looked at other people’s artwork and how they were created as well as researching which 3D packages employers were asking for experience in.

Following this research I applied for a job that specialised in outdoor canopy’s, which required a 3D creator to sell the idea to their target market. I made the first interview purely on the strength of my work. The action I took away from that interview was to learn how to use their programs and create a 3D rendition of their product. Although I never made the second interview I took what I had learnt as a personal achievement and decided that to go any further I would need a degree and with out a second thought I enrolled at collage.

I started with trying to understand the fundamentals of 3D and by undertaking a degree course I knew I would get the best start and would be able to apply myself to gain the qualifications I needed.

I pride myself on working hard and being the best I can. I am a perfectionist and do like to work alone when required however through my college course I have found I am able to work very effectively as part of a team.

I continue to monitor advances in the 3D industry and aspire to continually better myself by running through tutorials. This broadens my knowledge by learning new techniques and furthering my development. I love to show others what I can do and take great pride in seeing my finished work.

Outside of collage work my hobbies are collecting predominantly 3D movies and watching their special features. I draw, paint, and scour the internet for animation and 3D projects from people with the same interests. I also take my already completed college briefs and improve them to the best of my ability, ever perfecting my work until I’m happy with it.

After gaining my degree my aim is to find a job within 3D. I understand that getting a paid job immediately after graduating may be challenging. However I have made the decision to apply for 3D orientated work placements if I cannot secure full time paid employment within the industry straight away. Placements will give me the required experience that I need to progress in the industry and everything I learn I will ultimately put it into practice in business of my own.