Students from level 5 of our BA (Hons) Animation Course
have been selected to take part in a pilot initiative from the
BBC.

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“The aim is to showcase emerging animation talent on a globally
popular online platform” says John Tiffney, the BBC Producer of
“Talking Dog”.



The Beeb has commissioned animation scripts from some of the
country's leading comedy writers (Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina -
“Green Wing”, David Quantick “TV Burp”, Tony Roche “The thick of
it”, Kevin Eldon “Big Train”, Jack Barth “the Simpsons”).

These scripts are being recorded by some of the BBC's leading
comedy actors, and this material will then be made available to our
animation students.



Once all of the submissions have been collated, the BBC will select
the funniest films for inclusion on their web site. - watch this
space!

Amnesty International

Meanwhile, Level 4 BA (Hons) Animation students are developing an
innovative animation installation which will be showcased in our
Harrow Gallery in the spring.



Working to a brief set with Amnesty International, over 30 students
will use experimental animation approaches to convey the charter of
human rights in a form accessible to contemporary audiences.

Senior Animation Lecturer Julie Innes is coordinating the
project: “the students are really excited by this project, bringing
the gallery walls to life with their own vision, and exploring
issues that they feel really strongly about.”

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