As part of BFX 2014, the award winning National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth will be running a weekend programme of family friendly activities at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC). Some events are free, others are incur a small cost.

Suitable for people of all ages, you won’t need any previous experience to take part or enjoy the show.

If you would prefer to bring your family to the speaker presentations (which are slightly more technical in nature, but will give you behind the scenes access to how they best this years blockbuster films, televisions series and games) then you can purchase a special Family Pass for Saturday  that allows one parent and two children under 18 years old to attend for £30 – more information here. TV, Films and computer games discussed on Saturday include the game Tearaway Unfolded, Lego Star Wars Games, Tree Fu Tom, Alpha Blocks and Kerwhizz; as well talks from Microsoft and Dreamworks. Saturdays schedule can be seen here.

 

Get Involved! Animation Workshops

(Free)

27th and 28th September 2014, 10am – 4pm (repeated every 2 hours)
Venue: Bournemouth International Centre, Bourne Lounge

Overlooking the beach and town centre, this years workshops are located in the Bourne Lounge, within the BIC. Surrounded by Concept Art work direct from the vaults of Walt Disney Animation Studios, children and parent will be able to try their hand at animation. Drop in at any time, we will do our best to make sure you have everything you need as well as a tutor.

Using stop motion animation techniques, you will have the opportunity to make a character, background elements and props using a variety of materials and learn the secrets of animation and the techniques used by the professionals. All materials and equipment will be supplied.  (NB children must be supervised)

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As part of the BFX Schools programme, we have been working with a number of local schools to introduce principles and techniques of animation to the curriculum.

We have designed and delivered drop-in animation workshops for schools and families as part of  BFX Festival 2013 and The Festival of Learning 2014, Bournemouth University.  We have also delivered Continuing Professional Development sessions for teachers and educators to illustrate how animation might be used in the classroom to enhance delivery across the curriculum

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Disney Art Exhibition Tour

(Free)

27th and 28th September 2014, 11am – 4pm (repeated every 2 hours)
Venue: Bournemouth International Centre, Bourne Lounge

Featuring concept artwork from the legendary Walt Disney Animation Studios, we will have exhibition tours throughout the day guiding you through the creative process behind the 1959′s classic Sleeping Beauty and modern masterpiece Maleficent.

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Eric Shaw – Creative Writing for Animation | A talk for children aged 7+

(Free, First come, First served)

27th September 2014, 11am – 11.30am and 12.30pm – 1pm
Venue: Bournemouth International Centre, Bourne Lounge

As a children’s workshop, Eric will discuss how he writes for children’s TV and look to inspire the children in the audience to start creating their own characters, worlds and stories. He will talk about story constructs, character development and how narrative is fundamental to a good show.

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Eric Shaw and Susan Sloan – Teaching ‘Creative Writing and Animation Production’ in the classroom | A talk for educators in Primary and Secondary school

(Free) but ticketed via Eventbrite

27th September 2014, 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Bournemouth International Centre, Tregonwell Hall Seminar  Suite 2

In this workshop, Eric and Susan will discuss how educators can use animation as a vehicle for teaching students to write creatively and produce animation. They will talk about simple curriculum design, and discuss the methods they use when teaching people story constructs, narrative, character development and animation production.

Eventbrite - Teaching 'Creative Writing and Animation Production' in the classroom | A talk for educators in Primary and Secondary school: Eric Shaw & Susan Sloan - BFX Festival Workshop

 

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A native New Yorker, Eric Shaw earned his degree from Columbia University, New York, NY.   His writing career began on a live-action sitcom for 20th Century Fox, entitled, “Secret Service Guy,” starring Judge Reinhold and Michael McKean.   Shaw’s first foray into animation writing was for Warner Bros. Television’s hit action-comedy series, “Xiaolin Showdown,” and “Krypto the SuperDog”.   While still residing far from Hollywood, Eric landed the job that would change his writing career: Staff Writer on Nickelodeon’s global phenomenon “SpongeBob SquarePants.”  Shaw began writing during the fifth season of “SpongeBob” and wrote into the sixth season of show production.

Susan Sloan is a senior NCCA academic who has designed and delivered drop-in animation workshops for schools and families as part of  BFX Festival 2013 and The Festival of Learning 2014, Bournemouth University.  She has also delivered Continuing Professional Development sessions for teachers and educators to illustrate how animation might be used in the classroom to enhance delivery across the curriculum. Recently Susan has worked with Pokesdown Primary School, Kings Park Primary School and Bethany Junior School.

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Animation Screenings

Ticketed, Free for Festival Pass Holders (week or daily), The general public will incur a small admission Price: £4 or £5 (depending on screening)

Venue: Bournemouth International Centre, Tregonwell Hall

We will be screening a number of  blockbuster animated and VFX rich films during the week of BFX – perfect for the family and teenagers. For information please see the programme (released very soon)

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Wednesday 24th September
7.30pm -10.30pm
MPC Retrospective followed by a screening of Disney’s Maleficent (PG).
Venue: Tregonwell Hall, Bournemouth International Centre

MPC are one of the global leaders in VFX for over 25 years and counting, with industry-leading facilities in London, Vancouver, Montréal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore and Mexico City.

Renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the advertising, film and entertainment industries, some of their most famous projects include blockbuster movies such as Maleficent, Godzilla, the Harry Potter franchise, X-Men, Prometheus and Life of Pi, and famous advertising campaigns for brands such as Samsung, Coca Cola, Sony, Three Mobile and Channel 4. MPC will discuss how the studio was formed, provide a historical context of their work and innovation from the past two decades, and finish by screening Disney’s Maleficent, which they completed 875 shots for. Working closely with director Rob Stromberg and Production VFX Supervisor Carey Villegas, the team created a host of animated creatures and fairy world environments.

 

Eventbrite - MPC Studio Retrospective followed by Screening of Disney's Maleficent

 

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Saturday 27th September
5.00pm – 7.00pm
Disney’s Frozen (PG).
Venue: Tregonwell Hall, Bournemouth International Centre

Join us for a family friendly afternoon, watching one of 2013 blockbuster animated films – Disney’s Frozen.   Dress up as one of your favourite Disney characters and sing-a-long to this beautiful masterpiece, ranked as the highest-grossing animated film of all time.

 

Eventbrite - Screening of Disney's Frozen

 

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Saturday 27th September
7.30pm -9.30pm
The Lego Movie (U).
Venue: Tregonwell Hall, Bournemouth International Centre

Everything is AWESOME – another chance to see Emmet, an ordinary Mini-LEGO Figure try and save the Lego Universe from the evil tyrant Lord Business.  From directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Eventbrite - Screening of The Lego Movie

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Thursday 25th September
8pm – 9.40pm
Gravity (12A)
Venue: Tregonwell Hall, Bournemouth International Centre

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

 

Eventbrite - Screening of Gravity

Getting to BFX

These are the maps for the town and campus based speakers, workshops and presentations; located at the BIC, Bournemouth University & Arts University Bournemouth Campus.