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The Academy Graduates

05 September 2017

After four weeks of hard work; Joe, Dani and Flora have successfully graduated from the first REALTIME Academy!

They have each gained invaluable industry experience at our Lancashire studio, working alongside world renowned artists, preparing them for life outside of the lecture theatre. The academy offered a perfect opportunity to dip their toes into the pool of professional artistry, and a “peak into the real world” (which they found isn’t all that scary).

During their time here, they were briefed with a challenge to test both their creative and technical skills. JoeDani and Flora had to create an environment that intrigued the viewer, which would then force them to ask a question. Each environment also had to feature a hero asset, a vignette set around the hero asset, a digital matte projection and two atmospheric FX elements. One of our Senior Artists, Chris Scubli, responded to seeing their final pieces; “The best part was seeing how each of them reacted differently to the same brief.” You can see the impressive results below.

It’s brilliant to see how much they enjoyed their time here, and how they are keen to recommend their experiences to others looking to develop their skill set. As Dani from Hertfordshire University said, “It’s a very good experience in terms of being in a studio with actual professionals around you. I think that it’s the best way to learn.”

It’s not just the students who are benefiting from the academy though. Our Recruitment Manager, Pete Leonard, has found that the responses from the universities themselves has been excellent. He hopes to develop further collaborative strategies with more educational institutions in the future.

We can’t wait to host some more incredible talent at next year’s REALTIME Academy.

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