John Lee who runs the new Model Making for Animation Diploma at the NFTS inspired a whole year group and their families from new secondary school, Bolder Academy which is situated close to Sky’s head office in Isleworth.

John delivered an inspiring masterclass on model making and prop making followed by a screening of the latest instalment of the Star Wars saga – The Last Jedi, which he worked on, in the cinema at Sky. The masterclass is part of a range of activities, projects and experiences that the students will enjoy through the academy’s partnership with Sky. In addition to filmmaking projects, students will benefit from sports taster days, cinema screenings, coding lessons and a link up with Sky Academy.

John said afterwards “If one person in the audience thought about model-making as a profession and went home to find out more then it’s been a success.”

Recent NFTS Model Making graduate, Lisa Ott at work in the NFTS Model Making workshop

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