As an added incentive to return to their studies after a long, hot summer, the DFX Department turned up the heat yet further with a week’s special effects (SFX) module, allowing the students to release their inner arsonists and assassins!
There are an incredible 15 nominations for NFTS alumni at this year’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) including three nominations for NFTS Cinematography MA alumna, Lynne Ramsay and five nominations for NFTS Directing Fiction MA alumnus, Michael Pearce!
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.
Recent NFTS Games Design and Development MA graduate, Ana Ribeiro – whose grad project, Pixel Ripped was recently nominated for ‘Best Game’ at the VR Awards – was welcomed back to the School to deliver an inspiring masterclass for our Games students.
‘Facing It’ directed, animated and co-written by recent NFTS Directing Animation MA graduate, Sam Gainsborough has won both the Grand Prix and the Audience Award at this year’s Animage Animation Festival in Brazil.
Welcome to our next NFTS story, a series of blogs featuring our alumni talking about where they were before they came to the School and where they are now (follow the series by using the #NFTSSTories hashtag across Twitter and Instagram). Mac graduated from the Sports Production Diploma course in 2016 and is now working as an Assistant Producer for IMG.
We caught up with Digital Content Entrepreneur and Senior Tutor on the NFTS Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Executives MA, Alex Connock to find out why he believes entrepreneurship is an important ingredient for success in all parts of the creative industries.