A BIGTOOTH MOCAP WORKSHOP, BBC ROUNTABLE, THE OPENING OF WOLVERHAMPTON SCREEN SCHOOL & OUR NEW CONTENT CREATOR JOINS THE TEAM.
WOLVERHAMPTON SCREEN SCHOOL CUTS THE RIBBON
The brand new Wolverhampton Screen School opened its doors in March and Bigtooth Studios were honoured to be among the first; alongside other industry professionals to experience the state-of-the-art facilities first hand. Vice chancellor Ian Campbell cut the ribbon in a ceremonious display to mark the opening of the new £5 million facility.
The Screen School will offer courses in Animation, Game Design, Film & TV Production, and Media Journalism. They are also exploring and developing further opportunities in specialist and cross disciplinary areas such as Visual FX and Cyber Psychology.
Create Central board member Robin Grey was one of the event speakers, touching on the importance of industry engagement with higher education providers.
MOTION CAPTURE WORKSHOP
Bigtooth Studios were invited to host an introductory workshop in collaboration with FRAMESCAPE for kids and young adults. The session; Intro to Motion Capture was held at the Carse & Waterman HQ in Stoke. During the session Jamie and Adame demonstrated how we use our Rokoko Smartsuits to make quick and easy 3D animation. The attendees got to preview our brand new (yet to be released) Blender Add-on 'FaceHugger', which allows us to apply real-time facial capture directly onto a working rig inside the Blender 3D software.
Bigtooth Studios creative director; Jamie Bakewell, along with the other members of Create Central, attended a roundtable with Bethan Jenkinson; executive editor for the BBC ideas creative team. With the BBC announcing a commitment to Birmingham and the wider region, as
well as the relocation of Master Chef which is moving into the Digbeth region, the BBC are looking to expand their West Midlands talent pool. Bigtooth Studios will also be welcoming two new team members this summer in support of the BBC apprentice hub.
MEET OUR NEW TEAMMATE!
Steven Cook recently joined Bigtooth Studios as our Content Creator/Design and Media master. We are extremely excited to welcome this exceptional addition to the team. His keen eye for design, and his video production and editing skills have already proved him an asset to the Bigtooth crew.
BUILDING A COMMUNITY - DISCORD
Whether you are just starting out and want to learn more, looking for feedback on your work, an industry professional with valuable tips and tricks to share, or you just want a place to chat about software, industry news and what people are getting up to...come and get involved! Bigtooth Studios have a new Discord channel...a community for those with an interest in 3D, Animation, Film, Game & TV.
Follow the link for your invite to join and get involved in the community...See you there! https://discord.com/invite/QMr49j5TfA