Conference of the Image, San Sebastian Spain

September 29, 2011


I have just returned from the  2nd International Conference of the Image, where I delivered my latest paper, Picture Box Redux: New Perspectives on Pictorial Imaging. San Sebastian is a breathtakingly beautiful part of the world, but by far the highlight of the event was the input of  the conference participants. A truly international combination of practitioners […]

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Cyberbehavior at Laval

August 24, 2011


Early in August, I had the pleasure of accepting an invitation to visit the Laboratory of  Cyberbehavior expert Dr. Matthieu Guitton, at the Centre de Recherche Université Laval Robert Giffard in Quebec City. We met in Rome earlier this year at the Design Principles and Practices Conference at Sapienza University and discovered a mutual interest in […]

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21st Century Storyboards

September 14, 2010


  Darren Vandenburg is an animation Storyboard Artist who works from his home in Randalstown, Co. Antrim.                       The backbone of his studio set-up consists of a 13 inch MacBook, Adobe Photoshop, a 21 inch Wacom Cintiq tablet and a broadband connection. Detailed model sheets are used […]

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Machinima in Second Life

September 1, 2010


The Refuge and Expansion by AM Radio Machinima is a method of 3D CGI (Computer Graphic Imagery) Film Making wich uses a game engine to render scenes rather than a CGI software rendering package such as Mental Ray or Render Man. Software such as FRAPS may be used to capture scenes which may then be […]

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Wiki Projects

November 4, 2009


Year 2 Design students have been using a wiki for developing concept ideas on their time-based media projects.The platform supports peer learning in a user friendly 24/7 asynchronous environment. The wiki allows the students to discuss project ideas, post research such as youTube links, comment on each others postings and receive  tutor feedback.

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Passionate Pictures

March 6, 2009


BDes Animation Students visit to Passion Pictures in London’s Soho A visit Thursday to London’s Passion Pictures in Soho, by  2nd year BDes Design and Communication animation students and their  tutor,  lecturer Lee Cadieux,  was part of the annual School of Creative Arts trip to London. The visit was hosted by Studio Manager Christopher Knotts […]

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