Saturday, June 5, 2010...4:08 pm

Student stop-motion talent: reporting from the graduate shows

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It’s graduate show time around the UK, as animation students prepare their showreels and reveal their creative work for probably the first time.

Animation festivals rely heavily on graduate work for their shorts programme – so if you go to some of the leading graduate shows you’ll end up seeing a lot of the year’s animation in advance.

This year, Stop.Frame will be sending its team of crack stop-motion animation critics out to as many of the student shows as we can fit in, to report on the state of student stop-motion and puppet animation work.

So how is this year shaping up? Thursday night’s opening night party for the UCA graduation show (see showreel above) revealed some top talent to watch in stop-motion animation, so we’ll be focusing on those first. Stay tuned for reviews and clips of the best of the puppet films over the next few weeks…

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