- Posted by info 27 Oct
LoveLove Films, commissioned by Bournemouth University, aims to inspire more students to study on the south coast with a brand new video series, showcasing real student experiences of university life.
Student Stories is a series of 2D animated videos that follow the lives of real-life students at Bournemouth University, as they share the true reality of how it feels to be a part of the student experience here in Dorset.
LoveLove Films’ Lead Animator and BU Graduate, Sunny Clarke said, “Working on this project has been an incredibly rewarding experience. As a former Bournemouth University student myself, it’s fantastic to think I may have played a part in inspiring others to take that next step into higher education.”
“When BU first approached us about creating these videos, we wanted to do it in a fresh and exciting way; by combining 2D animation and visual effects with aspects of live-action, what we have created is not only fun and informative but also extremely engaging.”
“With the online world packed full of content, it was important we made the videos unique so they stood out from the crowd. By creating a completely original animation style, we were able to harness the power of digital storytelling to help effectively recreate each student’s journey in an original and authentic way.”
“Using a combination of animation and motion graphics gave us much more freedom and scope than a live-action shoot ever could, making the narrative of the videos that little bit more imaginative and interesting.”
“For anyone thinking of applying to Bournemouth University, Student Stories is fantastic tool to have and a definite must-watch!”
The Student Stories videos explore a wide range of issues that can effect students from all backgrounds as they adapt to the structure of university life; everything from what course to choose, to what it’s like living away from home for the first time, right through to the benefits of getting involved with the Student’s Union, as well as helpful first-hand advice on what living in Bournemouth is like for those international students who choose to study here.
One of the pupils featured in the ‘Student Stories’ series is BA Television Production student, Bill Merner. In Bill’s Story, we follow his journey from an A-Level student with a passion for media, right through to his fun-packed days studying Television Production at BU—which included his time spent working as a member of our very own placement scheme here at LoveLove!
We’re extremely proud to be based in Dorset and of all our ties to the fantastic local educational institutions. We hope all those students who choose to study here go on to do great things, and be the star of their own student story!
You can view all three videos below, and on Bournemouth University’s YouTube Channel!