- Posted by info 24 Apr
LoveLove Films prides itself on engaging with new talent and encouraging young people into the film, TV and Animation industries. Last week, the LoveLove team took part in two workshops, which aimed to shed a light on the ever-changing industry as well as the way in which LoveLove Films work.
LoveLove Films have always been known to inspire and encourage young talented people in the industry. They have won the prestigious VoIP Unlimited Engagement with Education Award 2015 at the DBA’s, which recognised the company’s hard work in providing local young people with the opportunity to gain industry experience and improve their professional skill-set. LoveLove Films often take part in events and workshops encouraging young people into the industry, such as the Digital Wave eventwhere over one thousand students gathered to explore the world of digital media and to be inspired by numerous experts in the industry.
Southampton Solent Animation Workshop
LoveLove Films’ Animator Dale Molloy and Producer Georgina Hurcombe were delighted to talk to the animation students at Southampton Solent University about the development of our latest project, Bottle Island, and the process behind this.
The team talked through all the stages, from concept to completion; from the script to detailed animation techniques used as well as taking questions on how the animation department rigged the characters, came up with the designs and so on.
Dale was particularly keen to speak at Southampton Solent due to his close ties with the university, having done an animation degree at Southampton Solent University himself.
“It was really great to go back to Solent University and speak to the animation students. I always took a lot back when visiting practitioners spoke to me as a student at University so its great to give back and engage with the current students, plus I got to see my old lecturer Ken Pitts and catch up with him so that was great.”
Festival of the Creative and Digital Industries
Scriptwriter Oliver Selby and Producer Georgina also participated in the Festival of the Creative and Digital Industries ran by the Southern Universities Network, The Southern Universities Network (SUN) is a collaborative partnership comprising HE providers in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. The SUN provides outreach activities for schools and colleges and was previously part of the National Networks for Collaborative Outreach scheme, a two-year HEFCE-funded project which ended in December 2016.
Georgina and Oliver ran a documentary workshop for year 10 students who were to come up with documentary ideas based on their own experiences.
Using LoveLove’s own experience in producing documentaries such as the Broadcast documentary Martin Clunes: Riding Therapy and the Channel 4 4Docs funded I Won’t Go, the LoveLove team worked with the students to research their documentary ideas, create a treatment and then pitch their ideas to the group.
Scriptwriter Oliver said:
“We were delighted to engage with the students – it was really interesting to hear their documentary ideas inspired by their own lives. It was great to see them progress their initial ideas into developed concepts and by the end of the session the students came up with fully fledged documentary ideas, from an insight into a Stone masonry family to exploring the differing views on Weymouth and a documentary exploring social media effects on young people in a rural area.”
The LoveLove Films team will next be at The Royal Television Society event Meet the Professionals at Bournemouth University where Junior Animator Joe and Production Coordinator Shannon will speak about how they broke into the industry.