MWD Level 4 Induction Activity

Digital Storytelling

Digitals stories come in many forms: books for toddlers with audio sound effects, digital photo albums, mobile phone images/audio recording, stories read onto tape/cd and used for long car journeys, DVDs of films, web-based iPlayer, video-on-demand services, blogs – the list goes on!

Stories may be told using different media – text, graphics, audio, video, animation and in some game situations, as haptic feedback.

Level 4 students were tasked with creating a video-based digital story entitled “I spy with my little eye…” and present it to the class. The results are below!

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Games Jam 2014 is underway!

Games Jam 2014

Check out the live feeds for Games Jam 2014 at the University. Tweet with #uogGamesJam

http://ct.glos.ac.uk/live/ (Quicktime)

http://ct.glos.ac.uk/live2/ (Flash Player)

http://ct.glos.ac.uk/livescreens/ (Periodic screen grab of students’ screens)

The live feed also works on mobile devices.

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Calling all VW fans and CT6010 students

Dirty Weekender Adventure Vans are sponsoring COMX this year and are visiting Park Campus Reception on Friday 17th Jan at lunchtime – 12.30-2.30 to help students with an assignment to create an interactive customisable Volkswagen Camper Experience in 3D. There will be 3 vans on show – a sleek white T5 conversion with black interior, the Fish van with original artwork vinyl wraps and Stealth Dave, the van that disappears on a field!

croatia

http://www.dirty-weekender.com/

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Job: Rachel Tillotson needs a web designer!

RachelT

I am a film lecturer on Park Campus and I need to make a 20 minute (or less) trailer about a comedy web series and it requires a web designer to help with promotion. If this gets commissioned – as an idea – then it might lead to work (on the web series). I know I’d certainly push for this.

Are you a keen, talented and dedicated student who might want to work with me to design an interface for this work? I am happy to meet up at Park to explain a little about what I do, this is my staff profile:  http://insight-dev.glos.ac.uk/academicschools/dcmp/staffprofiles/Pages/RACHELTILLOTSON.aspx and this is my own website: http://racheltillotson.com/

Although this is unpaid work at the moment, hopefully it’ll be fun and produce a useful item for your portfolio.

Please email me: till_r@hotmail.com

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Max Bear’s new website

Max Bear

Bryan Panks has been helping Level 4 to release their inner creativity in sketching for characters and storyboards. He’s finally entered the “dark side” of technology and created a website for his hero..Max Bear lives on the web!

Need some ideas for easy meals? Try Max’s rotoscoped cooking animations with Tom Baker’s voiceover – YES, the real Dr Who!

maxbearchocpud

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Induction 2013 Video Tasks

Three groups of students embarking on the new Level 4 Multimedia Web Design course were asked to create a short photo / video movie on the theme of  Into The Unknown… during induction.

Equipped with digital SLR cameras, HD Video Cameras, various audio clips and powered by the mighty Microsoft Windows Movie Maker(!) – each group had an hour and a half to create a movie sequence.

Watch  the results and give your comment on what you think of them! Click the thumbnails to play the video.

girl-power

By Laura, Hayley, Kyra and Elizabeth

day-in-the-park

By Ross, Ryan, Dale and Alex

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Job: Rancon need Flash App Developers and Unity Developers

Rancon

Alumni graduate student Matt Murton works for Rancon and is looking for some recruits for an ideal position in app. development.

The candidates should have experience in Flash AS3, any server-side scripting language and ideally Unity – in other words – everything we cover on the Interactive Games Design courses at the University of Gloucestershire!

For more information – please contact Matt Murton at matt@rancon.co.uk

Alternatively you can find more details about the position here and contact them via their web site: http://www.rancon.co.uk/permanent/.

An extract of the job at hand:

This is an amazing opportunity to join our expanding team and help us build some great apps for international clients.

Our production HQ is in the centre of sunny Cheltenham, surrounded by the Cotswolds.

We’re looking for either a best-in-year graduate or a Junior developer with a strong portfolio of work and a thirst for knowledge to learn from our incredible team.

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Enter a multimedia competition and win Euro 10,000

migrants-in-europeMigrants in Europe aims to give young multimedia developers (Poster/Photograph/Video) an opportunity to think about the topic of the contribution that migrants offer to European society today eg: working, spending money, creating new businesses, paying taxes, enriching cultural life to generally make the European economy move. Check out the website and contact Nina Reeves (nreeves@glos.ac.uk) if you want to give it a go!

 

 

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Help Gloucester’s Chinese Community to create multimedia (and get paid!)

Xiaoling Hu has an interesting project involving working with younger members of the Chinese Community in Gloucester to create multimedia with their phones – sounds a breeze and would add to your employability as you find out how to create and facilitate fun activities. They want to run 10 x 1hr sessions at £10 an hour.

Email: xhu@glos.ac.uk

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Apple iPhone 5

Well it’s been announced since the last few days! What do you guys think of the new iPhone 5?

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Job: Student Media project – £250 available for animation movie

Lex Beckett (UoG Project Manager for Student Media Projects)  would like to work with a student who loves Flash animation and could implement (and creatively tweak) a storyboard for a Youtube video for Cheltenham Liberal Democrats. The audio is already recorded so it is the visuals that are needed. Please email lex.beckett@googlemail.com ASAP

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