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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Job: eTech Junior Developer

eTech

eTech are looking for a Junior Software Developer will work alongside experienced developers on the following tasks.

  • Design applications from start to finish; tasks include coding, testing, debugging, documenting and installing applications
  • Design and implement feasible solutions to satisfy user needs
  • Personal participation in professional development and training programs
  • May perform one or more of the following: Plans, designs, develops and tests software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products.
  • Analyses, programs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local, networked, or Internet-related computer programs.
  • Using current programming languages and technologies, writes code, and performs testing and debugging of applications.
  • Designs web pages, including graphics, animation, and functionality; develops infrastructure and applications related to pages.
  • May make hardware or software purchasing recommendations regarding web development.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Refer to the attached document for further information on the job role. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Abbott, HR Manager at rebeccaabbott@etech.net or telephone: 0333 123 1414.

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Pinknoise Systems looking for a web / graphics designer

Pinknoise

John McCombie has emailed and requested the following:

We are looking for a junior web person with great graphic skills. We are based just off Junction M5 near Stonehouse and specialise in selling Audio equipment for video production and the film TV sector.

The job is loading products on our site, making graphics of products, maybe some low level coding work, some social media activity. Candidates need to be local or have some transport,  have excellent IT, literacy and numeracy skills be reliable and a good team player. Starting salary from 12k to 15k for the right person. Let us know if you can help with any superstars.

Thanks. John McCombie.

If you are interested contact John at 01453 825802.

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Job: Tangible.uk.com Graduate Digital Developer ASAP

Tangible

Can you create animations in Flash and code AS3?

  • The position is Full Time and requires an immediate start
  • The role’s main outputs would be building responsive HTML emails, microsites, and creating digital display banners using Flash and HTML5 skills

http://www.tangible.uk.com/junior-digital-developer/

Jimmy Thompson, Creative Director would love to hear from you. email: jimmy.thompson@tangible.uk.com

mob: 07834 513 514       tel: 12242 258 700

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Job: Property photographer requiring website

Properties

An email has just come through for a job:

Hi,

I was wondering if your students are able to set up a website for my father’s business. He’s been in the game for over 30 years, but has never really had a decent website. I know students help the community to gain experience and for course work etc, so I was wondering if a media student would be able to help design a website for us.

My father will never get round to asking, so I’m asking on his behalf.

Many thanks,

Will

For more information contact Will

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Blueberry Consultants (Cheltenham and Birmingham)

Blueberry ConsultantsWe need Assistant Project Managers to help with web-based, mobile and embedded systems development. Our main development platform is MS technologies including ASP.NET and MS SQL Server, but we’ve recently completed projects using JavaScript, Adobe AIR and PhoneGap. Details: http://www.bbconsult.co.uk/AboutUs/Careers/SoftwareDeveloper.aspx

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Job: Gordon Associates looking for a Senior Developer and Support Engineer role

Gordon Associates

Gordon Associates are looking to recruit new staff  – for 2 people actually…

  1. Senior developer (.NET and SQL Server)
  2. Support engineer (also .NET/SQL skills, but happy to train people up; also happy to consider new graduates)

If you are interested please drop Rod Gordon a line 01242 529820 or 07768 958125. A job description will then be sent out. Don’t forget to include your CV!

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Job: Nerv looking for summer interns

Nerv

Ex-graduate Jon Munson (Multimedia Web Design) from Nerv are looking to run some summer internships. They are currently looking for some back-end developers to work on client projects, and gain some experience working alongside their team. If there are any students who may be interested, please contact Jon using the information below.

Nerv Jon Munson

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Calling all web students – did you know…

… that UX designers are commanding high salaries at the moment?

User Experience

So, all you people taking, or interested in User Interaction / Experience / Interface / Design, you’ll find employers are particularly looking for individuals who can perform (and I quote) the following:

“YOU MUST BE A RUTHLESS DESIGNER ABLE TO POINT OUT A POOR DESIGN AND EXPLAIN HOW YOU CAN MAKE IT BETTER. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CONFIDENT, NATURAL LEADER”

You could just end up with a salary of up to 70k if this subject is your kind of thing! See the full list of  See UI Designer Jobs.

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Competition: 7 Layer Solutions UI Design – £250 vouchers to be won!

7 Layer Solutions

View more details about the competition here!

What is the prize?

£250 vouchers

Who is this competition open to?

Open to all undergraduate students. All fields; art design, computer science, business.

Contact details for further information

Dr Ambikesh Jayal: Email: ajayal@glos.ac.uk
Dr Antin Leszczyszyn Email: Antin.Leszczyszyn@7layer.net

Submission Process and deadline:

Email your work in a zip file to following people.

Dr Ambikesh Jayal: Email: ajayal@glos.ac.uk
Dr Antin Leszczyszyn Email: Antin.Leszczyszyn@7layer.net

Submission Deadline: Monday 6th April 2014

Competition

7 Layer requires a GUI (graphical user interface) for a new exciting system. The system monitors the quality of a car at every milestone in it lifecycle:

  • Car has been produced at a factory
  • Shipped to car sales court
  • Sold to a member of the public
  • Service and MOT checks
  • Scrapping

It will need a startup page for the factory manager to log in.

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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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Job: Creative Skillset Trainee Finder – Industry opportunities for students and alumni

This message should be highly profited upon for those interested in getting a foot in the industry!

Read on to find out how Creative Skillset can help you:

Creative Skillset Trainee Finder

Creative Skillset would like to let you know about an exciting opportunity for your students and alumni to take part in a scheme which could lead to a first step into their industry of choice.

We would like to make your students and alumni aware of Trainee Finder, our new training placement scheme for the film, TV, animation and games industries. We want them to bring their passion and talent to the industry and to give them the chance of getting excellent practical experience.

We are particularly interested in recruiting students and alumni from Ticked courses, who will be eligible to apply as long as they have had less than 12 months paid industry experience.

Please note that students must have graduated within the last 18 months or be able to provide two industry references.

If your students apply and are successfully accepted onto the scheme they will go onto a database that companies can access and they may receive an offer of a training placement in their chosen industry – a vital first foot in the door. All our placements attract a training allowance to cover the trainee’s cost of living whilst they train – and the training will be coming directly from industry so it couldn’t be more relevant.

This scheme is great news for those courses accredited with the Creative Skillset Tick and a brilliant opportunity for students to get experience of industry as soon as they graduate.  I would be grateful if you could promote this to your students and alumni and look forward to seeing this bright new talent embarking on their careers.

For more details please visit their website – www.creativeskillset.org/traineefinder

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Ruth Brooks – ruthnb@creativeskillset.org – quoting the CT web site, as the location you heard this from.

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Need some app. development guidance?

Apps. are the big thing right now, wouldn’t you say? But how do you actually design them?

Those taking on any modules related to App Development – you may be interested in the following resources to guide your users in the right direction (as well as your technical abilities!).

Check out these infamous guides to help you along the way.

One for Android:

Android Devices

 

And one for iOS (PDF version):

iOS Human Interface Guidelines

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Job: Need a summer job helping with an e-commerce system in Tewkesbury?

Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge is an independent, professional insurance broker which has been running a successful online business selling insurance to freelance professional since 2007. This summer internship will allow you to gain an overview of the ecommerce system and all integrated web services eg: payments, social media, CRM, SMS etc). We need you to engage in bug fixing, content management, creation of newsletters and marketing materials (not design). This would suit  a good communicator with a positive attitude to hard work and comfortable with technology. Hourly rate £9, Mon-Fri 9-5 for a minimum of 30 days – could be 90 days over the summer by arrangement.

email recruitment@kpsol.co.uk with a covering email/letter and a CV ASAP.

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Job: Room 58 require an amazing front end developer in the Eagle Tower, Cheltenham

Room58logo

A collaborative attitude is needed for this job working in the Development dept but closely with the Design team. Skills needed include HTML/CSS, jQuery, PHP/mySQL, CMS sites, enthusiasm for emerging technologies and keen to learn.

Contact Kate McGilvray on 01242 229600 or email: jobs@room58.com | www.room58.com

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Got a 1st or 2(i)? Fancy doing a funded PhD in Queensland, OZ?

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3 year PhD scholarship in Interactive Media (Computer Games, Apps, Social Media and Artworks).

The PhD candidate will conduct research and develop interactive technologies such as computer games, smartphone and tablet applications, social media and artworks, where users can become involved, informed and inspired to change the world.

A great opportunity to work with Engage Research Lab www.engageresearch.org , an industry award winning team at the University of the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia.

For more information see attached flier or visit  http://www.usc.edu.au/study/scholarships/research-students#media Closing date: 2 August 2013

Prof Christian Jones: cmjones@usc.edu.au

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Digital Cardiff Week Event – Digital Futures Day

digital-cardiff-week Eventbrite

Explore the digital future of the creative media industries in Wales from 24th to 27th June. This ground-breaking event will bring together the best talent in the public, private, educational and training sectors to explore new ideas, innovation and opportunities across the whole digital spectrum. Kick-start the week with Digital Futures Day.

It is to be held at:

BBC Cymru Wales/BBC Academy/S4C

Monday, June 24, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)

Cardiff, United Kingdom

For more details, visit the official event registration page: http://digital-futures-day-epop.eventbrite.com/

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