Tuesday, December 20, 2011

California Hero

It’s official – a group of children from Hull are heros in California! “The Lion at Home”, made by pupils at Bricknell Priamry School in Hull in partnership with the National Media Museum and the Ferens Art Gallery just keeps roaring on! It recieved an honorable award in the Student Animation category for the 2011 MY HERO International Film Festival. What makes this award truly astounding is it won in the Student Animation Category, beating postgraduate entries!!

David Kelly, Associate Media Director at The MY HERO Projects said, he was "utterly charmed" by the films energy and humor.
"It tells a lovely story with such zest and aplomb that I was surprised to find out that the filmmakers were a team of Year 4 students, learning animation from David Bunting. We at MY HERO were ready to program the film on its own merits, but knowing that it was inspired by the imagination of such young artists made that decision particularly rewarding."
You can veiw the film along with the other winning films on the website's new 2011 MY HERO Film Festival Winner's page

Monday, December 05, 2011

Creativity in the Classroom workshops for 2012

I'm really pleased to announce an exciting series of training courses I'm running with Kudlian Software, makers of I Can Animate, around the country next year, when I'll be taking my popular teacher training day on the road. In this hand hands on learning day, teachers be trained through the whole process of animation filmmaking, from concept to animation and post production, creating a short piece of animation to take back to school. Dates so far are 24th January in Bradford, a special iPad day on 22nd Feburary in Linconshire, 28th February Hull and 2nd March in Leeds.
To register visit
or for more information call 01926 842544 or email