TV FAME BECKONS HULL STUDENTS
Students at the Hull School of Art and Design have been given an exclusive opportunity to create the title sequence for a series to be broadcast on Yorkshire Television.
Animation and Graphic Design students have been asked to create the titles and graphics for ‘New Visions’, the showcase programme for young film-makers. Graphic design consultant Tony Sharpe visited the school in March to give students their brief and a deadline for the commission.
The winning student will get to spend two weeks using broadcast facilities at YTV’s headquarters in Leeds, where he or she will create their titles and prepare them for eventual broadcast in the autumn.
Six of the seven animated shorts which were shown in the ‘New Visions’ series last year were made by students of the Hull School of Art and Design.
“The aim of a series like ‘New Visions’ is to provide a showcase for the considerable range of talent that exists at the universities in our region,” commented Mike Best, director of broadcasting at Yorkshire Television.
“Apart from the satisfaction for the winners of seeing their work on television, I hope and believe that the experience of working on a brief and a budget for an actual television broadcast will be of direct benefit to them both now and in their future careers.”