5th April 2001

 

ANIMATOR ADAM HOPES TO SCOOP NATIONAL PRIZE

 

A University of Lincolnshire & Humberside graduate will find out tomorrow (6th April) if he has won a prestigious national award for his animated film.

 

Adam Hart (21), who graduated from the Hull School of Art & Design last year with a degree in Animation, has made it onto the shortlist for the Royal Television Society Student Television Awards.

 

He was one of the winners in the Yorkshire regional final in November and will be at a prestigious awards ceremony in London tomorrow to hear if his film ‘Omnibus’ has scooped the national animation prize.

 

“I’ve never done 3D stop-motion animation before, so I’m pleased and surprised that I’ve got this far,” said Adam, who now lives on Hull Road in York.

 

“The film is about a set of caricatures you would expect to meet on an ordinary bus journey,” he added. “The models were made out of wire, balsa wood and anything I could lay my hands on!”

 

Adam will have to fight off strong competition from other students if he is to take home the animation prize: also nominated are John Hedley of the University of Teesside for ‘Dads’ and a group of students from the National Film & Television School for ‘Hourglass’.

 

Students from ULH are no strangers to the glittering London ceremony - film-makers from the Hull School of Art & Design have now been nominated for the national final of the RTS Student Television Awards for the past five years.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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