An ambitious student at the University of Lincoln in Hull is producing a short film for computer animation giants Pixar, the makers of ‘Toy Story’ and ‘The Incredibles’, as part of his final-year Media Technology project.
The logo featured in first Pixar short ‘Luxo Jnr’ in 1986 which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film.
For his third-year project 23 year-old Vincent, who is studying for BSc in Media Technology, wants to update the logo and make it more contemporary.
He explains: “The original logo was created 20 years ago and has remained pretty much the same ever since. My idea is based on a short piece of animation featuring two desk lamps fighting each other. I sent an email to Pixar outlining my proposal and within a week of contacting them they replied saying they were very interested.
“Pixar have agreed to assess my work when it’s completed and write a review. I hope if my work is good enough it could lead to more work in the future.”
Vincent says he was inspired to pursue a career in animation by leading film animator Jason Snyman who came to give a talk to students at the Hull School of Art and Design last month.
only 22, Jason has already worked on 12 feature films including ‘The Lord of
the Rings: The Return of the King’, the ‘Harry Potter’ series and ‘
“My degree covers all aspects of media technology including digital video production, website development and computer animation,” says Vincent. “I wasn’t sure which area I wanted to focus on but after hearing Jason’s talk I made up my mind. If he can become a successful animator at such a young age why can’t I?”
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