Post-1992s Beat Older Rivals
Some post-1992 universities have outperformed older institutions in the latest set of statistics on graduate destinations. Data released on 5 July by the Higher Education Statistics Agency indicate that in 2011-12, 90.3 per cent of graduates of full-time first degree study were in employment or further study six months after leaving university, down from the pre-recession level of 93.8 per cent in 2006-07. Among the highest-performing institutions was the Arts University College at Bournemouth, with almost 98 per cent of graduates in work or further study, according to Hesa data. Other modern universities performing well included Robert Gordon University (97.1 per cent) and the universities of Northampton (96.6 per cent) and Huddersfield (93.5 per cent).
This is a great video produced by Bournemouth’s Love, Love Film with the help of First Year Zaid Petros as part of his Placement unit
Zaid also worked on this video with LoveLoveFilms for the Olympics in Weymouth which will be premiered at the press release later his month in a 360 degree Igloo.
Hello 2nd years, Bob Cotton will be at AUCB for tutorials with all 2nd years on PPRD unit – come a talk to him about your work, your plans, your progress etc. He will be available 10am till 4pm in the staff office, next to Phil. I’ll try to see everone, but if you can’t be in college, please mail me instead…
This looks like a really interesting play on the old Bolex film camera now brought up to date with a top digital spec. With a retro film camera look it can shoot RAW footage with a resolution of 2048 x 1152 (Super 16mm mode) + 1920 x 1080 pixels (16mm mode).
Click on the image above for more info.
This is an interesting piece by Marshmallowlaserfeast that uses 3D mapping and the Playstation Move controller to allow the viewer to move around the space without breaking the perspective of the projections .
“No SFX, no post production, no cuts, everything you see here is 100% for real.”
“In the past, projection mapping worked only from a single, static view point, and thus was very limited. By attaching the PlayStation Move to the camera, we can track projections to screens in real time, enhancing the effect of spatial deformation and false perspective on the projections and allowing viewers to look round (virtual) corners, bend walls, create a hole in the wall, or remove the walls altogether to reveal vast expanses of virtual worlds.”
You can find more of these videos on their website as well as some photos documenting the creation process of the project here.
Converse’s 3 Artist, 1 Song project, brings together musicians from different disciplines and asks them to work together to create a single music track. Below is the video for the collaboration between the Gorillaz, Andre 3000, and James Murphy for the track “DoYaThing”. The video does a great job of mixing the colourful 3D characters from the Gorillaz with real world environments.
There’s also a short behind the scenes clip that shows some of the processes and post production techniques involved in making the video.
Every now and again something comes along that completely changes the way that things have always been done before. This new audio mixer from Mackie is a traditional 16 input 8 output mixer but all the mixing is done by an iPad which clips on to the front. This on its own is great, making good use of the iPads touch interface.
The REALLY clever thing with this though is it works wirelssly. So traditionally for live shows you have your mixer situated half way back in the auditorium, all the mics and instruments are connected by a huge multicore cable to the mixer then cables from the mixer are run back to the stage to drive the PA amplifiers. This is the way it has always been up until now. With the iPad controller the mixer can stay on stage, you don’t have to run long cables out into the auditorium so there is no signal loss with long cables and you can mix the show from any seat in the audience with the iPad. You can move around the auditorium and check the sound from multiple positions and get the best sound. Up to 10 people can mix from different locations. Cost, about £900
The iPad continues to change peoples perceptions of its capabilities.