Animation Projects Featured at Tea Festival

Friday 14 September 2018
Tea Festival

Films produced by Animation & Visual Effects students will be screened at the Gyllngdune Tea Festival hosted at the Princess Pavilion.

The event, due to be held on Sunday 23 September, will feature fifteen short animations centred around the subject of tea and exploring different angles, from the comedic to the historic. The films will be shown in the theatre during the day, and were created by first year Animation students as their first client brief.

Senior Lecturer Derek Hayes, who was in charge of the project, said: "Client briefs and teamwork are vital parts of the animation industry and we introduce both as early as possible, in order to give our students the best possible chance of getting jobs when they leave university.

"Of course, we like to keep things as interesting as possible and when the festival came to us with the idea of doing short films on the subject, we thought it would be a great opportunity to have some fun along with the hard work."

The Gyllyngdune Tea Festival is an annual celebration of all things tea, taking place every September in the Gyllngdune Gardens from 11am to 5pm. This year's activities include tea tastings, tea dances, crafts, performances, music and much more.