The Future is Bright...and Yellow


Over the past 9 months, 11 young people, all from varied backgrounds, have spent some time with us at Yellow Mouse Studios. Each one has bought a different personality and energy to the studio in the time spent here, but all with one thing in common a love for animation and film.

During approximately 55 days (or 440 hours) we have witnessed infectious animation inquiry and technical development, which has led, we hope, to each one of these artists leaving us knowing more about how the industry works, and with a continued passion to develop an artistic career.

"During approximately 55 days (or 440 hours) we have witnessed infectious animation inquiry and technical development"

Throughout their time with us, we gave them an opportunity to use high spec equipment, whilst exposing them to the very industry they have a passion for. We handed them a chance to solve real technical problems in a commercial environment, and they got access to industry expertise, which allowed them a platform to create some little snippets of magic.

But it wasn’t all one sided! In opening our doors and sharing our knowledge, we got an introduction to some fabulously bright minds. They have challenged us look at our processes, and in doing so have magnified our understanding of what we do and how we do it.

We have been introduced to a tiny fraction of some of the brilliant young artists that reside in Devon and Cornwall. Who knows, one day they might choose to come back and see us again, or even ask us to help them in their own creative ventures. Either way, we have planted tiny seeds of nurture and encouragement all over the West Country, creating a local creative network . We’ve also got 11 young people sharing their experience with us, amongst their wider creative communities....it doesn't get much better than that!

"In opening our doors and sharing our knowledge, we got an introduction to some fabulously bright minds"

Here's a little list we've compiled to introduce you to these artists, and what they accomplished in the short time we had them with us.….Pretty impressive we'd say! Just imagine what the Devon creative industry landscape could look like in the next 10 years if talent like this is inspired to flourish and grow!

Bryony

Princes Trust, Exeter College

Animated spaceman - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Character animator

Victoria

Cuthbert Mayne, Torquay

Business logo - Adobe Photoshop

Charlotte

Fowey River Academy

Animation based on a game character - Adobe Illustrator, After Effects

Kayleigh

Barking and Dagenham College BA Hons Animation Graduate

Animated and rigged characters - Adobe Illustrator, Character Animator, After Effects

Arielle

Plymouth College of Art

3D rigging - Maya

Alex

UWE Bristol BA Hons Film Making Graduate

Filmed footage for Little Park Farm promo - Camera work, Editing

Libby

Plymouth College of Art

Concept art for game characters and environments - Adobe Phot

Hollie

Plymouth College of Art 2D animations for Augmented Reality Christmas trail, as seen on BBC Spotlight - Animate, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop

Julia

Plymouth College of Art BA Hons Film Graduate

Augmented Reality advert and stop-motion set construction - Film work, Set design

Bronte

Princes Trust, Exeter College

Illustrated characters - Adobe Photoshop

Kira

Colyton Grammar School

3D animation, 2D animation and Augmented Reality book cover - Maya, Adobe Photoshop,

After Effects

"Just imagine what the Devon creative industry landscape could look like in the next 10 years if talent like this is inspired to flourish and grow!"

So there you have it! Lots of thanks to the guys who have been with us and we look forward to meeting you again in the future!

Yellow Mouse Studios

The article copy was written by Jonathan Harper

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