London College of Communication graduates from film, TV , sound design, animation and games design courses are set to take the next steps in their creative careers as they prepare to exhibit their final work in LCC Degree Shows 2017: Screen School.
The six cohorts – including students from BA (Hons) Animation, BA (Hons) Film Practice, BA (Hons) Film and Television, BA (Hons) Games Design, BA (Hons) Live Events and Television and BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design – will be exhibiting and screening their work in LCC Degree Shows 2017: Screen School. The show opens with a Private View on Tuesday 6 June, 6-9pm, and exhibiting 7 – 10 June 2017 at The Workshop (SE1 7AG).
View a selection of student projects set to be exhibited as part of the show for consideration for publication below, or explore the work and meet students at our preview event on Tuesday 6 June, 8.30am.
Student work previews:
Giacomo Autili, Kenneth Hang, Felix Ivanovic, Dante Kishishev, Rebecca Perrone, Jack Quiben and Simone Smith
BA (Hons) Animation
‘Oops!’ is a black comedy 2D animated short with a surreal atmosphere. 2 characters, a detective and a policeman, are investigating a crime scene revolving around a pool of blood in the middle of a living room. However, the unexpected presence of a precious, giant witness, whose beak is stuck inside the bookcase, is definitely going to change their investigations…
This animation was made by Giacomo Autili, Kenneth Hang, Felix Ivanovic, Dante Kishishev, Rebecca Perrone, Jack Quiben and Simone Smith and it was mainly inspired by ‘Twin Peaks’, ‘In the Air is Christopher Gray’ and `Minou`.
Students used TV Paint for 2D Animation, 3D Maya for modelling and lighting the room, Photoshop for painting textures for the 3D Background, and After Effects and Premiere for Compositing.
Berakah Amoyaw, Dante Kishishev, Chris Li, Jack Quiben, Pete Robertson, Tesh Samuel, Kristina Stelmaka, Molly Viner and Eleanor Watts
The Grove – A VR Experience
BA (Hons) Animation, BA (Hons) Games Design and BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design.
The Grove is an experience that will transport you to a peaceful pocket of nature that rarely gets the chance to be enjoyed in real life. Based within a forest, you will encounter a variety of different animals, some shy and some scary. Keep your eyes peeled, because they can be found all around. By stepping into this virtual reality experience, you will be able to discover some of the secrets our world has to offer.
The Grove is the result of a cross-course collaboration between a group of 9 students: 6 from BA (Hons) Animation, 2 from BA (Hons) Games Design and 1 from BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design.
Mari Akkanen, Jack Hamilton and Sarah Vaughan
‘The Ferryman Lautturi’
BA (Hons) Film and Television
Lautturi (Ferryman) is a character-driven fantasy short film loosely based on ancient Finnish mythology. The story focuses on an odd friendship that is formed between an outcast village girl and the daughter of Death himself. Neither of the two are properly living or dead and together they are stuck by a river that stands between the Land of the Living and the Underworld.
Shot in the remote forests of southern Finland and in the country’s native language, Lautturi is a bilingual production headed by Finnish writer-director Mari Akkanen and American producer Sarah Vaughan.
The film was accepted into Finland’s Suomi 100 program, a special program curated by Finland’s Prime Ministers’ Office to celebrate the country’s 100th anniversary as an independent country.
Nicky Chue and Julia Almeida Coelho
‘Cakes & Candles’
BA (Hons) Film and Television
Cake & Candles is a web series centred around a year in the life of three queer friends as they celebrate various birthdays. The series explores important themes such as sexuality, gender, and race, but also touch on subjects such as sisterhood, family and youth culture in London.
Cadhla Kennedy Ko, Gabriella Passerello, Zhengayang (Caroline) Qiu and Cherry Walker.
BA (Hons) Film and Television
Mica is a quiet, bookish girl, with very few friends. She has a tendency to turn her emotions inward, not knowing how to express these feelings. This has caused her to become depressed when she has to deal with the abuse that her stepfather inflicts upon her. She thinks that her mother would not understand her problems, in disbelief that her mother could marry a man that is, to her, so clearly bad . Thus, she develops Dissociative Identity Disorder that spawns the other side of her, Alexi.
This film follows a mother’s quest to absolve her daughter, Mica, of a violent murder. Along the way she discovers Mica’s dark secret and has to rethink the family life she thought they led.
BA (Hons) Live Events and Television
TEDxUAL is an independently organised event licensed by TED and run by students from University of the Arts London. Chloe Mattei, BA (Hons) Live Events and Television student, independently led a team of fourteen UAL students to organise the licensed TEDx event in less than five months. The event featured ten speakers and a live performance, with the purpose being to encouraging more students to share ideas, inspire change and collaborate.
This year’s theme was ‘Momentum’, focusing on showing the audience how to get their ideas moving forward by developing concepts through networking, conversation and collaboration.
‘Audible Thoughts: Programme Notes’
BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design
‘The voices in Schizophrenia take any and every relationship to the individual. They converse, threaten, curse, criticise, consult, often in short sentences. They admonish, console, mock, command, or sometimes simply announce everything that’s happening.’ – The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes.
This installation aims to give insight into what it is like to experience the auditory hallucinations often associated with Schizophrenia. It consists of a microphone through which words are spoken. The words are then processed digitally in a way that aims to represent the aspects of voice hearing that have the most creative value.
Ted invites you to speak through this microphone, or alternatively, sit in the middle of the speaker array whilst someone else speaks. The installation aims to ask the question: if you could control the sounds inside someone else’s head what would you make them hear?
About LCC Degree Shows 2017: Screen School
Courses: BA (Hons) Animation, BA (Hons) Film Practice, BA (Hons) Film & Television, BA (Hons) Games Design, BA (Hons) Live Events & Television and BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design,
Exhibition: Wed 7 June – Wed 10 June 2017
Private View: Tuesday 6 June 2017, 6-9pm (RSVP for Private View via Eventbrite)
Free and open to all.
Journalists and editors are also welcome to join preview the show at our VIP Breakfast event on Tuesday 6 June at 8.30am (RSVP for VIP Breakfast via Eventbrite).
About London College of Communication
London College of Communication (LCC), part of University of the Arts London (UAL), is a pioneering world leader in creative communications education and research programmes geared to preparing students for successful creative careers. Our courses are known for being industry focused with students taught by an inspiring community of experienced academics, technical experts and leading specialist practitioners. Generations of award-winning photographers, filmmakers, screenwriters, journalists, broadcasters, designers and advertising and PR professionals have started their careers at LCC, and today’s graduates continue to be highly sought after and win prestigious international awards.
About LCC Degree Shows 2017
Degree Shows 2017 at London College of Communication celebrates the hard work and achievements of more than 900 students across Media, Screen and Design who are preparing to leave us and become the future generation of the creative industries. The shows are free and open to all and will see students present a diverse range of innovative work – from animation to film, games, graphic design, interaction, illustration, photography, sound arts and more – to industry professionals, friends and family, and members of the public throughout three shows in May and June 2017.
About LCC’s Screen School
LCC’s Screen School goes beyond traditional academic models, designed instead to bring film and television together with the disciplines of games, animation, sound arts and design and live events. Through the use of sight and sound, our students are creating lived experiences for their audiences. The School enables students to bridge the gap between aspiration and success in industry. Subjects are not taught in isolation, but within a diverse creative community that encourages working across disciplines, equipping students for the real world.