If you’ve been following progress with ‘Digital Dark Age’ you’ll know that I’ve recently completed my degree in music production with Futureworks here in Manchester, where I’ve been studying since September last year (after doing the first two years of my course online). It’s been a pretty hectic year to be quite honest, especially when factoring in freelance projects and portfolio work into the mix, but really enjoyable nonetheless, and I’ve met some super talented folk along the way!
Last week I showcased my digital wares at their annual degree show and it was fantastic to see a lot of the other students work on display. It can be a little insular when you’re constantly working on your own projects (not to mention being in dark studios all the time) so I took the chance to chat with folks and see what they’ve been up to!
One thing that really stood out to me was the overall quality of the work, particularly in the areas of animation, 3D art and environment design (although that being said it’s much easier to showcase this than audio / video in that kind of environment). Some of the final projects and portfolio pieces really made an impact and showed just how many creative and talented people attend Futureworks, even though they’re not always that good at blowing their own trumpets! I thought I’d drop a few links below to some of the folks I chatted to and would highly recommend checking out their work…
Bradley Mayo (3D Environment / game design)
Ellie Durkin (Illustration / Animation)
Sean Lewis (Sound Design)
Lisa Lau (Illustration / Animation)
Amy Collins (Composer)