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About cparso02

senior lecturer at University of Wales, Newport

  Check out this recent compilation spanning 15 years of Newport animated excellence!! A real celebration of our achievements – great films, great graduates! Advertisements

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Animated Exeter…..

Fun day in Exeter – thanks to Susannah Shaw for her tireless devotion to this great festival… Students attending talks by Double Negative and  Mind Candy. SHOW ME THE ANIMATION!  Also really interesting to hear about new initiative from Bristol based … Continue reading

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Newport success at Ffresh Festival

Amidst another Newport clean up for the Ffresh Festival (best doc, best fiction, best of festival) is best animation for Barnaby Dixon’s Powerful Turf, and Audience award for Lauren Orme’s thought provoking You Got Beautiful. Both can be seen in … Continue reading

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…And the Winner is….

….Lucas Pelegrinetigrynszpan…. Lucas is a Brazilian student who has joined us for the second year on an exchange project. We thought his illustration was wonderfully quirky and original, with buckets of brazilian charm! We shall be sending the card round to … Continue reading

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Animatechapman – Exciting Competition

Adobe is sponsoring an Animation Competition with Monty Python for students across Europe that we’ve extended the deadline until 1 January 2013. I am working with the producer for the  latest Monty Python film due out 24th  Jan 2013 – … Continue reading

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Cai Matthews!

Graduate Cai Matthews demonstrates that there is an alternative to the conventional  career paths of games, vfx or conventional animation studios. Following graduation in 2009,  Cai worked for moving image organisation Onedotzero ( After an initial internship, he worked on … Continue reading

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2012 films ready to view!!

We are pleased to announce that the latest crop of Newport films are now ready to view – check them out in the ‘our films’ section. They are for private screening only though, so please contact me for the password. … Continue reading

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Creative Skillset showcase and Studio visits, july 2012

  This year has been rounded off with a 2 day visit to Soho. It started off with the best ever Creative Skillset Showcase at the Vinyl Factory in Poland Street, featuring round table discussions and speed networking sessions with industry … Continue reading

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Goodbye James!!

After 8 years at Newport, James Manning will be going down under to take up an exciting post in Auckland, New Zealand. Newport has a lot to thank James for,  not least the setting up of this blog, which I will … Continue reading

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