3Dami is a 7 day summer school where groups of students run their own studio and create their own animated short film from scratch. It operates at the intersection of art and technology (computer science), and is well suited to students with an interest in both. Students get to experience a semi-realistic studio setup, and create their film as a real studio would – it requires teamwork, thinking on your feet and hard work. The finished films are premièred at a screening on the final evening. The skills taught are directly related to the film effects and computer game industries, both of which are booming in the UK. There will be an industry visit and talks given by experts.
The event is completely free for UK students aged 15-18 (includes free food, transport and accommodation!) and runs at UCL (London) 22nd July – 30th July 2015 and Cardiff University 29th July – 6th August 2015. Please visit the website (3dami.org) to watch last year’s films and for further details, including how to apply. This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Funds. This programme is also supported through UCL and Cardiff University.
Last year’s completed films, ‘No Pain, No Train’, ‘Snail Fail’, and ‘Baby Rumble’ can all be found here