Blogs tagged "North"

November 2017

Manimation 2017: Report – Panel 2, State of Play: Games Up North!

Posted on: Thursday 16 November 2017 4:49pm

This session discussed how programmers, animators, artists and musicians are coming together to once again create world class games in the North Takeaway: 2016: Global spend was £100bn on games industry in UK. Manchester is the biggest city outside of London for game developers. The North has a strong heritage in making games and is a hub of world class creative talent. UK universities need to offer specific courses – there are very specific skill-set shortages. Marketing skills should be built into courses so graduates know how to make money. Analytics systems are vital in order to make money from game developing. Visibility and exposure of games as well as putting the right tools in the right hands will see…

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November 2016

Manimation 2016: Report – Showcase 1: Motion in the North

Posted on: Thursday 17 November 2016 4:47pm by Helen Dugdale

Speaker: Jonathan Ashworth, Mighty Giant Takeaway: Manchester’s animation industry is highly regarded and distinct. The creative talent is attracting attention from the across the UK and internationally. Recruiting talent can be tricky, building strong allegiances with the regional universities can help this. Detail: Jonathan introduced a video featuring members of Motion in the North, a Manchester-based group for motion designers, animators, filmmakers and VFX artists, talking about their experiences of getting into, and working within, the Manchester animation sector. The message was that the Manchester animation scene is growing and developing nicely, and the strong talent pool is making its mark on the world at large. The Manchester animation industry is also really optimistic and excited about VR and is…

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