Monthly Archives: February 2013

Computer Art and Design video

If you look back through the earlier posts on this blog you’ll notice that it originated as a way to show the coursework I was doing during my HND Computer Art and Design course (and yikes, there are a lot of unexpected slashes in that URL) which I did before moving on to DJCAD in Dundee. A few weeks ago I got invited back to my alma mater to be interviewed for a film they were making to attract people to the course. Here’s the result, featuring a bunch of very talented alumni, and me! There are also some snippets of my graded unit work and my Processing showreel featured, which is nice. The students have put together a really nice showcase for the course.

The main reason for writing this is to encourage anyone wondering whether this course might be for them to go and check it out. When I applied I had pretty much zero art and design experience, just a few terrible renders I’d made in 3ds Max and some horrendous sketching, but David thankfully decided to take a chance on me, and within just a few weeks he’d blown my mind with something that’s radically changed my course for the better and opened up an enormous number of potential doorways for me. I can’t really thank David, Dianne and Andy enough for all the help they gave us, and it looks like the facilities they have access to are better than when I was there too.

Anyway, if you’re interested in the course and want to talk about it with someone who’s done it (in a totally non-official capacity), I’m happy to oblige- that’s the least I can do after all that I got out of it. You can leave a comment here or go through my contact page.

Here’s the video:

I’ll not mention the fact that they misspelt my surname though… wait, what?