Where will your Digital Media degree take you?

Graduating and starting a career might seem like a daunting prospect, but it’s also an exciting opportunity to do something you’re passionate about and experience new things. Digital Media Technology covers such a broad range of subjects, our graduates end up in all sorts of different roles. A team of current students and staff from our film courses caught up with some of our Digital Media Technology graduates to see where they are now, and to ask for their advice on starting and building a career.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2: The biggest VFX movie of all time?

by Johrah Al-Homied, BSc Film Technology and Visual Effects student.

The hype for the Visual Effects (VFX) in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (GOG 2) started with director James Gunn claiming in an interview that Ego The Living Planet was going to be the “biggest visual effect of all time”. He said the film contains over a trillion polygons, and after watching it, I can believe that’s true. Ego contains thousands of animated elements. From the water to the leaves dropping on the floor, all these details could need thousands of individual models, depending on how detailed they are, and each model could contain millions of polygons. Continue Reading

Examples of Graphics, Animation and Fractals in Film

by Dr Daniel Doolan, Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering.

Vol Libre (1980) created by Loren Carpenter is an extremely well known example of early computer animation. It used fractal terrain generation of create a fly-through of a three dimensional landscape. This would in turn lead on to the development of the Genesis Sequence in Star Trek II the Wrath of Khan (1982) (IMDB).

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