Featured Project: Blending Spaces in New York

We’re pleased to be able to share the video celebrating the Blended Spaces project we have been working on with Farmingdale College in New York State.  You can find out more about the project and exhibition here – https://blendedspaces.tumblr.com/

Dr. Tom Flint is currently making plans for next year’s joint project – this time the students from Farmingdale will be visiting us in Edinburgh in August.  Watch this space to see what happens!  If any current students want to be involved this year in Edinburgh and next year in New York please get in touch with Tom.

Featured Project: Sleeping Knight by Mat Michniewski

Mat is one of our year 4 Digital Media and Interaction Design students.  This piece shows off his skills in integrating additional visual elements and effects into video.

You can see more of Mat’s work here- http://matmichniewski.com/

This work was created for Visual Effects Storytelling, one of the year 4 modules on the Digital Media and Interaction Design course.  The module is run  by Dr. Richard Hetherington and Andrew McKelvey.  Look out for more great work from our students soon.

Many thanks to Mat for allowing us to share his work.

Featured Project: Motion Graphics by Barna Imre

Barna Imre,  one of our year 3 Digital Media and Interaction Design students, describes his motion graphics projects as “kafkaesque nonsense”.  The piece has a strong visual style and challenges viewers to look a little more deeply at his work to discover some of the cultural references within.

This work was created for Motion Graphics, one of the year 3 modules on the Digital Media and Interaction Design courses.  The module is run  by Dr. Richard Hetherington and Andrew McKelvey.  Look out for more great work from our students soon.

Many thanks to Barna for allowing us to share his work.

Featured Project: Under the Weather by Murray Paterson

This Motion Graphic was created by Year 3 Digital Media Global Student Murray Paterson.

Murray says “The visual Inspiration behind Under the Weather was drawn from tiger aspect studio’s “Charlie and Lola”, where they create this really playful rough cut collage aesthetic by mixing hand drawn elements with chopped up photographs. I thought it would help give the piece a nice, light hearted kind of atmosphere. As for the inspiration for the story, my walk to uni had a big part to play really. For a month or so before the piece was due, walking through Bruntsfield links was comically windy. I was nearly getting blown off my feet day to day, plastic bags were terrorising civilians and i imagined men with toupees refusing to leave their homes. I found it all quite funny and thought it would be appropriate subject matter for our brief themed: ‘the environment’. “

Murray is off to Australia on placement in a few weeks – hope that the weather is better behaved for him there!

This work was created for Motion Graphics, one of the year 3 modules on the Digital Media and Interaction Design courses.  The module is run  by Dr. Richard Hetherington and Andrew McKelvey.  Look out for more great work from our students soon.

Many thanks to Murray for allowing us to share his work.

Featured Project: The Biggest Picture by Calum Parsons

This project is by year 4 Digital Media and Interaction Design student, Calum Parsons.   Calum says  “I wanted to experience working with green screens in an outdoor location on this project. The howling wind and rain on the day of the shoot certainly made it challenging, and dealing with it in post-production ruined my life for two weeks.  2/10 would not recommend. Turned out pretty okay though.  Fun module.”  

You can see more of Calum’s work here-  https://vimeo.com/calumparsons

This work was created for Visual Effects Storytelling, one of the year 4 modules on the Digital Media and Interaction Design course.  The module is run  by Dr. Richard Hetherington and Andrew McKelvey.  Look out for more great work from our students soon.

Many thanks to Calum for allowing us to share his work.

Featured Project: The invisible Sixteen, game concept.

We are excited to share the pitch video for The invisible Sixteen – a concept for a game based on Burke and Hare that was created by Alan, Alba, Celina and James for their Digital Storytelling Coursework.  In the game, users must choose a character to play and then help to find missing people at various locations around Edinburgh. The team designed all aspects of the game, from user interactions and sound design to additional materials to help extend the experience.

Character selection – each character has their own attributes,

One of the characters makes some strange discoveries at Edinburgh’s Surgeon’s Hall Museum.

Character moving through the scene and his position in the game world shown in the inset.

The team created additional media to help create a buzz around the screen-based game and expand on the experience.

This work was created for Digital Storytelling, one of the year 3 modules on the Digital Media and Interaction Design course.  The module is run  by Dr. Tom Flint and Fiona Stewart.  Look out for more great work from our students soon.

Many thanks to the team for allowing us to share their work.

Featured Project: Flint, Interactive Talking Book

Flint is a concept for an interactive talking book that was created by Silvia, Kaia, Adam & Katie for their Digital Storytelling Coursework.  The project is (loosely!) based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Tinderbox.  The team produced a comprehensive range of concept materials to help visualise their project.   As well as their pitch video, you can see here an interactivity map, various concept designs and plans to include Braille to make the project more accessible.   They even managed to find an abandoned wild west town, right here in Edinburgh!

Flint Concept Book Cover

 Flint Interactivity Map

Flint Concept Book Wild West mood boardFlint Concept Book Braille example

This work was created for Digital Storytelling, one of the year 3 modules on the Digital Media and Interaction Design course.  The module is run  by Dr. Tom Flint and Fiona Stewart.  Look out for more great work from our students soon.

Many thanks to the team for allowing us to share their work.

Guest Post: More than just study abroad… by Matt Blaikie

Today’s post has been written by Matt who is in year 3 of our Digital Media Global course and is currently studying in Australia.   As you can see from his images and video he is taking full advantage of the experience!

My semester abroad has easily been the best decision I’ve ever made. I know it sounds stereotypical and you’ve heard it a bunch of times but it’s true. I’ve met so many people and made so many close friends that it’s difficult to imagine never meeting these people. I feel I was fortunate in the fact that my accommodation (International House) was full of people just like me and we got along right from the start. There were 12 of us in total and we planned our first trip a couple weeks in, hiring a couple of cars and doing a road trip through the great Ocean Road.  We’ve travelled to Cairns when we had a week off University and also went to Tasmania for the weekend! After our semester finished we went from Melbourne to Sydney to Brisbane, Gold Coast and now Bali.

Found the Scottish beach hut on Brighton beach! 

Sydney!

New friends

And Bali!

It’s great to see Matt making the most of his time abroad, looking forward to finding out about all he and the other Global students who are currently with him have learned and seeing more of their photos and videos in September when they come back for year 4.  Talk to us if you are a current or prospective student and you fancy an adventure like this!  

Thanks to Matt for the words and photos.

Guest Post: My time in Germany… by Dan Tocik

We just wanted to share these images that show the huge range of projects our Digital Media Global student Dan Tocik was involved in during his study abroad in Germany.  He’s back to Scotland now and using his new skills for his honours year.

Talk to us if you are a current or prospective student and you fancy an adventure like this!  

Thanks to Dan Tocik for the images.

Featured Project: Blending spaces in New York

 

Our year 3 students Mat and Alison have been working with Dr. Tom Flint at Farmingdale College in New York State.  They’ve worked with students there to create an exhibition that blends art and technology with interesting spaces focussed around the  “Highline”.  Mat and Alison received funding from our mobility fund to enable them to travel and build on what they are learning at Edinburgh Napier.  Here they are demonstrating some Augmented Reality technology to the group. You can follow their progress on their blog https://blendedspaces.tumblr.com/ and on Tom’s Twitter account – @tomflint

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