We’ve reached the penultimate day of Industry Week today, and we’ve enjoyed many a good talk and inspiring demo throughout the day. Have a look at a few of the events we’ve enjoyed watching today and what the highlights have been…
Do It For Real panels from both former music and media students joined us today, giving some great insight on how they’ve got to where they are in their careers since leaving Confetti. The alumni’s glowing reviews of Confetti and how much their time here has helped them get ahead in their industries has been music to our current students’ ears!
Confetti alumni Gaz Frost (@congi_music), George Patchett, Tom Wood and Hannah Wood at our Do It For Real panel - discussions kick off about their reasons for joining Confetti (getting their hands on amazing kit was a huge pull!) #IW19 pic.twitter.com/2T8I2HcLUA— Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (@Confetti_ICT) March 7, 2019
Junior 2D Artist Tori Aspinall on time management:— Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (@Confetti_ICT) March 7, 2019
“Don’t go into your day expecting it to go a certain way – because it won’t and you will be flummoxed. Be careful planning your time. Do necessary things and leave time for the unexpected”.#IW19 pic.twitter.com/EeLlsNdnFr
Ceri Wade of Arcadia – the company responsible for the amazing giant spider at Glastonbury – did an inspiring talk for students and spoke of Arcadia’s plans to create a more immersive experience rather than a traditional stage. We can’t wait to see what’s next!
In @MetronomeNotts, @A_rcadia Operations Manager Ceri Wade has been discussing her role, as well as Arcadia’s vision of wanting to create a more immersive experience to rival a traditional stage setup! #IW19 pic.twitter.com/3nWG1J4xVq— Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (@Confetti_ICT) March 7, 2019
Henry Normal – comedian, writer and poet (amongst other things) – gave students an insight into working within the arts and how to write that perfect story. It’s safe to say he had the entire audience in stitches throughout his talk, as he spoke about his experiences of working on some huge shows like Gavin and Stacey, Alan Partride: Alpha Papa, The Parole Officer, SOS: Save Our Skins and Packet of Three!
“If you’re writing a script, don’t set it in London, set it away - that’s what producers and employers are looking for now...as well as crews.— Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (@Confetti_ICT) March 7, 2019
So many people are competing for spots in London...set it in #Nottingham.”
Henry Normal at #IW19 pic.twitter.com/Bm81Uabtz6
The Oliver Twins provided students with some great advice on working in games development. They spoke about digital distribution, smart devices and the power of persistence in the industry.
Artist manager Phil Sales joined us today to talk about his experiences in the music industry. A huge name on the music, Phil has managed Calvin Harris and DJ Sasha!
We’ve also enjoyed Rainbow Jam: GameJam for charity – a fantastic event which raised hundreds of pounds for Rainbows Hospice, demo from lead artist at Splash Damage Erol Kentli, a talk from lighting engineer Jermaine Edwards, a great presentation by animation director Chris Seed, a talk about documentary photography by the wonderful Aria Shahrokhshahi, acting and production workshops with Abigail Longstaffe and David Raper of Mandy.com, a talk from Chris Cook and a gaming tournament.