Look at that – it’s day 3 already! Today we’ve had yet more inspiring talks and impressive demos. Have a look at just a few of the events we’ve enjoyed watching and what the highlights have been so far…
We popped along to Tori’s first songwriting workshop, where she advised students on some of the best techniques – and things to avoid – when writing your own music.
.@torisheardmusic is set up to carry out songwriting sessions for our budding musicians on day 3 #IW20 pic.twitter.com/Zs6h2oT3cP— Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (@Confetti_ICT) March 4, 2020
Rosie’s path to a career in lighting design involved study, hard work and persistence – something which the students in the audience were really encouraged by.
Rosie Haigh is talking to students about her career as a lighting designer #IW20 pic.twitter.com/UtfFDDJLR8— Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (@Confetti_ICT) March 4, 2020
Andy, the Managing Director of Stencil Design in Nottingham, delivered a fascinating talk to students about newsstand versus subscription for magazine sales, what makes front covers work, and explained some of the tricky decisions magazine editors have to make.
Andy Afford from @STENCIL_UK gave a fascinating talk to our students about magazine design #IW20 pic.twitter.com/sZXjXf2LWJ— Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (@Confetti_ICT) March 4, 2020
Songwriter, music manager and former director of A&R at Polydor Records, Paul Adam, offered students some fantastic advice – like how it’s really important to make your Spotify account “your world”. This is valuable advice coming from the man who signed Busted and McFly!
.@deanjacksondj is interviewing Paul Adam on his career in the music industry, having worked for the likes of Island Records, Polydor Records and more #IW20 pic.twitter.com/wWDUldmDac— Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (@Confetti_ICT) March 4, 2020
Erol’s talk gave students a detailed insight into visual composition in games. Working for Splash Damage, his company has produced games including ‘Gears of War’, ‘Dirty Bomb’ and ‘Halo: MCC’.
Erol Kentli has been explaining visual composition in games to students this afternoon #IW20 pic.twitter.com/oVpdf8neii— Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (@Confetti_ICT) March 4, 2020
Former Confetti student Ibriz spoke to students about his work in the Esports industry; something which proved very exciting for the audience in which there were a lot of Esports fans.
His talk touched on his path from studying to getting a job, how to get experience and exposure of the Esports industry during your studies, and how to write the perfect CV to get you that first job within the industry.
.@ibrizLoL is talking to our students about freelancing in Esports #IW20 pic.twitter.com/BKrR1SWUlP— Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (@Confetti_ICT) March 4, 2020
Senior Software Engineer Ben gave students some valuable tips about coding for games and general game engineering. He also shared some beautiful game footage from some of the projects he’s worked on, which was a treat to watch.
.@GridlockBen is chatting to students about programming techniques, tips and tricks in games #IW20 pic.twitter.com/X7YPu1rn5H— Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (@Confetti_ICT) March 4, 2020
We’ve also enjoyed events from Triskelle Pictures, JP Braddock, games artist Joe Tyas, mindfulness coach Bob James, designer James Hall, illustrator and designer Tess Redburn, character designer Seb Burnett, collective Sinai Sound System, Petra Mandova and even the annual King of Iron First Challenge Cup over in Antenna Bar. What a day!
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