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Job Vacancies at folly

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Date: 1 Dec 2008
Website: http://www.folly.co.uk/opportunities
Location: england

Outline:

folly is recruiting for two positions within a small but highly motivated and innovative team. You will be working with us to continue to develop leading programmes of activity and projects that consistently punch above their weight. We are looking for professional self organisers as follows:

1. Project Coordinator for Portable Pixel Playground
2. Technical Developer

Both of these posts will be P/T and initially offered as a 6 month contract. Both posts will be based in our Lancaster office. For further information and job descriptions/person specifications please visit http://www.folly.co.uk/opportunities

Deadline for applications is Monday 1st December

Area: not in wales

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For A Beautiful Web ! Visual Web Design Master Class

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Date: 1st December 2008
Website: http://forabeautifulweb.com/announcing/visualdesign_08/
Location: england

Outline:

Have you ever wanted web site design and development training to be a bit more, well, creative? Join Andy Clarke and special guest Brendan Dawes for a special full day learning how you can create masterful designs for the web. This one-day Visual web design Master Class will inspire you to make the best design possible for the web, how to discover new ideas and new ways of working. If you work as a visual web designer, a print designer who wants to know what makes the web special or you are a technical person who is keen to learn more about how visual designers think and work, this master class will take you to the next level and beyond.

You will learn to:
* Find new ways to be inspired to make better designs
* Improve layouts with grid-based techniques
* Improve readability through better typography
* Use small details to big effect
* Make designs stand apart from the crowd
* Understand how progressive CSS improves designs

Your ticket includes
* A full day of original learning content
* Exclusive access to master class materials
* Access to example files
* Lunch and refreshments throughout
* Ample time for questions to be answered
* A chance to talk to like-minded people

What you`ll take home. You will head home inspired and invigorated by a full day of ideas, practical knowledge and the tools to make the web more beautiful.

Places are strictly limited. We will be limiting the maximum number of people attending to 40, so that you will be able to get involved and have all your questions answered.

Register now for only £395.00 including VAT
http://stuffandnonsense.eventwax.com:80/web-design-master-class-london-2008

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Workshops at SAND

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Date: 15 – 26 Nov 2008
Website: http://www.smu.ac.uk/sand/SANDWorkshops.html
Location: wales

Outline:

SAND (Swansea Animation Days) is a five day annual international CGI (computer generated imagery) event taking place in Swansea from 24 – 28 Nov. A number of workshops are included in the programme:

* CLAYMATION – Tim Allen
Tim Allen will be leading this year`s `Claymation` workshop for clay and stop-frame animation. Tim is a highly experienced freelance stop motion animator working on many successful series & films including `Creature Comforts USA`, Tim Burton`s `Corpse Bride` and the Oscar winning `Peter & the Wolf“ as Senior Animator.

Full day workshop – Saturday 16th November

* ACTING FOR ANIMATORS – Ed Hooks
`Acting for Animators` guru, Ed Hooks, returns to lead this professional workshop designed for animators, new media designers, games designers and teachers who want their characters to convince their audience. Ed is a pioneer in acting training, designed specifically for animators, having taught at most major studios including DreamWorks/PDI, Disney Feature Animation & Electronic Arts.

Full day workshop – Tuesday 24th November

* STORYLINING IN A CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT – Jonathan Clements
Anime expert Jonathan Clements of Muramasa Industries discusses `Storylining in a Corporate Environment.` Aspiring writers, designers and animators are all welcome — as in the real world, the workshop will comprise group efforts to reach saleable solutions. Jonathan is a scriptwriter for media as diverse as Doctor Who on the radio, the computer game Halcyon Sun, and the Sci Fi channel show Saiko Exciting.

Half day workshop – Wednesday 26th November

*ANIMATED THOUGHT SHOWERS- Rick Villeneuve
Independent Animator Rick Villenueve`s workshop `Animated Thought Showers` provides a practical approach on how to develop and present animation concepts for specific Medias, from television series to feature films, independent short films to interactive games. Rick`s television & film work includes the `Beatrix Potter` series and ´Ferngully, The Last Rainforest”.

Full day workshop – Thursday 27th November

* MAYA WORKSHOP – Escape Studios
Escape Studios are holding the Maya Workshop for intermediate/advanced level. Covering specific aspects of the Autodesk Maya software package.

Half day workshop – Wednesday 26th November

Workshops are between just £10 – £25 for a half day session or between £15 – £45 for a full day session. In addition if you book 3 or more workshops, as an individual, you are eligible for a 30% discount.

For further information and to book visit http://www.smu.ac.uk/sand/SANDWorkshops.html

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Vacancies at Creative Mwldan

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 31 Oct 2008
Website: http://www.mwldan.com/job.php
Location: wales

Outline:

Creative Mwldan in Cardigan are currently recruiting for the roles of: Sales and Marketing Executive; Creative Producer and Creative Media Technician.

* SALES AND MARKETING EXECUTIVE
£19,449 PA
We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Sales and Marketing Executive to drive our business on to the next level. You must be an ambitious and a driven individual with a proven track record in sales and marketing and a dedication to achieve clear strategic objectives. The role requires someone that is analytical, self disciplined with excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to research sales opportunities and to sensitively and appropriately pitch sales tenders and sales quotations.

* CREATIVE PRODUCER
£21,230 PA
We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Creative Producer with a good knowledge of art direction and the ability to manage, initiate and deliver in a busy environment. You must have significant relevant experience in developing and delivering content across many different media including; motion graphics, DVD authoring, digital video production, digital still photography, graphic design, interactive design and animation.

*CREATIVE MEDIA TECHNICIAN
£16,501 PA
We are currently looking to recruit a Creative Media Technician capable of devising and producing design solutions across many different media including: motion graphics, DVD authoring, digital video production, digital still photography, graphic design, interactive design and animation. You will have the practical experience and technical knowledge required to maintain and operate video production equipment including DV cameras and non-linear editing facilities.

If you are interested in any of these roles please contact Louise O`Neill for a job pack: louise@mwldan.co.uk

Closing dates for applications is 10am on the 31st October 2008

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Who Wants to Be?

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 7 Nov 2008, 8-10pm
Website: http://whowantstobe.co.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

`Who Wants to Be…?` is a live reality game-show where the audience make up the questions, have all the answers, and set their own rules.

200 people will buy £10 tickets making a £2000 cash pot, then spend 2 hours proposing, discussing, and creatively modifying each others ideas for what to do together with a £2k budget. `Who Wants to Be…?` is:

* A radical experiment in audience participation http://tinyurl.com/wwtb0
* A fun new way to support & fund local projects http://tinyurl.com/wwtb3
* A tool for public visualisation and co-design http://tinyurl.com/wwtb1

Previously on `Who Wants to Be…?` the audience very nearly voted to sack the host and put their money behind the theatre bar. Suggestions included group ownership of a dog, guerilla gardening in the City of London, and a symbolic burning of the cash. Finally the audience decided to buy a woodland! Each audience member is now a co-owner of a share in a beautiful Welsh woodland to be looked after for future generations.

£2000 buys anything from a prefabricated log cabin to a signed Damien Hirst print, 9642 packets of crisps, or rent on a London flat for a month of parties. Gamble it, donate it, invest it, waste it! Bring your ideas, your tenner and your vote to the Unicorn Theatre on Friday 7th of November and decide.

Book (invest in) your tickets at http://whowantstobe.co.uk/

`Who Wants to Be…?` is part of the London Games Fringe: http://www.londongamesfringe.com

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Welsh Art Now

12:00 am in Publication by bloc

Website: www.welshartnow.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

We are pleased to announce the publication of issue 1 of WelshArtNow (WAN). WAN is a new quarterly art magazine that discusses art with a Welsh connection. WAN is A4 sized and contains 48 pages, printed in colour on high quality art paper. WAN will ride on the crest of positive change and the sense of optimism that defines modern Wales; there would not seem a better time to launch a new and dynamic cultural arts magazine. Welsh art, now has its own platform and can take centre stage. A wide range of art is featured, ranging from cartoons to gallery art; there will even be an art ‘centre fold’ in each issue! As far as we are concerned it’s all art and is interesting in its own way. It would seem to make perfect sense to feature different types of art side by side. Although about ‘now’ the magazine is interested in the rich and varied history of Wales and its people. Apart from talking about art the magazine will feature lots of original art specific to a magazine format (think of it as a gallery within a magazine).

For further details contact Jackie Allman editor@welshartnow.co.uk, tel: 01633 675029 or visit the website.

Area: all wales

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GEO GOO (Info Park)

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Date: 18 Oct – 9 Nov 2008
Website: http://www.imal.org/GEOGOO/
Location: international

Outline:

JODI (www.jodi.org), the Belgian-Dutch duo pioneer of Net Art, explores the relations between the world we build through the Internet and the one based on our past mental and physical maps. Services such as GoogleMaps have changed radically our worldview by making the Globe accessible as a commercial multi-user surface. Mapping these online geometrical constructs to reality and vice versa, overlaying their figures as jogging paths, The `Parc Royal` of Brussels (Warande Park) becomes an INFO Park revealing symbols and mysteries of the capitale of Belgium and Europe, amplifying or deconstructing them through an intricate web of data and associations.

More on http://www.imal.org/GEOGOO

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e-support for Welsh business (West Wales and the Valleys)

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Website: http://wales.gov.uk/news/latest/081022esupport/
Location: wales

Outline:

The £10 million Strategic e-Business Support Programme will provide enterprises in West Wales and the Valleys with support to improve crucial elements of their operations. Businesses committed to innovation and technology will be able to get assistance that ranges from on-line support with ICT to forming part of a ‘digital network’ to boost advanced collaboration.

They will receive subsidised ‘best in field’ expertise in areas such as stock handling and customer relationship management ´ as well as a range of working practices such as invoicing, production processes and sales forecasts.

For more information contact the Welsh Assembly on 0845 010 3300 (English) or 0845 010 4400 (Welsh).

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Shaping Supertoys

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Date: 25 Nov 2008
Website: http://www.creativetechnologynetwork.co.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

How will product design change as computing power becomes stronger, smaller and cheaper? Supertoys already integrate themselves tightly into society. They speak secret languages, play games, seek praise, form relationships, and seamlessly become ‘the perfect friend’ ´ but how will they develop in the future?

This practical workshop, invites you to join a team of technologists, creatives, product designers and young experts to consider ‘if silicon chips were super cheap and super powerful, what toy would you design?’

A prize will be awarded to the winning pitch, as voted for by a panel of young experts. This event is run in collaboration with Arnolfini, in response to Supertoys, 22 Nov – 18 Jan 2009.

This is a free event, but please reserve your place by visiting:
http://creative-technology-network.eventwax.com/shaping-supertoys

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Dark Windows

12:00 am in Publication by bloc

Date: 31st October 2008
Website: http://www.darkwindows.co.uk
Location: international

Outline:

Neil Coombs, author of ´Studying Surrealist & Fantasy Cinema” (Auteur, 2007) has published his first novel ´Dark Windows” through the leading international on-line publisher Lulu.com. There is a limited edition of 100 illustrated copies available in hardback from http://www.lulu.com/content/4547237 and the paperback will be available from major bookshops very shortly.

The book; set in Wales, London, Switzerland, Spain and Surrey; builds on his knowledge of film gained through 13 years as a college lecturer, weaving the history of cinema into the narrative of a satirical conspiracy thriller.

Synopsis: The apparent accidental death of an unknown man leads provincial college lecturer, Larry Went, to a startling conclusion. A notebook, containing a series of baffling clues, seems to confirm Larry’s hunch that the dead man was a famous European film-maker and intellectual. With the support of a cast of disparate friends, Larry begins to unravel a mystery that reveals a deadly battle between revolutionary and reactionary forces that has infected 20th century history and continues to affect and control contemporary society.

Area: northern bloc