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Local Clonmel Student wins National award!

Congratulations to a Clonmel Animation graduate, Jodi Henry, whose short film 'Let's be Friends' won the prestigious Best Music/Sound Design category at Animation Dingle Film Festival. Jodi completed the Digital Animation Production Degree at Limerick Institute of Technology in Clonmel and her animated short was her final year project. As well as the major award, Jodi was also nominated for the Best Irish Student Animation Award.

“Let’s be Friends?” is the charming story of a curious hedgehog, who realises he is all alone and is missing out on the fun of having company, but with the help of his imagination sets out on a journey for friendship. The short is 4 minutes long and you can view it online on the animation facebook page in the coming weeks at: http://www.facebook.com/animation.lit

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L-R Jodi Henry and Fred Cook. Jodi Henry as she accepts the award

Two other short films created by LIT Animation students were also screened and made the Official Selection at the Dingle Festival. These are: “A Little Light” by graduate Rachel Barrett and “Encounter of the Purple Kind” by 2nd years Evan Maher, Aidan Wall and Martin Whelan.

The BSc (Hons) in Digital Animation Production is for students who wish to design, create and animate for both 2D and 3D platforms such as TV, Film and Games. There is a focus on developing students’ core skills in traditional animation disciplines of drawing, illustration, character and environment design with a strong emphasis on animation principles. Building on this base, students continue to develop their creative voice and are trained in industry standard processes, software and technologies to see their visions brought to life on screen. Digital Animation Production is a unique Honours Degree based right here in Clonmel that blends traditional art practices with creative technologies to produce the future of animation talent in Ireland and abroad.

To find out more, check out: http://www.lit.ie/Courses/LC518/default.aspx. You can also email the Programme Coordinator at Andrew.Crotty@lit.ie

Local Clonmel Student wins National award! Jodi Henry being presented with her award
L-R Jodi Henry being presented with her award and still Image from “lets be friends?” animation by Jodi Henry

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