Film FX News

06 May 2021

Spotlight on Special Effects Creator, Stan Winston

From killer aliens and super heroes to dinosaurs soaring through the sky, the late Stan Winston has left us with some of the most iconic moments in film. If you aspire to be one of the best special e...

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09 April 2021

The Most In-demand Jobs in Film FX (And How to Get Them)

Do you want to turn your creative degree into a film FX specialism? Postgraduate training can help you develop your skills in this unique field. Film special effects is one of the most exciting and p...

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29 March 2021

Q&A with Special Effects for Film and TV graduate, Rebecca Albrecht

Rebecca Albrecht, 25, graduated from the Special Effects (SFX) for Film and TV degree in 2019. She is currently working for Inovus Medical® , where she is a product designer creating simulation body parts for surgical procedures....

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29 March 2021

Visual Effects and Animation graduate joins University as a lecturer

Dale Alexander, who graduated from the Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation degree with a first-class honours, is set to join the University as a lecturer on the course.Since finishing the degree in 2016, Dale has gone on to work fo...

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22 March 2021

SFX graduate secures job on Doctor Who

Special Effects (SFX) for Film and TV student Jodie Tinsley, 21, graduated in 2020 and had secured a dream job on Doctor Who before the end of her degree.Thanks to networking opportunities as part of the course, Jodie met a contac...

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22 March 2021

Academics from Visual Effects and Animation work on top Netflix movie

Lecturers from the Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation degree at the University of Bolton are enjoying having a top ten movie on Netflix.Outside the Wire is an American sci-fi that tells the story of an android officer and drone pi...

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22 March 2021

Top tips for SFX students from industry experts

The University of Bolton has collaborated with Millennium FX to provide Special Effects (SFX) for Film and TV students with industry-specific talks and training for the sector.Millennium FX is Europe’s leading supplier of prosth...

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22 March 2021

What is Visual Effects and Animation?

Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation is a key component to creating amazing real-life imagery for film and TV. Nearly everything you watch these days has an element of VFX and animation; whether it’s a movie on Netflix or Prime, a music ...

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16 February 2021

Top 5 Highest Grossing Films with CGI: And How You can be Involved in the Next B...

CGI or computer generated imagery plays an increasingly important role in the development of films. It has taken us on journeys that we would never have imagined possible. Gone are the foil rocket ships moved across the screen on almost ...

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08 February 2021

How an Interest in Cosplay Could Set You on the Right Path

How an Interest in Cosplay Could Set You on the Right PathCosplay, as we know it today, started to take off in the early ’90s and still continues to grow in popularity to this day. With the growth of Japanese en...

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08 September 2020

Film FX Courses: Enrol Today for a Career in Film and Television

Have you always been fascinated by the special effects seen on TV? Do you have a special interest in film and television makeup? Or do you enjoy learning about the technical side of animation? Working in the film and television industry ...

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18 August 2020

Your Future in Special Effects - MA Film FX Creative Practice

A master’s degree that understands every student has their own goals, dreams and vision for the future. Leading the way in Film FX teaching, the University of Bolton offers the chance for you to create a master’s that specialises in ...

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17 August 2020

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Film FX

Study Film FX at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.Result...

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03 June 2020

What a career in Film FX looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for ...

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26 May 2020

The four main areas of visual effects

Being able to convey a storyline, or a message has always been important in creating a good film or TV series, but now with HD and 4K screens, people aren’t just looking for a tale to be told. There is a growing emphasis on quality, cr...

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07 May 2020

The benefit of working closely with industries

Studying for a degree can seem like a tall order, with plenty to revise, learn and recite some students start to ask how this knowledge will help them after they graduate. But at the University of Bolton, our students are equipped with m...

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04 May 2020

Special Effects for Film and Television course highlights

Visual Effects & Special Effects for films are powerful storytelling tools that help us create more engaging stories in our video productions. Our highly practical Special Effects for Film and TV degree explores a wide range of speci...

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01 May 2020

The best special effects movies to watch during isolation

It would be an understatement to suggest that many people in the country currently have a lot of time on their hands. While plenty struggle to find ways to fill their time, others are starting new hobbies or working on bettering themselv...

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23 April 2020

Films that changed the industry

We all love seeing special effects in movies, but did you know that some of the special effects we know and love today like the green screen and virtual reality came out of earlier films such as King Kong and The Terminator?It's i...

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13 April 2020

What can I do with a Film FX degree?

Under our Film FX subject area umbrella, there is a wide range of courses with very specific job prospects. Here we will look at the main areas in more depth so you know what type of career you could enjoy after graduating from these res...

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12 June 2019

Off to La La Land

April saw 50 Special Make-Up Effects students and staff attending a major event in Los Angeles.Monsterpalooza is an American multi-genre convention focusing on horror, creatures and makeup work which draws tens of thousands of att...

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12 June 2019

VFX students London Studio Visit

Our link with Oscar-winning Visual Effects company Double Negative has once again been a fantastic success.The company came to the university to deliver a project brief to our third-year students earlier in the year, which resulte...

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12 June 2019

Welcome to Special & Visual Effects

Hi there, welcome to the first in a series of blogs from the School of Creative Technologies, Special and Visual Effects subject area.The subject area is proud to be one of the leading providers of this level of education in the U...

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