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Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
The Blogsite for Design At AIT, showcasing the work of the students on the BA in Design [Communications], BA[Hons] in Design in Visual Communications, and the BA[Hons] in Design for Digital Media courses at the Athlone Institute of Technology.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Dare 2B Drink Aware: The Results!


‘Silent Drinking’, Marie Doyle, Doyle Productions

Our sincere congratulations go to Marie Doyle, who was nominated in five categories of the short film competition, and was announced as the overall second place winner with her film entitled 'Silent Drinking' at the awards ceremony in Dublin just last night. Anne Marie Lynch also did herself proud by winning the public vote for her film ‘A Serious Mix-Up’. Well done those women!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stop-Frame Animation, Year 2: ‘Two For Tea’



This semester’s second year Image Making project was a group effort, incorporating all the elements of that discipline into stop frame animation, concluding in Flash. We posted some shots of the sets from this particular groups’ work a couple of weeks back, and here’s the finished item. The project deadline is next Monday, and we’ll host all six remaining animations here after the popcorn and Oscars session!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dare 2b Drink Aware 2010

We’ve just been informed that, as last year, two of our BA(Hons) in Design in Multimedia students have been shortlisted in this years’ short film competition, and the results will be published towards the end of the month.

Our congratulations go to Anne Marie Lynch and Marie Doyle, who’s films entitled ‘A Serious Mix Up’ and ‘Silent Drinking’ respectively are now available to view at www.dare2bdrinkaware.ie, and we would naturally encourage you to vote for your favourite of them in the public voting section.

We’ll host small versions of their work on the blog with the official press release by the end of the week.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hot Press Magazine: Current Edition





In the current edition of Hot Press music magazine - that’s the one with Paul Weller on the front - on page 51 in the Frontlines section, you’ll see a great range of student work from the third year Design (Communications) and Visual Communications groups which was undertaken again with David Rooney.

David arrived on Tuesday evening, and the students had to produce publication-ready images by the following Friday morning. There was a bit of a twist this time though - the article that the work was created for hadn’t yet been completed, and the Hot Press editorial team decided to build the article around the work that resulted from David’s sessions with the students.

Congrats to Darragh Kelly who also got to write a short piece for inclusion in the main article, and you can read his particular take on the recession on page 53, entitled ‘Recession Virgins’.

A sincere thank you to David Rooney and the Hot Press team for continuing with this venture - its our third year in print nationally, and provides the students with valuable exposure to the wider community at large.