MEDIA students at Solihull College have made an impression with their animation skills after scooping a top film award.
But the win for the Upcoming Student Film Maker of the Year Award at the Staffordshire Film Festival came as a complete shock to students Vanessa Chileshe and Alice Williams, who did not even know their tutors had entered them into the competition.
Twenty-year-old Alice, from Chelmsley Wood, said: “We are really critical of our own work and didn’t think the animation was good enough to enter, so when we received the call to say we’d won it was quite a shock.
“We are both fans of the film Juno so we decided to focus our animation around the main song All I Want is You and portray a story of love and happiness between a flower and a bee.”
The animation took the students four weeks to produce and was created using a range of props and taking hundreds of shots to form the final film.
The students are in their final year of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production, which covers scriptwriting, single camera drama, music video, and documentary.
n To view Vanessa and Alice’s animation – Happy B – visit www.solihull.ac.uk and search under ‘college news.’