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BU & The Devil’s Rock

18 July 2011

Paul Campion

NCCA star returns to BU on 28 July 2011.

National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) graduate Paul Campion returns to Bournemouth University on 28 July 2011 to coincide with the release of his new film ‘The Devils Rock’.

Paul Campion graduated from the MA3D in Computer Animation course  in 1999 and has since executed his visual effects expertise on numerous high profile films, including ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’, ‘Clash of the Titans’ with MPC (Moving Picture Company), ‘Constantine’ with Tippet Studio in San Francisco, and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ with New Zealand company, Weta Digital.

‘The Devil’s Rock’ is Paul’s directorial debut. It sees two New Zealand commandos discovering a Nazi plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war. It’s set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day.

Sofronis Efstathiou from the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) said: "We are very proud to have Paul join us and talk about the process of making an independent feature film, from development -  story, script and financing an independent film, production - shooting a feature film in 15 days on the RED camera, through to post-production and promotion and the cinema and DVD release of the film.  In addition Paul will present a breakdown of some of the visual effects shots from the film and will discuss visual effects on a low budget production.  This is an excellent opportunity for students and staff to hear first hand how a feature film is made"

Paul’s visual effects experience encompasses cinematic and video game texture painting, matte work and concept artistry. But having had a taste for directing, is this a new path in Paul’s career?

"I gave up full time visual effects work in 2008 to concentrate on becoming a professional director,” he said. “Making ‘The Devil's Rock’ was a huge learning curve and hopefully the first step on the ladder to become a professional director."

The lecture is open to students across the Media School at Bournemouth University and those attending will have the chance to ask questions afterwards.

It’s hoped this event will bring valued insight to all those hoping to pursue careers in the film, scriptwriting and visual effects industries. It’s also a chance for BU to acknowledge Paul’s success and congratulate this valued NCCA graduate.

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