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Students light up City of Joondalup


North Metropolitan TAFE students were involved in WA’s largest light and illumination festival over the weekend.  

  • Kaleidoscope Festival returned to the City of Joondalup for its third year, with an even bigger and brighter display.  
  • North Metropolitan TAFE’s Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation & Visualisation) students created a virtual animation that was projected onto the western façade of Lotteries House.  

‘Lost & Found’, the virtual animation created by our students, transformed Lotteries House into an alternate world. Hero kids find themselves home alone, dealing with a runaway space pet and an alien who has arrived to retrieve it. Kaleidoscope_2018-0.jpg

Part optical illusion, part story and virtual puppet show, ‘Lost & Found’ was a combination of interactive lighting and surreal animation where loveable characters seem to run in and out of walls, float in space and travel to other dimensions. 

Led by their lecturers, a group of nine students worked hard and late into the night for four months on the project. Students Robbie Beresford, Keane Hird, Liam Robertson, Nikayla Stern, Natalie Wotton, Jack Leicester, Brad Brixton, Karen Taylor and Scott Taylor, worked together to produce the virtual animation. 

North Metropolitan TAFE media lecturer, Travis Badge, believes that this was a fantastic opportunity for students.

“The challenges of working for an actual client and to tight deadlines in an environment where their work would be seen immediately by thousands of Joondalup citizens, was a great way of preparing students for the commercial world of digital media,” said Travis. 

The student’s work was in good company, with work from a range of local, interstate and international artists on show. Kaleidoscope_2018-1.jpg

Internationally renowned Kaleidoscope Creative Director, Drew Anthony, said 2018’s program had been curated based on the statement, “There is beauty all around us. Everywhere. Notice it. Reflect on the past with gratitude. Squeeze every drop from the present. Hope and dream for wondrous future. Everything is extraordinary when you are seeing with loving eyes.” 

Find out more about our animation and visualisation courses and learn more about Kaleidoscope Festival.

Page last updated November 05, 2018