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Animation Jam

  • Ulster University York Street Belfast BT15 1ED United Kingdom (map)

Hosted by Ulster University

Join Alec Parkin, Course Director of BDes Hons Animation at Ulster University for an afternoon workshop on animation.

In this workshop we'll look using simple 2D animation processes and focus on creating a short collaborative animated piece based around Belfast Design week themes.

No prior knowledge needed, software and tablets will be available (though feel free to bring your own laptop or tablet if you prefer)

Limited places, first come first serve.


As a Lecturer in computer animation, Alec is deeply involved in the local animation and games industry within Belfast and is actively helping to grow the sector within Northern Ireland.  He also helps run workshops for young people such as the Belfast 3D dojo, a non-profit group where kids get to try, learn and play with computer animation.

As an artist, Alec Parkin has worked in the creative hubs of London and Belfast on a broad range of digital productions such as TV commercials, TV shows, and games for mobiles, console and PC.  He has most recently worked in a small team to develop and self-publish Astralis, a 3D action game for Xbox live indie games.

Alec’s production experience includes industry standard 3D animation and post-production software packages and he has worked primarily as a 3D generalist with a strong passion for character animation and digital composition.  He continues to produce artwork and animation for games development and, in turn, continually increases his knowledge and methods to pass on to students at the Belfast School of Art.