Fund is boost for Chel­bie’s movie

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AN Edge Hill Univer­sity grad­u­ate has helped cre­ate the lat­est full length fea­ture an­i­ma­tion, Night of the Tram­pires, thanks to help from the Univer­sity’s Stu­dent Op­por­tu­nity Fund (SOF).

Chel­bie Seed, who has just grad­u­ated with a 2.1 BA (Hons) in Stop Mo­tion An­i­ma­tion, spent two weeks in a pur­pose-built stu­dio in Wales help­ing shoot the soon to be re­leased an­i­ma­tion film.

Fo­cussing on the bloody mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tions of LA mav­er­ick cop, Chuck Steel, Chel­bie spent her time painstak­ingly cre­at­ing props and scenery for the film which sees a scourge of mu­tated vam­pires and tramps de­scend on the city. Chel­bie, 22, said: “It was amaz­ing to work on a real film and gain valu­able in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence.

“The work ethic of the com­pany and the de­tail that went into the sets for each scene was in­cred­i­ble.

“I got to help cre­ate lots of things from pop­corn and shop win­dow dis­plays to surf boards.

“It was fan­tas­tic to gain hands on prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence and with­out the SOF I would never have been able to travel to and stay in South Wales for a fort­night.”

In­spired by her love of Morph and Wal­lace and Gromit Chel­bie now hopes to use her de­gree and work ex­pe­ri­ence as a spring­board into chil­dren’s an­i­ma­tion.

She added: “My de­gree was great as I got lots of sup­port from my per­sonal tu­tor and the course was prac­ti­cal, which meant we were en­cour­aged to gain as much work ex­pe­ri­ence as pos­si­ble. I only wish I’d known about the SOF be­fore my fi­nal year as I’d have ap­plied ear­lier and could have looked at op­por­tu­ni­ties out­side of the im­me­di­ate area.”

Chel­bie was also joined at An­i­mor­tal Stu­dios by an­other Edge Hill sum­mer grad­u­ate who helped build and sculpt plas­ticine pup­pets.

Ear­lier this year, Edge Hill launched the Stu­dent Op­por­tu­nity Fund (SOF) to en­able stu­dents to take ad­van­tage of ca­reer en­hanc­ing and life-chang­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The fund en­sures that costs are not a bar­rier to stu­dents mak­ing the most of their ex­pe­ri­ence at Edge Hill.

It al­lows un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents to apply for up to £2,000 which can help to­wards the cost of ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed to pre­pare them for the fu­ture and en­hance their em­ploy­a­bil­ity skills.

A shot from Edge Hill Univer­sity stu­dent Chel­bie Seed’s third year de­gree film ‘Para­ble of Pa­trick’

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