Distance Learning—Up Close and Personal

Jul 8, 2020



Solent University VFX, Shotgun Software

Solent University students on the CGI and VFX courses have embraced the challenges the Covid-19 pandemic has created around their learning by using industry standard programmes which allow remote peer working, in preparation for their graduate show later this month. 

The lecturers have been using Shotgun - designed for visual effects, animation, and games teams of all sizes and the same tool they use in the VFX industry to review and collaborate - to remote review and feedback on student work.   

“In many ways our students are getting the same work at home experience that artists in the VFX industry are getting,” says Ken Pitts, Course Leader in the School of Media Arts and Technology. “We have been using Shotgun as part of our teaching for just over a year now and are working on ways to make the formative assessment and peer review process work as close to industry practice as possible.” Read more.