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NEW BLADES

New Blades '19

Thank you for everyone that attended this year's show despite the inclement weather.

It was a very busy show, with over 120 companies signing in.

This year we asked all sponsors in increase their contribution to make the show more affordable for the graduates. All stepped up to the mark so we were able to deliver a considerably lower cost to the exhibitors.

Special mention has to go to Foster + Partners who not only made a major contribution, but also got their design team to overhaul the show brochure & offer their printing services.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Amalgam Models were kind enough to sponsor the bar.

Other major contributors were Leviathan Workshop and Make Architects.

Music: bensound.com

We had 8 Universities/Colleges* and 120 model makers from all over the UK & Ireland bringing their exceptional work to the Holborn Studios.

The quality was exceptional this year. All industry award sponsors had a very difficult time choosing their winners.

Arts University Bournemouth were the big winners picking up 9 awards including Ollie Smither winning 'Best of Show' for his model of a VW Beetle with surfboards.

Fen Lindberg, from the University of Hertfordshire, won the ‘Best of Show runner up’ award for her magnificent giraffe.

First time exhibiters, Wimbledon College of Arts, did incredibly well, picking up 2 awards on their New Blades debut.

Special mention has to go to Vicki O'connell who won the 'The Richard Gregory SFX Award' for her articulated White-backed vulture.

Richard Gregory, a master of TV & film effects, passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. Richards credits include James Bond’s Quantum of Solace & Skyfall, The Dark Knight, Walking with Dinosaurs and numerous Gerry Anderson TV projects.

Richard was a close friend and colleague of award sponsor, Jamie Anderson (Anderson Entertainment) who wasn't available for the ceremony, but spent a good few hours choosing his award winners.

Lastly, we would like to thank the Holborn Studios for being excellent hosts. This creative space is under pressure from developers. We wish them all the best & hope they can secure their future.

All models from New Blades '19 can be found on our Flickr gallery.

*Universities/Colleges represented: Arts University Bournemouth (Modelmaking), University of Hertfordshire (Model Design courses), University of Bolton (Special Effects for Film & Television), City of Glasgow College (Model Making for the Creative Industries), Coleg y Cymoedd (TV & Film: prop making), Nottingham Trent University (Architecture), Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (3D Design, Model-making + Digital Art) and Wimbledon College of Arts (Technical Arts and Special Effects).

‘Best of Show' trophy made in the 4D modelshop workshop

BEST OF SHOW TROPHY

Created by the
4D modelshop workshop team

PROCESSES USED

Laser - Etching - Casting

‘Best of Show' winner Ollie Smither

BEST OF SHOW

Ollie Smither
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSORED BY

4D modelshop & Fox Silver

‘Best of Show runner up’ winner Fen Lindberg

BEST OF SHOW RUNNER UP

Fen Lindberg
(University of Hertfordshire)

SPONSORED BY

4D modelshop & Fox Silver

‘Best Architectural Model’ won by Finlay Whitfield

BEST ARCHITECTURAL MODEL

Finlay Whitfield
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSORED BY

Foster + Partners

‘Best Use of Creative Materials’ winner Sarah Akbar

BEST USE OF CREATIVE MATERIALS

Sarah Akbar
(Wimbledon College of Arts UAL)

SPONSORED BY

4D modelshop

‘Best Finish on a Model’ winner Ollie Smither

BEST FINISH ON A MODEL

Ollie Smither
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSORED BY

Atom

‘Best Heritage Model’ winner Jess Jordan

BEST HERITAGE MODEL

Jess Jordan
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSORED BY

Paragon Creative

‘Gerry Anderson Film Miniature Award’ winner Albie Saunders

GERRY ANDERSON FILM MINIATURE AWARD

Albie Saunders
(University of Hertfordshire)

SPONSORED BY

Anderson Entertainment

‘Best Use of New Technology’ winner Vanessa Pearson

BEST USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY

Vanessa Pearson
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSORED BY

Hobs 3D

‘Asylum Creative Prize’ winner Jasper Cousins

ASYLUM CREATIVE PRIZE

Jasper Cousins
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSORED BY

Asylum Models

‘Best Figurative Concept’ winner Rebecca Erratt

BEST FIGURATIVE CONCEPT

Rebecca Erratt
(Wimbledon College of Arts UAL)

SPONSORED BY

Merlin Magic Making

‘Best Lateral Thinking’ winner Joda Callan

BEST LATERAL THINKING

Joda Callan
(University of Hertfordshire)

SPONSORED BY

Machine Shop

'The Twins FX WOW Factor Award' winner Patricia Bielby Bolton

THE TWINS FX WOW FACTOR AWARD

Patricia Bielby
(University of Bolton)

SPONSORED BY

The Twins FX

'The Richard Gregory SFX Award' winner Vicki O'connell

THE RICHARD GREGORY SFX AWARD

Vicki O'connell
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSORED BY

Anderson Entertainment

'Most Ambitious' winner by Nate Sanger-Davies

MOST AMBITIOUS

Nate Sanger-Davies
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSORED BY

Amalgam

'Leviathan Workshop Award' winner Nate Sanger-Davies

LEVIATHAN WORKSHOP AWARD

Nate Sanger-Davies
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSORED BY

Leviathan Workshop

New Blades '19 sponsors

 

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