Norwich University of the Arts student set to work on Shaun the Sheep Movie 2
- Credit: supplied by Kaitlin Folland
A Norwich University of the Arts student is set to work on the forthcoming Shaun the Sheep Movie 2 after impressing filmmakers at the famous Aardman Animations studio.
Twenty-two-year-old Kaitlin Folland, who has just completed her final year of her BA Animation degree at NUA, will spend three weeks working at the Bristol-based animation studio which is also behind the likes of Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and the original Shaun the Sheep movie and television series.
After sending in a showreel of her work to Aardman Animations, she was one of six people picked nationwide for the placement opportunity and starts on July 16.
Kaitlin, who specialises in stop motion animation, said: 'I am ecstatic, I am so excited just to be a part of it.
'I love the films and follow what they produce. I cannot wait to learn from them and get involved with the production.'
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When asked about her hopes for further into the future, Kaitlin, who is originally from Plymouth, said: 'I just really want to improve my productions and get better at what I want to do.
'I have got a few projects I want to do and cannot wait to get started.'
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People can currently see some of Kaitlin's work on display at the Norwich University of the Arts Degree Shows which this year feature the work of more than 600 final year students.
They provide a snapshot of the work being created across the university's range of courses including fashion, fine art, illustration, photography, games development and graphic communication.
Professor John Last, NUA's vice-chancellor, said: ''There's certainly evidence of a vintage year for awards at NUA with students across courses winning honours and acclaim for their work...Crucially, many of this year's graduates have already secured work in the creative industries; from internships at Oscar-winning Aardman Animations and the fashion magazine Vogue, to permanent roles at visual effects studios and gaming companies of international repute.'
The NUA Degree Shows are open every day from 10am (11am Sunday) until Wednesday across NUA's city centre campus.
For more information, visit www.nua.ac.uk/events/degree-shows/
To see more about Kaitlin's work, visit http://kfolland.uk/