On October 10 the doors opened to an avalanche of curious minds including school children, parents and teachers at this year’s New Scientist Live show in London. With the fantastic support of technology company HP, ACCESS:VFX were present with a sizeable stand and some exciting tech and industry insight to offer!
Dubbed as the world’s greatest science festival, the award-winning three day event saw over 40,000 science and technology enthusiasts checking out 120 inspiring talks across its seven stages. The annual feast for an aspiring generation featured some of the most influential educational institutions and companies, capturing the imagination of many with moon experiences, VR roller coasters and jet suit demonstrations.
A perfect setting for the ACCESS:VFX team to present the huge career opportunities in the creative industry, volunteers from various studios spent valuable time with young talent. Demonstrating some cool software and technology, the team answered questions from parents eager to help their children and find out about the varying career paths on offer.
This year, the collective effort of animation, VFX and post-production studios was supported by Hewlett-Packard. The company joined forces with the initiative to create equal opportunity and inclusion by partnering with ACCESS:VFX. Not only did they sponsor the stand, they also had some unbelievable promotions at the show and an unmissable competition!
Show attendees and social media followers were invited to take part in a chance to win an HP ZBOOK STUDIO x360, worth over £2000! Entrants as young as eight years old recreated the ZbyHP logo on their favourite software at home and at the show using Blender, the 3D graphics software installed, on HP ZBooks. Resulting images were then shared on Instagram and Twitter, tagging @AccessVFX, @ZbyHP, #ZbyHP and #NSLive2019 - give it a search if you haven’t seen the designs yet!
On top of all the excitement, the stand featured an interactive monkey on a big screen! The motion capture technology turned out to be a big hit with children and adults of all ages! Social media was flooded with parents and future professional creators sharing their experience from the show!
The ACCESS:VFX teams have been busy attending events across the UK and across North America recently, keep an eye out for the latest events and news of the success we’ve had in 2019!