Billy Blue design students win ADC Award

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Pushing their 3D skills to the limit has earned design students, Dan Braga and Julz Lane, a prestigious Bronze Cube in the Craft in Motion, Direction – Single category at the 96th annual global Art Directors’ Club (ADC) Awards.

Budding film-makers Braga and Lane are currently studying the Bachelor of Media Design (Film & Video Design) with Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia. The pair had the opportunity to collaborate on a project together in class and, inspired by directors such as Sam Esmail, they took consciousness as their main theme to explore allegorical storytelling.

The result? ‘Wake’; a visually compelling, futuristic short film with slick 3D computer-generated animation.

It was one of only a handful of Australian winners (including R/GA Sydney and Leo Burnett) to be recognised at the ADC Annual Awards gala in New York. It’s the oldest continuously-running industry awards show in the world and, as part of Creative week, celebrates the best in global craft, design and innovation.

Dan is a freelance creative and aspiring director, passionate about storytelling through design, live action and 3D animation. Julz is a 3D motion graphics artist working with animation and visual language to convey key concepts.

As part of the course, the two students have been developing hands-on skills in motion graphic design, digital video production, postproduction, sound design, concept design, cinematography and visual effects. “All specific skills required for a career in designing and producing content for film, TV, games, advertising, education and more,” explains Professor Justin Beilby, Vice Chancellor at Torrens.

To find out more about the creative endeavours of Dan and Julz, visit www.danbraga.com and www.julzlane.tv.