“Merlin” director David Moore gives master class to Kent visual effects students

Following the screening on Saturday of “Morte d’Arthur” the climax of BBC 1’s latest succesful series “Merlin”, its director David Moore came on Tuesday to give a masterclass to digital visual effects master students.
He described in detail the planning and execution of state of the art effects like the Questing Beast and the Isle of the Blessed sequences from the program. This was followed by a workshop where students were encouraged to develop their own special effects composite ideas. “It was great to see the enthusiasm with which the students embraced the techniques involved in making the series and how they chose to incorporate them in their own projects” said David Moore.
Course leader, David Byers Brown said: “We are very lucky to be able to present the ideas and approaches of a professional director with such current and cutting edge experience. This is exactly where we want to set the bar for our students’ abilities on graduating. We aim to produce graduates able to fit right in to the current visual effects industry in Britain.”