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Zaff Malik

So you want to become an actor or work in the film/TV industry? Insider information on the secret life on a film set.  What was it like to work with Ant and Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway?  Would you like to work as cast or crew, do you know the difference?

Rob Yescombe

Multiple award-winning writer & narrative director Rob Yescombe began his career in videogames, where he worked on blockbuster franchises including The DivisionAlien and Star Wars, along with experimental indie games like Qube: Director's cut and Rime.

Carlina Gugliotta

Justin Turford talks to Tour Manager Carlina Gugliotta about how she got into tour managing and the realities of life on the road with Adele and London Grammar.

Motormouf, Holly Taylor-Gamble, Clonk! & more

Confetti Industry Week Presents Confetti Live | FREE | 16+*

We're ending Industry Week with a bang! If you're a fan of DJs, beatboxing, bands and singers, head down to Rough Trade from 6pm and celebrate the closing of IW18 with a mix of incredible local artists! 

Daniel P. Carter, Kate Holder, Mike Walsh & Sian Anderson

A Radio 1 & 1Xtra Producer (Kate Holder), Radio X's Head of Music (Mike Walsh), Radio 1's Rock Show DJ (Daniel P Carter) and 1Xtra DJ (Sian Anderson) advise you on how to get media exposure for your Music.

Vicky McClure

Join one of the country's most successful and exciting actors, Nottingham's very own, Vicky McClure in conversation with Fenn O'Meally.

Andy Copping

Andy will give you an insight into the running of live promotion at its highest level. He’ll be chatting about the Download festival, his life and promoting live events

Justin Turford, Bru-C, Kath Pryer & Will Robinson

So, you got your ticket, you’re at the event surrounded by people and your favourite artist is on stage…but have you ever wondered how you all got there? What happens behind the scenes to make the event possible? We have brought in three of the biggest event promoters in Nottingham (and beyond) to share their secrets for putting on the best events.

Andy Rogers

During this session you will have the opportunity to take part in a Live Lounge recording session working against the clock to record a band.

This event is application only. Students will be informed if their application to attend is successful.

Andy Rogers

During this session you will have the opportunity to take part in a Live Lounge recording session working against the clock to record a band.

This event is application only. Students will be informed if their application to attend is successful.

Amy Smith - Framestore

Learn how Framestore (Paddington 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Blade Runner 2049 ) bring extraordinary ideas to life through imagination and technology.

Nick Carter

Nick is a Senior Designer at Spitfire Studio in Nottingham and has worked with a diverse range clients including Denby Pottery, Google and Mercedes-Benz. Nick is a successful and established Graphic Designer specialising in art direction, advertising, branding and interaction design.

Conner Turner and Youngman

Catching the ear of the monumentally distracted, fragmented listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there for long enough for your song to become “their song” requires more you think. Join us this thorough session to learn just what it takes to take your songwriting skills to the next level.

ITV

THE VOICE IS COMING TO CONFETTI! *

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to turn a chair? *We are on the lookout for incredible singing solo artists and duos for The Voice 2019

Sarah Jones

Sarah will be showcasing the first phase of her Master’s project Confetti Storeys which will help users of the Digital Media Hub to navigate these new spaces using fun puzzles.

Daniel Elkins, Grant King, Shane Shepherd, Jack Wright, Jack Lloyd

This is a degree-level event only.

Come join us for a full-day game jam where Games and Music will collaborate to show what both disciplines are capable of when they work together and experience the delights of crafting a game scenario.

Michael Holyk

The reality of what a career in music video production entails, a transparent expose on this career.

James Mac

Listen to a true insight from a 2D Compositor working at the world renowned The Mill - a leading player in the VFX and Creative Content Industry.

Steve Wright & Phil Attfield

A panel of VFX experts, including Phil Attfield, will bring you the top tips you need to break into the industry and forge a successful career. Other panel guests to be announced!

Allen Coombes

An opportunity to get your hands on and face in VR, experience the new tech and the direction of emerging technologies.

 

Alex Roberts and Allen Coombs

A tale of all the things that went right, and the all things that went oh so terribly wrong, when a group of strangers built the first ever centre dedicated to exploring the role of videogames in culture.

Nathan & Niall

A journey into the development of Welcome to Hanwell, a published game created by Nathan Seedhouse and one of our ex-Confetti students Niall Voice.

Aja

A workshop dedicated to getting a closer look at the work of experimental sound artist Aja Ireland. Exploring the mechanisms and different creative outputs that characterise her performance including samples created from field recordings, processed and manipulated in the program Abelton Live.

Andy Davis

A workshop looking at the usage of PySide to create workflow utilities using both 3DS Max and Maya.

Victoria Van Garrett

Victoria is one of our original FdSc Games Technology graduates who has made her mark on the games industry. Having worked for Ubisoft Blubyte, Quantic Dream, Riot Games and now Splash Damage, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with any student wishing to enter the games industry.

Andy Davis

Renowned for working with the biggest companies in the world, Andy returns to Confetti to reveal his top tier industry tips and tricks.

Sophie Darlington & Chris King

From An Idiot Abroad and Jamie’s School Dinners to Blue Planet and Planet Earth, listen to two award winning cinematographers discuss their different approaches to their craft.

Nick Carter

Nick is a Senior Designer at Spitfire Studio in Nottingham and has worked with a diverse range clients including Denby Pottery, Google and Mercedes-Benz. Nick is a successful and established Graphic Designer specialising in art direction, advertising, branding and interaction design.

Nick Carter

Nick is a Senior Designer at Spitfire Studio in Nottingham and has worked with a diverse range clients including Denby Pottery, Google and Mercedes-Benz. Nick is a successful and established Graphic Designer specialising in art direction, advertising, branding and interaction design.

Nick Carter

Nick is a Senior Designer at Spitfire Studio in Nottingham and has worked with a diverse range clients including Denby Pottery, Google and Mercedes-Benz. Nick is a successful and established Graphic Designer specialising in art direction, advertising, branding and interaction design.

Steve Wright

Learn Nuke from the Jedi Master himself - Steve Wright who will be teaching you all the way from Denver, Colarado via Skype. You don't want to miss this!

This is a degree-level VFX exclusive event.

National Videogame Arcade

Taking over the NVA! Hosted by Confetti's Games Team, the presitgous King of Iron Fist Tournament returns to Industry Week and goes underground for its seventh year!

National Videogame Arcade

This event is 18+ ONLY!

Season 2 of the NVA Challenge Cup is here. All HE students, 3 Guilds, 4 gaming categories, one NVA Challenge Cup 2018 winning Guild! Get involved in the hype.

Jonathan Parkes & Samad Abdessadki

Jonathan Parkes (Tyrant) and Samad Abdessadki (Damascus) make regular appearances during the Capcom Pro Tour to provide commentary during high level Street Fighter play. Listen to their experiences, get an insight into how to be successful within the Industry and to pursue the avenue yourself.

Various brands

Back again after last year’s success, Music Expo is showcasing the best from manufacturers such as Focusrite, Pioneer DJ, Novation , Audient, Synthetic Audio, Synthax and Aston. Students will be able to speak to the exhibitors and have a go on products from some of the best names in the business

Hollie Bennett

As PlayStations Access Channel Manager at Sony, Hollie is a leading lady in the games industry with a wealth of experiences to share. Get ready to learn!

DJ Darkzy

Join Darkzy as he explains his journey from Confetti student to international DJ and Music Producer.

Stuart Belsham

Stuart Belsham will deliver a session intended to provide you with a detailed overview of PRS for Music and its role within the music industry. It will cover copyright in the musical work, the role of the collection societies, how it works on an International basis, the different revenue streams and the ways through which music creators can generate an income whilst developing a career.

Conner Turner and Youngman

Catching the ear of the monumentally distracted, fragmented listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there for long enough for your song to become “their song” requires more you think. Join us this thorough session to learn just what it takes to take your songwriting skills to the next level.

Jon Burton

World-renowned sound engineer Jon Burton will be talking all about his wealth of experience in the music industry.

Jon Burton has been sound engineering since leaving school. As a monitor and front of house engineer he has worked at the highest level with acts such as Stereophonics, Pendulum and, for the last ten years, The Prodigy.

Jon Burton

This event is for degree students ONLY.

World-renowned sound engineer Jon Burton will be talking all about his wealth of experience in the music industry.

Jon explores bass though his recent research and application through his live sound work with one of the most bass-heavy bands of them all: The Prodigy

Len Brown

You will learn every step that goes into documentary development and how to win commissions. Learn exactly what it takes to go from pitch to broadcast.

Barry Bassett

We never to plan fail but frequently people fail to plan: this session looks at the jobs, productions and equipment used currently in the UK Camera Hire Industry – covering drama, commercial, documentary, international co-production and corporate productions, and how testing, communication and planning plays a key role in a successful production.

Joanna Thomas-Cain

Joanna is an established illustrator and designer currently working Equator Design Agency where she specialises in packaging design and commercial illustration. Joanna is noted for her ability to specialise and adapt her work around different mediums and produce highly skilled illustrations in various styles.

Joanna Thomas-Cain

Joanna is an established illustrator and designer currently working Equator Design Agency where she specialises in packaging design and commercial illustration. Joanna is noted for her ability to specialise and adapt her work around different mediums and produce highly skilled illustrations in various styles.

Joanna Thomas-Cain

Joanna is an established illustrator and designer currently working Equator Design Agency where she specialises in packaging design and commercial illustration. Joanna is noted for her ability to specialise and adapt her work around different mediums and produce highly skilled illustrations in various styles.

Joanna Thomas-Cain

Joanna is an established illustrator and designer currently working Equator Design Agency where she specialises in packaging design and commercial illustration. Joanna is noted for her ability to specialise and adapt her work around different mediums and produce highly skilled illustrations in various styles.

Ian Smith

Ian Smith, founder of the Television Workshop, returns for a second year to deliver his unique brand of acting workshops.

Steve Wright

All the way from Denver, Colarado VFX guru Steve Wright will discuss the latest cutting edge techniques in VFX.

Various brands

Nottingham is well known as the world capital of tabletop gaming with a tremendous amount of Games companies setting up in and around the City over the years. This year, for the first time, at Confetti’s Industry Week we will be showcasing this vibrant and exciting industry with a Tabletop Gaming Expo day.

Joe Dickens

GAMER GAMER is an 18+ games show in which comedians, industry guests and you, get involved with a retro showdown filled with battles, banter and booze.

NOTE: This event is available for HE students only. Please do not apply if you are a FE student.

Liam Turton

Liam Turton returns to Confetti in 2018, this time not as a student but as a newly employed industry professional. Liam will be taking part in a Q&A with his original tutor, Shaun Blundell and then be answering questions from other students helping them understand what is needed to get into the industry.

Liam Turton

Liam Turton returns to Confetti in 2018, this time not as a student but as a newly employed industry professional. Liam will be taking part in a Q&A with his original tutor, Shaun Blundell and then be answering questions from other students helping them understand what is needed to get into the industry.

Alex Turcan & Ruan Pearce-Authers

A lecture focused upon the use of data collection to develop better games. Focus will be upon telemetry, hardware and software geared towards data collection and the important of doing such activities in the games design process.

Anna Hollinrake

Anna Hollinrake is a senior concept artist, illustrator, environment artist and 2017 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit. She will be discussing her artistic practice, getting into the industry and how to overcome burnout with work.

Paul Allen

Paul will be holding a presentation and talk about the process of how to create a successful crowd funding project, the development of game design and the fundamentals of project management. Expect some bad language, nudity and a well oiled beard.

Alex Lee

Join Alex in a discussion on his journey after Confetti to become his successful YouTube personality the Aura Guardian, specialising in everything Pokémon and beyond.

Rhianne Murphy

Join Rhianne in a open discussion on the journey of a student finishing pursuing their dreams, graduating University, finding a job and working in the games industry.

Battle Royale

This year on the Level 2 Games Technology course, we have our first competitive tournament based off the Battle Royale genre! PUBG is the most played game on Steam and has recently graced console platforms with a warm reception! We need you! Are you a PUBG player who has something to prove to the ZS17 cohort? If so then come and compete in our Battle Royale Tournament!

Battle Royale

This year on the Level 2 Games Technology course, we have our first competitive tournament based off the Battle Royale genre! PUBG is the most played game on Steam and has recently graced console platforms with a warm reception! We need you! Are you a PUBG player who has something to prove to the ZS17 cohort? If so then come and compete in our Battle Royale Tournament!

Nottingham Trent University

This events is for degree students ONLY!

Interested in a career in Gaming? Want to know how to get your foot onto the industry career ladder? Hear from a variety of business professionals about their career journeys in this industry and take part in a Q&A and networking! 

Victoria Van Garrett

Get stuck in testing one of Splash Damages recent released FTP titles, 'Dirty Bomb'. Run through the testing process with Victoria, understand what it takes and have some multiplayer fun!

Spencer Wells

Denizen’s different guises over the years has been record label, artist management, gig booker while also providing links to education with industry. Denizen has been affiliated with BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Glastonbury Festival, BBC Introducing, Rolling Stone, NME to name a few.

Artist developer, Spencer will be discussing artist development, management, publishing and major label deals.

Andy Davis

A workshop looking at the workflow of 3D Asset and Character modelling.

Motormouf

Join Motormouf for an exclusive session into the world of beatboxing. You will learn how equipment and creativity can be used to turn one voice into a whole live performance.

Andy Inglis

An artist manager since 1990, Andy will guide you through his career, pointing out the strange methods of practice, the old-fashioned ways of working that still exist, the places where the music industry has either succeeded or failed to modernise, and what this means for you and your artist.

Frank Benbini

The multi-platinum artist, Frank Benbini reveals what it’s like to be on the record-tour-record cycle. Frank tells all about touring the world and recording with the best names in the music industry.

Al Clark

There is life outside London! Hear the secrets of success from Nottingham's most successful film company.

Kristi Genovese

Denizen’s different guises over the years has been record label, artist management, gig booker while also providing links to education with industry. Denizen has been affiliated with BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Glastonbury Festival, BBC Introducing, Rolling Stone, NME to name a few.

Press Officer, Kristi will focus on the live sector, how to book shows, PRS funding and discussing independent labels.

Steven Thackray

Steven will be giving a brief lecture on his road into the industry, what he learned from his time in QA, and his switch into user research, what it entails and why it’s essential.

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Ben Parbury

A programmer from Deep Silver Dambusters who will be focusing on how to work as a team opposed to working as an individual. The challenges faced in these roles.

Sam Hughes

Join Sam in a discussion on the role and journey of an audio specialist in the games and film industry with focus on both AAA and mobile platforms.

Steve Wright

Learn Nuke from the Jedi Master himself – Steve Wright who will be teaching you all the way from Denver, Colarado via Skype. You don’t want to miss this! 

This is a degree-level VFX exclusive event.

Sarah Johnson

Sarah will be showcasing the first phase of her Master’s project Confetti Storeys which will help users of the Digital Media Hub to navigate these new spaces using fun puzzles.

Joe Tyas

Coming back home from London, Joe is visiting from Splash Damage with knowledge to share about how he went from graduating from the games development course at Confetti to being given the chance to work on one of his favourite franchises – Gears of War. Working on Gears of War 4: DLC as an environment artist, he breaks down what it took for him to go from fan art to game art.

Ken Liston

Come, see and hear our first finished studio in the Contemporary Music Hub: listen to what £50,000 speakers sound like in our world class high-end studio.

*Please meet Ken Liston at Antenna reception before the tour.

Marcus Kambeck

This event is application only. Students will be informed if their application to attend is successful.

Trained originally in sound engineering, Markus has always had a passion for, and belief in, the power of the screen industries to be able to impact and affect change.

Adam Cain

This event is for Level 3 students only!

This is an interactive workshop run by Adam Cain, Confetti HE Games Art Course Leader, and is for any L3 students interested in Games Art digital design techniques. Students will have the opportunity to create a creature design and understand how this is applied to the broad subject area of computer games art.

Barry Soilleux

After graduating with a Masters Degree in Game Design, Barry has worked at Sumo Digital since 2012, initially as a QA tester and now part of the design team. Barry will be talking with Game Art students about the role of designer and getting into the industry.

Barry Soilleux

After graduating with a Masters Degree in Game Design, Barry has worked at Sumo Digital since 2012, initially as a QA tester and now part of the design team. Barry will be talking with Game Art students about the role of designer and getting into the industry.

Rick Smith

This event is application only. Students will be informed if their application to attend is successful.

An overview of audio post-production for film, looking at the technical and creative aspects of dialogue, sound design and dubbing. Also factors to consider during production that will help avoid problems and make life much easier in post.

Matt Edwards

A brief lecture discussing Matt’s progression into the industry from his initial steps to the present day with his role as community manager for Capcom alongside maintaining and engaging with eSports.

Ken Liston

Come, see and hear our first finished studio in the Contemporary Music Hub: listen to what £50,000 speakers sound like in our world class high-end studio.

*Please meet Ken Liston at Antenna reception before the tour.

Stephen Austin

A discussion about working within the Industry and getting employed with growth into a number of positions, stemming from QA and beyond.