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Creative Media Production student excels in experimental animation

Ronan Mackenzie

Ronan Mackenzie a former Blackburn College student has recently completed a short film ‘It’s raining, it’s pouring.’  An experimental animation commissioned by New Creatives and co-funded by Arts Council England and BBC Arts and has been made available to stream on BBC player.  Ronan is currently working on two new short films as well as developing his first feature length film. 

Ronan has seen a meteoric rise in his profile in the world of film, which all started with an interest in this creative subject which inspired him to enroll on the Creative Media Production course at Blackburn College.  He said:  “There were many aspects of the course I enjoyed, I loved the creative freedom, meeting and making friends with like-minded individuals to collaborate on projects, learning about various parts of cinema as well as making creative media.”

Blackburn College prepared my future career by teaching me at a very early stage about the necessities of media production, from learning the practice (camera operation, editing, sound etc.) to the theory (the history of cinema, various techniques used by practitioners, narrative and stories etc.) The things I learned on the course have since had a huge impact on my career.”

Upon completing his course at Blackburn College Ronan studied filmmaking at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he made his debut short film ‘Infinity’ which screened at multiple film festivals and gained a nomination by the British film institute at the BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica short film festival.

Ronan’s most recent short film ‘It’s raining, it’s pouring’ is an experimental animation commissioned by New Creatives and co-funded by Arts Council England and BBC Arts and has been made available to stream on BBC player.  Ronan is currently working on two new short films as well as development on his first feature length film. 

10 Jan 2020, 09:11 AM