DATE: January 20, 1998
To coincide with the re-launch of SKY Televisions The Computer Channel in
March, comes a new 17 week television programme which aims to find the UKs
Computer Creative Student of 1998. Each show consists of two contestants
using Macs to perform a task we have set them.
Tasks will include:
Digital Photography Take famous monuments from around the world e.g.
Statue of Liberty, Nelsons column, Eiffel Tower and incorporate them into
DTP The contestants have to design a poster campaign for a charity of
their choice. Will they opt for a 3 part campaign spread over a period of
time? Or will they go for a single controversial campaign message? The
choice is theirs.
Package Design The contestants have to design the packaging for the
contents of a shopping basket for a typical 21st century single male. (One
contestant should be female to see the difference in what they perceive the
contents of the basket to be.)
Magazine Design The task is to create a football fanzine.
Web Design An interactive web site is required from this weeks
3D Design Create a cut scene for a sci-fi computer game.
Music Creation The contestants are given a short piece of film to score
using a computer and a musical instrument.
Paint / Illustration The contestants have to create a painting in the
style of an old master.
The contestants will be using software such as Adobe PhotoShop, Freehand
Graphics Studio and Director 6 Multimedia Studio from Macromedia, Infini-D 4
from Metacreations to name but a few.
During the show two expert judges will throw light on how the contestants
are doing. And at the end of the show they will judge the entries and decide
on a winner. The series will be structured into heats e.g. semi-finals, and
culminating in a final to be broadcast in June.
The overall winner will win a copy of each of the creative packages featured
throughout the series which will be worth several thousand pounds, or
maybe even a computer (TBC).
We will also encourage viewers to send in their creative efforts to be
displayed on the show in the Viewers Gallery.
Al is the interactive director of one of the UKs top multimedia / Web
design agencies, and as such is very much at the heart of the UKs creative
computer industry. He has previously been the host of Master Class on Skys
If you would like more information or you want to participate in the show
then contact Martin Snelling or Rosie Laydon on 0171 308 9955
PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS OPEN TO UK RESIDENTS ONLY