PRESS RELEASE 15th February 2006
Wallace and Gromit go to college

This week Leeds College of Music students are working with high profile film and TV industry professionals to compose a soundtrack to scenes from new award winning "Wallace and Gromit" "The Curse of The Were-Rabbit" interactive game developed by Aardman with Frontier Developments. Students will be working on a "real" project that uses the Wallace and Gromit computer game to show and teach the students how and why sound is used for moving image medias such as interactive games, film & TV. They will also learn how the sound and music is produced.

The student's will be managing the whole process and delivering a final soundtrack under the direction of the professionals. These people include the BAFTA nominated composer Chris Mann, who produced the music and effects for the game. Also Matt Edgar a film and TV director whose credits include Lock Up Your Daughters: Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll in the UK, and Rock Profiles - comedy shorts written by Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the precursor to 'Little Britain', Match of the World Cup presented by Paul Whitehouse. Jez Taylor who worked on "Harry Potter- Philosophers Stone" doing the dialogue and sound production for special effects

During an alternative week of activity starting on Monday 20th February 2006, Illustrious Creative Education is delivering practical master classes at Leeds College of Music (UK's largest & leading music college).

Richard Watson of Illustrious Creative Education said
"The "sound for moving image" master class we designed along with Chris Mann of Mann Music, Sheffield is, as far as we know, the only one that exists in the UK and no one else is doing anything so advanced.

"This project was piloted at Leeds College of Music last year and was so successful we were specifically requested that this be part of our week of activity this year. It is a great testament of our previous and recent services to them and activities we have delivered, to be given the opportunity to put the students in touch with the creative industries, learning the skills and understanding various industries and career paths"


For further information please contact Richard Watson:

Mob. 07973 314013