Bournemouth graduates, who worked on award-winning movie Gravity, won the ultimate recognition in the early hours of Monday morning when the film won the Oscar for Visual Effects. 

The film's visual effects were created by effects house Framestore in London, which recruited ten alumni from the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and around 40 from Bournemouth University (BU).

The animation and visual effects graduates, worked on the paint, roto and tracking for the film.

Gravity won six BAFTA awards including Visual Effects too.

This follows previous achievments from BU's National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA). More than 50 graduates and former BU academics worked on the Oscar-winning visual effects for Avatar, while MA Visual Effects graduate Andy Lockley won an Oscar in 2011 for his work on the special effects for Inception.

The NCCA’s contribution to world-leading excellence and pioneering development in computer animation was even recognised with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2012.