Kaija Brunyate BA Production Arts

Kaija Brunyate

Kaija Brunyate

BA Production Arts

Kaija enjoys making anything. Carving lime wood spoons, creating whale song with bedroom instruments, silver-soldering an armature or adventuring through a rhododendron to light a tree. She has been awarded the Doris Dibden prize for showing exceptional flair during her training at the school. She is specialising in Animation in her final year at BOVTS and is currently working on a stop-motion short film she co-wrote and designed. After graduating she hopes to work in and around Bristol’s animation industry.

Previous credits at BOVTS include:

Writer, Designer, Maker and Animator on Portalloo, Spark on Book Club (BOVTV), Sound Recordist and Sound Dub on Dreamers (BOVTV), Animator on Buddy (BOVTV), Camera Assistant on Pushover (BOVTV), Sound Designer on Blink (Radio Play), Sound Designer and Operator on 62 Sperm Whales (BOVTS Online), Sound Operator on Caucasian Chalk Circle (Tobacco Factory Theatres), Lighting Crew on The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Part One and Two (Bristol Old Vic) and Let the Right One In (Circomedia), Assistant Stage Manager on Her Naked Skin (Circomedia) and Otis and Eunice (BOVTS).

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Portalloo Armature Puppet in progress

Portalloo Animation set in progress

Portalloo Animation set in progress

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice