Animation Central

What an animated Easter I had! A massive thanks to the team at Leeds Young Film Festival for inviting me to co-create a brand new animation strand for the BIGGEST FAMILY FILM EVENT in the country!!

Animator John Ashton talking Clangers

Animator John Ashton talking Clangers

I spent Easter like a kid in a sweet shop dreaming up what would make the ultimate family animation weekend. Thanks to the industry support we received, the Arts Council and our supporters at BAFTA Kids, we gave Leeds a super special Easter gift.

From talks and workshops from Great British children's TV favourites Clangers and Bob the Builder, to a closing night preview of The Prophet with Q&A from segment director Tomm Moore, there really was something for all the family!

Thanks to HiT Entertainment and my director Stuart Evans for taking time out to talk Bob the Builder, Clangers stop motion animation John Aston for a great talk and workshop, the voice of Miss Rabbit - Sarah Ann Kennedy for a great performance workshop, and Scream Street animation Paul Couvella for a armature animation workshop - to name a few!  And of course the wonderful Tori Davis for designing our logo.

Children helping me pitch a storyboard for Bob the Builder to director, Stuart Evans

Children helping me pitch a storyboard for Bob the Builder to director, Stuart Evans

As well as all those amazing workshops, I was also really happy to team up again with the children's world-wide animation workshop that is ASIFA Workshop Group. So as well as checking in with our guests, I was busy teaching a group of under 15s on a morphing workshop - all by hand, for their entry into the film. 

And here's some more videos from the week in short workshops supported by a group of great animators.

Part of Animation Central at Leeds Young Film Festival 2016 Animations created with the support of artist, model maker and designer Ralph Shephard Animation Central is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Part of Animation Central at Leeds Young Film Festival 2016 Animations created with the support of animator John Ashton (Frankenweenie, Roary the Racing Car, Clangers) Animation Central is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Part of Animation Central at Leeds Young Film Festival 2016 Animations created with the support of animator Paul Couvela (Noddy, Pingu, Chuggington) Animation Central is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Sing-Along-Frozen

Sing-Along-Frozen