1989 so went to Newport Film School to study animation craft.
I made 2 16mm films there, helped on everything I could and
got a distinction. Then I spent a few years making animated
title sequences for TV before going to the National Film and
TV School in 1994.
me the Film School was an island on which I could explore
ideas and develop my film making ability. This was important,
as outside the School there are opportunities to develop the
commercially fruitful skills necessary to earn a living, but
little opportunity to develop ideas and establish them in
a unique film making style. By entrusting me with a budget
to try something new, I had a rare opportunity to prove my
ability in a specific area of film, and so inspiring interest
in people from audiences to producers.
I made 2 35mm films and 1 16mm film. I went to Yekaterinburg
, Russia to make my graduation film, in the studios where
Alexanda Petrov worked. I learned a huge amount from the people
there particularly my Art Director Andre Zolotuchin.
Since then I have made 3 films in digital format. I find that
this format gives me the freedom to be able to make low budget
short films. I have always been motivated by self expression
in film making I have never seen it as the way I earn my living,
so I look for low budget funding where I will be allowed to
explore what I want. I have worked in many different styles
such as animated paint on a multiplane bed, hand painted on
film, puppet animation, traditionally drawn animation and
Flash actionScript effects. I make interactive multimedia
in Flash, Director, Dreamweaver etc. illustration and Flash
animation for a living, because I also enjoy the challenge
of the interactive medium.