first started animating when I was fourteen, on an 8mm cine
camera. In 1992, I did a foundation course in Pontypridd,
where I had access to some new animation equipment and a free
hand to develop. At the Surrey Institute of Art and Design,
where I did my degree, I moved from model to drawn animation
for my graduation film. After graduating, I worked as an illustrator/animator
before coming to the NFTS.
here, I have become more computer literate and, in the last
two years, I have been animating on Maya.
The NFTS has provided me with the time and equipment to develop
both my animation skills and my film language. It has also
allowed me to work with some very talented people.
leaving the film school, I have worked as an After Effects
for Nexus films. I have also worked as an animator with Sarah
Fell and Julian
Hanshaw on a series called History on Toast, for
Absolutely Productions and Animated on Maya at Slave Studios
on a series called Spheriks.
Matthew also won the BEST STUDENT ANIMATION AWARD 2001 from
Royal Television Society,for his second year film