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Qualifications

M.A. Film
Masters Degree Post-compulsory Education & Training – PGCE / CertEd
BA Animation and Television Graphics
Adobe Certified Expert in Video communication. A.C.E.
National Diploma Art and Design
Higher National Diploma Film and Animation
Adobe Certified Associate Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC
Adobe Certified Associate Photoshop CS5/CS6/CC
Autodesk Certified Maya User Skills include:
3D Animation, Character And Effects Toolsets, Composting, Extensible Production Platform, Film, Games, Modeling, Rendering, Shader Creation, Simulation, TV, Texturing.
C+G Computer Aided Engineering

Experience

Awarded an all expenses paid study tour to Los Angeles to study animation and effects production at Digital Domain. Sponsored by television and games companies to attend master classes in animation and production, including The Robert McKee Screenwriting Course; The Richard Williams Master Class in Animation; Animation acting with ILM’s lead animator Shawn Kelly, classes in animation and acting at Pinewood Studios for Gerry Anderson’s Captain Scarlet; the use of puppetry in computer animation in London and Los Angeles. Additional training in the use of After Effects, Maya, Certified Adobe Expert in Video communication(ACE), and related production packages. Director, Lead Artist Animator, Editor and Graphic designer. Television production credits with Gerry Anderson, David Lane, Ken Turner, Alan Perry, Ron Appleton. Additional training provider.
Awards
R.S.A. Student Production Award, November1994;
R.S.A. Student Design Award April 1995;
Welsh Film Council Production Award May 1995;
Tony Heffernan Award for Achievement withVideo1995;
R.S.A. Travel Award 1996. Welsh Film Council travel awards in 1996, 97 and 98.
I have also as a result of design and research received technology and innovation project funding of £25,000 from the WDA in 2005.
Winner of the SENI Fighting spirit award best DVD 2008

Responsibilities

Current training provider and proctor for Adobe and Autodesk qualifications and certification.

Publications

Artwork exhibition at John Moors University, Liverpool; Grays School of Art, Aberdeen; Design Works, Gateshead, Falmouth and Truro, Nene College, Northampton.
My stop – frame film “Museum” was screened on Channel 4 and BBC television.
My films have been screened at Meridians European Film Festival, France; Cardiff International Film Festival; The Corn Exchange, Ipswich; Waves Media Conference, Brighton; First Take, Cardiff; Bradford Animation Festival; Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre; The Welsh International Film Festival, Aberystwyth; Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, and the Cannes Film Festival.
BROADCAST CREDITS:

9X broadcast episodes of Gerry Andersons the New Captain Scarlet.
4X Creature shop Francis the badger.
1X Flying Sheila’s Documentary.
1X Toxic airlines Documentary.
Director for Museum shown on Channel 4 and BBC Wales.
Creation of 3D stop motion animated models for the ‘Gogs’.
PUBLISHED GAMES:

Shadow Gunner, UBI-Soft.
Prince Nasseem Boxing, Codemasters.
Award Winning Flight Simulator – B17 The Mighty 8th ,Atari.

Memberships

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts Manufactures and Commerce

External

Animator and consultant for games project. Part time lecturer. Production research.

Consultancy

Double Negative, Codemasters, Rage, Travian, British Steel, Manpower Services, MIND, EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, CARING FOR CHILDREN. Chapman and Hall, Sexuality and Patient Care. Cymru UK2000, Environmental Office Option. Road Safety Wales (Poster series). Archant Specialist, Welsh Development Agency

Research

Currently studying for an MFA in film.

Areas of Expertise

Award winning animator, film maker with expertise in Maya, Premiere Pro, Zbrush, Photoshop, After Effects, Audition, Encore, Speed Grade.

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