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Campbell McAllister known as Campbell


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1998 – 2000: Mphil in Advanced 2D/3D Motion Graphics & Virtual Prototyping, Glasgow school of Art, Glasgow
1987 – 1989: Diploma of Architecture, Mackintosh school of Architecture, Glasgow
1983 – 1986: BA (honours) Architecture, Kingston Polytechnic, London


2013 – 2017: Visiting Lecturer in animation at USW
I am currently supporting both the MA and BA courses in animation at USW – specialising in 3D and Maya, but also working with students on storyboards, scripts, design and concept work.

2009 – 2017: Freelance Animator, Bow, Devon
Working as a freelance animator and illustrator for studios across the U.K. and restoring a 16th Century cottage in Devon between projects.

2015 Pre-visualisation artist on the feature film “Tommy’s Honour”

2007 – 2009: Head of 3D, Django Films, Edinburgh, Scotland
Working on Sylvain Chomet’s Oscar nominated “The Illusionist”. Responsible for the production of all the 3D elements and integrating them into a predominantly 2D animated feature.

2005 – 2006: CG Artist/Storyboard Artist, Django Films, Edinburgh, Scotland
Working on the pre-production for a CG animated feature, “The Tale of Despereaux”, directed, at that time, by Sylvain Chomet. My roles included creation and manipulation of all Maya assets for testing purposes and initial storyboarding thumbnails.

2004 – 2007: Teaching Fellow, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, Scotland
Teaching animation part-time at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, whilst completing Roux County, a 15-minute reworking of the CG animation that I began during my NESTA Fellowship.

2002 – 2004: Animation Director/Script Writer, NESTA Fellowship, London
In October 2002 I was awarded a Fellowship by NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts). Providing funding of £82,500 to produce a 12-minute animation over the next 2 years.

2002: Animation Director/Script Writer, Redkite Animation, Edinburgh, Scotland

2001: Animation Director, Axis Animation, Glasgow, Scotland

1989 – 2000: Animator, Director, and Set Designer, BBC (staff/freelance), Glasgow, Scotland
Over ten years I progressed from a BBC staff Set Designer (on a large number of productions including Period Drama, Light Entertainment and Comedy), to a freelance Director/Animator working on Documentaries, comedy sketches, Educational programs and Title sequences, for Film and TV.


“Roux County”, a 15 minute fairy tale set in the Deep South. Premiering at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2007. Writer/Director 2007.

“Maud And The Grumpy Planet” (pilot and development), a 45 second trailer and 3 minutes of work in progress designed to promote a 30 minute Christmas special (the first in a trilogy). Writer/Director 2001 (ongoing).

“Wrong Turn”, a 3 minute animated short commissioned by Channel 4 as part of the MESH scheme. Writer/Director 2001.

“How The Sea Was Salt”, winner of Best animation at BAFTA Scotland’s New Talent Awards. Also screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival as part of the Post Office Mclaren Award. (And in the “Best of the Fest”). Writer/Director 2000.

“Life According to Fred”, Two seasons worth of comedy shows for the BBC, 12 animated sketches, 2 title sequences and a multitude of stings. Animation Director/co-writer 1999/2000.

“Mourning Becomes A Picture”(a war artist in Bosnia), a 30 minute documentary for BBC Scotland. Direction/camera 1997.

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