Sunday, 9 March 2014

Showreel 2014

All work animated by Hywel Roberts

All visuals and puppets created by Hywel Roberts, excluding the puppet with Red jumper, which belongs to Aardman Animations and the Busker puppet’s costume, which was made by Becky Berry.

Music: "You Rascal, you" Django Reinhardt

Thursday, 20 February 2014

"Shaun the Sheep" Work experience!

                                                                                               Aardman Animations
In January this year, I was lucky to gain two weeks work experience at Aardman on the new “Shaun the Sheep” Movie!

During my time there I worked together with the assistant animators to make mouth sets for Bitzer and the Farmer puppets. My main tasks included; press moulding and sculpting new adjustments to the design of the farmer mouths in plasticine. I was also able to observe other tasks undertaken by the assistant animators, including the shooting of this marvellous still above by Rita Sampaio!

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Aardman & NFTS, Certificate in Character Animation Showreel (2013)

puppet@Aardman Animations Ltd 2013

From September to the end of November 2013, I was lucky to attend the new Certificate in Character animation course, run in partnership between the NFTS and Aardman. Taught at Aardman’s studio in Bristol by Head of Animation Loyd Price and Senior Animation Supervisor Matt Rees; the course was fantastic experience, where I really got to practice my craft, improving my skills as an animator.

I would like to thank Loyd Price, Mathew Rees, Katie Daniels, Helen Nabarro and all the talented students I had the pleasure to study with on the course, for such a brilliant experience.

My thanks also to the Welsh Broadcasting Trust and the Welsh Arts Council for their kind support in  funding me, without which, this little venture might never have happened.


Thursday, 20 June 2013

Betty Animatic Clip

Here is a short clip from the Betty animatic I'm currently working on.

This is the beginning of the second scene in the film, where after an hour of painstaking corrections, Betty finally plays the piano tune correctly.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

NIHR New Media Competition!

Great news! TRANMAN the CRASH-2 Web Video has been awarded the runner up prize at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) New Media Competition.