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Hello! I am a Character Animator passionate about giving life to characters and telling stories that anyone can get something out of. I like to draw in my free time while watching a show or a film. Constantly I am developing my animation skills, ever keen to work on bigger and better projects, whether in a team or solo. I would love to begin my career as a Junior Animator on TV or film projects, working my way up as I improve. There is still a lot to learn, but I am very excited about the future.
GET TO KNOW OLIVER
What makes you unique?
My witty sense of humour and talkative nature, I like to make people laugh and if they do, I take pride in that.
What three things would you take to a desert island and why?
A boat, a book 'How to sail a boat for dummies' and water (sailing is thirsty work).
What job position would excite you the most to start your career with?
A position as Junior Animator as I would be able to have fun improving my animation skills whilst also working full-time on some interesting projects, the prospects of that are exciting. That role would also allow me to move up to more new and exciting projects as I improve.
Tell us an achievement you're proud of.
The achievements I am most proud of is that I have worked on a few multi-award winning short films either as an a Director, an Animator or Storyboard Artist, etc. 'Candle Wick' (a concept I was keen on making for some time) came to fruition with help from my team. 'Shimmer', a collaborative effort between the animation and visual effects classes came together nicely and 'Threaded Together' brought characters to life that I had designed, watching them move around and interact in the final piece was great.
Which animated movie inspired you the most to choose this career path and why?
Toy Story', perhaps a cliché answer but it did a lot for animation and meant a lot to me growing up, I used to watch it all the time (perhaps a bit too much) on VHS and it is still one of my favourite animated movies to this day.
Describe your favourite animated sequence.
I have many favourites but in recent memory it's the sequence from 'Into the Spider-Verse' where Miles finally becomes Spider-Man, taking a leap of faith and going to help his friends. Its not only a really cool sequence but I found it had a lot of heart in it.
What was your crowning moment of your time at Escape?
My crowing moment at Escape Studios was getting to pitch an idea that I had been passionate about for some time and then make it into an award winning short film, that the team and I were proud of.
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