Who I am
This is me. I do not normally look this blank. My hair has a lustrous sheen and bon mots crackle out of my gob like space dust. My beard’s not quite as dense as in the picture but that’s the beauty of drawing innit.
I am an experienced scriptwriter, Flash animator and BAFTA-winning animation director, with 10+ years in the industry.
I also have a keen interest in the whole creative and production process – I’ve written scripts for such clients as Radio 4, CBeebies and Disney, and am a voice-artist with a client list including BBC TV and Radio, G.O.L.D, Nokia, Pearson and ITV.
I am personable and good fun to work with, have a good eye for detail and am able to meet tight deadlines. In my spare time I like to ferment various things, make dumb-looking animals and visit urban wasteground.
I can also do an impression of a Dalek.
There is a fighty-man called Dan Chambers, but that is not me. (He broke his arm hitting someone?!)
What I can do
Flash (and basic Actionscript), Photoshop, CelAction, Maya, Redboard, MS Office, Final Draft. Storyboarding and Animatic production, Character Design and Animation, VO and VO directing, Scriptwriting and Editing, Audio Editing. I’m PC, Mac and Linux literate, and a quick learner.
What I’ve been up to
2012-3 Animation Director at Blue-Zoo – added a whole extra dimension to my skillset making the beautiful CGI series QPootle5 (52×10″ currently airing on CBeebies) at the BAFTA-winning Independent Production Company of the year 2012.
2012 Animator for Picasso Pictures (animations for adverts and websites including Kelloggs, Unicef, Domestos, Always Money)
2011-12 Scriptwriter on Peter Rabbit (Silvergate Media for CBeebies/Nickelodeon USA, currently airing on CBeebies. I also provide the voice for Mr Jeremy Fisher, something the 7-year old me would have totally wigged out about)
2011 Animator for Espresso Education – animating cute characters alongside educational content.
2011 Animator for Magictown – children’s website bringing beloved authors’ and illustrators’ work to life.
2010 Lady Geek TV – scriptwriter and animator on 2 series of this comedy online tech show.
2010 Animator at Hibbert Ralph – animating a Russian Strepsils advert. (Yes, they do!)
2008 Scriptwriter on Jungle Junction (SpiderEye for Playhouse Disney, BAFTA nominated, Preschool Animated Series 2010)
2007-8 Animator on Charlie and Lola Series 3 (Tiger Aspect for BBC, Playhouse Disney, BAFTA-winner, Preschool Animation 2008)
2004 Directed and animated Sir Roger Moore in The Fly Who Loved Me for UNICEF
2004 Animator on Charlie and Lola Series 1 (Tiger Aspect for BBC/Playhouse Disney, BAFTA-nominated, Preschool Animation 2006)
The distant past…
2003 Directed and animated Tube Mice (onedotzero ltd. & UK Film Council, screened in various international film festivals, appeared on both The Times and Independent cover DVDs), 2001-2 Directed The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers Series 1 (Pesky/BBC, Prix des internautes Annecy 2002, Pulcinella Prize – Cartoons on the Bay), 2000 Animated The Pygmy Shrew, one of the first viral animations on the web, 2000 Scriptwriter for Greenlightmedia ltd., Berlin, 1998-99 Comedy Performance and writing (BBC Choice, UKPlay, Radio 4).
Please note that all pics of copyrighted characters are my oddly-drawn version of them and are completely (if affectionately) “off-model“.