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I am A Mr Smith, Animator and Film Maker. Born and Raised in one of the leafier boroughs of London, i studied at Wimbledon School of Art largely on the graphics side of the course. it is here i produced my first full animated short 'The Mirror', a two and a half minute stop motion film exploring the themes of misdirection and insanity and was shot entirely on Super 8. Afer Wimbledon I moved to Southampton to study on the Ba Animation Degree at Southampton Solent University. I graduated the course with First Class Honours and my fully hand drawn graduation film 'The Boy With No Name' has gone on to win several awards including; Best Animation at the 2005/06 BBC Hampshire Big Screen Festival, Royal Television Society Southern Centre Award for Best Animation 2005/06 and the National Royal Television Society Award for Best Undergraduate Animation 2005/06. It has also been shown in numerous national and international festivals (including Slamdance, and Stuttgarts Trickfilm festival) as well as Animation industry confrences. After graduating the degree course at Southampton i was offerd a job on the teaching staff and have been lecturing second year students on all aspects of animated film making. Since i can remember i have always been animating and drawing, i am extremely passionate about hand drawn animation in particular, i have a strong background in fine art and have always tried to keep up a high level of drawing.
i am always writing and formulating ideas for short films, both live action and animated. There are 2/3 projects that i am extremely excited about at the moment.