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A History of British Animation

An illustrated lecture and masterclass by Leo Crane

A History of British Animation is a chronological and thematic exploration of frame-by-frame moving image works in the UK, from the inventions of the Victorian Age to the diverse industry we know today. It is a presentation illustrated with film clips that can be delivered as a one-hour lecture or three-hour masterclass.

The following topics are explored:

  • The Age of Invention: Animation Before Film
  • Youthful Experiments: Entertainment and Advertising
  • The Art of Information: General Post Office Unit
  • Coming of Age: the First Features
  • Family Time: Children’s Animation
  • Radical Reinvention: Channel 4 and New Voices
  • The Allure of the New: Games, VFX and the Digital Revolution
  • Animation Today

A History of British Animation is delivered by Leo Crane, an award-winning animator and animation researcher. He founded London Animation Studio in 2013 after graduating from Bournemouth University with an MA (Distinction) in 3D Computer Animation. He previously graduated from Oxford University with a BA (Hons) and MA (Hons) in Classics. He lives in London.

Student feedback:

The animation masterclass really made me think about how each generation takes up the knowledge of the previous and makes their own way. Leo Crane beautifully summed this up by taking us step by step through all kinds of animations.
We were lucky enough to participate in a masterclass on British animation. Leo knew SO MUCH about the history and different types of animation.
We had an interesting lecture by the award-winning animator Leo Crane. I was so much involved with it that I thought I should make my career in animation.