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.