Thursday 26th March
6.30 – 9pm
Animation Director, Dan Richards from Margate’s A+C Studios will be discussing some of their stop motion films and how to make the leap from home working to a creative studio. A+C Studios produced Harrods’ Christmas animation in 2014 and have worked with clients including Samsung, E.ON Energy and Chivas Regal.
Followed by a Q&A and drinks. Places free, contact us to book.
This is an Interreg funded event, part of the Recreate programme.
Biog: Dan Richards
Dan Richards has always had a passion and curiosity for stop motion. Watching animations as a child, Dan was always asking “How did does that model move?”. ”Just because it does” has never sufficed as an answer. Dan got his questions answered making his first stop motion animation aged 10.
Little more than a decade later, he graduated from the prestigious Bristol School of Animation, going on to work at Aardman Animations on the animated film Wallace & Gromit. In 2007, with a vision for a studio specialising in traditional lens based animation, he founded A+C Studios in a container unit on the Kent coast, with a box of Plasticine and a single camera, and a vision to tell better stories with animation.
A+C now works for some of the best known brands, helping them to reach out to audiences – and to capture their imagination. In 2014, Dan moved his team of animators, model makers, and designers into a 5000 sq ft, state-of-the-art studio, where they deliver award-winning projects from initial brief to final production. As Creative Director, Dan works closely on every project, supervising a combination of hand-crafted and original stop motion techniques with new and experimental ideas and design. To see the studios work visit their website.