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Nick Hales - Animation Director CV

Animation Director Roles:

Remotely directed a team of 6+ animators on these commercials. 

Responsible for direct interaction with client and creative agency on a regular basis as the voice of the creative company, as well as direction and crit' for all shots on a daily basis with the animators and production team.

Also directed a children's TV series with the company adding CG characters to live action. Overseeing all the shots and animation remotely. 
Additionally have lent my time to a few more of their projects, including their own short films, where a more senior eye was wanted for improving the animation quality and cinematography.

Head of Animation Roles:

Before this I was Head of Animation at 422 South in Bristol. Taking control of many documentaries and series. Leading a team of up to 40 people in house, then remotely for 3/4 years.

Regularly talking to clients, directing and advising on all shot and animation decisions as well as hands on animation, camera/previz, rigging and layout work whenever needed.

A few example projects below:


Independant Film:

During Covid, I used my furlough time to create, direct and animate my own independant short film. Leading a small volunteer team of modellers, lighters and compositors, as well as sound engineers to produce this film in 2/3 months. Sticking to my own deadline and running the project over Slack.

This film was selected in over 100 film festivals world wide, winning 13, with a further 5 honourable mentions.


Around these I have been Lead Animator  on Aardman's LOTF, managing a team of 10 animators on tight deadlines in a 52 episode series.

And leading up to this have been an animator on many high profile jobs across the last 15+ years, which you can see here:

Please browse the site if you'd like to see any more of the work I've done in games, cinematic, tv, commercials and music videos!

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