Head of Animation, Prosthetics & Effects
Andy is Head of Animation, Prosthetics & Effects in the CILECT School of Film & Television and joined the University in 2016. Andy's animation specialism is stop motion. His current field of research is into audio and visual directional approaches in virtual reality, and presented a paper on this at the CILECT conference in Mumbai, India in November 2018 and at the Festival of Creativity, Colombo, Sri Lanka in March 2019.
Prior to joining Falmouth University, Andy worked in the animation industry for nearly 20 years as both an animator and director. As a freelancer Andy worked for studios including Aardman Animations, Cosgrove Hall Films, Tony Kaye Films, Red Bee Media and HOT Animation on award nominated and winning children's programmes, title sequences, commercials and films. In 2007 his animation for the the BBC's 'Kill It. Cook It. Eat It' was awarded a D&AD Yellow Pencil. He has also lectured at the University for the Creative Arts and University College Volda, Norway.
In addition to his professional work in animation Andy has produced a number of his own award-winning short films. These have been screened in film festivals all around the world.
Andy served as Chief External Examiner for the Faculty of Media and Performance at Arts University, Bournemouth as well as External Advisor to UCLAN, Chichester University, London College of Communication at UAL & Teesside University.
He is also a member of the Royal Television Society, fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.