Monday, 30 December 2013

British web animation


 For a while, I was planning to write a short article on online animators from the UK - namely Jonti "Weebl" Picking, David Firth, Cyriak and Joel Veitch. I never got round to it, however, and now Nathan Wilkes of Skwigly has pipped me to the post.

Nathan's article focuses on Weebl, Firth, Cyriak, Tom Ridgewell, Ben "Wonchop" Smallman, Jamie "RageNineteen" Spicer-Lewis, Harry Partridge, Lee Hardcastle, Simon Tofield and Element Animation, along with Birdbox Studio, the Brothers McLeod and White Robot. It's a good selection, one that gives an idea of the variety of work out there on the 'net.

As an aside, perhaps it's just me, but "British web animation" seems like almost like a self-contradiction. A large amount commercial animation is made internationally these days, of course, but with animation made for the Internet, even the audience will be international.

As far as English-language work goes, just how relevant is nationality when discussing web animation...?

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