A Little About Richard:

Ever since he was small, Richard was encouraged to be creative. His parents would save up cardboard boxes, cardboard tubes and other interesting bits and bobs for him to build contraptions with. He would cover the kitchen floor with paper so that he could draw a diorama, or build a castle out of toilet roll tubes.

Throughout school he enjoyed the sciences, maths, english, and most of all; the arts. Spending most of his teen years drawing, painting, creating and of course, playing video-games, he then left education at sixteen, in 2002, and got a job in retail, forgetting much of his creative side.

After managing a small pharmaceutical shop for a few years, this lack of creative freedom had an impact and he had the itch to do something creative again, so started a distance learning course in 2005 with the London College of Art, studying Animal Portraiture. 

This encouraged him to quit working full time and start a HND in Fine Art at the local college (Sutton College), in 2008, via Birmingham City University. During this time he worked as a quality assurance technician for Rareware and Microsoft Games Studios, and then freelance doing event photography, web-design, portraiture and other creative challenges. Fine art turned out to be a little too ‘loose’ for his tastes and he transferred to a BA in Animation, 2009, as part of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. 

During this time, he discovered his love of puppets and miniatures in the world of animation. Completing a few short stop-motion and mixed-media films, he had them shown at several festivals around the country, and played up on the BBC 'big screens' at various venues. Winning awards with his university and a nomination with the Royal Television Society for his work has pushed him further to persue his love of animation and fabrication.

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Awards and Nominations

Nominated
2012 Royal Television Society Student Awards
Midlands Centre, Animation Category.
For my graduation film "Being Dead"
 
  Won
2012 Emma Jesse Phipps Bequest
For outstanding quality and achievement in the final year of the course.
Won
2012 Trevor Beattie Award in Stop Motion
For my graduation film "Being Dead"
 

Festivals and Shows


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The Bucket List

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