Video:  Animators Kate Charter and Tom Senior praise the joys of making traditional hand-drawn films, and discuss whether it is under threat by CGI technology. They also tell us how film festivals inspire them to experiment with new techniques, and how they can happily draw away for 8 hours at a time!

Profile: Kate Charter studied Art and Design at university, which is where she first fell in love with animation. Tom Senior also began making animated films at university. Both specialise in hand-drawn animation - their short films each required over 3000 separate drawings!

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Animators Kate Charter and Tom Senior

  • Thurs 28 June 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "One of the nice things about making a film is leaving things to the viewer's imagination..." Animator Tom Senior tells us one of the best secrets to great storytelling.

    Thurs 28 June 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "One of the nice things about making a film is leaving things to the viewer's imagination..." Animator Tom Senior tells us one of the best secrets to great storytelling.

    Kate Charter speaks to us about her animation Hannah and the Moon - a charming short film about a girl who leaves her home to find the moon, whilst Fellow animator Tom Senior gives us the lowdown on his very own film, Nomads - a story about four travelers coming to rest in an idyllic land.

  • Thurs 28 June 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "You can create things that you can't do in real-life..." Animator Kate Charter explains how animation allows the imagination to run free.

    Thurs 28 June 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "You can create things that you can't do in real-life..." Animator Kate Charter explains how animation allows the imagination to run free.

    FILMCLUB Reporter Kerry meets animators Kate Charter and Tom Senior, who both had their short films screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Kate's film, Hannah and the Moon, is about a girl who leaves her home to find the moon, whilst Tom's short, Nomads, tells the story of four travelers coming to rest in an idyllic land.

Animators Kate Charter and Tom Senior’s Films

  • Detail image from The Lion King

    The Lion King
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  • Detail image from The Sword In The Stone

    The Sword In The Stone
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