The Creative Business of Producing Animation

This year Encounters is excited to host The Creative Business of Producing Animation, a professional development training course funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund and presented in partnership with Aardman Animations and the University of the West of England (UWE).
The course will take place from 17-21 September 2012 and will explore traditional methods and practises whilst covering the most up to date issues related to animation production today, including multi-platform, digital and 3D technologies. It will examine the vital relationship between creative and producer roles in animation.

The five-day residential course includes two intensive days of seminars and discussions followed by a further three days of workshops, screenings and networking events as part of Encounters.


The course will be led by some of the most successful and acclaimed producers in the UK. A rare chance to visit the Aardman Studios is also included.

We are delighted to confirm the following special guests:

Melanie Coombs - Animation Producer, Optimism

Julie Lockhart - Animation Producer, Aardman Animations

Helen Argo - Producer, Aardman Animations

Sara Cox - Creative Director & CEO, ArthurCox

Ken Anderson - Executive Director & Chief Creative Officer, August Media Holdings