Aardman is one of the world’s most renowned animation studios, instantly recognisable for its acclaimed claymation works including Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and Early Man.
Speaking about their latest feature adventure, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Director and Animator Will Becher delves behind the scenes to build on the creation of the world’s best-loved characters.
The session examines the techniques that bring an entertaining story to life frame-by-frame with a focus on the stop motion and VFX crossover.
Will is an Animator and Director based in Bristol. He began his career with a summer work placement on Chicken Run – building ‘clay wings’ in the model-making department. Following his degree in Animation in Edinburgh, he was invited by Nick Park to join the animation team on Curse of the Were Rabbit (becoming one of Aardman’s youngest ever feature film animators). The film won the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Animation. Will has since worked as a Lead Character Animator on both The Pirates! and Shaun the Sheep Movie, as well as directing Shaun the Sheep Series 5 before taking the role of Animation Director on Early Man. Will is co-director of Bafta nominated Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon.