Staff on the course

Richard Smith

Senior Lecturer – Animation Production

PGCE, B.A. Computer Visualization and Animation, H.N.D in Graphic Design, O.N.D in Graphic Design.


RICHARD SMITH Richard Smith is Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Animation Production course. Originally trained as a graphic designer, Richard moved into the newly emerging field of computer animation and successfully undertook a degree in Computer Visualisation and Animation at Bournemouth University. After graduating, he then worked as a freelance computer animator, gaining a full time staff position at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in London as a computer animator. Richard worked at the Creature Shop for 10 years, before returning to freelance work when the Henson family closed the London Creature Shop. As a freelance computer animator he has worked at a number of the leading production facilities in London, including Framestore/CFC, Cinesite, and has also had the opportunity to travel around the world as a freelance animator, where he worked at a production facility in New Zealand. For the past 20 years whilst working in the industry, Richard has also worked as a character/concept artist, compositor, matte painter, modeller, and a rigger on various projects including feature film and commercials work.   One of Richards primary roles within the course is to introduce students to Computer Animation.

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