Shelley has been working in feature animation since 1986, with credits including "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", "Shrek 1-4", "Shark Tale", "Madagascar", "Kung Fu Panda", and "How to Train Your Dragon".
As always, engagement with industry is at the heart of what we do at Escape Studios. What skills are in demand? Who is hiring? And how do we prepare our students for the industry as it will be in two or three years time?
Studio Project Module PR5001
Shelley will be taking a look at our second year animation projects, part of the Studio Project Module PR5001, a 2nd year film-making module worth 45 credits, in which our students form themselves into groups and create short animated films, working to a variety of creative briefs. The feedback sessions are organised using Google Meet and Syncsketch.
Shelley has been working in feature animation since 1986. She has credits on dozens of animated films including "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", "Shrek 1-4", "Shark Tale", "Madagascar", "Kung Fu Panda", and "How to Train Your Dragon".
Shelley started her career in animation in London with animation director Richard Williams, author of "The Animator's Survival Kit" - the core textbook all our students use. From 1987 she was head of backgrounds on Disney's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", and in 1989 she was head of backgrounds at Steven Spielberg's Amblimation Studio.
In 1995 she moved to Los Angeles as one of the first team of artists to join Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen's new studio, DreamWorks Animation, as co-head of Artist Development.
Shelley's work today
Today Shelley works for DreamWorks and also Aardman animation, recruiting talent and also building relationships with schools and festivals worldwide.
Shelley is also a member of the advisory board at Escape Studios.
The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To apply for our BA/MArt in 3D Animation, follow this link. To apply for our storyboarding evening class, visit this page here. For the next 12 week animation course, click here. And to apply for the next evening class in Producing Animation, see this page.