Peter Millard

MA work

My work is often very chaotic and surreal. I try to be as spontaneous with my work as I can be, moving away from conventional methods often associated with short animated filmmaking. Before I’m about to draw anything at my light box, I try to get in a state of mind where I don’t think about any of the goings-on in my life, and I draw straight ahead.


This creates images on paper that are often childlike, with very energetic movement that, over the course of many drawings, creates a narrative of nonsense that can be perceived differently by everybody who watches it.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Animation, 2012

  • My work is often very chaotic and surreal. I try to be as spontaneous with my work as I can be, moving away from conventional methods often associated with short animated filmmaking. Before I’m about to draw anything at my light box, I try to get in a state of mind where I don’t think about any of the goings-on in my life, and I draw straight ahead.


    This creates images on paper that are often childlike, with very energetic movement that, over the course of many drawings, creates a narrative of nonsense that can be perceived differently by everybody who watches it.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Animation, University of Wales, Newport, 2010
  • Experience

  • Animator, Gorilla Film Magazine, London, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • London Short Film Festival, ICA, 2011; Encounters Film Festival, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2010; Giraf Animation Festival, Plaza Theatre, Calgary, Canada, 2010; Rushes Soho Short Film Festival, Tenderflix Gallery, London, 2010
  • Awards

  • Special Mention, Experimental Animation, Little White Lies, 2011; First prize, Daler Rowney Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art, 2011