Aardman gives animation workshops in Shepton Mallet

The creators of Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit will be revealing modelling and animation techniques at the Shepton Digi Fest from October 6-8.

Jim Parkyn, the model-maker behind Shaun the Sheep will undertake a model-making and animation masterclass with characters including Shaun, Gromit and other animated stars from the Bristol studio, Aardman.

Also getting involved with this year’s Shepton Digi Fest is Merlin Crossingham, a creative director and animator. Merlin has worked at Aardman animations for the last 15 years on films such as Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run and Curse of the Were Rabbit.

This year’s Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival is the largest ever. It will be held at Haskins retail centre at the top of the town’s High Street, from October 6-8. It celebrates the digital arts of Somerset, Bristol and Bath and its workshops, Q&A sessions and exhibitions are aimed at helping many aspiring film-makers, animators, digital photographers and computer artists into work in the industry.


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