Graduate 2001
I first started animating when I was fourteen, on an 8mm cine camera. In 1992, I did a foundation course in Pontypridd, where I had access to some new animation equipment and a free hand to develop. At the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, where I did my degree, I moved from model to drawn animation for my graduation film. After graduating, I worked as an illustrator/animator before coming to the NFTS. 
While here, I have become more computer literate and, in the last two years, I have been animating on Maya. 
The NFTS has provided me with the time and equipment to develop both my animation skills and my film language. It has also allowed me to work with some very talented people. 

Since leaving the film school, I have worked as an After Effects operator,
for Nexus films. I have also worked as an animator with Sarah Fell and
Julian Hanshaw on a series called History on Toast, for Absolutely Productions and Animated on Maya at Slave Studios on a series called Spheriks.

Matthew also won the BEST STUDENT ANIMATION AWARD 2001 from
The Royal Television Society,for his second year film "Hourglass".

Graduation Film

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Other Films at the NFTS

The Turtle and the Tightrope