Monday, 12 April 2010
Animator: Nick Park ( 1958-)
Nick Park is an English Filmaker and Stop-Motion Animator, who is known for the creation of the Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep short and full features. Nick Park's style of animation combines plasticine models and stop-motion animation, which gives life to this inanimate characters. this experience comes from is early life.
Earlier in his career, Park joined the staff of Aardman Animations in Bristol, where he worked as an animator on commercial products, at that time, he did part of the animation in Peter's Gabriel Sledgehammer, as well as animating part of the Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Along with all this, he had finally finished his 1st animation, A Grand Day Out. However, at his job another animation was being produced, Creature Comforts, thus the post-production of his film was delayed.
This busy moment in his career paid off, when ironically A Grand Day Out beat Creature Comforts for a BAFTA Award. though it was Creature Comforts, which gave him a Oscar.
His reputation started to raise, and he was able to produce another 2 Wallace and Gromit Short Films, and work on his first full feature length film, Chicken Run (2000).
His second full feature-length film, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabit was released in 2005, once again it offered a Oscar for Best Animated Film in 2006.
Nick Park's animation oposes the idea that the jerky and old stop-motion animation is outdated.