Melvyn Ternan

animation film workshops tutor

Based in
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Manchester
Melvyn Ternan | animation film workshops tutor

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I am a freelance animator now based in Sheffield and have spent over 8 years working in Bristol on a lot of varied and exciting animation and film based projects. I have also tuaght Animation workshops for children and adults.

I have a strong passion to teach others about what I know and help them to increase their creativity. I have skills in stop motion animation, pixilation and 2d Cut out animation. I have skills in Compositing and effects including Chroma key work and motion graphics.

I also enjoy photography, video editing and technology in general. I love bouncing ideas with other people and working on highly creative projects and coming up with new techniques.

I currently run my own business called Melmation - Animation & Film making Services and also Work as an associate Lecturer in Animation & Visual Effects at Hallam University, Sheffield.


Media Box tutoring

I was hired as a facilitator by Vanishing Rites who were running a Media Box Scheme in Bristol. The scheme set out to work with three groups of teenagers and teach them how to record sound and take digital photographs. The sound and pictures were then edited together to create short photo-docs which were presented on DVD and on a website which can be seen here...

Jan 2009 - Feb 2009

Nesta Mentor

I was contacted by Nesta to Mentor one of their up and coming film makers, Taran Burns, to aid him in making an animated film which was funded by ignite

Mar 2008 - Jan 2009

Animation production / tutoring

I worked with Spike Island in Bristol and the Meriton School for young mums to help produce a full stop motion animation based on a story written by teenagers attending the school.

The script and sound had been pre recorded as part of another workshop which they had already done.

My role was to produce a stop motion animation based on what they had given me and also teach and obtain input on the production of the animation from the teenagers who took part in the scheme.

The animation was produced in one month as requested and ended with a presentation of the film along with a short talk about animation to inspire the rest of the group about animation.

May 2007 - Jul 2007

Workshop Tutor

I ran Animation workshops at the Wellspring Centre of Healthy living in Barton Hill, Bristol.

These workshops consisted of two types. One was a saturday Art club run by the centre where I would come in and run a 2 hour workshop with the children resulting in a short animated piece. The second type of workshop was a one week course in which a selected group of children would work with me and create a short animated film which would then be shown at the animation festival in Barton Hill.

I also ran Human Pixilation workshops at the Animation festival which was an animation hands on event

Jan 2006 - Feb 2009


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

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