oakwood house

70 inkerman drive

hazlemere

hp15 7JJ

buckinghamshire uk

studio uk (0)1494 714993

mobile uk 07970 855958

garyshelly236@me.com

 

professional experience
Gary has 20+ years of experience in the UK/USA/CA animation industry, and has designed, directed, art-directed, storyboarded, cg animated and classically animated for feature films, tv series, titles and commercials.

Gary has illustrated 8 childrens books.
 
 
 
selected film experience
Mikros Animation Montreal  Senior Character Designer
2019 Animated Feature in Production Working title TBA
Directed by Cal Brunker, Working remotely from the UK
Locksmith Animation  Senior Character Designer
2019 Character Development
Directed by Sarah Smith and Bonnie Arnold, Working remotely from the UK
ECPG-Europe China Pictures Group  HOD/Lead Character Designer/Senior Animator
2018  THE FIRST SUPERHERO
Directed by Dick and Ralph Zondag. Working remotely from the UK and China Office.
Double Negative/Prime Focus  Senior Character Designer.
2018  DOGGYDOGG:THE BONE STORY
Directed by Dan St.Pierre. Based at Double Negative Studio, Portland Place, London, UK.
Mikros Animation  Senior Character Animator/Sherlock Crew.
2015 SHERLOCK GNOMES
Based at Mikros/MPC, Wardour Street, Soho, UK
Paramount Pictures  Head of Department/Lead Character Designer 

2015 SHERLOCK GNOMES
Directed by John Stevenson. Based at August St Films/Mikros/MPC, Wardour Street, Soho, UK

 

Sony Pictures Animation   Storyboard Artist

2015 SMURFS :THE LOST VILLAGE
Directed by Kelly Asbury. Worked remotely from the UK

 

Arc Animation  Character Designer/Character Development of the Flummels

2014 EXTINCT
Directed by Cal Brunker. Worked remotely from the UK

 
Unified Pictures   Character Designer/Visual Development Artist/Board Artist

2014 THE ARK AND THE AARDVAARK
Directed by John Stevenson, Co-Directed by Theresa Cullen.

 

Rocket Pictures   Head of Character Design/Character Development Artist
2013 SHERLOCK GNOMES
Directed by John Stevenson -Developing a new cast of characters.

 

Sony Pictures Animation   Character Designer/Visual Development Artist
2012 KAZORN AND THE UNICORN
Directed by Kelly Asbury Troy McQuane - Worked remotely from the UK

 

Digital Domain Media Group   Character Designer/Character Visual Development Artist
2012 THE LEGEND OF TEMBO
Directed by Chuck Williams Aaron Blaise - Worked remotely from the UK

 

Walt Disney Pictures/Double Negative Visual Effects   Senior Character Animator
2010 - 2011 JOHN CARTER OF MARS
Directed by Andrew Stanton.

 

Miramax/Rocket Pictures/Pointy Hat Productions   Head of Character Design/Story Artist
2008 - 2010 GNOMEO & JULIET
Developed, designed and finaled the complete cast of characters.

Supervised 3D modelling, unique rigging needs for animation, facial and physical calisthenics. Storyboarded 9 seqs of the final film.

 

Miramax/Rocket Pictures/Starz Animation   Head of Character Design/Senior Animator.
2009-2010 GNOMEO & JULIET
Character animated test scenes and final movie shots in Maya.

Worked alongside Disney Consumer Products to create promotional images and provided design/modelling guidance for merchandising licencees.

 
Universal Pictures/Framestore Animation   Character Designer/Senior Storyboard Artist
2005 - 2007 THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX
Directed by Gary Ross Rob Stevenhagen Sam Fell.
 
The Jim Henson Company   Character Designer/Character Visual Development Artist
ROCK DOG/
COMMERCIALS
Provided character design for the e-on energy blob mascot.
Head of Development Troy Nethercott
 
Dreamworks SKG/Stardust Pictures   Senior Animator - Satellite Crew
SINBAD - LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS
Animated final shots and assisted model revisions, Stardust Pictures, London
 

Dreamworks SKG Glendale CA   Senior Animator/Additional Animator
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
Directed by Simon Wells Brenda Chapman Steve Hickner

 

Walt Disney Company/Uli Meyer Studios   Animator

RUNAWAY BRAIN

 

Walt Disney Company/Uli Meyer Studios   Animator
CIRCLE OF LIFE: AN ENVIRONMENTAL FABLE
Animator of Pumba, in this 2d/live action IMAX documentary, shown currently in the Epcot Centre, Disneyworld.

 

Richard Williams Animation London   Animator
THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER
Directed by Richard Williams.

 

commercial experience

Espresso Animation, animator, director/designer.

BE Animation, animator, director/designer.

Studio AKA, classical animator.

Richard Purdum Productions, director/animator/designer.

Uli Meyer Studios, animator, director/designer.

Passion Pictures, classical animator.

 

education

Escape Studios London UK DIGITAL ANIMATION DIPLOMA.
Maidstone College of Art & Design BA (HONS) DEGREE GRAPHIC DESIGN.
Lincoln College of Art & Design GAD DIPLOMA IST CLASS.