An illustrated talk by animator and director Will Becher, from the team at Aardman (responsible for award-winning productions such as Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep). Using examples from his career, rarely seen behind-the-scenes footage and puppets from Aardman’s latest feature film Early Man, Will illustrates the varied crafts, skills and amazing processes involved in creating feature film animation.

Since his first paid job making plasticine wings for Chicken Run, Will has worked at Aardman Animations for over a decade as animator, director and creative on projects such as Creature Comforts, The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists! and Wallace & Gromit. Will co-directed Shaun the Sheep Series 5 before becoming animation director for Nick Park’s Early Man (2018).

He lives in South Gloucestershire with his wife (a children’s book illustrator) and their animation-loving children.