Mark Spokes – Animating Characters for Fun and Money


Mark will provide a live demonstration of how to animate a simple 3D character shot for TV, breaking down the workflow step by step. The masterclass also includes a discussion of specific 3D animation techniques.

Mark graduated from Bournemouth University with first-class honours for BA in Computer Animation Arts. Since 2018 he has been working in Blue-Zoo Animation Studio on various shorts and TV series as an animator. In 2021 he made a directional debut on a Blue-Zoo short “Sinking Feeling”.

About Blue-Zoo Animation

Blue Zoo was founded in 2000 by classmates Oli Hyatt, Adam Shaw and Tom Box whilst they were studying animation at Bournemouth University. Since its very first project, Blue Cow, for the launch of CBeebies, Blue Zoo has gone on to become one of the UK’s leading animation studios, producing some of the most well-loved kids shows on TV, award-winning commercials, and animated short films renowned for unique visual storytelling and innovation.

Their work has been nominated for multiple BAFTAs and have been awarded winners five times. Projects such as The Adventures of Paddington has been accoladed with two Daytime Emmys, as well as an Annie award.


Posted on

24th September 2021