I am a Manchester-based animator with an imaginative style. I love to push myself and work with new techniques from digital animation to puppetry and stop motion.Locked Pro Plan feature
I taught animation to children ages 12-14 as part of a summer school. I created exercises for the children to familiarise themselves with digital art and create their own simple animations utilising a few fundamental principles of the medium.
I created a looping animation for 'Funk in the Forest' music festival to be played on the main stage and used for promotion on social media. The animation utilised live-action miniature sets and composited 2D animation to create a unique mixed media piece. You can view the animation here: https://www.matthewwhistance.com/#/funk-in-the-forest-main-stage-animation/
I created four animated gifs and five short documentaries to promote the 'Ewyas Harold Festival of Arts 2019'. The gifs were animate digitally and utilised a mascot figure to promote various activities at the festival. They were used to promote the festival on social media and create an online presence and identity for the event. Gifs: https://www.matthewwhistance.com/commercial#/animate-gifs-festival-of-arts/ Documentaries: https://www.matthewwhistance.com/commercial#/ewyas-harolds-festival-of-arts/
First degree honours
I received the audience award for my graduate stop motion film, 'The Hullabaloo at Hornbeam Farm' during the end of year screening.
I received the audience and Jury award as writer and director of the puppet film 'Caswell the Cat and the Criminy Chimaera'.