Tom Denney

Tom Denney

Freelance AnimatorBrighton, United Kingdom
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Tom Denney

Tom Denney

Freelance AnimatorBrighton, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a 2D animator with strong skills in character animation, storyboarding, narrative and creative development. I've experience working with the creative team for animation at Disney Channel, made animation for the Barbican, V&A Museum of Childhood, Hostelworld, Royal Academy of Music, Horniman Museum and Canals and Rivers Trust, as well as making my own short films which have played at various international animation festivals. I'm passionate about stories, character and effectively communicating ideas. Please get in touch to discuss projects!
  • Conchúr White - “Bikini Crops” (Official Music Video)
    Conchúr White - “Bikini Crops” (Official Music Video)My previous music videos have been very narrative based, but with this song the goal was to highlight performance, interesting visuals and to work as way of introducing the artist to an audience (as he has not appeared in his previous videos). The video was made with a combination of rotoscope animation, video collage, live performance and other pieces of 2D animation.
  • Conchúr White - “Channing Tatum” (Official Music Video)
    Conchúr White - “Channing Tatum” (Official Music Video)This was a fun project to animate and direct. It's a very narrative driven song and has a nice mix of sadness as well as a bit of tongue in cheek humour, which very much suits my style. The budget and turn around time was quite shirt so the design was kept very minimal, keeping the focus on characters emotions. It was fun to play around and interpret the lyrics very literally to create an unusual little world for the characters to live in.
  • Conchúr White - “Daisies” (Lyric Video)
    Conchúr White - “Daisies” (Lyric Video)A lyric video I made for Conchúr White's debut single “Daisies” utilising cover artwork designed by Sawn Off.
  • Advance Base - Rabbits (Official Music Video)
    Advance Base - Rabbits (Official Music Video)Advance Base's music is incredibly driven by story and character, so I decided to make this video more like a narrative driven short film, rather than a typically visually driven music video. Owen from Advance Base was really supportive of my ideas for the film, letting me interpret and fill in spaces in the story he tells in song, allowing me to envision the dog as this chaotic but loving character who gives both chaos and caring to the main character, Lily.
  • Animation Showreel 2019
    Animation Showreel 2019A selection of my work from 2015 to now.
  • Gone
    GoneA film about a journey and being too late. A short film I wrote, directed and animated from 2017.
Projects credited in
  • Love Bug
    Love BugA blue man whom has been living in a dirty environment for ages made himself a sandwich. He did not notice that a little virus was on the bread. A romantic meeting is going to happen inside his stomach and cause him die...
Work history
    Animation InternThe Walt Disney Company EMEA
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    In this role I worked with the creative team for animation on Disney Channel. Roles and skill required include: • Assisting creative executives reviewing creative materials for shows in production and development, from scripts and designs, to animatics, final animation and sound. Shows I worked on include 101 Dalmatian Street, Sadie Sparks, Gigantosaurus, Best Bugs Forever, Claude and Miraculous Tales of Lady Bug and Cat Noir. • In this role I was able to give creative feedback and provide solutions for issues including writing, structure, framing, continuity, animation and sound. • Required a strong understanding of the individual shows, characters, narrative and the target audience and Disney brand. • Provided other administrative assistance, creating presentations for use at events such as the Annecy Animation Festival, taking notes during writers rooms, creating promotional materials and organising the weekly submissions review.
  • 2D Animation
  • Storyboarding
  • Creative Development
  • Storytelling
  • Animation
  • Character Design
  • Toonboom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Directing
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    BA AnimationLondon College of Communication, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    First Class honours
    BA Media WritingSolent University
     - Southampton, United Kingdom