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Bio: Beautness is the alias for Tom Hillenbrand, who runs a series of animation & video workshops aimed at those who wish to learn traditional animation techniques in a fun and stimulating way, using both modern, user-friendly technology and camera-free techniques. He studied animation at the University of Humberside in the early 1990’s, as part of a Graphic Design degree. He found work as an animation demonstrator at MOMI (the Museum Of the Moving Image), which acted as a springboard to working with the MOMI Education department as an animation workshop leader and occasional speaker/presenter. Talks include representing the NFT (National Film Theatre) Education Department at the Artsmark Award Ceremony in 2002, and stressed the nature of film and specifically animation as an all encompassing art-form. He has gone on to develop various animation, video and graphic design workshops for a range of clients and educational organisations. Ages range from 6 -18 including workshops for family groups and young people with learning disabilities. Tom has a current CRB certificate. Additional animation work includes: - 3-D model animator and script-writer on the children’s TV show P.B. Bear & Friends for Nickelodeon & Channel 5; - Scriptwriter & storyboard artist on Yoho Ahoy for BBC Worldwide and COG (Consortium of Gentlemen); - Channel 4/BFI AIR (Animator In Residence) Scheme Co-ordinator; - Voice-over artist for Monkey Dust (BBC), Moo(n) (Dir. Leigh Hodgkinson, Slinky Pics Ltd., Channel 4), New Balls Please (Dir. Richard James, Sherbet, Channel 4), Meet Johnny Real (Dir. Chris Gavin, BBC).

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