Creative Director Emma Lazenby is an animator, designer, director, with over 17 years experience in the animation industry. Emma has a great interest in Medical education and a history of making award winning informative and medical education films. Awards include a BAFTA and an award for Excellence in Oncology.
She has worked on films, series, short films and promos, below is a selection of projects, click on the pictures to find out more.
1998, 6 minutes, degree film.
Hull School of Art and Design
A film about my Grandma's struggle with Altzheimers. Made using interview with Gwendoline Lazenby, looking at her eventful life through to her last years, in an old peoples home in Yorkshire, a shell of the person she once was.
The film won a Royal Television Society student award.
Obair, Obair! (Work, Work!)
1999, 6x10 min
Produced by West Highland Animation
West Highland Animation is an amazing place, down 5 miles of forestry, nestled between the mountains and lochs of the Trossachs.
I learnt a lot doing all-sorts, track laying, designing, model making, animating and editing, on 35mm film, paper and computers. In 2D drawn, Animo, 3D stop motion and modelmaking, for series, advert and interactive.
1998, 6 minutes,
Made in Cavendish first school Bradford. Working with 60 year 4 children to make a film about emotional literacy.
Interactive CD rom, 2000
West Highland Animation
A Gaelic teaching interactive CD rom of 'Beautiful Scotland', building, designing and creating games and animated comics based on Scottish myth and legend.
Freelancing in London
2001 - 2007
Working for Nexus, Sherbet, Trunk, Tiger Aspects, Bermuda shorts to name a few.
Working on adverts, promos, series and short films as a freelance animator, designer and compositor.
2002 - 2003
Sherbet for BBC
Monkey Dust is a British satirical cartoon, notorious for its dark humour and handling of taboo topics such as bestiality, murder and suicide.
I animated on series 1 and 2, mostly concentrating on Divorced Dad, Gambling Dad and Nazi Grandad. It was a bleak time.
Charlie and Lola
2004 - 2006, 52x10 min.
Produced by Tiger Aspects for BBC and Disney
Award winning primary series about Charlie (who is quite sensible) and his little sister Lola (who is not).
I was a lead designer and animated on series 1, 2 and the Christmas special.
Hotel on Sea
2005, BBC title sequence,
Designing and Directing the credit sequences for BBC 1's prime time fly on the wall documentary.
The Itch of the Golden Nit
2011, 28 minutes,
produced by Aardman for the Tate,
BBC and BAFTA
The Tate Movie Project made by the children of Britain, involved workshops and tours around the country, a very beautiful website/community and a film.
As the Art Director, I ran workshops, looking through thousands of drawings to building the overall look of the film, with a very talented team of designers to help.
In the Guinness book of records for the most individuals contributions to an animated film
produced by ArthurCox for Texaco
A series of 5 short films about road safety, through the eyes and mind of Hector (who has a very vivid imagination).
Based on original designs by Tom Percival, I was the designer and an animator for the series.
Nick Cave - Music Matters
produced by ArthurCox,
Co-directed with Sarah Cox
Made with a mix of traditional under camera animation and computers, this short music video tells the story of an important part of the life of Nick Cave.
Mother of Many
2009, 6 minutes,
produced by ArthurCox for Channel 4
Made as a celebration of midwifery and childbirth, this film was inspired by my mum - a midwife for 30 years and catcher of roughly 4000 babies. The film was made using authentic audio recording from birth.
It won the BAFTA for animated short in 2010
Directed, designed and written by Emma.
2009, 1 minute
produced by ArthurCox for Marie Stopes
A section of a live action training film to be used in developing countries, this is a diagram of how to find the fallopian tubes through a small incision in the abdomen.
One of a Kind
2010, 6 minutes,
produced by Aardman and ArthurCox
for the NHS
A child's guide to Radiotherapy, based on the interviews and experience of 6 children, discussion with radiologists in Bristol and Birmingham Oncology departments.
The film is being shown around the UK, and branching out around the world to help children and families about to go through radiotherapy to understand the process.
Winner of Excellence in Oncology 2010.
Healthy Start Leaflet
produced by the University of Bristol.
A leaflet championing and directing the use of Healthy Start vouchers. The leaflet is aimed at Health workers around the UK.
2012, 3 minutes
for Channel 4's Random Acts
Join us on a marvellous mission, a querulous quest, a tale of tails.
A collaboration with shadow puppet artist Eleanor Glover, made inside a suitcase with some Hand drawn and cutout animation and a lot of compositing.
Produced and Directed by Emma.
Written and Performed by Ellie.
Nina Needs to Go
2014, 10 x 2m30s
Produced by ArthurCox for Disney
Nina is a little girl in need of a wee. Every episode is a race to the loo with the help of her family. Nina is a little girl who often "needs to go" at the most inopportune moments. She must use her initiative to overcome the obstacles between her and the nearest toilet. Each story takes place in a different location with Nina and her loving family, including Nana Sheila, a grandmother with a secret that only Nina and her brother share.
Emma was the Art Director for the series, with a super team of designers to help.
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