CV

PERSONAL DETAILS

Peter Northcott
Motion Designer / Compositor / Creative
Bristol, UK

EDUCATION

University of Wales, Newport
2002 – 2005
Multimedia – BA (Hons), 2:1

Northbrook College, Worthing
2001 – 2002
Media Arts – National Diploma, Distinction

ABOUT

Since an early age I’ve had a strong affiliation with moving image and sound. I am always open to collaboration with others, so do get in touch! In my spare time I’m a GIF artist, fan of the absurd and surreal, collector of ambient techno records, and aspiring gardener.

EXPERIENCE

I have extensive experience working freelance and full-time on projects spanning animation, feature film, TV commercial and broadcast, since 2008. I use Adobe Creative Suite, Element 3D and C4D.

REFERENCES

Excellent personal and professional references available upon request.

EMPLOYMENT

Preconstruct
Motion Graphic Artist and Compositor
Sept 2015  – March 2017
Generating motion graphics stings, compositing, post production and video editing for architectural visualisations. I work closely alongside our team of 3D artists whilst also giving art direction to freelance illustrators and animators where projects require extra skill sets.

A Productions
Senior Compositor
‘Let’s Play’ 2014
Senior After Effects Compositor responsible for visual effects, green screen keying and compositing as well as overseeing the work of a team of 8 compositors across 26 episodes to produce series two of ‘Let’s Play’ airing on Cbeebies in Spring 2015.

Compositor
‘Numtums’ Series 2, 2014
After Effects Compositor generating 2d motion graphics, visual effects and compositing of flash animation sequences . Working as part of a team to meet tight production deadlines on series two of this popular children’s show.

Compositor
‘Big Billy, Little Billy’ 2014
After Effects Compositor working with a team of Flash animators to produce a 10 minute pilot for Nickelodeon.

Compositor
‘Driver Dan’s Story Train’ Series 2, 2011 – 2012
Green Screen Compositor responsible for compositing all live action footage during the ‘story time‘ section for each of the 52 episodes. Combining excellent attention to detail and time management skills as part of a team to produce this highly creative children’s TV series.

FREELANCE

Aardman Commercial
Freelance Compositor, August 2015
Combining 2D Flash animation with green screen footage to create ‘Core Story’ for NSPCC

Preconstruct
Freelance Motion Designer, March – August 2015
Motion graphics, animation and compositing for 3D architectural visualisation and public information explainer videos.

Corporate Events
Freelance Motion Designer, April – July 2015
Creating glossy motion graphics presentation packages for a host of clients including; BMW, Heineken, Honda and William Reed.

Mason Zimbler
Freelance Motion Designer, February – March 2015
Producing 2 corporate motion graphic explainer videos for Spirent Solutions

SBW Advertising
Freelance Motion Designer, December 2014
Using existing stop-motion footage to design a sophisticated and nostalgic Christmas card video for the studio.

Truckmachin
Freelance Motion Designer, November 2014
Working directly with illustrator Leah Ellen Heming to create an engaging promotional short video for iSwitch. I assisted in delivery of artwork assets as well as providing technical knowledge across the project to ensure the best result was achieved.

Arthur Cox
Freelance Compositor, July 2014
Producing a fully formed and highly polished animatic for a commercial campaign proposal.

DC Activ
Freelance Motion Designer, 2013 – 2014
Working for account handlers within the agency on several short projects to produce motion graphics for various large corporate clients including; Coca-Cola and Nestle. Tasked with translating static storyboard graphics into captivating visual presentations.

BDH
Freelance Compositor
‘Hidden Kingdoms’ Series 3, November 2013
Compositing green screen and CG elements with live action footage, using a variety of visual effects to generate realistic yet dramatic shots on this ground breaking series.

Sun & Moon Studios
Freelance Compositor, 2012 – 2013
Compositing distinctive animation for clients including BP and Clarks.

Rumpus Animation
Freelance Compositor, 2012 – 2013
Compositing award-winning animation for clients including McCann Torre Lazur, Moshi Moshi Records and Telefonica.

Scubaboy Inc
Freelance Motion Designer, May – October 2012
Creating a selection of animated explainer videos incorporating stylised illustration elements and clean corporate graphics.