Lynne Pritchard, decided at the age of three she would draw for a living. Sixteen years later while studying for a degree in Theatre Design at Central Speech and Drama, she became interested in puppetry and exploring narrative, which led to her teaching herself stopmotion animation with an old Super 8 camera. After completing her degree she gained a job as production assistant at Ealing Animation where she quickly progressed to assistant animator and model maker. Although stopmotion is Lynne’s first passion she could see computers were becoming increasingly important within the animation process and taught herself how to use editing and design software packages before studying Character Animation using CGI software at Central St Martins. After graduation she became increasingly involved in digital animation and design starting her own company gingermog.com. Always enthusiastic about meeting new people and updating her skills Lynne has also attended a summer school at Van Arts in Canada to learn MAYA which led to her meeting Ken Priebe and contributing a chapter towards his book The Art of Stopmotion.
For the past 13 years Lynne has designed characters and animated for several children’s television shows (two of which have been nominated for BAFTA’s) short films, created environments for games, engineered viral campaigns, managed a community based website for several years, build educational Interactive websites and art directed adverts and music videos. In recent months she has produced and designed 17 animated sequences for the BBC, exhibited work at Two Art for TV in New York (an exhibition showcasing Animators work) and contributed stills for Barry Purves new book Stopmotion. When she’s not busy working on new projects at her attic studio in Soho, Lynne enjoys teaching animation and Digital Media at Cavendish College, City Lit and mentoring students at Central St Martins.