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Richard Morrison - Pencil to Pixel - 7 quick ones

Fri, 26 November 2010

Richard Morrison - Pencil to Pixel - 7 quick ones

 Without question the most prolific creator of title sequences in the UK, Richard Morrison's talent is likened to that of Pablo Ferro and the late Saul Bass. Having studied graphics, photography and film, Richard initially worked for design companies and advertising agencies. In the late seventies he formed Plume, a design and production company for film and media specialising in title sequences, broadcast, branding and commercials. His career in the film industry spans over 30 years, with well over 100 major feature film titles to his credit including Batman, Enemy at the Gates, Event Horizon, Constant Gardener and Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. Richard has recently become an Honorary Professor of Dundee University. Richard Morrison has been involved with European Study Tours Pencil to Pixel event for a number of years and we're delighted to be working with him once again. Very kindly Richard agreed to answer a few questions and I definitely feel now that I have understanding of him and where his creative flare comes from.


1. What is your biggest achievement so far?
Opening our office in Hollywood


2. What has been your biggest challenge so far in your career?
Switching from analog to digital – which is infinite.


3. What inspires you most in the world of film and animation?
In the knowledge that I know that best work comes from a team who extend an idea by pushing the boundaries into the ‘new.’


4. Who has been your biggest inspiration from the world of film and animation and why?
There are a few but David Lynch over the years is to me always coming up with inspiring notes and tones on paper and film.


5. What is the best piece of advice you have been given and by who?
Maurice Binder – its not so much films or input that mattered. He spotted that I had INITIATIVE. He said, “The facts you can look up yourself.


6. What do you think students will gain from attending Pencil to Pixel?
Seeing and hearing a wide range of experiences and ideas. But also for those who will be attending in our Paris sessions I urge you all to put questions to the speakers, this helps you directly and your fellow students.


7. Why do you enjoy being involved in the event, Pencil to Pixel?
Meeting new people and sharing ideas, This will be my 10th year. 


Pencil to Pixel will take place 8th and 9th Februray 2011 at the Gaumont Opera Capucines in Paris and has become the must attend event for Film and Animation students.  We are delighted to have Richard Morrison speaking. The excellent line up also includes Andy Brown, Andy Powell and Emma Gaffney. Click here to read more on Richard or any of the other speakers.


To register for this event call us today 0844 5761960 or email estsales@euro-study-tours.co.uk

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