Richard Shaw

Richard Shaw Animator/Playworker/Youth Worker

I'm a freelance animator, currently working in two schools to gain more formal experience of working with children, with the aim of running creative projects with young people full time.

I've also been a volunteer for five years, running the craft room twice a week at Melody Makers, a parent and toddler group at the Jubilee Centre in Paddock. I also volunteer at their two youth clubs, No Limits and Youth@JC, for primary and secondary school children respectively, where I run a wide range of creative activities.

I mainly specialise in pixilation (animating people, usually with props), but have experience with many other disciplines - stop motion, digital animation, arts and crafts, prop/costume/set making, filmmaking, VFX, hand casting, special makeup effects etc.

Most recently I made a low budget music video for Leeds band, Hope and Social, with the help of some local children.

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Beech Street


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My Events

Paddock Community Halloween Party / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-10-30T00:00:00Z">Fri 30 Oct 2015</span>Paddock Community Halloween Party / Fri 30 Oct 2015

Fun and scares for all the family, with disco, games, video projections, scary creations, giant puppets, fancy dress contest, raffle and much more. Come along if you dare! Paddock Community Halloween Party, 30th Octob...

My Opportunities

Artists/Performers/Stewards etc for Fundraising Event / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-06-03T00:00:00Z">Fri 03 Jun 2016</span>Artists/Performers/Stewards etc for Fundraising Event / Fri 03 Jun 2016

I recently found out that my friend's son has cancer so will be holding a fundraising event on Saturday 4th June from 1-4pm. I'm looking for people to help run the event and provide any sort of family friendly enterta...

Creative Collaborators / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-07-31T00:00:00Z">Sun 31 Jul 2016</span>Creative Collaborators / Sun 31 Jul 2016

I'm working on a very ambitious animation project with a small group of teenagers and am looking for individuals to come in and assist with the sessions. As you would be working with young people you may be required t...

Paddock Community Halloween Party and Giant Puppet Parade / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-10-23T00:00:00Z">Fri 23 Oct 2015</span>Paddock Community Halloween Party and Giant Puppet Parade / Fri 23 Oct 2015

I'm organising a community Halloween event, which will run from around 6-8pm (exact time TBC), on Friday 30th October at Paddock Village Hall. The event will hopefully include a disco, refreshments, games and other en...

My Videos

Animation Project - Behind the Scenes Part 1Animation Project - Behind the Scenes Part 1

I've been working nearly every Saturday for the past six months on a self-funded animation project with a group of young people. This is a very quick overview of the many different techniques and disciplines involved ...

Making the King: A Life Size Stop Motion PuppetMaking the King: A Life Size Stop Motion Puppet

Made by a group of young filmmakers as part of a very ambitious animation project. Music by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Making a Pirate Ship: The Giant PebbleMaking a Pirate Ship: The Giant Pebble

Made by a group of young filmmakers as part of a very ambitious animation project. Music: "Super Mega Pirate Action" by Aaron Paul Low (APL) used under license, purchased here: