Report – Showcase 1: Motion in the North
Takeaway: Manchester’s animation industry is highly regarded and distinct. The creative talent is attracting attention from the across the UK and internationally. Recruiting talent can be tricky, building strong allegiances with the regional universities can help this.
Jonathan introduced a video featuring members of Motion in the North, a Manchester-based group for motion designers, animators, filmmakers and VFX artists, talking about their experiences of getting into, and working within, the Manchester animation sector.
The message was that the Manchester animation scene is growing and developing nicely, and the strong talent pool is making its mark on the world at large.
The Manchester animation industry is also really optimistic and excited about VR and is investing in the research and development of it.
Video from the session