Mark Ardington

Mark Ardington

Animation Director / TD

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Expert

When he was 9 years old, Mark was sat cross-legged in front of the family television watching an episode of his favourite cartoon at the time: the Thundercats. When the story was over, the theme tune played and the credits rolled exactly as they had done a hundred times before.....but something clicked inside Mark, because for the first time ever, he realised that each of the names running up the screen was an actual person, and much like some people are bankers, grocers and astronauts, these people GOT PAID TO MAKE CARTOONS!!! Mark thought this was a rather splendid idea and decided that he would like to do the same. He didn't know what an Animator, Rostrum Operator, or Editor actually did, but he was going to find out. Since then his life has been simple.
Mark graduated in 1997 from Bournemouth University, with a first class BA (Hons) in Computer Visualisation & Animation. Armed with his new skills and knowledge, he went on to seek fame and fortune at various animation & VFX companies in London, Transylvania, and at Aardman Animations in Bristol. Mark has worked as an Animator, Rigger/TD, Animation Director and Visual Effects Supervisor on many award-winning commercials, TV series and films, for such notable clients as BBC, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount, Discovery Channel, FIFA, and Cartoon Network. Right now, he is wondering if you are intrigued enough to check out his website and showreel.....

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