11th July 2005





A graduate from the University of Lincoln is making his mark in the animation world after winning an internship with the makers of Wallace and Gromit.


Tim Kay from Selly Oak in Birmingham graduated in 2004 with a 2:2 in Media Production and earlier this year gained a four-week work placement with Aardman Animations in Bristol.


The 23-year-old was lucky enough to be involved in the making of Wallace and Gromit’s first full-length feature film which is backed by Dreamworks. ‘Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Wererabbit’ is due to be released in the autumn.


The company were so impressed with Tim’s work they extended his contract to two months.


“I was looking at all the different production companies trying to find a work placement and applied to Aardman Animations through the website,” said Tim.


“I couldn’t believe it when they rang and offered me the position - it was like a dream come true.”


At the moment Tim is still living in Bristol and in August will start working full-time as a runner at Films @ 59, a large post-production facility.


Tim hopes this could enable him to fulfil his career ambition. “Working as a runner means you get to perform all aspects of animation and will give me the chance to work closely with the sound team. Eventually I’d like to be a sound assistant or sound producer,” he said.


“I studied radio production in my final year and had my own radio programme with Birmingham hospital radio’s broadcasting network, BHBM. Doing a degree in Media Production helped me to move in the right direction.”


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