Hi, I'm Laura !
London-based, French-Indonesian animator / director with a keen interest in painting, drawing and printmaking. I blend watercolour and monoprint with digital 2D animation, play with both traditional and digital techniques.
Folktales, mythology and their modern renditions, such as Cocteau's Orpheus or Pasolini's Oedipus Rex, are a big source of inspiration to me.
Past experiences include work in advertisement, animated TV series, installation, and all types of short films such as animated documentary, institutional films, festival trailers, music video and narrative shorts. My short films “It starts with” and “The Witch’s Mask” have been screened internationally.
Clients and collaborators include Channel 4 Random Acts, The Smalls x Barbican, BBC Documentary, LADbible, Universal Music Norway, Crosswalk Records, Amsem Records, Hot Spring Music, the Archaeological Legacy Institute, International Curators Fund, UCL, Royal College of Art's Intelligent Mobility Design Centre and more. 
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EDUCATION
2015-2017 Royal College of Art (London, UK) - MA in Animation
2010-2014 Ecole Emile Cohl (Lyon, France) - BA in drawing and short film
2017 - Grand Atelier d’Animation Japonaise - 5 day masterclass with Koji Yamamura

Exhibitions & TalkS
2020 - Storytelling for Animation panel, chaired by Evgenia Golubeva, Cardiff Animation Festival, UK
2018 - “It starts with” production art - Vitrine Garage Junot, Paris, France
2017 - Brightside, Natan Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2017- Ghosts/Bodies, Natan Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2016 - In collaboration with Deborah Tchoudjinoff for 'Psyterratica II', Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that, Lights of Soho, London, UK
2016 - In collaboration with Deborah Tchoudjinoff for 'Psyterratica II', Creative Matters, London Design Festival, London UK

SKILLS
Software: Excellent knowledge of Adobe CC (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Indesign, Illustrator) and TVPaint, Office Suite, Maya (basics)
Technical skills: Traditional drawing, painting & printmaking techniques (charcoal, graphite, acrylics, watercolour, gouache, monoprint).
Languages: French (Native), English (Fluent), Japanese (JLPT Level 4), Indonesian (conversational)

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laura.ntamara @ gmail.com

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