Hi, I'm Laura !
London-based, French-Indonesian Animator / Director with a keen interest in mixed media. I blend watercolour and monoprint with digital 2D animation, play with both traditional and digital techniques.
My short films have been screened internationally and won awards including Best Art/Experimental at San Francisco Dance Film Festival and the Edit Award at Homescreen Movement Festival.
Past experiences include work in advertisement, animated TV series, installation, animated documentary, institutional films, festival trailers, music video and narrative shorts. 
People I've worked with include Nexus Studios, Partizan, France TV Slash , Barbican x The Smalls, BBC Documentary, NATURE, Channel 4 Random Acts, LADbible and more.
I am able to direct, design and animate a project from A to Z for you, or come on board your team as an Animator, Clean up Artist/Lead, Storyboard revisionist or Background Paint + Layout artist ! Get in touch via  at laura.ntamara  @ gmail.com orthe contact page
I occasionally teach, give talks, and work as an illustrator and title designer in Live action + Music Videos.

Software: Excellent knowledge of TVPaint and Adobe CC (Photoshop, Animate, After Effects, Premiere, Indesign, Illustrator)
Technical skills: Traditional drawing, painting & printmaking techniques (charcoal, graphite, acrylics, watercolour, gouache, monoprint).
Languages: French (Native), English (Fluent), Japanese (JLPT Level 4), Indonesian (conversational)
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, TEACHING & TalkS
2022 - Speaker at Ravensbourne University
2020 - Current - Digital Illustration Tutor at The Art Academy London
2020 - Speaker at Storytelling for Animation panel, chaired by Evgenia Golubeva, Cardiff Animation Festival, UK
2018 - 1-day Animation workshop for high school teachers with Nicolas Thys for French Ministry of Education
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
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