I'm Tom Rainford, a Studio AKA animation director. If you fancy taking a look at my portfolio, you can find it on my website, or if you want to get in touch, feel free to send me an email.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Extra Extra!

...Read all about... me. If you have some time.

I was interviewed by NY animator hotshot Joe Donaldson for Motionographer about my general practice, which you can read HERE.

I got in-depth about the Uloba project process with the multi-talented HÃ¥vard Forland Isaksen for Spetakkel.org, which you can read HERE.

Check ‘em! Check ‘em out! Do it!

New Showreel

A bunch of my work in easy-to-digest bitty pieces. All work has been created by myself. It features clips from recent stuff, older stuff, some in-the-works side projects and plenty from my upcoming short AFTER HOURS. The music track is "Oyster Dreamland" by Pogo.

Studio AKA

Though it’s fairly old news, (SO last spring), I’m very excited to announce that I’ve joined Studio AKA as a director. I’m a huge fan of all the AKA team so it’s my absolute pleasure to be listed amongst them. 



Back at the end of 2013 I started work on an exciting job with Norweigian agency Kitchen, for client Uloba - a charity that makes magic happen. A couple of months later and this is the result. Beautiful sound and music by Brains & Hunch, I’m sure you’ll agree. Click through to the Vimeo page if you want to see it with HD goggles on.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

In the Recording Studio

A couple of months ago I hit Shireshead recording studio to record the first After Hours session. Shireshead is a beautiful converted church in a scenic location, and is kitted out like the deck of the Star Trek Enterprise inside. Stage and television actor Will Tacey lent his amazing talents for the main role, and it came together perfectly.

I've not been updating After Hours becasue I've been busy with back-to-back freelance projects for the last couple of months, but I'm due to resume production once again in the New Year.

Grocery Shopping in Amsterdam

My old student short Grocery Day is coming back out of cryo-sleep to be screened at KLIK festival in Amsterdam this year. Watching it back, it's a little rough around the edges to say the least, but I'm still very fond of it; it was the animation that started off my career. You can see it here.