I make independent animated films and animated and live action film commissions. I work in a variety of media including oil on glass, sand on glass, drawn animation, puppets and cut outs, as well as digital media such as TV Paint, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere… You get the idea.
My work has been described by Time Out as ‘Ravishingly Lyrical’, ‘Painterly and Mystical’ by Asian Reporter, ‘a masterpiece…stunning’ Aesthetica Magazine. My independent films have won many international awards, including the Gold Hugo (Chicago), Canal + Buyers Award (Poitiers), Best Art Direction (Tarusa), Jose Abel (Cinanima), amongst other awards and nominations.
I graduated from the National Film and Television School in 1997 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Animation Direction, and completed an MA in 2013 in Visual Communication at Derby University, specializing in animation.
“Lucy is a sensitive and perceptive artist. Her animations bring a rare understanding of the subject and imbue them with light and life so crucial to any work of art.”
Abhi Arumbakkam, Life Sized Videos
“Lucy is one of the most talented animation directors I have worked with. Her style and approach to projects are second to none, creating films were each frame is a piece of art. Superb attention to detail and a joy to work with.”
Steve Whittle, Creative Director at Reflective Films
“I have worked with Lucy for the past two years and I would highly recommend her for any animation projects or teaching. Lucy is highly creative animator who brings innovation and energy to every project.”
Oliver Laurenson-Gore, Business Manager at Resource Productions Ltd
“I have had the pleasure of working with Lucy Lee for many years. Lucy has been one of my trusted “inner circle” of collaborators whom I know I can trust to produce meticulous and highly creative work. Lucy has a very rare mix of technical knowledge and fine art skill, which results in intuitive multimedia productions that is aesthetically attractive too – hence why her work has won several awards. As if that wasn’t enough, Lucy is also one of the nicest and most generous people I know, who constantly ever-delivers because of her strong work ethic and desire to simply produce quality work”
Stuart Arnott, Creative Video Producer/Director
“I first met Lucy Lee at a women’s business forum. I was immediately impressed with her film making and animation work so much so that I approached her right away with the idea of making a short film about my work.
The end result is a beautiful film that really captures what my work is about and I am delighted with it.
Lucy’s understanding of what viewers will be looking for, her ability to digest the essence of my work very rapidly and her amazing eye for a great shot is what’s made this film so powerful and effective.
She took on the combined challenge of filming horses, highly unpredictable animals; the sensitivity required when filming a client live in their process and getting across in a concise and moving way what my work involves with great enthusiasm.
I was particularly impressed with Lucy’s professional and efficient management of the whole filming and editing process. I felt fully able to trust her as a result of her approach; so important for my first filming experience and my desire for an effective way to convey this complex subject matter.
I am also particularly thrilled with her filming of my horses, she has produced images that capture their beauty and they will remain a valuable tool for me for years to come to demonstrate my work.
I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend Lucy as a film maker or to work with her myself again on future projects.”
Angela Dunning, Equine Reflections
“Your animation is great and was very well received. You did a fantastic job both from an historical and a technical point of view. I believe your film will be shown in many motor museum around the world and we will be working hard to get maximuim exposure for it. I look forward to work with you again for new animations I have in mind regarding the invention of the main means of transport.” Costantino Frontalini, THE SIDECAR MUSEUM, Cingoli, Italy