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Matthew Gravelle-Eagles is an award winning animator and lecturer. He has collaborated on a number of projects including multi-award winning short films and commercial campaigns. His own personal short animated films have been selected at film festivals worldwide, receiving several awards and nominations, including a Welsh BAFTA award for Best Newcomer in 2003. The success of his work has allowed him to be a guest speaker at seminars around the world including China, Japan and Germany. He has been interviewed on several television programmes and radio stations, and his work has been broadcasted nationally and internationally. His main research interests include Realism, Classical Animation Techniques, Performance and the relationship between animation theory, practice and pedagogy.

Research interests

Classical Animation
Character Animation and Performance
Pedagogic Research
Performance and Screen Media


2D Animation
Animation Pre-Production
Animation Production
Character Performance

Education/Academic qualification

Communication Art and Design, MA, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

20 Sept 201019 Sept 2011

Award Date: 21 Oct 2011

Higher Education Teaching, Post Graduate Certificate, University of Wales, Newport

25 Sept 200624 Sept 2007

Award Date: 21 Oct 2007

Animation, BA (Hons), University of Wales, Newport

22 Sept 199725 Sept 2000

Award Date: 21 Oct 2000

External positions

External Reviewer: BA (Hons) Animation, Ravensbourne University London

29 Sept 202313 Nov 2023

Manuscript Peer Review 'Acting For Animators' by Ed Hooks (fifth edition), Focal Press and Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

1 Aug 202222 Aug 2022

External Examiner Mentor, University of West London

1 Aug 202231 Dec 2023

External Reviewer: BA (Hons) Animation (3D), Ravensbourne University London

1 Mar 202230 Apr 2022

External Examiner: MA Animation, Staffordshire University

1 Aug 202131 Jul 2025

External Academic Panel Member: MA Animation, Staffordshire University

24 May 2021

External Examiner: MA Media Practices, Volda University College

23 Nov 202019 Dec 2020

External Examiner: BA (Hons) Games, Design and Animation, University of West London

1 Sept 201831 Dec 2023

External Advisor: BA (Hons) Animation, Staffordshire University

5 Jul 201812 Sept 2018

External Examiner Mentor, University of Derby

1 Sept 20171 Sept 2018

External Advisor: MA Animation, University of Wolverhampton

11 May 201710 Aug 2017

External Examiner: BA (Hons) 3D Animation, University of Derby

1 Sept 20161 Sept 2018

External Examiner: BA (Hons) Animation, University of Derby

1 Sept 20141 Sept 2018

External Reviewer: MA Animation, University of the West of England

27 May 201330 May 2013


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