Shane Barrell Films. We are an independent studio producing animated films, experimental animation and motion graphics, based in Portsmouth, Hampshire.


 Shane - Senior Animation Director,  dove head first into hand drawn animation and stop motion in the late 1970's at the age of 6-7 after being inspired by the film 'Fantastic Planet' and the works of Chuck Jones and Ray Harryhausen, often sitting there studying everything he could get his hands on frame by frame.


 Having waited patiently for college, he went to the  West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, the UK's prestigious (and at the time only) animation course, Shane: @theanimationgorilla graduated in 1994, immediately launching Shane Barrell Films as a freelance enterprise specialising in 2D and motion graphics eventually picking up 3D a few years later.


 He has also lectured on motion graphics and After Effects, assessing MA student work for Portsmouth University.


 We love After Effects, Cinema 4D and Zbrush but also offer expertise in the industry standards of Photoshop, Painter, Premier and many other applications.  Over the years we have also worked with the development teams of leading applications such as ; Adobe, Boris, Sapphire, Mocha, Atomic Power, Autodesk and Digital Anarchy.


 We work organically to problem solve on budget, to deadline.


 Delivering to a wide range of industries, small and large-scale projects. We’ve designed and created title sequences and animated content for many award winning productions across all the major UK broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel4, Sky, Dave) and for many of the top UK production companies (Baby Cow Productions, Triffic Films, Talkback, Tiger Aspect, Avalon, GreenLit Rights Productions, WildRover, RatherGood, Pett Productions, Salty's Animation). Most recently for local councils (LeedsGate/Rural Media), charities (The Anthony Nolan Trust, The Milton Keynes Park Trust), and the music industry (Sony Corporation) and independent commissions.


  If you would like to work with us please contact us here.


 Some of the nice feedback that we have had;


  'the After Effects Guru' - Tim Searle (Triffic FIlms)

  'Comedy Gold' - Henry Normal (Baby Cow Productions)

  'I love you' - Joel Veitch (RatherGood)

  'Star!' - Chloé Ameh (Sony Music - Digital Marketing Manager)




 You can find some of our experimental test animations and sneak peaks of things in progress over on Instagram @theanimationgorilla :