Kendra Stout is a character animator focusing on both stop motion and CG. She has her MA from the University of the West of England in character animation, and her BA and BFA from in the University of Washington in Anthropology and Digital Arts respectively. She takes inspiration from pantomime actors such as Tati and Keaton and strives to create unique characters rooted in physical storytelling. Kendra uses her anthropology degree to remove her own cultural lens and view her characters objectively to create the most believable performances. She hopes to continue her practice in both stop motion and CG, finding a way to blend the two.
Achievements & Experience
I worked on several student projects as an animator, including:
Burning Roots - CG film by Chris Pahle and James Hughes
Walkthrough - Stop motion film By Sofia Salt
Love Bugs - Stop motion film by Harriett Bradbury
Common Molly - Stop motion film by Georgie Ball
In the summer of 2019, I completed a work placement at Aardman Studios in their commercial department. I worked with Mat Rees on animating practice shots in CG.
In the summer of 2019, I completed an internship on Bexie Bush's film Rumour Mill. I worked on creating assets for her stop motion film, including a trash skip, trash and office chairs.
In the Spring of 2019, I worked on a commercial for Fygo Studios for CAT Equipment.
In the Spring of 2019, I worked for the BFI week-long camp teaching kids animation.