About Me!

Christopher "Chris" Signore*

*(Pronnounced "SING-your-REE")

 

While many studios these days are relying on "modern humour" and dazzling CGI , I'm one of many who still uphold the "roots" of classic 2D Animation and Images - ie; making the most of Adobe Flash and/or ToonBoom while relying on the old methods of squash and stretch.

Although my main role has and will always be an illustrator, I can adapt from digital artwork to traditional methods (paper, pens and pencils) to suit the clients' needs. Humorous characters and sight gags are my top priority - often suited for children or "young at heart" folks, although I am willing to experiment with other styles or ideas.

I am also impressive in writing. I always believe that no TV Series or Movie will ever float without an original, entertaining story. My mind literally leaks of imagination with an ever-lasting supply of ideas; many stories yet to be published but only time will tell... 


Other influences and interests involve comics (The Beano), Pop/Synthesised Music, British Humour (Two Ronnies, Spike Milligan style), Classic Kids Shows (anything from the 80's or 90's is best!), Railways, Voice-Acting, watching behind-the-scenes of favourite TV Shows and movies.



CV

EXPERIENCE

University of the Arts: January 2011

Storyboard Artist

 

Passion Pictures: November 2010

Studio Runner

 

Conference Speaker: November 2010

 

Little Howard's Big Question: Howard Read, BBC, October 2010

Trialled for Animator

 

Phoenix School: March 2010

Running after-school Workshops covering Animation

 

King Bee Animation: June 2009

Trialled as Animator

 

The Original Mind Company: 2007 - Ongoing

Storyboard Artist / Concept Artist / Animator

  EDUCATION

City Lit, 2009 - 2010

Writing Children's Books Course

 

London Metropolitan University, 2005 - 2008

Computer Animation, BsC BA Honours Upper Second Class

 

The Community College, 2003 - 2005

BTEC National Diploma in Multimedia - Triple Grade Distinction

 

Morpeth Secondary School, 1997 - 2003

 

SKILLS

  •  Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator
  • ToonBoom
  • Flash
  • MS Word
  • Audcaity Sound Editor
  • WavePad Sound Editor
  • iMovie
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • WACOM Intuos4 Medium Digital Tablet