Ruth will be delivering the Directing Your Animation Career session presented by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund.
She will take us through her career to date, reflecting on the opportunities and challenges that she has faced along the way and that have made her the successful Animation Director she is today. Ruth will be discussing her career journey with Abigail Addison, ScreenSkills Animation Production Liaison Executive.
Ruth Ducker has spent the last 19 years working in film and TV. Starting as a layout and Previz artist on TV shows ‘Tractor Tom, The All new Captain scarlet, as well as the Norwegian Cult film ‘Slipp Jimmy Fri’ and the Academy Award winning short ‘Peter and the Wolf’. After this she took roles as Art Department designer and then animator on a number of pre-school long form shows, progressing to become Animation Director on ‘Jungle Junction’ for Disney Junior and then ‘Boj’ for Cbeebies.
In 2014 she Took her first Series Director role on ‘Floogals’ for Universal Kids. A show that combined Live action, Special and Visual Effects. Since then she has Directed 52 episodes for series 1 and 40 for (BAFTA nominated) series 2 as well as 09 Episodes of ‘Oddbods’ for Disney Asia. For the last couple of years she has spent time developing a new title for Universal Kids and a ‘Tween’ live action drama.