Creative Lives — Scanners and ‘Stranger Things’: Take a look inside animator Peter Millard’s DIY dreamland

Posted 08 August 2017 Interview by Marianne Hanoun

Whether sprawled on a hotel room floor or on location in Vienna, all animator Peter Millard needs to create his films is A3 paper, an oil bar and some paints. Peter’s work – like his DIY production process – feels urgent and spontaneous. Conjuring up dreamlike landscapes, his squidgy characters are subject to lava lamp-like contortions, at once frantic and fluid. He’s happiest in the studio – drawing, painting and occasionally watching ‘You’ve Got Mail’ while waiting for his monster scanner to work its magic. We find out how failing his A-Levels, working at Argos and eventually enrolling on a life-drawing course for the retired put him on the path to studying animation.

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