Claire Williams portrait by Sean Eckols. Claire Williams, animation artist and technician. She started in the animation industry in London in 1986 working at first in Paint & Trace, then went onto working in animation checking. She has worked for Richard Williams Studios, Passion Pictures, Espresso Animation, TVC (London), Uli Meyer Animation, Brooke Edwards Animation.
In 1997 Claire Williams relocated to Los Angeles working for animation feature production companies including Warner Bros., Disney, DreamWorks, and others. Her work includes 2D After Effects compositor, currently working for Jamie Caliri on the stop motion for The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince). Previously working at DreamWorks Animation SKG, productions include "Kung Fu Panda" 2D work; other work includes pilot for Amazon; commercials and more. Los Angeles, California 2014
image © 2014 Sean Eckols
I worked on a number of the same commercials as Claire Williams in London. When she moved to Los Angeles 1997 Claire tells me that I was one of first people to welcome her to LA, and she was so surprised to see me at the door when I came by! I had only been in LA a few months myself, the big difference is that Claire being more angelic has settled in the City of Angels, I only stayed three years, however highly interesting ones at that.
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Some years later when I was back in LA, I visited Claire in her home in Highland Park, Northeast Los Angeles. The house a former hunting lodge build by General Patton's family is a beautiful quirky building by architect Ernest Freese on the steeply sloping side of a hill. The present day artists in the area including animation artists perhaps eco its early 20th century history because Highland Park with its neighbouring Pasadena became havens for artists who led the Arts and Crafts movement. The Arts & Crafts movement in the area was arguably anticipated in some respects by the earlier inhabitants before the European settlers by the Tongva tribe of Native Americans as demonstrated in their culture and crafts objects. RKW
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Photographer: artwork by: Sean Eckols