Artist - Hamish Lambert

Hamish Lambert is an animator living in Montreal. He received his BFA in Film Animation from Concordia University and graduated as the valedictorian of the faculty of fine arts.

Hamish Lambert

He makes films and video games with heart. His projects have been presented in festivals internationally including the Montreal World Film Festival and IndieCade. Currently, Hamish is working on an experimental game.

Hamish Lambert Showreel 2013 from Hamish Lambert on Vimeo.

What part of Canada are you from Hamish?
I grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but have been living in Montreal for the past 4 years.

What inspired you to create animation?
All sorts of things in my childhood. The two most obvious being that I always watched cartoons and I always doodled. One day, when I was 12 or so, I saw my friend using Flash and I got REALLY excited and instantly understood the basic interface. I got my hands on it as soon as I could and I’ve been animating ever since.

Passing from Hamish Lambert on Vimeo.

How would you describe your artistic style?
Doodly. I don’t have the patience to do detailed drawings. Lately I’ve been drawing things flat, with flat colours, simple shapes, pretty gooey, no contour lines.

Still From "Passing"

Concept art for a SUPER SECRET PROJECT

What role do you play in the creation of animation?
Going through animation film school I’ve tried a bit of it all: Directing, animating, storyboarding, designing, voice acting, editing, compositing, modelling, lighting, recording, mixing, cinematography, and so on. Right now I mostly direct, design, and animate.

Mountain Walk

Still from "01"

What is one project that you are proud to have been involved in?
Right after graduating I had the good fortune to make armatures for "The Little Prince" for about a year. It was really exciting being in that studio and around all sorts of passionate, interesting, and experienced people!

What project are you working on now?
I’m making an experimental game but it’s pretty secret right now. Details should be released this month though!

Who is one of your favourite Canadian animators?

Who is an up-and-coming or relatively unknown Canadian animator that everyone should check out?

Have your films won any animation awards/accolades?
"01" - Best Canadian Short - Senior (Viewfinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth 2013)

What are some of your animation milestones?
In high school I got a film into the Ottawa International Animation Festival. I got an honourable mention for best Canadian animation and I met Don Hertzfeldt, Cordell Barker, Malcolm Sutherland and a bunch of other great people. That whole experience was incredible. My most recent milestone is that I’m going to be a judge for the student competition at Les Sommets du CinĂ©ma d’Animation!

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