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Raymond will lead you in a workshop exploring the processes of story, character, and concept development for audiences of children of all ages across multiple media including graphic novels and animated series. He will cover project development strategies using personal case studies for pitching to international agents, publishers, producers and networks. 

The workshop costs $25 and includes morning tea. Registration required. 

The Trust Waikato Building is on Little London Lane, off London Street, Hamilton. The Trust has a sizable carpark and there's lots of parking outside and close by.


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Raymond is an award-winning, 25-year veteran of the film, television, advertising and children’s publishing industries. He lectures on the craft of animation, academic studies and professional practice at Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, and has double Masters degrees in Media Arts and Creative Writing (Screenplay). As a film and television animation industry veteran, published children’s writer, illustrator, and musician, he directs, designs, develops, produces and creates original content. Being closely involved in the business of producing and funding animation, (both in NZ and internationally through co-productions), as well as book publishing, he has developed, directed, and overseen large scale series. His focus remains on storytelling. Working from the kernel of a concept, through to script and then finished production, in whichever medium is best suited to his particular narrative, has been his passion since he began his professional creative journey. Raymond's books have been published internationally, he is a New York Times Bestseller's List  illustrator, and the writer/director and creator of TVNZ children’s series Puzzle Inc. He currently works as a storyboard/animatic artist on the international award-winning television series Kiri and Lou and senior animator on BBC series Tiny Wonders. He has many TV series, books, graphic novel series and creative projects in development. 



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