Screen Freelancer Knock-off Drinks & Q&A with Viv Mason and Scott Baxter October 2022


Get excited about Animation!

Animation is increasingly being commissioned by streaming networks such as Netflix and Amazon. Vivien Mason and Scott Baxter are Tasmanian-based animators and illustrators working on Australian film and television projects, primarily in the animation space. Come along and hear Viv and Scott talk about their careers, how they make a living in Tasmania as animators, and what exciting challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the animation industry.

Vivian has worked with many clients and collaborators, such as Porchlight Films, Roar Films, Blue Rocket Productions, The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, CAAMA, Tamarind Tree Pictures, Smith & Nasht, Scribe Publications, Princess Pictures, Dark Lake Productions, Sky Machine & MONA

Scott has worked on various Blue Rocket productions, including Fanshaw and Crudnut, Little J & Big Cuz, and Dumbotz; Electric Yak's online adult animation series Moments of Clarity; and more recently with Princess Bento on their upcoming series Koala Man starring the voice of Hugh Jackman.

All welcome!  Non-alcoholic drinks and wine/beer/cider will be available to purchase.

Bar prices - non-alcoholic $2.50, wine/beer/cider $7.50. EFTPOS payments preferred.

When: Friday 7 October, bar opens 5.30pm, ‘In Conversation’ starts 6pm and runs to about 7pm.
Where: Wide Angle Screen Centre, 6 Washington St, South Hobart
Cost: Free to attend


Vivien Mason  is a Tasmanian animator and artist. Her animations have been exhibited at festivals around the world. She has worked extensively in film and television, including for animation studios Animal Logic and Blue Rocket Productions. Vivien presented research into interactive narrative at Beyond the Console 2019, London, and the London Media Production and Technology Show. Vivien has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London.

Scott Baxter is a professional illustrator based in Hobart, Australia. He primarily works as a visual artist for 2d animation, specialising in background, prop and character design. He also has experience rigging, animating, doing layouts and storyboarding. 

October 07, 2022 at 5:30pm - 8pm
Wide Angle Tasmania
Emma Wilson · · 03 6223 8344

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