Ian Banks has worked in the film and TV industry for more than twenty years. He is a graduate of the University
of Reading (with a 1st Class Honours degree) and has a MA and has spect many subsequent years supervising
MA students. He has worked on numerous commercials with directors such as Ridley Scott, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham. He's an avid cinema goer and cinephile and counts Carl Dreyer, Guy Maddin, FW Murnau and David Lynch amongst his favourite directors. He's passionate about what he does and enjoys passing on his knowledge and experience to students and aspiring filmmakers.
As a film academic, Ian has taught/lectured for more than 20 years, with posts at The University of Reading
and Oxford University and has run many short film courses at institutions such as Goldsmiths and
Ravensbourne University. Ian has worked on James Bond movies, BBC dramas such as Spooks, Dr Who and
has also worked on animated shows such The Simpsons. The Cramp Twins and Invader Zim.
The Cramp Twins
Ian uses a wide range of both traditional and digital media to create images, real-life sequences and drawn animation
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