Articles by James Clarke

Aardman Animation's upcoming Shaun the Sheep movie

State of the (Animation) Nation

James Clarke investigates what the digital revolution means for the making and distribution of big-screen animation, from the studios to the independents

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated biopic.

From Raindrops to Robots to Old Ticking Clocks

From Peter Pan to War Horse and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol to Lincoln, Gary Rydstrom, sound designer and re-recording mixer at Skywalker Sound, has worked on a plethora of modern classics. Here he talks about his long-term collaboration with Steven Spielberg, and how inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places.


Rick McCallum – Reach For the Sky

Having produced such films as Pennies From Heaven, Dream Child and Castway and TV series such as The Singing Detective, amongst other collaborations with Dennis Potter and Nic Roeg, Rick McCallum has 30 years of experience under his belt. Since 1990, he has collaborated greatly with George Lucas, producing The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Radioland Murders, episodes one, two and three of the Star Wars serial and now Red Tails, which is inspired by events involving the Tuskegee Airmen during World War Two.