Richard Keith-Wolff

Richard Keith Wolff xerographic self-portrait taken while working at Halas & Batchelor Studios, London 1971.


Richard Keith Wolff worked as an assistant Live Action Cameraman and Stills Photographer, after he completed his London Film School course. When he spotted a job advertisement, for a trainee assistant Rostrum Cameraman at Halas & Batchelor’s Animation. “I found animation so appealing, because it combined my two favourite things, art and cinema.” Later, he started a Rostrum Camera service, Wolff Productions, to work for other production companies. Also, he made a number of short independent films that garnered awards and critical acclaim.  When traditional working methods changed, and the Rostrum Camera became almost obsolete, Richard Wolff moved to Los Angeles to work for Warner Bros. Feature Animation… 

What is your favourite British animation of all time?

One of my favourite British animation films is: “Seaside Woman” by Oscar Grillo for Linda McCartney

What’s the best thing about working in the industry?

Working with the animation people, who I like and admire; and the smell graphite, paint and film.

Provide a quirky quote or comment

“Animation is the state of being full of life or vigour; liveliness:…” Dictionary. 

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