Claire Pinegar is a freelance animation and live-action director creating commercials, branded content docs, explainer films, music videos and just about anything that moves.
Claire brings an extensive background in 2D animation to her work, specialising in frame-by-frame. Ten plus years in the basement, hunched over a Wacom started an itch to look at other areas of production and she began to move into life as a director. Initially directing for animation and then eventually live-action, she now enjoys regularly swapping between the two.
When it comes to subject matter, it’s the human stories that fascinate Claire, and her ability to create instant on-screen connections with people has won her work with Guardian Labs, Nationwide and UN Women. As well as capturing real-life moments, she’s keen to find out where narrative filmmaking can take her, particularly in looking to make her first short. Animation is still very much a part of her practice, with Claire interested in exploring how it can combine with live action, as well as the ways it could work in documentary-style projects.