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10/9 am
on KET

5:30/4:30 pm
on KET2

Ian Timothy, Claymation Artist

Ian Timothy, a Louisville resident, is a sixteen-year-old stop motion animator who began making his award-winning "Beaver Creek" episodes at just age thirteen.

The St. Xavier student studies nature and beaver habitats at regional parks and lakes. His first video camera and early visits to the zoo were just the beginning of his budding career.

"Louisville Life" introduces this young animator and gets a peek at the colorful life he's molding.

"Beaver Creek" is a humorous take on modern life through the perspective of two main characters, Twigs the Beaver and Drake the Duck.

Although each episode of the series is less than 8 minutes long, each one takes approximately three to four months to create.

As of 2011, Ian Timothy has been awarded a total of five national gold medals from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

In 2008 and 2010, Ian won the AT&T Virtual Science Challenge for videos that used live action, Flash animation and stop motion.

He has also won several competitions on the popular "Wallace and Gromit" website.

Program 520
"Louisville Life" features a young claymation artist, stops to smell the roses at Wallitsch Garden Center, learns about the Louisville's namesake and more. (#520)