Like most clay animation enthusiasts, Randy Boyum dabbled in the art as a child in the 70's, producing truly horrible short films. He rediscovered this love/hate relationship in 1989. For ten years he honed his talents and in 1999 worked at Will Vinton Studios (the “Claymation” people) in Portland, Oregon as an animator on “Gary and Mike”, a short-lived, prime-time, stop-motion sitcom.
Back in Denver in 2000, he opened Random Animation. In his home studio he has created a monstrous kayak race, a Rudolph spoof, a dozen singing eggs, a devious butler, a hairy bear encounter, an alien visitation, a mind-numbing, soul-sucking, board room meeting, and a plethora of other amusing encounters.
Oh… and also a rhyming, musical, step-by-step instructional film on “How To Make A Giant Book”.
He is inspired by most things – and compelled by a relentless force that he doesn’t understand. In a small room with a modest view of the Colorado Rockies, he continues to create strange new worlds filled with strange new creatures that emerge from his strange old head.
This bio is short, but Randy is kind of tall.
View his feats of clay on Facebook and YouTube @ Randy Boyum Animations.