Drew Roper

Mastered: Animation
Location: Walsall

Yamination is the hub of multi-award winning stop-motion/frame animator, Drew Roper. Drew’s roots are firmly set in the Black Country and, with a lack of creative enterprises in the area, his desire to establish a successful animation hub in the centre of Birmingham is fitting.

Yamination Studios is an animation company specialising in stop motion animation in the heart of Birmingham.

Taking its name from ‘yam yam’, a term referring to Black Country folk and their crazily cryptic vernacular, the studios are the embodiment of Walsall- born founder Drew Roper. A multi-award winning stop motion director, producer, and animator, he’s behind (almost) everything that goes out of their swinging doors.

The studio covers all aspects of production within its walls, thriving on creativity and innovation. Oh, and plasticine. Lots and lots of plasticine. Since its creation in 2009, Yamination has been up to its ears in developing shorts, pilots, TV commercials and promos for clients including Coca-Cola, Cravendale and Sky Arts.

In fact, when it comes to bringing little things to life, this place does it with buckets of passion, character and – most of the time – plasticine.