About Barnaby Miller

Barnaby Miller is a Writer, Director, Animator and Visual Effects Artist based in London, UK.

Barnaby has worked in the film, television and commercial industry for twenty years. Following his work as a 3rd Assistant Director, Miller then moved on to focus on his own projects.

This led to him on a path to writing, producing and directing his first feature film, ‘S|T|R|A|Y|S’, where he performed all rotoscoping, VFX and animation tasks himself.

Barnaby now divides his time between developing his own projects, directing and animating music videos and working as a freelance animator, editor and visual effects artist on 3rd party productions.




‘S|T|R|A|Y|S’ is the first feature film written and directed by Barnaby Miller.

Miller developed an alternative postproduction process, allowing him to create a unique new aesthetic, single-handedly performing all rotoscoping, VFX and animation tasks.

For more information, visit: www.straysthefilm.com


In addition to his feature work, creating live-action/animation hybrids, Barnaby also works in pure animation. This work uses both photographic stills and drawn material in 2D and 3D spaces.


Miller’s 3D Animation work has a strong emphasis on false perspectives and impossible geometry, injecting the unexpected into an otherwise predictable medium.



Rotoscoping is the mechanical process of drawing over the top of live-action footage, as an animation guide, to ‘cut out’ an element, or to augment the image. It is commonly used to ‘cut out’ elements from the footage in order to introduce new elements into the scene.

(e.g. The lightsabers in Star Wars).


Much of Miller’s branding work involves isolating brand logos and text, in order to then augment them, making the branding more prominent within the frame.

Product Shots

Barnaby is often asked to utilise his rotoscoping skills to colourize black and White footage, as well as to alter product shots, in order to increase their visual impact and aesthatic appeal to the viewer.


Miller also works in other media, including paint, sculpture and mechanical oddities.


Outside of his narrative and commercial work, Barnaby also works in a more artistic, non-narrative space, in many different media under the banner of ‘London Lumantics’. 

To view his origami, sculpture, wooden accessory products, photography and non-narrative animations, visit the London Lumantics website and online store.


For any inquiries please email