Ian Emes (b. 1949) is a British artist and film director. He began his career as a painter, sculptor and then, animator. Known for using innovative and experimental film techniques, Ian Emes became Pink Floyd’s original animator. His animations have featured in major exhibitions, including Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains at the V&A (2017) and the National Film Theatre Retrospective (1980). In addition to Pink Floyd concerts his works have been used in numerous live music tours such as Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells Tour (1978), David Gimour’s Live at Pompeii (2016), Roger Waters’ The Wall - Berlin (1990) and Us + Them World Tour (2017 -18).
He is the winner of three BAFTA Awards (1994, 2009, 2011), a Palme d’Or (1979), a British Animation Award (2014), and is an Emmy Award (2017) and Oscar Academy Award (1984) nominee.