Ian Emes

Visual Artist

1949 –


Who is Ian Emes?

Ian Ronald Emes is a British animator and film director, from Handsworth, Birmingham, England, known for his work with Pink Floyd, who have used his animated films as back-projections in concert and released them as extras on their DVDs. He now lives in London and is married and a father.

Emes' father was Ronald Emes, a Birmingham policeman who trained the British canoe team for four Olympic Games. Emes was educated at Marsh Hill Boys Technical School in Birmingham's Erdington district and then studied at Bristol.

Emes' first major work, 'French Windows', was started while he was subsequently a student at Birmingham College of Art and finished while he was unemployed. It was set to the Pink Floyd recording "One of These Days". After it was shown at Birmingham's Ikon Gallery, it was screened on the television programme The Old Grey Whistle Test, and thereby came to the attention of Pink Floyd. The band invited Emes to give them a private screening, and afterwards to make films to be projected during performances of The Dark Side of the Moon. His animation for their song "Time" is on Pink Floyd's P•U•L•S•E DVD. He subsequently worked with Roger Waters, making live action film for his performance of The Wall – Live in Berlin.

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Aug 17, 1949
Also known as
  • Ian Ronald Emes
  • Ian Eames
  • United Kingdom
Lived in
  • Birmingham

on July 23, 2013


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