About RALi Studios
Meet the team
|Peter Ralley - former headteacher and professional photographer. Founder of the Alrewas Annual Film Festival (now in its seventh year). Still working in schools and the community based projects are an ideal way of bringing something new to the education system. Over the past five years he has built up a wide and varied portfolio of work including films, archives, audio trails and AV installations. See CV|
|Jake Ralley - A very useful second camera and photographer. Jake has been making films since he was about 8 and has helped me on numerous assignments.|
|Jim Ralley - Jim runs 'Jim Rali' from his base on Manchester and has worked with us on a number of projects over the past few years. Jim is project manager for 'Hyper Island' which runs Digital Media Management MA courses in Manchester, Sweden, New York and Singapore. Visit his website at jimra.li|
|Paula - Is the voice-over on quite a few of my films. Paula also helps with script writing and proof reading.|
Peter RALi Studios Associates
We work very closely with a number of well establised heritage interpreters.
|Allan Randall (Focused Learning & Interpretation)- Experience of primary and secondary education, Headteacher, LEA adviser, Lecturer in Education Studies, author of a range of learning materials and resources. 15 years experience as an heritage educator, interpreter and audience development consultant.
Aim: to make learning engaging and exciting for all. Download Allan's Track Record document.
|Sarah Douglas (Red Kite Environmental) - is an experienced environmental interpreter, specialising in interpretation, feasibility assessments, community consultation and communication for countryside organisations. She has prepared and implemented interpretative plans for natural and cultural sites, undertaken community consultation and participation projects and produced a wide range of leaflets, guides, panels and exhibitions for local authorities, trusts, partnerships and other organisations.|
|Carol Parr - Having worked as an Interpretation Officer for local authorities for 12 years, Carol began working as a freelance Interpretation Consultant in 1999 and has since been involved in over 70 projects to research, write and implement a wide range of area-based Interpretation Strategies and site-based Interpretation Plans. Carol has 20 years of experience in the field of interpretation|
|Steve Carse (Infinity Photo) - Steve and Peter trained together at photography college way back in 1978. Steve is an excellent and very successful studio and general photographer and is working with Peter RALi Studios on a series of commercial filmmaking projects.|
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What is RALi?
RALi is a shortening of my surname which is'Ralley'. My father, Fred Ralley was a well known cartoonist and used the pen name of RALi. The version I use is taken directly from one of his cartoons and is used in his memory. Fred died in 1996.
Fred Ralley (aka Rali) was born in the industrial town of West Bromwich in the heart of England.
Fred trained as a pattern maker in the factories of the Black country and settled down to start a family with his wife June.
It was a correspondence art course that turned Fred towards cartooning.
His first piece of artwork earned the comment from the teacher “You do not show much promise as an artist, why not try cartooning.” He did! In 1956 he sold his first cartoon and this led to a career spanning 40 years.
Fred rose early in the morning to draw before going to work in the factory, then spent his evenings bent over his favorite drawing board.
In 1972 Fred left his factory work and took up cartooning full time. The next 24 years saw Fred go from strength to strength and earned him the reputation of one of the best ‘gag’ men around. Indeed several other cartoonists used Fred as a source of material.
He had many regular features in the UK and abroad, his most famous being ‘Our Kid’ which ran in the Birmingham Evening Mail 6 days a week, for 24 years.
In 1996 Fred succumbed to Emphysema, a lung disease associated with long years working in a smokey environment, but he continued to draw up until the last few days of his life drawing on his own experiences to provide the punch lines.
Fred was a prolific cartoonist often producing in excess of 50 cartoons each week, sometimes more!