Mr Brian Robinson


School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Games and Arts

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8614


Main teaching area is in storytelling/writing, 3D modelling/animation and practice based arts research. Current module teaching as follows:

Narrative and Characterisation

Innovation Development and Specialisation

3D Production Design

Honours Project mentoring and supervision on the Computer Arts programme

My main research interest is in linear/interactive storytelling and animated film.

Currently exploring story structure and its importance to the creation of meaningful and dramatic context for linear and non linear character based artwork.

Collaborative Research in Animation

Grindle, M., Robinson, B. 2009. Developing Talent & Intellectual Property for Digital Entertainment: Space to 'Play'. In Proceedings of HCI 2009: The 23rd BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Conference on Human Computer Interaction. University of Abertay, 22-24 April 2009.

Sloan, R.J.S., Robinson, B., Scott-Brown, K., Moore, F. and Cook, M. (2010). Choreographing emotional facial expressions. Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 21(3-4)

Sloan, R.J.S., Robinson, B., Scott-Brown, K., Moore, F. and Cook, M. (2010). Observer perception of artistically manipulated emotional facial expression animations. Eleventh International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging. Innsbruck, Austria February 17-19 2010.

Sloan, R.J.S., Robinson, B. and Cook, M. (2009). Investigating facial animation production through artistic inquiry. First International Conference on Creative Content Technologies. Athens, Greece 15-20 November 2009.

Sloan, R.J.S., Cook, M. and Robinson, B. (2009). Considerations for believable emotional facial expression animation. 2nd International Conference on Visualization. Barcelona, Spain 14-17 July 2009. IEEE Computer Society: Los Alamitos, CA

Sloan, R.J.S., Robinson, B., Cook, M. and Bown, J. (2008). Dynamic emotional expression choreography: perception of naturalistic facial expressions. SAND. Swansea, UK 24 November 2008. Swansea Metropolitan University: Swansea, UK.

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Knowledge Exchange

Co founder of the Animation Finishing School an initiative to create research and development opportunities for animation.

2007-2008 AFS Workshops aimed at bringing professional writers and animators together were developed in collaboration with screenwriting professional and academic Mark Grindle. Co delivered by Yvette Kaplan (Head of Story:Ice Age), Mark Grindle and Brian Robinson.  A range of animation and collaborative projects resulted from this initiative. This Includes the current collaboration between Gili Dolev and Yvette Kaplan in the creation of 'Quick Quack Duck' a 52 episode series for Nickelodeon.

2009 Contributed to the production and story development of Gili Dolev's BAFTA nominated animated short ''The Happy Duckling' created in Whitespace and at the animation department of Duncan of Jordanstone.

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Dr Andrew Reid

Division of Games and Arts | Lecturer

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Dr Iain Donald

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Division of Games and Arts | Senior Lecturer

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