Mr Brian Robinson

Lecturer

School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Games and Arts

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8614

Biography

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

Interests

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.

2011

A phenomenological study of facial expression animation

Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B., Moore, F. R., Scott-Brown, K. C. & Cook, M. (2011) A phenomenological study of facial expression animation. In: Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction. . p. 177-186. . BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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2010

Choreographing emotional facial expressions

Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B., Scott-Brown, K. C., Moore, F. R. & Cook, M. (2010) Choreographing emotional facial expressions. . . p. 203-213. .
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Observer perception of artistically manipulated emotional facial expression animations

Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B., Scott-Brown, K. C., Moore, F. R. & Cook, M. (2010) Observer perception of artistically manipulated emotional facial expression animations. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging. Sappa, A. (ed.). . IASTED and ACTA Press.
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A practice-led approach to facial animation research

Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B., Scott-Brown, K. C., Moore, F. R. & Cook, M. (2010) A practice-led approach to facial animation research. . . .
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2009

Considerations for believable emotional facial expression animation

Sloan, R. J. S., Cook, M. & Robinson, B. (2009) Considerations for believable emotional facial expression animation. In: Proceedings: International Conference Visualisation: Visualization in Built and Rural Environments – BioMedical Visualization – Geometric Modelling and Imaging. Banissi, E. (ed.), Sarfraz, M. (ed.), Khosrowshahi, F. (ed.), Counsell, J. (ed.), Laing, R. (ed.), Moore, C. (ed.), Cowell, A. (ed.), Hou, M. (ed.), Tian, . (ed.), Dastbaz, M. (ed.), Bannatyne, M. (ed.), Zhang, J. (ed.), Scarano, V. (ed.), De Chiara, R. (ed.), Erra, U. (ed.), Ursyn, A. (ed.), Levkowitz, H. (ed.). p. 61-66. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.
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Creative approaches to emotional expression animation

Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B. & Cook, M. (2009) Creative approaches to emotional expression animation. In: Short paper and poster proceedings of the 22nd annual conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents. Nijholt, A. (ed.), Egges, A. (ed.), van Welbergen, H. (ed.), Hondorp, H. (ed.). p. 97-98. Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology University of Twente.
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Animating believable facial expressions

Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B. & Cook, M. (2009) Animating believable facial expressions. . . .
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Investigating facial animation production through artistic inquiry

Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B. & Cook, M. (2009) Investigating facial animation production through artistic inquiry. In: Proceedings: Computation World: Future Computing, Service Computation, Cognitive, Adaptive, Content, Patterns. Dini, P. (ed.), Gentzsch, W. (ed.), Geraci, P. (ed.), Lorenz, P. (ed.), Singh, K. (ed.). p. 675-681. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE .
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2008

Dynamic emotional expression choreography

Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B., Cook, M. & Bown, J. L. (2008) Dynamic emotional expression choreography. In: Inaugural SAND Academic Peer Reviewed Papers. Capey, M. (ed.), Ip, B. (ed.), Blastland, F. (ed.). Swansea: Swansea Metropolitan University.
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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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