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Brian Robinson


  • 14 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile


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

Research 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.

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.

Education/Academic qualification


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Research Output

  • 14 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 6 Conference contribution
  • 2 Poster
  • 1 Special issue

A phenomenological study of facial expression animation

Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B., Moore, F. R., Scott-Brown, K. C. & Cook, M., 6 Jul 2011, Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, p. 177-186 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • A practice-led approach to facial animation research

    Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B., Scott-Brown, K. C., Moore, F. R. & Cook, M., 21 Oct 2010. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    Open Access

    Choreographing emotional facial expressions

    Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B., Scott-Brown, K. C., Moore, F. R. & Cook, M., May 2010, In : Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds. 21, 3-4, p. 203-213 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Observer perception of artistically manipulated emotional facial expression animations

    Sloan, R. J. S., Robinson, B., Scott-Brown, K. C., Moore, F. R. & Cook, M., 17 Feb 2010, Proceedings of the Eleventh IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging. Sappa, A. D. (ed.). IASTED and ACTA Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • Thesis

    Emotional avatars: choreographing emotional facial expression animation

    Author: Sloan, R. J. S., May 2011

    Supervisor: Robinson, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis