I’m an animation researcher, storyteller and lecturer, passionate about creating characters (theatre, animation, procedural, AI), understanding different forms of behaviour and how they create empathy in audiences. I’m currently a lecturer in 3D Character Development and Character Animation Techniques at Manchester Metropolitan University. Before this role, I did an Engineering Doctorate in Computer Animation at the University of Bath (UK), as a member of the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE).
My main R&D interests are in different forms of expressing character animation: procedural, behavioral (Laban motion analysis, emergence theory, AI etc) and physics based, movement and pattern analysis, mesh reconstruction and deformation, expressing emotions, humour and other human behaviours through abstract movement (automata) and mathematical functions.
My other sites
Ana Takes Photos: www.anatakesphotos.org
Youtube (acting/directing): youtube.com/aciucanu
Youtube (research & play): youtube.com/research&play
Stay in touch
Personal e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org