Dan Bartlett is the Associate Dean for the School of Digital Media at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD).
As an animation visual development artist Dan aims to explore the duality that exists between fundamental artistic and cinematic principles, and emergent digital technologies and workflows.
His work is primarily focused on the impact of these practices on mainstream feature-length and long-form television animation production, live action filmmaking, virtual production pipelines and virtual reality experiences.
Dan’s most recent research analyzed the convergence of concept design pipelines across Visual Effects (VFX) and character animation production, particularly with reference to world-building and cinematic identity, and discussed the influence of traditional design processes and aesthetics within these workflows.
As an academic, Dan has authored and lead a number of digital arts programs, including the Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) Animation programs at South Essex College, and more recently as the Director of Moving Image and Digital Arts for University of the Arts London. He specializes in teaching animation concept design, 2D & 3D character performance and digital painting through practice-led workshops.
Dan is a strong proponent of coupling technical skills training with explorative learning in order to promote an employment-focused approach to arts education.
Dan holds a Masters Degree in Illustration (Visual Communication) from the University of Hertfordshire, and a BA (Hons) in Digital Animation from the University of Essex.
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