Animation Course Leader – University of Wolverhampton June 2014 - Current
Senior Animation Lecturer – University of Wolverhampton Jan 2008 – May 2014
As well as Animation Emily teaches on Games Design and supervises several MA students each year. Below is a breakdown of the modules Emily teaches:
Animation Principles: Introduction to the principles using - Drawn 2D, CG 2D, stop motion and 3D CG
Drawing for Animation: Gesture, weight, emotion and developing a personal style.
Character Development: Ideas, writing, visual development, maquettes, and animation.
Anatomy Drawing and Sculpture: 2D drawn and 3D clay studies.
Character Animation Workshops: Working through performance options.
3D Production: CG Character animation and basic modelling.
Professional Animation Project: Live client brief; scheduling , trends, communication, professionalism, pitching.
Major Project: Mentoring Final film.
Editing: Practice and Theory Employability: Future ambitions and industry context.
Games Animation: Basic character animation principles and practice (3D CG).
Games Modelling: Designing and modelling a character in Maya.
External Examiner – Arts University Bournemouth – Undergraduate and Postgraduate 2012 - Current
Royal Television Society Judge – Student Categories 2014
Freelance Film Editor – Thinkpublic April 2007 – Dec 2007
Company Founder and Director – P. Rude Ltd May 2005 – 2008
- A sexual health social enterprise designed to educate young women in sexual confidence and self-awareness. P.Rude was a start-up company funded by NESTA’s (Government) Creative Pioneer Award (£35000 funding). P.Rude was 1 of 20 creative graduate business ideas selected. Roles and responsibilities included: Designing the brand, hiring and managing design team members, project management, overseeing public feedback sessions, designing products, working with prototyping companies, meeting buyers and educators, finance planning.
Story Assistant & Concept Artist - Warner Brothers – Tim Burtons Corpse Bride June 2003 – March 2005
- Starting as a storyboard assistant I developed into storyboarding and later creating visual concept changes for production.
- Because of the nature of this production there were also opportunities to develop the story and characters, with some of my artwork being used in the production.
Visiting Animation Lecturer – University for the Creative Arts 2003 – 2008
Freelance Animator – Sherbet - London 2000 – 2001
Junior Product Designer – Bombay Duck - London May – October 1999
Madame Tussauds sculpture department trainee - London May – November 1998