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Michael Taylor

United Kingdom,  Kent Teesside University - School of Computing,  BA Hons Computer Games Animation ,  November 24, 2015
I am an avid film and game enthusiast who actively enjoys creating stories through the art of animation. My biggest achievement to date would be completing university with a predicted first class degree. Prior to university I was always passionate about animation, however I had little to no knowledge of the animation process. In a short amount of time I have developed my animation skills to a much more in depth standard.
I decided that I wanted to create a piece of key framed animation which would challenge me. The Night Shift is an animated short that replicates the famous Michael Jackson ‘Beat It’ dance. Alongside the animated short is a piece of work that focuses on facial animation using a graphical user interface created by myself. This piece of work uses audio from Disney Pixar Toy Story. Prior to the creation of this piece of work, I recognised that my facial animation skills were not very strong. To overcome this, I decided to create a piece of work that would majorly focus on facial animation. I hoped that this would develop vital skills and would improve my ability to create an expressive facial animation.
Upon graduating I hope to progress within the animation industry. Although my degree pathway centred on games animation, I hope to expand into film animation.
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People's Choice Awards

The CG Student Awards - People's Choice Award is open to all entrants. This prestigous category is voted by the general public, not the judging panel. It gives everyone a voice, and allows for an open discussion of all the amazing entries submitted to the Awards.

To vote, simply select the orange "Vote for entry" button above. You will be asked to add a score and a small comment. More information can be found on the Category and the Prize pages.

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