Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Bernhard Johannes Schmitt

Assistant Professor, School of Art, Design and Media

Email: bjschmitt@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: +65 63168824
Office: ART 04 22
Asst Prof Bernhard Johannes Schmitt

Biography
Since his graduation from Mainz University of Applied Science Bernhard has worked as animator and animation rigger for a variety of international studios, notably Walt Disney Animation and Aardman Animations. As screenwriter, director and creative producer he oversaw several independent projects.
Prior to joining NTU he scripted and directed the German TV show ‘der Sandmann’.
Research Interests
Bernhard's research interests are in the areas of stop-motion animation, experimental animation and interdisciplinary research in art and technology with an emphasis on social robots.
Current Projects
  • Applying Interpretive Animation to Robots. A Comparative Study.
  • Researching the possibilities of transferring aestheticized, anthropomorphic locomotion and gestures to non-anthropomorphic, mechanical machinery by means of experimental animation

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