About

I am a digital specialist, all things digital, creative, innovative and inspirational make me tick.

I have worked at NNUH as a Reprographics technician (wetroom photographic processing- remember that?) and Illustrator, the John Innes Centre as a Graphic Designer, progressing into online design,  Archant Regional as Web & Graphic Designer, where animated flash banners were de’rigour and online video started to come in, Open Academy for a complete corporate design overhaul and photography archive. Then working at City College Norwich where I tested, researched, animated, illustrated, photographed, video’d, and created layouts for; books, vehicle wraps, touchscreens, AR, 3D maps and anything else my boss could think of! I then took on the challenge of the UEA Media Suite as their Digital Learning Technologist/Manager, where I oversaw the finishing build and installation of 9 edit suites, a new sound room, a new online booking system and social media presence and a 20 seat Mac lab where I went onto to teach Premiere, Avid, animation and sound production across the Humanities Faculty.

In my current job I have gone back to my first love of making things move, as I support all of the students on the Animation Course at NUA. I teach TV Paint, Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Audio Recording techniques and Stop-Motion in Dragonframe but also keep on top of my video and design skills by making screencasts of my sessions and handouts for the students to follow along later.

I also do freelance video editing and logo creation in Illustrator.

One of my personal highlights was when I studied for my MA at NUA. I wanted to use current technology to make my art playful, immersive, interactive and memorable, using the beauty of the animated line in its form and movement.

I created an experience in which an audience sees the Great Bustard flying in Norfolk again, hunted to extinction (in the UK) in the 1840’s, in a combined installation, using sculpture, animation and interactivity with Augmented Reality to produce a truly transmedia exhibition. The interactive installation on first viewing might appear as a static gallery/museum space, until the viewer steps into that space and their presence triggers a beautiful visual animated reaction from a physical object.

Although underpinning the outcome was a lot of technology, and I had to learn MAX msp, projection mapping onto a 3D shape, installation set-up and overcome testing on pcs, to using the college macs,  I still wanted my animation to be beautiful, to evoke a feeling of wonder and sense of intrigue as the story behind the extinction of the Bustard and it’s reintroduction in my creative, interactive installation.

I love to play with technology and really enjoy the problem solving that comes with trying to intertwine software and tech with a new outcome, pushing boundaries and cherry picking best new ideas with current and future projects.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosie Cooper
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 08:57:14

    Hi, i recently invigilated at the Undercroft exhibition in Norwich and just thought i’d share with you a short film i made, featuring all the art works 🙂

    Enjoy!
    Many thanks
    Rosie,
    http://www.rxcphotography.com

    Reply

  2. traceytutt
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 11:18:41

    Thankyou!

    Reply

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