Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Bernhard Johannes Schmitt
Assistant Professor, School of Art, Design and Media
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’.
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.
  • Animation in Southeast Asia – Local traditions and global influences
  • Anticipating Robots. Improving Human-Robot Communication Using an Artistic Approach.