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Jason Theaker

Information about Jason Theaker at the University of Bradford.

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BIOGRAPHY Professional Credits 2012 'Eye Doctor' for the DWMA Directed 2010 'Overcharged' DFI Directed / Client 2002 Bounty Hunter (Mace Griffin) Warthog artist / animator/ FMV 2001 Loons fight for fame Infogrames artist/animator/FMV 1999 Wargasum DID artist / animator/ 1999 Unpublished racing game DID artist / animator/ 1999 Eurofighter Typhoon DID artist / animator/ FMV 1998 Unpublished n64 game DID artist / animator 1998 Bob the Builder Hot sculptor / props 1997 Dairylea TV commercial Passion Pictures sculptor / props / models 1997 Pony Tails kids animation Bumper Films sculptor / props / models 1997 Brisk Tea Commercial Passion Picturessculptor / props / models 1997 The Animal Shelf Cosgrove Hall sculptor / props / models 1997 Rigoletto Bare boards sculptor / props / models 1996 Brambly Hedge Cosgrove Hall sculptor / props / models 1995 Oakie Doke Cosgrove Hall sculptor / props / models 1996 Adam F music video Adam F productions animator / props / models 1995 Quest for Camelot Warner Brothers sculptor / props / models 1995 Mars Attacks (Tim Burton) Warner Brothers sculptor / props / models Employment History 2004 - Present Bradford University Animation Lecturer 2002 - 2008 LCAD Animation Lecturer 2002 Warthog Computer Animator / Artist 1999 - 2002 Infogrames Computer Animator / Artist 1998 - 1999 Digital Image Design Computer Animator / Artist 1998 Mackinnon & Saunders Sculptor / Model and prop Maker 1997 - 1997 Barrow Model Makers Sculptor / Model and prop Maker 1995 - 1997 Mackinnon & Saunders Sculptor / Model and prop Maker My Training Company AWARDS AND RECOGNITION An early love of lens-based media, in particular stop motion animation; led me into me graduating with an animation degree and a career in films, TV and computer games. Have spent most of my professional career following the varied jobs that this offers, from modelling puppet alien heads in Tim Burton's Mars Attacks to fiddling with Bob the Builders bits. I've worked in computer games with first person shooters; to spending a couple of years getting inside Daffy Duck's mind. I now teach at Bradford University. I have taught animation, photography and digital manipulation for 14 years at Leeds College of Art and Bradford University, so am well versed to deliver and communicate on a one to one basis, or in front of large groups. I'm a qualified teacher and my second degree (from Leeds University) was specifically aimed at teaching adults. I can think of nothing more professionally rewarding than being able to stimulate inspiration in others and witness genuine development. I have a VERY strong conviction that it is my job to create the optimum environment for learning. Publications / Exposure Eye Doctor This is an award winning animation I directed for the "Digital Working Media Academy" at the University of Bradford. It was for the Optometry department, who wanted an animation aimed at children, to both inform and reduce the anxiety in advance of their eye tests. It was a commercial project designed to give valuable paid work experience to students. Over Charged This is an animation I directed with a bunch of talented final year students who spent a few months slaving away on this! A young selfish boy is too concerned about satisfying his desire for pleasure and he disregards the consequences. Awards and Recognition Nov 12 Speaker at Bradford Animation Festival Nov 12 LPOTY book and exhibition in the National Theatre Oct 12 Award for Best Educational Video July + Oct 12 Publication Optometry Today July 12 Directed "Eye Doctor" for Digital Working Media Academy June 12 School Animation Talk PHGS March 12 Article in On landscape "Portfolio interview" April 11 Article in Photo Radar about "theft of images" March 11 Article in Yorkshire Ridings Magazine March 11 Article in On landscape "Theft of images" Jan 11 Article in Amateur Photographer "Polarization" April 10 Article in Amateur Photographer "Composition In Forests" March 10 What Digital Camera March 10 Article in Amateur Photographer "The Creative Choices of a Sunrise Shoot" Sep 09 Interviewed by Amateur Photographer June 09 Article in Digital Camera Magazine "Movement in Landscape" Nov 09 LPOTY book and exhibition in the National Theatre Sep 08 Speaker at PhotoCamp Leeds Met University Nov 08 LPOTY book and exhibition in the National Theatre Sep 08 Guardian newspaper Sep 08 Wharfedale and Airedale Observer Aug 08 What Digital Camera portfolio piece Supervision on: Supervising external placements in industry Disney Interactive, Quantic Lab Royal Television Society Winner: The Mascot. Director: Simon McClure Royal Television Society Winner: A Friend of Mine. Director: Dawid Lubryka Royal Television Society Winner: Oui Oui. Director: James Rodgers