Mr. ROBINSON Michael
Programme Director, Bachelor of Communication (Honours) - Film Major (Animation and Media Arts Concentration)
MFA, Animation. University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts

Area of Interests: 
Animation / Motion Graphics / Animation for Documentaries / Storytelling / Interactive Media / Graphic Design

Major Highlights: 
2016 Walking Points Documentary 
Animator (3D infographic sequences)
2015 East L.A. Interchange Documentary
Animator (3D & 2D infographic sequences)
Twilight Storytellers Series “Sunrise”
End credit sequence animation and design. 
2009 & 2010 MTV Networks
Director and animator, MTVU promotional spots broadcast nationally in the USA
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MFA, Animation. University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
BA, Journalism.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) Sunderland University

Past Positions Held

2012 - 2016 Part-Time Professor / Lecturer / Mentor:
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Art School 
International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) Hong Kong

Freelance Animation (Hong Kong) 
Walking Points and East LA Interchange documentaries, Twilight Storytellers Series, various clients
2010 – 2012 Interactive Media Design Lecturer 
Raffles International College Hong Kong
2010 Adjunct Instructor 
Art Institute of California – Hollywood
2009 - 2010 Adjunct Instructor 
Art Institute of California – Hollywood
2007 – 2008 Freelance Animation (Los Angeles)
MTV Networks, Polish Film Festival LA, Child Invisible film, various clients
2007 Animator/Designer
Picture Mill (Los Angeles)
2005 – 2007 Multimedia Designer
University of Southern California Illumin Online (Los Angeles)
1998 – 2005 Senior Web Designer
MTV Networks (New York): MTV, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central
1997 – 1998 Creative Director
Microsoft Twin Cities  (Minneapolis, USA)

Awards and Speaking Engagements

2015 - 2017 Eleven jury and audience awards. (East L.A Interchange Documentary)
2009 & 2008 Speaker at the Arts in the One World conference. CalArts, Los Angeles.
2008 Featured Director for Q&A panel, “Oh, The Animation.” American Cinematheque, Los Angeles. 
2007 Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Honorable Mention  (Alternate Endings Title Sequence) 
Interactive Media Awards, Outstanding Achievement (Illumin Magazine) 
1997  Microsoft Ship-It Award from Bill Gates. (Twin Cities Sidewalk)