Faculty of Media and Performance

Paul Hilton

Senior Lecturer – Visual Effects (VFX) for Film and Television

MA (Animation) PGCE, BA (Film and Animation) HND (Animation)

Biography

Paul Hilton is Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and TV, BA (Hons) Animation Production and MA Animation Production. Paul ‘s specialist area is in drawing, painting, sculpting and animation. Paul works as a practicing animator and artist within the creative industries and has worked on television commercials and promotional artwork for several studios. Paul’s pedagogic research interests lie within the relationship between movement analysis and how this study directly relates to and informs the teaching of animation. Paul has taken part in the Society for Animation Studies (SAS) Conferences and delivered papers at the SAS conferences around the world. 

Paul is an active academic external examiner with 11 years experience. He has been an examiner with the University of Bedfordshire, University of Sunderland, London Metropolitan University and the University of the West of England on BA and MA animation degrees.

Teaching & professional practice

Paul is a practicing artist, his work concentrates mainly on figurative painting and drawing. Paul has recently exhibited at Rollington Barn as part of the Purbeck Arts Week and sells work commercially.

Paul ran an animation studio for over ten years, producing a wide variety for content for the pharmaceutical, defence and entertainment industries.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Society of Animation Studies

Awards

  • Cream Award for advertising (Kalms Commercials)

Research Specialism

Paul’s research interest lie in drawing and movement analysis specifically in martial arts and animation education. Paul is a practicing martial artist with over 25 years experience which directly informs his teaching on both the visual effects and animation disciplines. He has delivered papers at Society for Animation conferences around the world. He has also talked at JOMEC martial arts conference. His research interests come together specifically to offer thoughts on the connection between Kung Fu training and how it can be used as a method for teaching Animation. His research material is culminating in a PhD proposal.  

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