Cheryl Briggs  

Associate Professor of Emerging Media
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My latest publication is Animating Short Stories, released November 14, 2019.

“Richly illustrated with examples throughout, Briggs explores the process of animating short stories from the conception of the initial idea, through the challenges of story development, before ending with insights galore drawn from her own experiences of short-form animation production. Offering a delightful mix of practical examples and useful theory, Animating Short Stories will surely become a valuable reference for aspiring storytellers the world over.” –  Chris Pallant, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

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Animation Reel

Below find a current reel of some of my animation work from over the years.

Student Work

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Below find a current reel of some of my student's animation work. On these films I acted as lead faculty advisor.

Video tutorials:

Autodesk Maya

The videos below are inspired by Animator Friendly Rigging by Jason Schliefer. I have updated and adjusted the techniques for a current and more practical solution.

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