I am an artist/practitioner, senior lecturer on the BA (Hons) Animation course and subject specialist on the MA Animation course at Leeds Arts University, I hold a BA (Hons) in Computer Animation, an MA in Animation & Digital Effects and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have been involved with the animation course at Leeds Arts University for more than a decade and over this time I have continued to broaden my own skills and understanding of animation techniques and processes. My research has considered the ways that new users engage with complex animation software, motion capture techniques and rigging solutions, and recently I have developed an interest in procedural toolsets within 3D animation software.

My work has been selected for international film festivals including the International Festival of Cinema Technology, Animex and SIGGRAPH Asia. I have also presented papers at conferences including SIGGRAPH and The Society for Animation Studies annual conference.

Conferences, Talks & Presentations

Clark, M. (2018) “The reluctant learner: encouraging engagement with CGI animation tools”, Educating Animators Academic Conference. Media City, University of Salford. 16 November 2018.

Clark, M. (2017) “Hair; The Development of Simulation. An Historical Account”, Society for Animation Studies Annual Conference. Orto Botanico, Padova, Italy. 4 July 2017

Creative Projects

Clark, M. (2019) Waking the dead: New life for digitally archived puppets.

Clark, M. (2017) Creation and application of curve blend tool.

Clark, M. (2014) WALDO-like remote manipulator.