Simon Rippingale

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  • Simon Rippingale is an animation director based in Sydney, Australia. His work was nominated for three AACTA awards, twice for short animation and once for visual effects, winning the 2014 AACTA award for best short animation. Simon was a finalist at the Sydney Film Festival and has also won a Gold award at the AEAF awards, Best Animation at The Blue Mountains Film Festival and Silver Award at the App design Awards. Simon is currently a Phd candidate at the UTS Animal Logic Academy – where he was awarded UTS’s Faculty of Engineering and IT research excellence award in 2018.

Writings and Presentations:

  • Title: Hybrid Animation production and the Dream of Flight.
    Writing Type: Paper
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH Asia 2019: Deep Dreaming
    Abstract Summary:

    Through a detailed account of a recent practice-based research project – a short animation project called Jasper, this paper explores how a hybrid analogue/digital production approach can generate a unique and engaging visual style – one that sits between the tangible, handcrafted feel of miniatures and the cleanness, fluidity and flexibility of computer-generated animation. The author examines the new creative possibilities and challenges that a hybrid animation production approach presents and also outlines various technical platforms encountered during the production of Jasper, including motion-controlled camera systems, 3D printing, game engines, point cloud scans and augmented reality.