Julia Bracegirdle

Skills: Staff

Senior Lecturer in Animation

Julia has international feature film animation experience with companies such as Amblimation (Dreamworks) and Warner Bros. She has also worked in development and pre-production for UK television, including production design credits for Charlie and Lola.

Alongside her work at UWE, Julia has been a guest lecturer at the internationally renowned Animation Workshop, (VIA University Viborg, Denmark) since 1997, where she has designed and delivered courses for the undergraduate Character Animation, CG Artist and professional CG Design courses. She is Vice-Chair of their Assessment Committee reporting to the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Julia’s most recent work includes Pre-Cinema Touchtable, a digital interface that archives and activates pre-cinema devices and their assets. The project was devised with Professor Birgit Beumers and is also available as an app How the Pictures Learnt to Walk. It is now held at Bristol University’s Theatre Collection after a successful tour that included exhibition at the Museum of Pre-Cinema Minici Zotti, Padua, Italy and at the International Stummfilmfest in Bonn (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2013/9129.html).

Julia now runs the RAM collaborative project between Animation students at the Bristol School of Animation and Composition students at the Royal Academy of Music. Julia’s involvement in the project, which was originally devised by John Ross and Professor Simon Bainbridge, has directed it towards new screen spaces, the use of new technologies and the production of immersive cinema in the long tradition of ‘Visual Music’ and Absolute Film.