Dr Andy Buchanan is an animation artist and animation researcher, originally from Melbourne, Australia, where he earned his PhD from RMIT (Plasmatic: Improvising Animated Metamorphosis). Dr Buchanan has been appointed a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is an active member of the Society for Animation Studies.
Dr. Buchanan explores the potential of digital animation for creative expression and artistic exploration, combining studies in the history and theory of experimental art and animation with contemporary practices in the latest digital applications.
Research and production projects include:
Short film experimental animation, projection art and animation installation
Practice based research in Animation Studies
Improvisation and artistic expression using contemporary tool sets - how does animation software limit or support a range of creative approaches to making moving images?
Philosophy of the animated image - investigations into time, form and transformation as aspects of mind and world