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Ken Pitts

Ken Pitts MA, PGCE

Course Leader

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 6066 ext. 6066 Room no. JM505

Biography

Ken is course leader for BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery, BA (Hons) Film Visual Effects and BA (Hons) Digital Arts Top-Up. He has been regularly freelancing in all aspects of CGI for over ten years, including character modelling, motion capture, visualisation and motion graphics.  Ken believes it is vital to stay up-to-date through real projects and particularly to bring the practical aspects of production into the students’ own practice.

Ken has been teaching CGI and VFX to degree level for 15 years and has been responsible for designing innovative degree courses across three providers including Solent.

His research interests include key frame animation, motion capture, rigging, character topology, 3D body scanning, photogrammetry and rendering.

Ken is currently completing a part-time PhD on physics based key frame animation; to make character animations look more real even when they couldn’t really happen. And is also researching a method for validating the accuracy of muscle and fat deformations in digital humans by comparison to real human poses.

Taught courses