A.B. Osborne

Director, Animation Program

A.B. Osborne

Director, Animation Program

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Art and Design

Bio

A.B. is a wizard of pixels and polygons. He helped launch the Animation program in 2019 and works on animated projects that include video games, animated short films, and technical visualizations.

Education

  • MFA, Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects Savannah College of Art & Desi, 2013

  • BA, Radio and Television Eastern Kentucky University, 2010

Awards & Honors

  • 2024 Teaching Excellence Award Augusta University, 2024

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ART 3620

    3D Animation
  • ART 3625

    Technical Animation
  • ART 3615

    3D Modeling
  • ART 3565

    Motion Graphics
  • ART 4950

    Selected Topics: Animation

Teaching Interests

3D Animation, 3D Modeling, Game Development, Look Development, Motion Graphics, Technical Animation and Rigging, Animation History, Production Animation

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Hay Day, ClashQuest, Everdale, 2021
    Other
  • Stylized Extinction, 2021
    Art - Exhibition, Invitational
  • Elemental Flora and Fauna: Cybernetic Desert Bloom, 2020
    Art - Exhibition, Invitational
  • Stylized Extinction: Xerces Blue Butterfly, 2020
    Magazine/Trade Publication
  • Hay Day and Hay Day Pop, 2020
    Other

Research Interests

2D/3D hybrid rigging methods, efficient animation pipeline processes, real-time animation techniques, photogrammetry & 3D scanning, non-photorealistic rendering, visualization and animation for social media.

Department Service

  • Search Committee- Assistant Professor with a Specialization in Animation 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Curriculum Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Curriculum Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department Promotion 2020

  • Departmental Promotion 2019

College Service

  • Pamplin Faculty Council 2021 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Lyceum Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Undergraduate Research and Fine Arts Conference 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Senate 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Lyceum Series 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi Conference Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Golden Lion Awards High School Film Festival 2019 - 2019

    Role: Other