Headshot Brian Schrank, PhD
Associate Professor, Chair of Game Design, DePaul University
bschrank@gmail.com / 404-281-4282

CV & Bio

Games & Book AR & VR Games Animation & Acting Comics & Design



The Urbz: Sims in the City - Character Animations

Character animations made at Maxis/Electronic Arts for The Urbz: Sims in the City.


The Room, directed by Anucha Aribarg, starring Brian Schrank

A black, white, and silent short horror film shot in 8mm in which I play the lone actor. It won final selection at the Great Lakes Film Festival in 2004.

screenshot from Cat Scratch Fever

Cat Scratch Fever, co-directed by Anucha Aribarg and Brian Schrank, starring Brian Schrank, Yuki Izena, and Anucha Aribarg

I play a disheveled romantic in this short stop-motion film. The character is a
contemporary riff on the physical comedy of Keaton and Chaplin.


Character Animation Studies

Characters I designed, modeled, rigged, and animated to convey a range of emotions, some used in various game projects.


Motion Studies

A study of animation mechancis across body-types and emotions.