Dr. Shilo McClean is the author of the books: The Digital Playing Fields: New Rulz for Film, Art and Performance (Currency House, July 2010), Digital Storytelling: the narrative power of visual effects in film (MIT Press, 2007; 2008; 2009) and So What’s This All About Then: a non-user’s guide for digital effects in film (AFTRS, 1998) and she was a consultant to Animal Logic on the production of their Art of the Legend of the Guardians book, (2012) and was UTS Data Arena Showreel’s producer, a 360° 3D stereo CG film created by Animal Logic to be released in 2015. She designs and conducts seminars, workshops, and lectures for industry and tertiary courses in filmmaking, digital visual effects, fine arts, architecture and storycraft and mentors PhD candidates through the UTS Research Mentorship program. For over a decade, she was a consultant to Screen NSW for the establishment and conduct of the annual Digital Visual Effects Scheme. She produced and directed two documentary videos on digital visual effects on their behalf and was a digital strand curator for the Sydney Film Festival, producing and directing the podcasts for the festival program. Her consulting and editorial work ranges from digital image curation for games developers, strategic advice on educational/media ICT development and digital content, and the development of strategy documents and reporting in the areas of digital media/ICT. Shilo has been an active member of the Chapter since its inauguration. Shilo was one of the Founding Board Members of the local Chapter and was the Vice Chair of Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH (Professional Chapter) for almost a decade prior to stepping up for the Chair position in 2012.
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