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Bios of members, speakers, industry leaders and guests

Sean Callinan

The essence of Sean’s career has been a broad-ranging interest in all aspects of design for film, television and other screen media. His career prior to teaching spans a wealth of experience, beginning as co-founder of his own production company, Meaningful Eye Contact (MEC), with Alex Proyas and Peter Miller. Sean quickly garnered a reputation […]

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Oliver Morton-Evans

Oliver has over 15 years experience in the areas of graphic design, multimedia and marketing, having run his own design company, Sweetspot Design over this period. For seven of these years, Oliver performed regular work for the highly popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles. This work included the creation of their interactive web content as […]

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Matt Dignam

Matt Dignam is studio manager at Plastic Wax. A seventeen year industry veteran spanning across CGI, Post Production, VFX and Directing, Matt has played a pivotal role in most cinematic trailers and CG productions since his return to Plastic Wax in 2010. With a focus on production technologies and innovation, Matt is a driving force […]

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Miranda Jelbart

Miranda is the Co-ordinator, Creative Intelligence Unit at UTS and previous was a marketing assistant for the Faculty of Engineering.
She has more than five years experience working in administration and management, and three years experience working in design and marketing. Miranda holds a Bachelor degree in Digital Media and Animation, and has completed courses in […]

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Kwan Chemsripong

Kwan is the Concept Art and Illustration coordinator and a lecturer at the Academy of Information Technology (AIT). She has worked for MorfDynamics and OneArt Studio as well as freelanced for commercial companies 2and2, Hackett Film and Bohemia Group. She has over five years of industry experience taking on the role of an illustrator, graphic […]

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Daniel Heckenberg

R&D Lead Developer
Daniel is a software developer in the R&D department at Animal Logic
where he works on graphics tools. His recent contributions may been seen
in Sucker Punch and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

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Omar Dabbagh

Omar is a digital artist and technologist who has a passion for
computer graphics. He holds degrees and certification in Multimedia,
Information Technology and 3D Animation / VFX. During his varied
career, he has been involved in a wide ranging spectrum of
professional and creative services, including working for consulting
firms and financial corporations on large technology driven projects
as well […]

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Bill Lee

Bill works for the University of New South Wales (UNSW) as the AV Manager for the College Of Fine Arts (COFA), keeping the audio and video labs and studios running and assisting academic staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students with the wide range of software and hardware that COFA uses.
Bill had 15 years of experience working […]

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Nick Hore

Currently Training Supervisor at Animal Logic. Joined AL as a Recruiter in 2004. Previously from 1999 to 2004 was New Media Officer at the NSW Film and Television Office and from 1994 to 1999 was the Visual Arts Industry Unit Coordinator at the National Association for the Visual Arts. BSc (Arch), Sydney University, 1988. BFA, […]

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Shilo McClean

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, […]

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