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Bios of members, speakers, industry leaders and guests

James Murty

James holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Pure Mathematics) from University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Internetworking from the University of Technology Sydney. He is currently the Head of IT Operations for a major online, bricks and mortar retail vendor and logistics business.
He has 15 years experience in film, TV […]

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Tracey Sernack-Chee Quee

Tracey Sernack-Chee Quee is the Higher Education Project Coordinator at TAFE NSW Ultimo campus, and a doctoral candidate at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.
She has more than thirty years industry experience as a professional in the fashion and management sectors of the design industry, as well […]

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Debra Symons

I have over 10 years experience in web design and development. I have acquired a broad knowledge of web technologies during this time.
My specialist skills are creating computer graphics and designing and developing custom interactive web applications.
Outside of work, I am interested in digital media and the broadband technologies that deliver digital content.
Innovation is […]

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Richard Cass

Richard Cass is a designer with over 10 years professional experience in graphic design, web design and illustration working for companies in Canada before returning to start his own creative services studio in Sydney in 2000. Throughout that time, Richard has developed a wide range of skills in the field of visual media design and […]

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Bethany Bruce

As Learning and Development Manager at Metro Screen, a Sydney based film school, Bethany Bruce is dedicated the professional development and skills building of emerging independent storytellers across screen platforms.
Within skills development Bethany is interested in delivering cutting edge training at Metro Screen across a broad range of interactive graphics programs to up skill […]

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Kit Devine

Kit Devine has been involved in computer graphics since 1984. She created her first animation using code while in her last year of art school. She joined XYZap in 1986 and over the next 15 or so years worked in Sydney, London and LA as an animator and effects artist on film and tv projects. […]

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Valerie Allerton

Valerie Allerton coordinates the New South Wales Film & Television Office’s Emerging Filmmakers Fund and Digital Visual Effects Scheme. She has been working in the Development and Investment Branch of the FTO since 2004. Prior to working in Australia, Valerie worked with the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS), a world-renowned classical music training and […]

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Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is a student at Qantm College in Surry Hills, where he is currently completing a Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment. He is due to complete his studies in November 2008. Andrew has recently been accepted to start an internship at Fuel VFX’s starting in September.
Andrew is passionate about 3D animation and all things […]

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Paul Debevec

Paul Debevec is the associate director of graphics research at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT) and a research associate professor in USC’s Department of Computer Science. His Ph.D. thesis at UC Berkeley presented Façade, an image-based modeling and rendering system for creating photoreal virtual cinematography of architectural scenes from […]

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Ruth Saunders

Ruth Saunders has a BA (Hons), a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a Graduate Diploma in Library Science. None of these qualifications have been much help in her career as a plastic pipe salesperson, travel booker or film distributor. She started working at AFTRS in the Film Library then moved into distribution and marketing, honing […]

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