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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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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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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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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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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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Jenny Neighbour

Jenny Neighbour was born and raised in England. She studied film and fine arts at London University’s Goldsmith College. After working in arts administration at the Greater London Council, she emigrated to Australia in 1987. On arrival in Sydney she was employed as an exhibition organiser, working on Australia’s bicentennial projects, before joining the Sydney […]

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Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy was given a book called What is Sound? in First Grade, and he is still asking that question. Soon after he won a reel-to-reel tape recorder in a competition, and used it to make his first sound recording: the theme to Green Acres, live from the family TV. His life in screen sound […]

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