Monthly Archives: August 2011

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 as producing media for learning systems at major Australian
universities. His animation credits include several feature films and
he is currently working at one of Sydney’s premier animation studios
on a brick – based animated feature, which is awesome.

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 for Apple as firstly Technical Support Engineer and later as a Systems Engineer, specialising in the Video, Broadcast and Publishing markets. Bill has been trained in Shake, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Combustion, Apple server products and Vectorworks, but is experienced in a wide range of other software packages.

Bill has worked on a review panel for the University of Wollongong Masters of Digital Media as well as a speaker at the Australasian Music Business Conference. He has also acted as a consultant to Channel 7, Channel 9, and SBS. In the early days of Apple’s entry into the professional video market, Bill provided technical support for many of the Australia post-production houses such as Animal Logic, Rising Sun Pictures, and Fuel.

Nomination Statement:
Provide a contact at COFA for the SIGGRAPH NSW chapter, as well as providing facilities at COFA to support the SIGGRAPH meetings and assist with the running of the meetings.