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Fractal Sets for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Fractal Sets for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Date: Wednesday 6th September 2017

Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Miles Green and Matt Ebb, Animal Logic Australia

“Fractal Sets for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2” with Miles Green and Matt Ebb.

Miles Green FX Department Supervisor, Animal Logic Australia. Miles has worked at Animal Logic for 12 years along and prior to that worked at RSP and Framestore UK. Previously he was a lecturer and demonstrator at the National Center for Computer Animation (NCCA) at Bournemouth University, UK.

Matt Ebb: with a background in design, Matt loves the abstract, weird and wonderful side of visual effects, using procedural tools to solve difficult creative problems. Having over a decade’s experience in visual effects and animation across Sydney, London and Amsterdam, Matt has most recently worked as an FX Lead at Animal Logic, where he worked on films including Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Allegiant, The Lego Movie, and Prometheus

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing. $5 cover charge for guests and non-members.

(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $50 for professionals and $25 for students)

RSVP: Seating is limited so RSVPing via Facebook is essential.

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

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 for eye-catching visuals and inventive concepts. While producing music video clips for high profile acts such as INXS, Crowded House, and Fleetwood Mac, Sean developed a passion for the disciplines of production design, art direction, graphics and animation that would become instrumental in his future career.

During this period Sean received an AFI nomination for “Best Art Direction” for his work on Alex Proyas’ post-apocalyptic gothic fantasy feature Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds. MEC were also the recipients of a number of music video awards through the eighties.”

Having turned freelance, Sean continued to work on numerous television commercials, music videos, television productions and several more feature films. Animation and motion graphics had always been an important part of his practice, but in 2001 Sean made the decision to leave Production Design and focus on these areas whilst undertaking a Masters in Design at UTS.

Since then he has undertaken a range of work including infographic animation, screen graphics, museum interactives, collaborations on broadband and mobile platform content, and personal projects. Prior to accepting the role as Head of Animation and Game Development at JMC Academy, Sean taught animation, video design and screen-based media at UTS for over twenty years.