Education, Associations & Interests

EDUCATION

Professional course focusing on the practical demands of the international 3D and Visual Effects industry. Including a selection of course work, practical exercises and research projects in a range of 3D fields in a hands on, creative, analytical and technical learning environment. Using Maya, Mental Ray, Mudbox, Nuke, UV Layout, Arnold, Photoshop and Premier Pro.

A broad foundation of skills across the production pipeline in data and digital processes, modelling, digital cameras, texturing, rigging, animation, visual effects, dynamics, programming, lighting, rendering and compositing. Supported with a grounding in art principles, visual arts, screen pre-visualisation, narrative structures and screen grammar.

My specialist areas are Programming, Shading, Lighting, Rendering and Compositing.

  • 2016 Statement of Attainment in Digital Media Specialist – North Sydney Institute

An introductory course covering a selection of course work, practical exercises and personal projects including Concepts, Storyboarding, Digital Imaging, Motion Graphics, Sound Editing & Mixing, Digital Editing, Green-Screen, Visual Effects, 2D Animation and 3D using Digital DSLR Camera Nikon D600, Adobe’s Photoshop, Premier Pro, Audition, Flash, After Effects and Maxon’s Cinema 4D.

Competency, broad, based skills and knowledge of current digital media working independently or as part of a larger team. Including the skills needed to solve a range of digital media problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Create visual design components and manage projects involving audio-visual editing, animation, graphics, visual effects, digital art, production, film and television production.

  • 2013 Sydney Institute Scholarship for 3D Art and Animation
  • 2011 Metro Screen – Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media, Scholarship

Digital 2D and 3D, Post Production, Visual Effects and Animation

A selection of course work, practical exercises and personal projects including Web Blogs, Concepts, Storyboarding, Motion Graphics, Green-Screen, Rotoscope, Visual Effects and Animation using Apple’s FCP and Motion, Adobe’s Photoshop and After Effects, and Autodesk’s Smoke and Maya.

Competency, broad, based skills and knowledge of current digital media working independently or as part of a larger team. Including the skills needed to solve a range of digital media problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Create visual design components and manage projects involving visual editing, animation, graphics, visual effects, digital art, production, film and television production.

  • 2006 Design Centre Enmore – Program of Selective Study,  Shake
  • 2002 Australian Institute of Management – Effective Communication

The aim of this program is to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively with others in personal and professional context and to apply communication techniques in an informed way when dealing with new or difficult situations.  The course has been designed to be part of the Diploma of General Management.

  • 2001 Australian Film, Television and Radio School – Short Course Final Cut Pro
  • 1987 Australian Film, Television and Radio School – trainee online video editor
  • 1985 Queensland Film Coperation – Advanced Screen Training Programme

Covered: Choosing the Property, Writing the Structure, Structuring the Deal, Funding Bodies & Fund Raising, Publicity & Marketing, Film or Tape, Budgets, Relationships with director, producer, writer, actors and composers, Director’s approach to the script, Visual Effects, Technical contribution to Production, Technical Details for camera, sound, film & video editing and continuity.

  • 1983 Australian Film, Television and Radio School – Short Courses in Scriptwriting, Film Direction, Computer Editing.
  • 1980 – 1982  Queensland College of Arts – Film Making and Video Production (Hons)

Three year, full-time, Diploma with subjects including History and Philosophy of Art, Design and Visual Communication, Communication and Literature, Drawing, Design, Illustration, Typography, Painting, Printmaking, Theatre Production, Synthesised Music, Sculpture, Animation, Film Making, Photography, Behavioural Science and Research.

  • 1976 – 2007 Technical and Further Education

Use and Management of Microcomputers, Learning Macintosh, Managing Conflict, Stress Management, Effectiveness Training for Women, Windows NT upgrade, Manual Handling & Electrical Safety Training, St John’s Senior First Aid, Microsoft Excel Intermediate, Financial Planning for a Small Business, Ticket Writing, Travel Consultant.

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Mudbox 2016 Essential Training, After Effects CC Essential Training, Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training, Cinema 4D R16 Essential Training, Up an running with the Nikon D600 and D610, iMovie 10.1.1 Essential Training, Premier Pro CC Essential Training 2015, Audition CC Essential Training.

VOLUNTEER  EXPERIENCE

KNOWLEDGE of REALITY (KOR) ‘Knowledge of Reality‘ – Spiritual & Philosophical Magazine. Manager Administration & Subscriptions from 1994 to 1999.

KOR is a quarterly magazine covering a broad range of spiritual and philosophical topics. Starting out as a student organisation publication in March 1993. That organisation was “SETA” or the Society of Eastern Thought and Awareness, a student group at Sydney’s, New South Wales University, Australia. Knowledge of Reality soon outgrew its student days publishing articles in print and online for more than a decade.

Set up and organised the administration of KOR magazine which involved subscriptions, accounts and distribution of quarterly issues. As part of a team of volunteers this also involved working with other volunteers to meed distribution deadlines both within Australia and Internationally.

MEDITATION  VIDEO  – training and mentored, one hour documentary for Community Television and Public Screening.

Mentoring and training a group of volunteers to create a meditation video for public viewing.  We took the film from concept through to finished program which was screened on Community Television in Sydney as a trail program.  There was such a positive response from the viewers the program became part of the regular stations’ viewing.  This video was also screened for introduction public medication programs.

WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION – Executive Committee 1985 – 1987

1985 was a year when many film & video organisations were forced to close, after an uncertain future and an emergency meeting there was support for the continuation of WFT. 
A group of women, of which I was one, came together and we were able to re-group and restructure.

We re-establish WIFT including organising newsletters, film festivals, networking events, employment & training opportunities, networking, workshops and mentoring.

WFT received a $3,000 grand from WFF to produce the first National Women’s Network Register of women working in film, television and video.

ASSOCIATIONS & GROUPS

Digital Labourers Federation

Digital Labourers Federation

INSPIRED TO WRITE : EMERGING SCREENWRITERS WORKSHOPS

Linkedin

Linkedin

Metro Screen

Metro Screen

ARTONVIEW NGA magazine online link

Quantel Artists Worldwide

Quantel Artists Worldwide

Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH

Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH

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Television & Film Editors - Avid & F.C.P.

Television & Film Editors – Avid & F.C.P.

Women in Film and Television

Women in Film and Television

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