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Greg Maguire

Professor
Animation
Ulster University
Ireland

Biography

Greg Maguire, Professor of Animation in Belfast School of Art at Ulster University

Research Interest

Professor Greg Maguire is actively involved in promoting a sustainable all-Ireland animation industry, through his work with Skillset, Digital Northern Ireland 2020, Matrix, Northern Ireland Screen, Invest NI, Irish Film and Television Academy and the Visual Effects Society (USA). In 2010, he formed Northern Ireland’s largest animation cluster, Toody Threedy for students, researchers and industry which has enabled students to develop their practice with both local and US-based companies. In partnership with NI Screen and Skillset, Professor Maguire has developed a series of flexible learning programmes for industry which run concurrently with University taught content, ensuring content delivered is current and fit for purpose.

Publications

  • Creature technical development (credited) for 'Populating Pandora‚Äôs skies' in 'Avatar' (2009) Academy Award-winning film for Industrial Light & Magic.

  • High-level Facial Animation Interface. [Piloted in 'Star Wars:The Clone Wars' (2008) [film and episodic TV series] ; 'Rock Band 2' (Harmonix 2008) [game] and implemented in 'A New Dawn' (2010)

  • Fairy Magic (2012). Design and implementation of an innovative augmented reality iOS application featuring introducing cinematic rendering and interactive narrative. (Inlifesize, 2012).

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