Greg Maguire

Professor of Animation at Ulster University

Location:
Northland Road, Derry, County Londonderry, United Kingdom
Company:
Ulster University
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Last Updated 11/9/2017

General Information

Employment History

Sullivan Bluth Studios

Education

BA Hons degree  - Design , 

Affiliations

Board Member  - Northern Ireland Screen

Research and Development Supervisor, Character Supervisor and Creature Supervisor  - Lucasfilm Ltd.

Member  - Visual Effects Society

Member  - Irish Film and Television Network

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer  - Inlifesize Ltd

Co-Founder  - Zoogloo LLC

Member  - Association for Computing Machinery Inc

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Board - Northern Ireland Screen

Greg Maguire (appointed from 1 July 2015 - 31 December 2018)
Greg Maguire is Professor of Animation at the Ulster University Belfast School of Art. He is actively involved in promoting a sustainable all-Ireland animation industry through his work with Creative Skillset, 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 Northern Ireland Screen and Creative 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. Greg served as R&D Supervisor, Character Supervisor and Creature Supervisor at two Lucasfilm Divisions. At Lucasfilm Animation since its formation in 2003 as a global digital animation studio and at Industrial Light & Magic on the Academy Award nominated, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Terminator Salvation and Avatar. Prior to his role at Lucasfilm, Greg was Technical Animation Supervisor on Walt Disney Feature Animation's first computer animated feature, Dinosaur. At Disney, he was responsible for creating and maintaining Dinosaur's eighty diverse creatures.

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Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced the appointment of Ms Elaine Sperber as the new Vice-Chair of NI Screen and Professor Greg Maguire as Board Member after an open competition.
Welcoming the appointments, the Minister said: "I am pleased to make these appointments as both Elaine Sperber and Greg Maguire will bring excellent skills and experience. Professor Greg Maguire Professor Maguire is Professor of Animation and Chair of the Animation Programme at Ulster University. He has co-founded Inlifesize Ltd, a smartphone gaming app design company, and Zoogloo LLC, which provided technical direction services to film studios. Professor Maguire brings skills and experience relating to equality and social inclusion, and digital content / technologies. He holds no other public appointments and has had no political activity in the last five years.

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University of Ulster - Art, Design and the Built Environment

Professor Greg Maguire (Professor of Animation)
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