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Ian Cope has been with Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) since 2001. He has contributed to the design & execution of visual effects on feature films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the Harry Potter series, Green Lantern, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 28 Weeks Later, Batman Begins, Superman Returns, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Ian's journey began with a Design (Visual Communication) degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, and continued with roles as an Animation & Video Producer, Hardware & Application Specialist, IT Professional and a lecturer of tertiary students in Animation & Visual Effects.
His many roles within RSP have included VFX Compositor, Animator, Editor, Coordinator, Production Manager, Communications Manager and Producer. Ian also contributed to the initial development of Rising Sun Research's collaborative review tool, cineSync, which won a Scientific & Technical Academy Award in 2010 for its contribution to the film industry.
In his current role as Visual Effects & Stereoscopic Producer, Ian draws on his extensive experience of vfx to manage a team of artists and technicians to deliver world-class visual effects to clients around the world. He is also an active member of the Visual Effects Society.
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Ken joins the studio as Technical Trainer working across all production teams including visual effects, games, TV and feature animation to support their training needs.
An interdisciplinary visual artist working in a variety of traditional and new media, he has lectured frequently about his work and creative practice. In 2009, he spent several months in the studio teaching Fine Art, Maya, and Stereo Enrichment Classes.
He has been working on computer graphics techniques for fine art since 1994, and his body of work includes prints, sculptures, time-based projects and photographs. These have been showcased in numerous international exhibitions, including many SIGGRAPH art galleries and at the Ars Electronica Center in Austria.
He relocates from Georgia, where he has been based for the past 4 years, working as a Professor for the Visual Effects department at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Wen-Chin has been with Pixar Animation Studio since 2008. As Lighting Technical Director, she has worked on animation favourites like Up, Toy Story 3 and Cars 2. Prior to joining Pixar, she was with Tippett Studio and contributed her expertise on lighting to feature films like Drag Me to Hell, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Golden Compass, Enchanted and Charlotte’s Web.
Eddy graduated from the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in fine arts and Chinese culture. He founded Menfond Electronic Art in 1990 was a pioneer in promoting digital animation and visual effects in Hong Kong. His approach of integrating eastern and western creative concepts is a major feature of the firm. His achievements are widely recognized in the industry, and have won several awards at home and abroad including the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and Hong Kong Film awards.
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In 2007, Tony established T-Films Ltd and went on to direct an original 3D animation feature film, “Little Gobie.”. “Little Gobie” is about a little deer who got his pet injured during an accident, which he then searches all over for Santa Clause, hoping Santa Clause will grant him a wish to save his little pet. It is an adventurous, yet warming movie for all ages and family. “Little Gobie” was distributed by “The Weinstein Company” from the United States, and was screened in December of 2010.
With over 20 years of industry experience, Tony has created over 300 animated television commercials. He was once to take leads of a production team with over 300 people and has created over 700 minutes of high quality 3D animations in 2010, Tony Tang directed his first live-action movie, “Beach Spike”, which will be releasing in 2011 summer.
Charlie Wong, Distribution and Marketing Director, T-Films Limited
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