Mr Jack McGrath

Mr Jack McGrath

Lecturer

School of Creative Industries

Career Summary

Biography

Jack McGrath has a background in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and has lectured in film and animation for a number of years at the University of Sydney, Australian Film Television and Radio School and The University of Technology Sydney. McGrath’s background in fine arts has led to a unique experimental style of animation, working and collaborating with other artists in different disciplines has given birth to a different perspective and aesthetic in animation. He has written and directed a wide range of short films that have been screened around Australia and internationally, and has founded the company Conceptavision; a Sydney based production company that creates animation and video content for academic institutions, non for profit organisations and businesses. 


Qualifications

  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours Class 1, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Animation
  • Director
  • Documentary
  • Drone
  • Miniatures
  • Motion Control
  • Stop Motion
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Time-lapse
  • UAV
  • Video Production
  • Visual Arts

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190202 Computer Gaming and Animation 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
24/09/2014 - 24/10/2014 Guest Lecturer

 Video editing classes for Photomedia 3rd year and honors students.

National Art School
Photomedia
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
10/10/2015 - 10/11/2022 Chief Controller UAVs (Drone Pilot)

In charge of safety and chief of all UAV operations. Certified by CASA as chief controller.

Conceptavision
Conceptavision
Australia
24/09/2008 -  Director

 • Developing, co-managing and growing animation and video production

   business, Conceptavision

 • Projects completed to date have included animation and video production for

   documentaries, conferences, promotion, major launch events, not-for-profit

   health education and online course content

 • Networking and development of collaborative opportunities with universities

   and not-for-profits

 • For more information visit www.conceptavision.com.</p>

Conceptavision
Conceptavision
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
24/09/2016 - 24/10/2017 Guest Lecturer

 Stop-motion animation guest lecturer.

University of New South Wales
Faculty of Art and Design
1/10/2015 - 31/08/2019 Lecturer

• Undergraduate lecturer for studio animation within the Bachelor of Animation
• Postgraduate lecturer for animation students within the Masters of Design
• Lectures and tutorials in the Master of Design in a number of subject areas
   including stop-motion animation, 2D animation, digital effects, digital editing,
   installation, projection mapping, lighting, script writing, sound design,
   concepts, motion graphics, video craft and photography.

University of Technology Sydney
Design, Architecture and the Built Environment
Australia
1/01/2015 - 24/10/2015 Lecturer

 Lecturing in animation fundamentals, game design and game theory.

JMC Academy
Animation
Australia
1/01/2015 - 24/11/2015 Lecturer

 Stop-motion animation workshops.

Sydney Film School
Film and Animation
Australia
24/09/2014 - 1/08/2019 Guest Lecturer

Guest master class lecturer for Global Media course, Centre for International

Security Studies.

The University of Sydney
Economics and Political Science
Australia
24/09/2013 - 24/10/2015 Tutor

Lecturing 3D animation and game design as part of the AFTRS Open Program.

Students aged 13 – 17.

Lecturing stop-motion animation and video production and editing in schools

to high school students on behalf of AFTRS.

Australian Film Television and Radio School
Film, Television & Digital Media
Australia
24/09/2009 - 24/10/2016 Lecturer

Teaching primary and high school students film production and animation:

theory and technique.

Training public school teachers in film production and animation software.

Creating and developing educational film production teaching modules and

units.

Curating the end of year exhibition and animation screening in the University

of Sydney’s Great Hall.

The University of Sydney
Social Inclusion Unit
Australia
24/09/2008 - 24/10/2018 Lecturer

Lecturing in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a number of

different subject areas including stop-motion animation, 2D animation, digital

effects, digital editing, foundation concepts, animation history, film theory,

installation, photography, motion graphics, sound design and video craft.

Course Coordinator of various programs.

The University of Sydney
Sydney College of the Arts
Australia

Awards

Nomination

Year Award
2019 Finalist Excellence in Innovation
NSW Business Chamber Business Awards Regional 2019 Sydney city region
2019 Finalist Excellence in Micro Business
NSW Business Chamber Business Awards Regional Sydney City
2018 Finalist Outstanding Young Entrepreneur
NSW Business Chamber Business Awards Regional 2019 Sydney city region
2018 Finalist Excellence in Innovation
NSW Business Chamber Business Awards Regional 2019 Sydney city region
2018 Finalist Excellence in Innovation
NSW Business Chamber Business Awards Regional 2019 Sydney city region
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Mr Jack McGrath

Position

Lecturer
School of Creative Industries
Faculty of Education and Arts

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