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.
Greg served as R&D Supervisor, Character Supervisor and Creature Supervisor at two Lucasfilm Divisions. At Lucasfilm Animation since it’s 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.