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: CATHY VOGAN B.Art, Grad Dip. 3d Anim. Maya, Cert. Shake, A.C.P., A.C.T.
: ARTIST - DESIGNER, BROADCAST TRAINING SPECIALIST, LECTURER
:.cathy.vogan@mac.com
- VOGANIA.COM



Applications & Training Specialist for Support Partners and Apple Australia in 2007 - 2008

..Cathy Vogan

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Apple Certified Trainer

Cathy Vogan is based in Sydney since 2003. She has previously resided in France, Australia and the UK. Ms Vogan is a 20 year+ broadcast professional and Apple Certified Trainer, who is skilled in many areas, including graphic design, editing, VFX, animation, web design, adminitration and publications. She is also a prolific media artist and independent journalist.

In '85, while still a student at Sydney College of the Arts, Vogan won her first of 8 international video awards, and 2 years later, moved to Paris, where she co-founded Fearless Studios: a broadcast post production facility. Resident in Paris for 16 years, she edited, composited and directed for the broadcast industry; and in parallel, made her own films, multi-media installations and theatrical events. Vogan has shown her work throughout the world, and now maitains a high profile online, via her numerous websites, including vogania.com,. In 2009, Vogan directed and composed the music for Mimosis, a live theatre event for the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Vogan’s third activity since 1988 has been as a lecturer and tutor in digital media- University of Paris VIII, Ecole du Frenois, KHS Cologne, Eurpoean School of Visual Arts, University of NSW, AFTRS, Billy Blue, MetroScreen - and she continues to teach in both the educational and broadcast sectors - ABC, DISNEY, ANIMAL LOGIC etc.

 

First Australians Designer/Author
Designer/Author 'First Australians' 7-DVD educational edition for SBS & Blackfella Films in 2008


CaTV @ MIFF

Cathy Vogan performs in her musical 'Mimosis' at Melbourne International Film Festival 2009


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MEDIA ARTIST, lecturer, editor, director, founder member FEARLESS STUDIOS, PARIS
Lecturer in Digital Media : EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS
, Poitiers, FRANCE
Technical Team Leader, Designer / Author : "IMAGES OF WAR"
52-episode, tri-lingual DVD edition for MARSHALL CAVENDISH, PARIS-LONDON
Colourist / Grader: "MARK ROTHKO 1903-1970: An Abstract Humanist"
In collaboration with Christopher Rothko, SZ PRODUCTIONS, PARIS
Senior Editor
GLOBAL TV - VH1/MTV

Lecturer in Digital Media : AFTRS, NSW, QLD, NT, SA

Lecturer in Digital Media : UNSW COFA
Nominated: Lecturer of the Year UNSW COFA
Grad. Dip. in 3D animation (MAYA), AFTRS, SYDNEY
Consultant
for POWERHOUSE MUSEUM

Consultant for GOLDIEMEDIA, FOX STUDIOS
DVD Authoring Specialist
(scripting): "SURVIVING CRIME", GOLDIEMEDIA
Designer : AFTRS L.A.M.P. Research project: "INDIGI-NOUS"

......with Geoffrey Ferguson. AFTRS L.A.M.P. MILSON ISLAND

Collaborative research project : "AUDIO NOMAD"

......with Dr. Nigel Helyer & UNSW Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM ART AWARD Winner (Critic's Choice)
Compositor : FOX SPORT

Designer / Author 12 DVDs for: "ON THE BOX" POWERHOUSE MUSEUM

Certifiied... SHAKE Compositing

Consultant to the PERSPICACIOUS NEW MEDIA GROUP

Designer / Author : "RAISING CHILDREN" (DVD) Nationwide Commission

 Applications and Training Speciatist SUPPORT PARTNERS

Certifiied... APPLE CERTIFIED TRAINER
Creative trainer to ABC Australia-wide, DISNEY PICTURES and ANIMAL LOGIC
Designer / Author : "DESPAIR" - Joins <SPK>

Founder member : SPOTTRAINING

Compositor : "PORTRAIT OF FRED HOLLOWS" NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Designer / Author : "FIRST AUSTRALIANS" 7-DVD edition for SBS

Director / Composer / Writer : "MIMOSIS" MUSICAL THEATRE PLAY
PREMIERED AT MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2009

Course Director - METROSCREEN

Lecturer in Design & Communications - BILLY BLUE College of DESIGN

 

 

spot training
PRESENTS
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TESTIMONIALS

 

“Many thanks for your teaching during this week with the FCP cluster applications. 

I enjoyed your teaching style and discussions. Kind regards.”

Pietro Tedesco, Technical Support Team, ABC Melbourne





 

 

“I look forward to working with you in the future.”

Rebecca Hawson Training Manager, Apple Australia

 

 

“I love the way you laid that (Training Menu) out, considering I'm such a foodie.”

Julianne Goss, Production Manager ABC Melbourne

 

 

 

“L'equipe de phenomenon vous remercie pour la formation que vous nous avez donné sur After Effect. Nous avons déją appliqué nos nouvelles connaissances pour certain de nos projets.”

Translation

The Phenomenon team thank you for the training you gave us in After Effects.

We have already started to apply our newfound knowledge for certain projects.

Laetitia Belen, Phenomenon Event Services, Perth, WA

 

 

 

"Thanks so very much for your wealth of knowledge and help."

Kel Nunn, After Effects Student

 

 

 

“Working across industry and studio practice is a very significant development for the most adventurous new media artists and her ((Ms Vogan’s) practice leads the way in this respect…
I also know Catherine to be an excellent teacher and a role model for younger artists.”

Anthony Bond, Acting Director, Art Gallery of NSW

 

 

 

“Thank you for a really wonderful course.”

Alla Bekker, VFX Student

 

 

 

“The showreel looks fantastic!  You've done such a good job.”

Belinda Middleweek, Producer, Network 7

 

 

 

“We're going full steam ahead with Support Partners - we LOVE them!“
 

Cath A. Macaulay, Production Manager, Disney Australia

 

 

SUPPORT PARTNERS

 

 

“Cathy is an experienced digital practitioner and has a good technical and creative grasp of the software and an established field of practice. She has taught a diverse range of groups including full time AFTRS students in Digital Media, Cinematography and Design specialisations and industry clients from editing, visual effects, animation and graphic design backgrounds. She has helped AFTRS establish a national short course program designed to lift the skill set of film and television practitioners.”

Peter Giles, Head of Digital Media, Australian Film, TV and Radio School

 

 

 

“Elle s’est montrée trŹs généreuse et patiente dans la formation de nos jeunes employés. En échange, nous l’avons soutenu en lui laissant un acces libre a tout notre material pour sa creation personnelle”

Translation:

She benevolently and patiently trained our young employees. In exchange, we supported her creative work by giving her free access to all of our equipment.]

Damian Saintier, Director, Kiron Television, Paris, France

 

 

 

“Cathy Vogan est une des rares artistes qui maĒtrise complŹtement l’ensemble de notre environnement technique”

Translation

Cathy Vogan is one of the rare artists who completely masters the ensemble of our technical environnment.]

Pierre Bongiovanni, Director, CICV Centre de Recherche Pierre Schaeffer, France

 

 

 

“C’est pour moi un privilŹge et un honneur de confirmer ici le rôle essentiel de Cathy Vogan dans la conception et le developpement depuis 1991 du Centre International de Création et de Formation dans les Arts Electroniques FEARLESS, devenu en 97 FEARLESS MEDI@TERRANEE, et ą travers ce projet et d’autres, d’une faćon générale, dans l’évolution de la création contemporaine dans les arts électroniques en France et dans le monde”

Translation

It is a privilege and an honour for me to confirm here the essential role of Cathy Vogan since 1991 in the conception and development of FEARLESS: international centre for creation and mentoring - known as FEARLESS MEDI@TERRANEE since 97. Though this project and others, and in a more general manner, she holds a unique place in the evolution of contemporary electronic art in France and the world.]

Domink Barbier, Head of Digital Media, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Marseille 
Director FEARLESS MEDI@TERRANEE.

 

 

 

“To combine abilities to work in industry, teaching and art shows qualities of versaility and adaptability. Cathy’s approach to teaching has demonstrated an ability to communicate often-complex technical skills alongside sophisticated conceptual ideas.”

Julie Rrap, Leacturer in Fine Arts, SOCA, UWS; Board Member, MCA, Sydney

 

 

 

“Ms Vogan’s position as a Professor of Electronic Art at the prestigeous Ecole Superieure de l’Image de Poitiers, and her teaching at the Universite de Paris V111 amply demonstrate the esteem in which her work is held in the international arena. Her collaborations with many internationally renowned artists and filmmakers and the prizes awarded to her work, give further evidence of the high standard she has achieved and the recognition her work has garnered.”

Anne Rutherford, Lecturer in Screen Studies, UNSW

 

 

 

“I am very familiar with Ms Vogan’s work and believe that her experience in New Media and Electronic Art production will be forever beneficial to both Professional and Academic Australian Culture.”

Damian Castaldi, Lecturer in Audio Production and Net Cultures & Practices, UTS

 

 

 

“Le parcours singulier de Madame Vogan alliant un parcours artistique indeniable, dans le champ de l’image numerique, a une forte competence technologique, procure un statut cardinal a son enseignement dans le dispositif pedagogique de notre etablissement.”

Translation:

Ms Vogan’s singular experience, allied to a significant artistic history within the field of digital imaging, with a high level of technological competence, gives a cardinal staute to her teaching at our establishment.

Michel Bompieyre, Director, European School of Visual Arts, Poitiers, France

 

 

 

“Her dedication is absolute”

Jim Allen, Head of School, SCA (1985)

 

 

 

“Many will no doubt join me in delight at the prospect of having her return to work in Australia”

Sinead Roarty, Senior Writer, Singleton Ogilvy Interactive

 

SPOT TRAINING



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SOFTWARE SKILLS


AVID, SYMPHONY, FINAL CUT STUDIO - FCP, MOTION, COLOR, DVD SP, COMPRESSOR

ENCORE, AUDITION, AFTER EFFECTS, TS, PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR,,
SHAKE, FLAME, INFERNO, MAYA

SONIC SOLUTIONS

DREAMWEAVER, FLASH, X-PRESS, WORDPRESS

LOGIC STUDIO, PRO TOOLS, REASON, SOUNDTRACK PRO

 

 

 

 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

 

** 20+ YEARS direction, editing, compositing, graphics & animation for TV.
Short program, TVC, logo, promo, doco, clip, creation. BROADCASTED BY: ARTE, TV5,
LA CINQUIťME, FRANCE 2, FRANCE 3, CANAL+, FOX Sport, SBS, VH1 & MTV

 

** 4 YEARS co-director of a weekly TV program "AFFICHES"

(European Cultural Magazine) : TV5 / EURONEWS / FRANCE 3

 

** Numerous audiovisual creations for industry and museum exhibition: video walls, interactive works.

Clients: GAZ de FRANCE, La Villette Museum, French Bicentenary Spectacular, Espace Kiron,

World Expo of Seville 92, The Futuroscope Image Park, Institut Pasteur, Powerhouse Museum.

 

** 7 YEARS Compositor & founder member of FEARLESS, broadcast studios for TV and Electronic Art, Paris

 

** Compositor for the Pierre Schaeffer International Centre for Video Creation, France



 

 

 

** Creation of graphics and interactivity for numerous websites and DVDs.

Clients: Marshall Cavendish Editions, Espace Kiron, Palladium, Commotion Records, FOX STUDIOS

 

** Creation of AV for concerts and theatrical events (commissioned work)

 

** Promos / jingles for VH1 and MTV, Sydney 2004

 

** Broadcast Trainer for AFTRS in Final Cut Studio / CS3 2004-2008

 

** DVD Author of "SURVIVING CRIME" GOLDIEMEDIA, FOX STUDIOS 2005-2006

 

** DVD Author / Designer of "RAISING CHILDREN" GOLDIEMEDIA, FOX STUDIOS 2007

 

** Broadcast Trainining Specialist for SUPPORT PARTNERS 2007-2008

 

** Trainer to ABC for Support Partners on behalf of Apple Australia 2007-2008..


** Trainer to Disney Pictures, Australia 2008.....

 

** Trainer to Animal Logic 2008


** DVD Author / Designer of "FIRST AUSTRALIANS" (7 DVD set)
SBS & BLACKFELLA FILMS, 2008
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EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY

 

Born in Belfast, N. Ireland into a musical family. Wins 2 major British talent awards before the age of 10. Theatre/cabaret performer from the age of 3.5 to 14. Studied ballet, gymnastics & dance through to adulthood. Came to Australia with parents in the 70's.

HSC High Scool Dux + Goethe Institute Award for Outstanding Results in the Study of the German Language + Alliance Francaise National Award 1st Prize.

 

University of Sydney

English, French, German, Maths, Philosophy & Psychology. Majored in English & Psychology.

 

Phillips

Software "Troubleshooter" for Phillips on IBM mainframes.

 

Ensemble Theatre

Studied Dramatic Art & related disciplines for 2 years under Hayes Gordon & Zika Nester.

 

Sydney College of the Arts (1981-1985)

B.Art. Sculpture (Audiovisual).

Grad. Dip.

 

Media artist since 1984

8 international video awards (to date), and one for painting...

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First Award 1986

Winner with < DEAR ME > 1st Australian Video Festival

2nd Australian Video Festival, video installation: < AUSTRALIA IS... > at Roslyn Oxley Gallery.

Meet French artist and future collaborator: Dominik Barbier, and goes to France for 16 years.

 

1987-2003 FRANCE



FEARLESS Studios, Paris

   Co-founded, with French artist Dominik Barbier, FEARLESS: the first broadcast facility dedicated to electronic creation. Partially funded on an annual and individual grant basis, by several departments of the Ministere de la Culture de de la Communication (DAP, DRAC, CNAP), to receive and produce media artists, and partially financed by public and private commission. For 7 years, my specific rôle was to post-produce the work of scores of French and international artists, e.g. Alain Renais (France), Ko Nakajima (Japan) and Robert Longo (USA).

 

  The FEARLESS Artists

   FEARLESS was composed of 3 permanent in-house artists: Dominik Barbier, Cathy Vogan and Leonard Faulon. The other members of the group were Robert Cahen, Yann N'Guyen Minh and Jean Claude Poirel. Many films, electronic sculptures,and large-scale, theatrical installations were created at the studios by these core members, operating both as solo artists and as collaborators. Of note: < THE NO WAY BUSTER PROJECT > (1989), spectacle mutant by BARBIER/ VOGAN, which involved 6 synchronized video sources, 600 sq. metres of sculpture and walk-through environment, and a 23' "main event".

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FEARLESS achievements

  In 1989 Fearless, with Bernard Szajner receives the commission: < ESPRIT DE LA REVOLUTION >, spectadclar for the French Bicentenary at the Jardin des Tuilleries, and produces the material for 3 countries at the World Expo, Seville in 1992. the Fearless team collaborates artistically with such figures as TERRY GILLIAM Moebius, Pierre Schaeffer, and especially, Heiner Muller, with their 1994 biographical documentary < I WAS HAMLET > (73' Direction: D. Barbier; Image and Post-production: C. Vogan), and the 7-year project: < HAMLET MACHINE >, a large-scale electronic and stage production of his seminal work, which premiŹred in Marseille in May 2003.

 

 

FEARLESS Medi@terrannee 2007

In 1997, Fearless moved to Marseille, where it still operates today under the above-mentioned name. The new High Definition facility continues to welcome resident artists, and focuses primarily on hybrid art forms, situating the productions at the crossroads between Electronic Creation and Theatre. A new company has emerged witin this context of live theatrical performance: COMETH (Compagnie d'Explorations des Territoires Hybrides). My last on-site envolvement with the company was for the production of "Hamlet Machine". It is now via FTP.

 

Fearless Cathy Vogan

Over the 16 years I spent in Paris, I created and exposed many personal works, in the form of single tapes, video-sculptures, installations and theatrical events, including two electronic ballets: < TALOS & KOINE > (1988), and for TELECOM INTERACTIVE, <TOUCH> (1999). Another major work: < THE NIGHT OF THE FULL MOON > (2000), took the form of a 3-hour live-to-air television broadcast for the Franco-German Cultural Channel, ARTE. This event was given to me after the success of their 52' documentary, < THREE APPROACHES > (Dir. Matthias Behrens), which focused on my work, and that of two other artists, Hanno Baethe and Alexander Hahn.



 

 


L'Université de Paris VIII

Tutor in Digital Media 1988

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90's

Lecturer in Digital Media

L'ESEC Ecole de Cinema, Paris

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Cergy-Pontoise, Paris

'EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, Poitiers, France (1998-2003)

 

Guest Lecturer in Digital Media

L'Ecole du Frenois, Lille, France

Kunsthochschule, Cologne, Germany

1993

BRITISH COUNCIL Travel Grant
10000F for travel to USA. Project: ""METHUSELAH""



1993

My film < METHUSELAH > wins Berlin's Videofest Award

 

Residencies

Resident artist (1988-1996) FEARLESS Studios, Paris

Resident artist (1996-2003) L'ESPACE KIRON, Paris

Resident artist (1997) ZKM PRODUCTION AWARD: 12 months @ ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Resident artist (1993-1999) CICV CENTRE PIERRE SCHAEFFER, France

 

  1993-2003 Kiron Television: Broadcast Design for TF1, France3, TV5, ARTE

For 4-years, for the company Kiron TV, I directed a weekly program on European cultural events, entitled < AFFICHES >, which was broadcast in Europe (FRANCE 3, EURONEWS), and around the world on TV5. I became the company's principal editor, compositor, animator, web designer, and DVD author. Most of the products I worked on were designed for broadcast: TVC, documentary, clip, live-to air for MTV etc. In 2002 one of my tasks was to finalize 2 daily prime-time shows: "Tout le monde en parle" for TF1, and "On a tout essaye" for FRANCE2. In 2000-2001, I edited two 52-minute documentaries entitled "Le Mafia a Hollywood" and "Glamour a Hollywood" (porttrait of film director George Sidney). I continued to work for Kiron until I left France in 2003. My last two missions were to work with Christopher Rothko, as compositor and colourist for a documentary on his father, the painter Mark Rothko, and as team leader and author of a bi-weekly 52-episode DVD edition: < IMAGES OF WAR >, for client Marshall Cavendish.

My team brought a 6-figure profit to the company in 2002.

 

1997

My film < THE SYNCHRONIZER > wins 2 major awards: ZKM's VIDEOKUNSTPREIS and the GRAND PRIX of PALERMO



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22000

   I collaborated with French metteur en scene Bernard Szajner, directing and fabricating the electronic image component for the millenium spectacular of GAZ de FRANCE.

 

Filmography & Exhibitions

See below.

 

Tenders

2006-2007 Co-winner of tender with Nigel Helyer for public work:

Maritime Services Board, Perth

 

 

2003-2007 AUSTRALIA

 

 

2003              ....
Symposium: "LEANING TO LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES"
Keynote speaker, 2 presentations, C.T.L.T.  Canberra:
.'INTERACTIVE MEDIA' & 'VIDEO COMPOSITING'


2004-6    
Lecturer in Digital Media at
AFTRS (NSW, NT, QLD & SA)

2004             
Exhibition: <THE DEAD TRAVEL SLOW>, ARTSPACE, Sydney

With George Alexander, Julie Rrap, Jackie Redgate, Zina Kaye, Maria Cruz

 

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2004             
Exhibition / Conference "THE WOUNDS OF SOCIETY"

With John Conomos, Linda Dement, Amanda Stewart, Edward Scheer

John Gilles, Ross Gibson, Peter Sculthorpe, Debra Petrovich.

2005-6         
Lecturer in Digital Media at UNSW
COFA

2005            
Nomination:
Lecturer of the Year UNSW (COFA)

2005             
Grad. Dip in 3D animation (MAYA), AFTRS, Sydney

2005-6         
Consultant for the
POWERHOUSE MUSEUM

2005-6         
Consultant for
GOLDIEMEDIA, Fox Studios

2006             
Team member
Research project: "INDIGI-NOUS"
With Geoffrey Ferguson. AFTRS L.A.M.P. MILSON ISLAND

2006            
Team member
Research project: "AUDIO NOMAD"
With Nigel Helyer & UNSW Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering

2006             
Amnesty International
"FREEDOM ART AWARD" (Critic’s Choice)




2006            
Designer / Author 12 DVDs for
: "ON THE BOX" Exhibition
Powerhouse Museum


2006            
Certification SHAKE Compositing

2007             
Consultant for
PNMG

2007
Designer / Author for government-commissioned DVD:
"RAISING CHILDREN" (Australia-wide distribution)

2007             
Joins SUPPORT PARTNERS
as Broadcast Training Specialist
(re-designs the website)

 

2007            
Certification APPLE CERTIFIED PRO / APPLE CERTIFIED TRAINER


2007-8         
Trainer to ABC Australia-wide, DISNEY PICTURES and ANIMAL LOGIC


2008
Compositor: "PORTRAIT OF FRED HOLLOWS"
National Portrait Gallery + BOWERBIRD
FILMS


2008

Designer / Author:

First Australians Designer/Author

7-DVD edition for SBS + BLACKFELLA FILMS

 

2008-12
Course Director VFX, Advaned Diploma, Cert IV, Short Courses - METROSCREEN

 

2010-12
Lecturer in Dsesign & Communication- BILLY BLUE College of DESIGN


 

 

 

 


SELECTED ARTISTIC PRODUCTIONS