: CATHY VOGAN B.Art, Grad Dip. 3d Anim. Maya, Cert. Shake, A.C.P., A.C.T.
: ARTIST - DESIGNER, BROADCAST TRAINING SPECIALIST, LECTURER
Applications & Training Specialist for Support Partners and Apple Australia in 2007 - 2008
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.
Designer/Author 'First Australians' 7-DVD educational edition for SBS & Blackfella Films in 2008
Cathy Vogan performs in her musical 'Mimosis' at Melbourne International Film Festival 2009
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
of the Year UNSW COFA
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"
Ferguson. AFTRS L.A.M.P. MILSON ISLAND
Collaborative research project : "AUDIO
......with Dr. Nigel Helyer
& UNSW Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM
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 :
CHILDREN" (DVD) Nationwide Commission
Applications and Training Speciatist SUPPORT
Founder member : SPOTTRAINING
Creative trainer to ABC Australia-wide, DISNEY PICTURES and ANIMAL LOGIC
Designer / Author : "DESPAIR" - Joins <SPK>
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
“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
phenomenon vous remercie pour la formation que vous nous avez donné sur After
Effect. Nous avons déją appliqué nos nouvelles connaissances pour certain de
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
very much for your wealth of knowledge and help."
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
“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
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
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”
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”
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
“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.”
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
AVID, SYMPHONY, FINAL CUT STUDIO - FCP, MOTION, COLOR, DVD SP, COMPRESSOR
ENCORE, AUDITION, AFTER EFFECTS, TS,
SHAKE, FLAME, INFERNO, MAYA
DREAMWEAVER, FLASH, X-PRESS, WORDPRESS
LOGIC STUDIO, PRO TOOLS, REASON,
** 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"
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,
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
Compositor for the Pierre Schaeffer International Centre for Video Creation,
Creation of graphics and interactivity for numerous websites and DVDs.
Marshall Cavendish Editions, Espace Kiron, Palladium, Commotion Records,
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
** 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......
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.
French, German, Maths, Philosophy & Psychology. Majored in English
Software "Troubleshooter" for Phillips on IBM mainframes.
Dramatic Art & related disciplines for 2 years under Hayes Gordon
& Zika Nester.
College of the Arts (1981-1985)
international video awards (to date), and one for painting...
with < DEAR ME > 1st
Australian Video Festival
Australian Video Festival, video installation: < AUSTRALIA IS... > at Roslyn Oxley Gallery.
French artist and future collaborator: Dominik Barbier,
and goes to France for 16 years.
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
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
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.
de Paris VIII
in Digital Media 1988
in Digital Media
Ecole de Cinema, Paris
des Beaux Arts de Cergy-Pontoise, Paris
'EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, Poitiers, France (1998-2003)
in Digital Media
du Frenois, Lille, France
COUNCIL Travel Grant
10000F for travel to USA. Project: ""METHUSELAH""
film < METHUSELAH > wins Berlin's Videofest
artist (1988-1996) FEARLESS Studios, Paris
artist (1996-2003) L'ESPACE KIRON, Paris
artist (1997) ZKM PRODUCTION AWARD: 12 months @ ZKM,
artist (1993-1999) CICV CENTRE PIERRE SCHAEFFER, France
1993-2003 Kiron Television: Broadcast
Design for TF1, France3, TV5, ARTE
I collaborated with French metteur
en scene Bernard Szajner, directing and fabricating the
electronic image component for the millenium spectacular
2006-2007 Co-winner of tender with Nigel Helyer for public work:
Symposium: "LEANING TO LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES"
Keynote speaker, 2 presentations,
.'INTERACTIVE MEDIA' & 'VIDEO
Lecturer in Digital Media at AFTRS (NSW, NT, QLD &
DEAD TRAVEL SLOW>, ARTSPACE, Sydney
Alexander, Julie Rrap, Jackie Redgate, Zina Kaye, Maria Cruz
Exhibition / Conference "THE
WOUNDS OF SOCIETY"
With John Conomos,
Linda Dement, Amanda Stewart, Edward Scheer
John Gilles, Ross Gibson, Peter Sculthorpe, Debra Petrovich.
Lecturer in Digital Media at UNSW COFA
of the Year UNSW (COFA)
Dip in 3D animation (MAYA), AFTRS, Sydney
Consultant for the POWERHOUSE MUSEUM
Consultant for GOLDIEMEDIA, Fox Studios
Team member Research project: "INDIGI-NOUS"
Ferguson. AFTRS L.A.M.P. MILSON ISLAND
Team member Research project: "AUDIO
With Nigel Helyer
& UNSW Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Amnesty International "FREEDOM
Designer / Author 12 DVDs for: "ON THE BOX" Exhibition
Certification SHAKE Compositing
Consultant for PNMG
Designer / Author for government-commissioned DVD:
CHILDREN" (Australia-wide distribution)
PARTNERS as Broadcast Training Specialist
(re-designs the website)
CERTIFIED PRO / APPLE
Trainer to ABC Australia-wide, DISNEY PICTURES and ANIMAL LOGIC
Compositor: "PORTRAIT OF FRED HOLLOWS"
National Portrait Gallery + BOWERBIRD FILMS
Designer / Author:
7-DVD edition for SBS + BLACKFELLA FILMS
Course Director VFX, Advaned Diploma, Cert IV, Short Courses - METROSCREEN
Lecturer in Dsesign & Communication- BILLY BLUE College of DESIGN
SELECTED ARTISTIC PRODUCTIONS