Dr. Shilo McClean is a graduate of the Australian Film Television & Radio School and the author of the books: The Digital Playing Fields: New Rulz for Flm, Art and Performance (Currency House, July 2010), Digital Storytelling: the narrative power of visual effects in film (MIT Press, 2007; 2008; 2009), So What’s This All About Then: a non-user’s guide for digital effects in film (AFTRS, 1998) and was a consultant to Animal Logic on the production of their book, The Art of the Legend of the Guardians, (2012). She designs and conducts seminars, workshops, and lectures for industry and tertiary courses in filmmaking, digital visual effects, fine arts, architecture and storycraft and mentors PhD candidates through the UTS Research Mentorship program. She is the Chair of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Enmore Design Centre’s Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation. For over a decade, she was a consultant to Screen NSW for the establishment and conduct of the annual Digital Visual Effects Traineeship Scheme working with Australia’s leading visual effects companies in placing emerging talent in roles across digital visual effects. She produced and directed two documentary videos on digital visual effects for Screen NSW — How Long is APiece of String (2002); Adding Strings to Your Bow (2004) and was the digital strand curator for the Sydney Film Festival, producing and directing the podcasts for the festival program.Shilo was one of the Founding Board Members and Vice Chair of Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH (Professional Chapter) for almost a decade prior to stepping up for the Chair position in 2012. Her consulting and editorial work ranges from digital image curation for games developers, strategic advice on educational/media ICT development and digital content, and the development of strategy documents and reporting in the areas of digital media/ICT.