Hugh McGrory brings expertise in film production, art, and technology to the world of immersive media. He was a partner at Culture Shock, consulting for clients including The National Film Board of Canada. In 2011 Hugh brought the partners together to create The Andy Warhol Film Digitization Project, featuring over 500 films by Warhol, developed in collaboration with The Moving Picture Company and Technicolor and described in the New York Times as “the largest effort to digitize the work of a single artist in MoMA’s collection.”
Hugh grew up in Derry, Northern Ireland. He co-founded the Belfast-based studio Make.ie in 2000 with an Ars Electronica-winning generative animation coder, was executive producer for the Northern Ireland Screen / UK Film Council ‘Deviate’ short film scheme, a teaching fellow at The Queen’s University of Belfast Film Studies Department, film acting tutor at The Gaiety School / National Theater School of Ireland, and was an award-winning director and producer of experimental films. He completed a Nano Imaging Residency with the CINEMA Microscopy Lab at Yale University School of Medicine in 2007.
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