Chris Magee has been an animator since 1993, when he participated in a computer simulation of a volcanic eruption as part of a team working at the Maui High Performance Computing Center in Kihei, Maui, Hawai’i. Since that time, he has created both personal and client projects, including festival films, web graphics and interdisciplinary performance art.
His primary area of focus is in personal, hand-drawn, character animation and the integration of traditional and computer techniques, as evidenced in films such as “The Birdcage King,” “Cell Phone” and “The Ogre & the Mermaid,” a work in progress.
International exchange represents another passion for Chris, and since 2005 he has co-directed an animation workshop that has been held in France, England and Philadelphia, where students encounter peers from other countries to work on a short animated film based on the theme of cultural difference.
In his teaching, he endeavors to encourage students to develop a sense of personal authorship, whether in commercial or fine art contexts, and the ability to communicate meaning and larger ideas in animation, using technique as a means to a greater end.
His work may be viewed at cfmagee.wordpress.com.