George Fisher

514-267-1684 / fisherg@gmail.com / Montreal, Canada

Demo reel and website: http://www.jointmeta.com/

Citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom

 

Education

BSc. Honours Computer Science with Software Engineering Specialization at the University of Windsor (May 2006) george.fisher@alumni.uwindsor.ca

 

Dipl. Honours Film Production at Vancouver Film School (VFS), 90% average, top of class (July 2009) fp123george@vfs.com

 

Training

Java Specialist Advanced Master Course (November 2009) by Dr Heinz Kabutz

 

Experience (See end for filmography)

 

CAE/Xwave Software Specialist 3 (September 2006 July 2008, August 2009 Present)

 

On site at Lockheed-Martin Canada - Halifax Class Modernization Project 2009-present Underwater Warfare Group Target Motion Analysis (TMA) Lead

  • Designed Target Motion Analysis software sonar passive ranging for Halifax class Frigates for the Canadian Navy
  • Held meetings with DRDC Atlantic scientists and Navy personnel to gain expert knowledge on TMA algorithms and research
  • Created a solution that was a hybrid of cutting edge and traditional TMA techniques
  • Implemented solution TMA in Java using Lockheed-Martin infrastructure
  • Prototyped system and simulated test cases in Matlab
  • Designed GUI, developed visualizations, guided GUI developer through development
  • Stayed consistently ahead of aggressive schedule

 

Advanced Spectroscopic Portal Project 2006-2008 Nuclear isotope detection system for US Homeland Security, CAE/Xwave was software subcontractor to Raytheon

  • Developed system data archival process in C#, producing large XML files to specification, including XML validation
  • Held meetings with project scientists to review and correct algorithms for data collection, sensor calibration, and noise reduction. Implemented these algorithms in C++
  • Planned and developed Supervisory Computer GUI to specification in C# using user controls and threading
  • Used ADO.NET to communicate with MS-SQL database
  • Worked on C++ to C# bridge, and some work on Matlab/C++ integration
  • Developed in C# for Windows XP, and C++ on XP & CE embedded
  • Wrote C++ applications to create test data sets and to feed test data into embedded applications
  • Travelled to Boston to participate in and support on-site testing
  • Wrote clear and easy to understand documentation

 

Self Employed Perennial Survey Web based survey business (2000 2006)

  • Developed web applications to allow users to build online surveys
  • Dealt directly with customers, provided technical support, custom services
  • Clients included Federal Government of Canada, Ciba Vision, Columbia Records, CBS and Volvo subsidiaries

 

Zenrin Field Researcher (Summer 2005, Summer 2006)

  • Surveyed Canada east of Manitoba for GPS mapping software
  • Planned route and schedule

 

Volunteering

  • Numerous short independent films as production assistant
  • Canadian Museum of Nature 2004 Summer Volunteer botany and fisheries
  • 2005 Ottawa Folk Festival
  • 2001-2005 University of Windsor Residence Judicial Board.

 

Skills

 

Computer Science

Experienced

C# (2 years), C++/C (2 years), Java (2 years), Perl (5+ years), PHP (3+ years), XHTML/HTML (7+ years), CSS, SQL, Matlab (1 year)

Basic Knowledge

Javascript, Actionscript 3, bash/cshell, FTP, JDBC, Mivascript

Tools

Rhapsody, MKS, Telelogic DOORS, Clearcase

 

Film

Areas of Experience

Director of Photography, Directing, Grip/Gaffer, Art Director, Art Assistant, Sound Mixer, Editing, Compositing

Software

Avid Media Composer, After Effects CS4, Final Cut, Premiere, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, Flash

Equipment Familiarity

Sound Devices 702T Recorder, Sound Devices 302 Mixer, Arriflex 16 SR1/SR2 cameras, Sony F355 camera, Sony EX1, Light Meter

 

Achievements

  • Evase Top Ten in the screenplay competition at Fantastic Planet Film Fest. 2009
  • Designed logo for Mary Grady Talent Agency in LA (2007)
  • Elected and re-elected (2004-2006) University of Windsor School of Computer Science undergraduate student representative
  • Featured on CBC radio (2005) Undergraduate thesis analyzing motion of fish

 

Interests

Writing, Fencing (Ranked 125 nationwide in 2008), Illustration, Acting, Railroads

 

Notable Filmography reel at http://www.jointmeta.com/

Imdb at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3508532/

 

Film/Position

 

Date

Production Company

Awards/Screenings

Love Film

Director/DP

Dramatic Short, HD

 

May 2010

Love Film Pictures

Waiting for festival responses. Follow at http://www.lovefilmmovie.com/

Behind the Scenes: 2nd Annual Brazilian Film Festival

Editor/Sound Mixer

Short Documentary, HD

 

July 2009

Inffinito Festival Circuit

Crystal Lens Award:

Brazilian Film Festival closing ceremony

Showcased: Inffinito website

 

Sundown

Art Director

Dramatic Short, Super 16mm

 

May 2009

Vancouver Film School

 

Night Cap

Director of Photography

Dramatic Short, HD

 

April 2009

Vancouver Film School

Official Selection: Orlando Film Festival 2009, Okanagan Film Festival 2010

Awards: Las Vegas Film Festival, Canada International Film Festival

Exemplary work: used by VFS as an editing exercise

Gone In A Flash

Director of Photography

Dramatic Short, 16mm

 

March 2009

Vancouver Film School

 

Finding Alice

Assistant Art

Dramatic Short, Super 16mm

 

January 2009

Vancouver Film School

Winner: Regina student film festival

Roof of the World

Producer/DP

Short Documentary, SD

 

September 2008

Vancouver Film School

 

To Which I Was Now

Director

Dramatic Short, SD

 

July 2007

To Which I Was Now Pictures

Top 10: Moving Picture Magazine Short Film Competition

Screened by magazine to short film corner at Cannes

Screened: Digi60 Fest

 

I Never Told Anyone

Director of Photography

Dramatic Short

 

June 2007

 

Adam Bentley Films

Best Film: CLC Canada/TakingITGlobal Film Festival

Screened: Resolution 2008 (SAW Video Film Festival)