Meet Gabe

Introducing the Lead Programme Developer for NMIT's Animation and Computer Generated Imagery programmes.

Gabriel Teo leads the development of the NZ Diploma in Animation (Level 5) programme at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

His previous experience includes heading the Digital Media and Animation Department at New York Institute of Technology - Beijing campus. He developed the Visual Effects department at Savannah College of Art and Design - Hong Kong campus, and in October 2014, he earned the Master of Animation accreditation through the recommendation of Huhu Studios, which now extends throughout Asia.

Gabriel has 2 decades of global industry experience working in major film, visual effects and animation studios. In 2001 he headed the cinematic department at a game development studio in Dubai Media City and founded an animation studio in 2003 in Dubai with Disney Channel ME as his primary client. He became their senior compositor for Weta Productions in 2005 before teaching at Auckland University of Technology, lecturing and heading the animation and moving image departments.

As head of Media Research and Development at Huhu Studios in Auckland, he supervised visual effects for Noah’s Ark, as well as developed collaborative cloud technologies for games’ cinematic production. His students have worked with award-winning studios and companies, including Weta Digital, Sony Imageworks, Hasbro, Chanel, Apple, Microsoft, SideFX Houdini, and Disneyland. 

Find out more about our suite of Animation and Computer Generated Imagery programmes.


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