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Sydney Australia resident Greg McKee has an ecclectic background history of zoology and industrial design/engineering, marine technology, illustration, animation & VFX supervision.
 Greg’s family produced the worlds first production wakeboard, and pioneered planing step-hull sailing craft in the late 1970s and early 80s. Greg also studied the biomechanics of animal flight at university. He constructed mechanical birds which could fly and maneuvre using natural wing movements rather than flaps and ailerons .
As a qualified industrial designer Greg developed head-up display computerised scuba diving equipment in the mid 1980s displayed around the world at dive expos by the Tabata-Tusa corp.
He designed popular exhibitions for Australian bicentenial projects such as Expo 88 and FS88, wrote and co-illustrated a children’s book “Echidna Airways, the Great Wungle Bungle Aerial Expedition”, developed hundreds of animatronic creatures and special effects for theme parks  such as Warner Bros Movie World and projects such as the Visual effects oscar winning Babe 1 and 2,  The Matrix, Farscape, Peter Pan, numerous TV adverts,  StarWars Episode lll Revenge of the Sith,  Nim’s Island and Killers in Eden.  
Greg has developed computer based systems for controlling and programming robotic facial animation and playback of lip synch dialog on animatronic character heads. Greg’s 3D computer animation featured in the ABC  documentary “Killers in Eden”, a true story of Killer Whales in 19th century Australia which he has researched in detail for over 15 years.  He structured crowds and conceived, storyboarded and developed the Killer whale - Orca action sequence for “Happy Feet” .
With partner Al Ferguson, he VFX supervised and animated great white sharks, makos and bottlenose dolphins for the BBC/Bigwave documentary “Saved by Dophins”.
Wildthings recently supervised creature vfx for two major marine themed documentary features including Disney Nature -  Galatee’s “Oceans” and a feature film documentary  for Bigwave, about the life of a marine reptile.   Please click on images below to see more VFXs behind the scenes for Disney Galatee “ Oceans ”  and “Turtle, the incredible journey”

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After developing winged angel animation/ motion concepts for Alex Proyas’ biblical epic of Lucifer’s fall  “Paradise Lost” project using Maya, Greg has recently been developing astonishing real world electro/mechanical special vehicle effects for Mad Max 4 Fury Road to allow complete stunt safety, and even drove vehicles in major explosive stunts for the film.
At a slightly more leisurely pace, Greg designed and built the electronic remote control-drive system for the  4wheel drive, 4wheel steering Qantas “curiosity” Mars rover. Greg has also designed creature effects for Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken”.
Presently he is working on a feature film development of the true story of the Killers of Eden and consulting on other feature, TV and documentary projects.
Greg welcomes all enquiries, Please don’t assume he is too busy or expensive for your project.


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Contact
greg@mckeewildthings.com
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