Dr Chris Carter - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Chris Carter

PhD Qld.UT, MDigitalDes Griff., GDipAdultVocEd Griff., BMultimedia SCU

  • Senior Lecturer, Screen Media
+617 5456 5693
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Dr Chris Carter


Dr Chris Carter is a Senior Lecturer in Screen Media focusing on research in Animation, Games and Visual Effects production. He has a professional background in multimedia production and game design. His most recent research project involved the design and development of a full-body human photogrammetry system for use in a Virtual Production pipeline. He is the author of multiple journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. Before joining USC, Dr Carter held senior leadership positions at QUT, including Head of Discipline (Film, Screen, Animation) and Program Leader (Experimental Creative Practice) in the QUT Creative Lab. He is a member of the TEQSA Register of Experts. And he has Post Graduate teaching qualifications with extensive experience in curriculum development, program coordination and teaching across Animation, Games and Visual Effects.

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Professional memberships

  • Society for Animation Studies
  • TEQSA Register of Experts

Awards and Fellowships

  • Vice-Chancellor's Award In recognition of a significant and superior contribution to the work of the University QUT, 2013
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching QUT, 2011
  • Outstanding Educator Award SBIT, 2007

Potential Research Projects for HDR and Honours Students

  • Virtual Production
  • Visual Effects
  • Animation
  • Games

Research grants and commissions

Grant / project name Investigators Funding body and A$ Value Year (s) Focus
Human Photogrammetry System Chris Carter, Trendt Boe, Alex Muir Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) (AUS) $100,000 2017-2018 Full Body Human Photogrammetry System capable of producing 3D digital models of human subjects with sub-millimetre accuracy.

Research areas

  • animation
  • 3D computer graphics
  • creative entrepreneurship

Teaching areas

  • Screen Media

Program coordinator

Dr Chris Carter's specialist areas of knowledge include animation, games, visual effects, post production, character animation, 3D computer graphics.

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