Bill McGuire is an award-winning motion graphics designer, VFX all-rounder, and animator.
A highly experienced freelancer, his work includes collaboration with broadcasters and production companies such as Stan Sport, Fox Sports, ABC TV, Discovery Networks, DDB, R/GA, and 72 & Sunny, and work on feature films such as “The Reef” and “John Farrow: Hollywood’s Man in the Shadows”. His portfolio includes work for high-end clients such as Google, Volkswagen, Telstra, Skoda, Taco Bell and Comedy Central.
He has extensive skills across Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps, with particular strengths in After Effects, Premiere Pro and Photoshop, plus nearly twenty years of experience with 3ds Max, additional strengths in Cinema 4D, and proficiency with AI applications such as Dalle-2, MidJourney, RunwayML and others.
Originally hailing from Brisbane, he studied at QUT and the State University of New York before moving to Sydney in 2006. His resume includes extensive broadcast design work for Stan Sport, years of broadcast design on ABC TV programs such as “Gruen”, “Foreign Correspondent”, “Exposed”, “Win The Week” and “Catalyst”, shooting and creating Fox Sports’ “NRL 360” opener and additional graphics elements, plus a large number of TVCs, corporate videos and Screen Australia shorts.
In 2008 he was nominated for an Australian Film Institute (AACTA) Award, and he later won two Australian Production Design Guild Awards for Visual Effects in both 2011 and 2012.
Bill prides himself on fast problem-solving, with a dedication to delivering slick, aesthetically pleasing motion graphics and effects.
As a member of the Australian Directors Guild, his numerous directing credits are a testament to his ability to take a comprehensive approach towards any project – regardless of role – with a focus on integrity and cohesion, while staying true to creative briefs and working smoothly with others.
He has years of experience working onset as a VFX supervisor as well as in other roles. His short films have found international success on the festival circuit, with “To The Last Drop” screening at festivals such as interFilm Berlin, the Sedona International Film Festival and the White Sands Film Festival in the USA, plus the War On Screen Film Festival in France.
In 2011 he won the Live & Love Short Film Competition for co-directing the TVC “HSV Handbook”.
He has his own equipment and software, and works extensively with clients in Sydney, Melbourne and beyond.