- Dip., LASALLE College of the Arts
- M.Des., Auckland University of Technology
Gabriel Teo has more than 12 years of global industry experience working in major film and game studios around the world. Prior to coming to SCAD Hong Kong, Teo was head of media research and development at Huhu Studios in Auckland, New Zealand, where he developed collaborative cloud technologies to facilitate his games' cinematic production. Teo's other teaching experience includes two years at Auckland University of Technology, where he lectured in its animation and moving image department. Believing strongly in the creative synergy between industry practice and research education, his primary strengths are 3-D digital sculpting, film compositing, 3-D texturing and photo-real lighting using a variety of digital tools such as Zbrush, Maya, Modo, MentalRay, Vra, Nuke and After Effects. Teo received his Master of Design Research Studies at the Auckland University of Technology where he specialized in next generation 3-D sensorial technologies for the film and entertainment industry.