COW Leaders : Ayman Abdel-BassetCreative COW Forum Host, Web Writer, Contributing Editor
Ayman Abdel-Basset is Egyptian but lives in the United Arab Emirates. He's long loved cinema and the digital image. He began writing for a magazine in Cairo and when was 16, he was invited to be on the jury committee for the Cairo International Film Festival for youth cinema because of his work in children's tv programs and serials. Later he was invited to attend Lucas Film Festival at Frankfurt. While there, he liked the effects of the films so much that it made him realize that was what he wanted to do with his life.
When Ayman was 18, he learned linear editing at Egyptian Radio TV Union. Then he worked as linear editor in many studios in Egypt, making video clips and TV commercials (DIGITAL STUDIO & I.T.S & MAGIC ART) on linear systems of CHARISMA Xvtl & DME3000&5000&7000 with Grass Valley & Sony switchers.
After working for a year as linear editor, Ayman took some classes in Web Design. He liked flash so much that it was his first step into the nonlinear world.
Ayman has trained on many nonlinear and VFX systems and has worked as a nonlinear editor using Fast Liquid Silver and Discreet Edit. Recently, he's also used a Smoke, but his first love is Combustion integrated with Edit 6. Ayman even developed a way to write Arabic text in Combustion v2 despite the lack of Arabic support and the fact that it is running on an English operating system.
Lately, Ayman has added training to be a DA VINCI 2k COLORIST of telecine color correction. It seems, Ayman just wants to learn it all. Did we mention that he loves the field of special effects?
Ayman worked as freelancer instructor for discreet combustion at discreet certified educational center in Cairo calls YAT.
Ayman was honoured in having his work accepted for the wondertouch particleIllusion demoreel which screened at NAB and Siggraph 2004.
Ayman worked for 5 years for first private TV channel in Kuwait Alrai TV and is currently working for the Media Zone of Abu-Dhabi known as (Twofour54) plus working as Demo Artist for the DI system ASSIMILATE™ SCRATCH in the middle east and north Africa.
Articles by Ayman Abdel-Basset