Soo Han Chua is an instructor at IACT College in Malaysia and a Certified Adobe Expert and Certified Instructor in both Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS5 and After Effects® CS5. He is also a trainer at Teras One Solution, one of the few Adobe Certified Training Centers in Malaysia. At IACT College, Chua teaches computer graphics, video production, and post-production. He is also a trainer at Teras One Solution, which provides training for professional working adults from companies such as Astro, Proton, and the Malaysian prime minister’s office.
Chua is one of the moderators for iconada.tv, a social networking site dedicated to creative Chinese talent in Asia. Members actively publish articles and videos and discuss culture and technology. He is also a regular speaker for After Effects User Group Malaysia (AEMY).
Known for his passion to develop creative talent in Malaysia, he was invited to help organize the 2009 Klang Creative Festival. He made it possible for many local filmmakers to showcase their films to event attendees. Recently Chua founded his own training center, Arte Academy, in hopes of training new talent for the local creative industry.
Topic: Moving Forward In the Virtual Space
VR technology has advanced tremendously throughout the last few years. In a recent film by Steven Spielberg, READY PLAYER ONE, the protagonist is living in a dystopian future where everyone is connected to the virtual world, whether for entertainment or work. Japan’s famous anime SWORD ART ONLINE, about the main character finding true love and becomes a hero in a virtual game environment. These may be movies and cartoons, but are we that far from this kind of future?