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Derek Gerstmann
Works at Weta Digital
Attended University of Western Australia
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A parade of rain clouds unleashes a solid downpour as they hit the Makara highlands.
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The rocky entrance to Tutukaka Harbour rewards any crew willing to navigate these waters with stunning views of Philip Island and the Poor Knights, and the rocky shores of Church Bay
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Waves continuously crash over the rocky entrance to Church Bay, giving ships a tricky obstacle to navigate around to reach the Tutukaka Marina in the Bay of Islands.
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A quick downpour added a nice reflective coating to the leading edge of the main support column on the B2 turbine at the Makara windfarm.
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Macro underwater timelapse of coral under UV-light by Sandro Bocci ...
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Coromandel Ranges
The forested ranges of the Coromandel Forest Park are truly a sight to behold. This area is home to a wide expanse of native rainforest, and the signature New Zealand ferns grow in abundance over the rolling hillsides and valleys.
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Back in Wellington! The great Northland journey was amazing. I need to do this more often (note to self). #RoadTripReinga
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You'd think geniuses would be smart enough to recognize the futility of self-gratifying secret societies ...
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The mouth of Church Bay is full of rocky teeth which offers many a wary captain a tricky passage to the Tutukaka Marina in the Bay of Islands.
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The Next 'MacGyver' goes crowd sourcing for scripts with a female protagonist ... #MacGyver   #Reboot  
Sharpen your Swiss Army knives and grab an extra roll of duct tape, because Mac may be coming back. The creators are looking to the fans to design the new show. And there's one big twist.
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Academia and the myth of the tenure track position ...
In a new paper, a group of MIT researchers argue that science is producing PhDs in far greater numbers than there are available tenured jobs for them to fill. The authors, engineers Richard C. Larson, Navid Ghaffarzadegan, and Yi Xue, start out by noting that The academic job market has become more and more competitive… …
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They'll probably address the "opting out" issue in a follow up journal paper so they have more publications .... 
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Now resuming the normally scheduled program of eat, sleep, work, swim/bike/run. 
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Education
  • University of Western Australia
    PhD
  • Bournemouth University
    MSc
  • University of Washington
    BSci
Story
Tagline
Photographer and off-road adventurer. Researcher at Weta Digital. Powered by boutique-roasted espresso and head-bobbin` good tunes. Stuck in a strange, modern, superficial world.
Introduction

Viz, Compute, Graphics, FX, Film, Design, Research, Beach, Cycling, Music.

Bragging rights
Lost my ego somewhere in-between being amazed at the world, and being amused by silly people.
Work
Occupation
Researcher at Weta Digital. Photographer & World Traveller.
Skills
Graphics, compute, visualisation, compilers, research, development, analysis and design.
Employment
  • Weta Digital
    Researcher, present
  • DeftGaze
    Photographer, present
  • University of Western Australia
    Visualisation Research Fellow
  • Apple Inc.
    Software Engineer (OpenCL)
  • Weta Digital
    Production Engineer
  • ATI Research
    Software Engineer (GPGPU)
  • Cycling '74
    Software Engineer
  • Industrial Light and Magic
    R&D TD Intern
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Gender
Male
Other names
voidcycles, dg, deftgaze