Nafees Bin Zafar
In 80 years history of Oscar the very first name of a Bangladeshi came up in 2007(Fortunate for Rajbarians, that person is from our district). The one and only Nafees Bin Zafar , a proud Bangladeshi has won the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards 2007 in OSCARS. The award was declared at The Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 9, 2008. Nafees Bin Zafar, Dr. Doug Roble, and Ryo Sakaguchi for the development of the fluid simulation system at Digital Domain (www.digitaldomain.com). This influential and flexible production-proven system incorporates innovative algorithms and refined adaptations of published methods to achieve large-scale water effects. Nafees is a software engineering graduate from the College of Charleston with many professional credentials and recognition in his area of expertise.
Nafees is from Rajbari district. Nafees Bin Zafar is the son of Zafar Bin Bashar, a Partner at Marcum & Kliegman, and Nafeesa Zafar who reside in Long Island, New York. More info about Nafees is available in his websitewww.nafees.net.
Nafees speaks: ”I came in this field for the sake of my personal interest and my education in computer science helped me to acquire the skills in generating illusions by stimulating images of water, butterfly and smokes.” When he was asked about his feelings he said, “Actually I wasn’t expecting such big award so I am so excited. That means those special effects we see in Hollywood movies are made by Nafees Bin Zafar. Here is a list of films he worked in:
>> 2012 (2009)
>> Transformers- The revenge of the fallen (2009)
>> Harry potter and the half blood prince (2009)
>> The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
>> Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
>> Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Nafees also developed special effects software for DreamWorks. In his website he wrote “I can read and write code. That about sums it up.” Nafees is someone we Bangladeshi can be proud of. He already brought success for our country and we hope in near future he will do much and much better.
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