Selma Sabera
Selma Sabera
Founder, Artsybot
San Francisco, CA

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Selma is a creative technology program manager and a former Sr. Engineer at a visual effects company called Industrial Light and Magic founded by George Lucas, the father of Star Wars. Selma's interest in art and technology lead her to a career in computer graphics and animation. She has studied mathematics and electrical engineering and has spent her career inside TV, film and animation studios. Today, Selma spends her time designing soft circuit toys and helping creative and engineering teams do their best work. Interests: mathematics, astronomy, technology, sculpture, painting, photography
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  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
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Latest Questions
  • Elizabeth Moncayo

    Added Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:34 PM

    I'm really interested in the field of engineering but I have't really figured out what application of engineering to pursue. I have a great passion for film and figured I could start looking in to the possibilities that area would provide for me as an engineer. I have heard of Disney Imagineers, and will be pursuing that opportunity next year as this summer I have a job lined up. I was wondering, however, if there were other opportunities in which I can step in to the film industry as an ...
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    Selma Sabera, Artsybot
    Answered Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:49 PM
    Hi Elizabeth,
    There are plenty of opportunities in film and entertainment for EE/ME. Of course, I would recommend Disney Imagineering if you would like to work on projects for Disney Parks that involve making the ride experiences. They have a variety or ...
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  • Claire, Alfred, NY asked Selma Sabera, Artsybot

    Added Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Hello Selma, I am a ceramic engineering student at Alfred University who also works in technical theater for the performing arts department at Alfred University. I am currently looking for opportunities that combine materials engineering and entertainment after graduation. I was wondering if you know of or currently interact with any material engineers or companies who hire material engineers? Thank you! Claire
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    Selma Sabera, Artsybot
    Answered Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Hi Claire,

    Off the top of my head, I would suggest looking into Disney's Imagineering that provides rides and props for the Disneyland and Disney World parks and resorts. They always need fabricators of different levels and there might be research ...

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  • Lindsey, Knoxville asked Selma Sabera, Artsybot

    Added Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Hello! My name is Lindsey and I will be graduating with my Mechanical Engineering degree in August. As I'm currently looking for jobs, I came across your profile on EngineerGirl. I never even considered doing something like working for LucasFilms until I read your profile. That sounds absolutely amazing! Plus, being a big Star Wars fan doesn't hurt :) I was looking around on their careers page and noticed that they only had openings for Engineer II and III. What advice do you have for ...
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    Selma Sabera, Artsybot
    Answered Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Hi Lindsey,

    Yes, most folks do not consider entertainment and media as traditional engineering roles and do not even look for jobs in this industry. I encourage any new graduate to look at the Disney job site (Lucasfilm is part of this). Within Disney, ...

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