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21-23 NOV 2019
Dubai Studio city – SOUND STAGES

Karim Saad

Karim Philippe Saad was born in Beirut, Lebanon and he is now been living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates since 2007. Karim is holder of a bachelor degree in Communication Arts from the renowned Saint Joseph University in Beirut. He then went to Paris to undergo many specialized studies in 16mm film editing, sound & image. He made his debut in Lebanon in the TV production industry where he was mainly responsible for the production of TV shows, commercials & promotional films.

Karim is a TEDx Speaker and delivered his talk in Bibliotheca Alexandrina about the future of education. His talk was about Smart Education using Virtual Reality Technology. His love for strong visuals helped him go further in his career and in 2013, Karim started exploring virtual reality filmmaking, which was a turning point in his professional life. In 2014 Karim established Giga Works in Dubai, his virtual reality (VR) film studio, offering 360º content capture and storytelling, VR experience, and customized GigaBox cardboards. Karim created and produced the first VR experience for marketing use in the Middle East for Rainbow Milk. He produced the local and international award winning VR experience for “Wild Wadi Water Park” – Jumeirah

Karim’s work also involved production of short documentaries and VR experiences for DP World, DEWA, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Strata, Etihad Rail and Dubai Design District; as well as user experiences for Mercedes Benz Middle East, Dodge North America, Columbia and Ski Dubai. Karim has been invited as guest speaker at the Arabian Travel Market, MENA Cristal and ITC Fest; Moderator at Dubai International Film Festival 2016 and had numerous interviews with Al Arabiya News TV Channel and MIT Technology review.

His work and biography were published in several articles, to name a few, Arabian Business, Communicate, Gulf News and many more where he was referred to as a “Leader in his field”. When not glued in his office, Karim loves to escape in his Defender and capture nature from it’s most minute details to it’s 360º splendor.

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