Video

While I teach a lot of video skills, I make videos too, including shooting, editing, title design, colour correction and finishing. To see some of my videos, head to filmeverywhere.com.

Shot and edited safety, corporate, promotional and documentary videos for many different audiences

Clients have included multinationals, large organisations, government departments, universities, manufacturers and training organisations. Many of these clips are online at filmeverywhere.com, though many more cannot be shared, and I'd have to show you in person.

One I can share is a Fire and Evacuation video that I shot (with a colleague) and edited. It's presented by Bruce Paige, and is part of a training course that's for sale here.

 

Created many video tutorials and promotional videos for CoreMelt’s professional video effects tools

For CoreMelt, I've created many tutorial and promotional videos like this one, as well as helping during development and performing some logo and print design. I continue to work for CoreMelt today, and also write for the fcpxfree.com site, discussing free effects for Final Cut Pro X.

 

Created a series of continuing documentaries on the 48 Hour Game Making Challenge

Every October in Brisbane, many teams of video game makers gather to make games in two days. I've documented the process for three of the last four years (2012, 2014, 2015), and I'll be back again this year. Brisbane has some rockstar devs, and it's great to be allowed to play in their space.

 

Presented video effects software at the NAB show in Las Vegas

In 2015, I flew to Las Vegas to present on the CoreMelt stand on the show floor at NAB, and at the FCPWORKS sessions next door. That session is online here.

Created an animation that played in the Sydney Film Festival, Portable Film Festival and Bitfilm, went viral and was featured in the Graphic Design Referenced book

Airport is an animated film I finished in 2005, then put on my website to no acclaim. It was accepted into the Sydney Film Festival in 2005, where it played in the Oz Digital Shorts program in the Sydney Opera House. Sadly, that just meant that a hundred or so more people saw it.

Down the track in 2006, I volunteered to show Cory Doctorow (sci-fi author, boingboing.net editor and all-round good guy) around Brisbane while he was in town to give a speech, and he accepted. At the end of the day I passed on my showreel, he liked Airport, linked to it, and it became an instant hit. From there, it was invited to the Portable Film Festival in 2006, where it eventually came joint second behind an Oscar nominee (Maestro), and Bitfilm in Germany. Stills from the film have also been featured in the Graphic Design Referenced book.

 

Created a Shakespeare-inspired video with my daughter that was featured on the Daily Mail and Telegraph

With my daughter, I created a short film in which she said a line of the Shakespeare speech "All The World's A Stage" every now and again for eighteen months, mostly using props or settings that reflected the line. It became a minor viral hit in August 2014, featured in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph, but interestingly, Benedict Cumberbatch voiced a very similar piece (same speech!) for a BBC promo that came out a few months later in October. Coincidence? Probably, but I really hope not.

 

Created animation and video for Microsoft on-site in Boston

My short animation Airport, mentioned elsewhere on this page, was seen by someone from Microsoft who was organising Tech·Ed 2006, and who liked the animation style. I was commissioned to create an animation to open the conference, and then to fly to Boston to make another film there (which remains private).

 

Edited and colour-corrected footage for feature films in development

There's a great story about a film called Radio Pirates that I worked on the press kit for, and then another story about another film by the same director, but maybe it's best to ask me about this one in person.

Created a TV game show, including the electronic game board, which went to pilot stage

My art project Identikit was eventually reborn as a 3D project and taught to schoolkids in a workshop. The idea was then taken further, and broadened out to include more than just pictures, to create a game show that went to pilot. Perhaps someday it'll be picked up? (If you'd like to see the video, you'll have to ask me, though.)

Created a video series called Twelve Fives

Take twelve five-second shots, put them together with music at 96 or 192 bpm, and you've got a Twelve Fives video postcard, a great way to show your old footage. Several of the pieces I've made have been shown in exhibition at QUT in Brisbane.

This has now morphed into a way to record a child growing up a year in a minute, and my daughter's life is slowly turning into a 21 minute video to be shown at her 21st birthday party.

Shot and edited the first Senior Video at Brisbane State High School in 1991

Way back in 1991, I shot video all year on a VHS camcorder, then edited on a VHS-Umatic tape-to-tape machine in a tiny utility room to avoid an English assignment, and made the Senior Video. It was a blast, and the tradition continues today.