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My current Project Title:
Double-Blind No.1
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About me - current project:
Five VFX artists test the theory that a fine-art technique relying on chance could be applied to a motion piece. With no script or storyboards, the artists selected footage then independently experimented with different styles and techniques to create unique VFX shots. The result - a creative piece with no planned narrative.
Laurels, awards and other accomplishments:
Los Angeles Art House Film Festival - BEST EXPERIMENTAL
Sydney Underground Film Festival - JUROR'S HIGHLY COMMENDED
Wasteland Weekend Film Festival - BEST ALTERNATIVE
Spotlight Short Film Awards - GOLD AWARD
Fargo Film Festival - BEST EXPERIMENTAL
Canada International Film Festival - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Lyon International Film Festival - Nominated for BEST EXPERIMENTAL & BEST EDITING
BADC (Brisbane Advertising and Design Club) Awards - 3 BRONZE AWARDS (Self-Promotion, Editing and Sound design)
APDG (Australian Production Design Guild) Awards - GOLD for Design in a Short FIlm

Down The Rabbit Hole Music Festival
Las Vegas Film Festival
Coney Island Film Festival
Arizona Underground Film Festival
FrackFest Multimedia Festival
Sunscreen Film Festival West
Atlanta Underground Film Festival
World Arts Film Festival
Laughlin International Film Festival
Festival ENMUT
Underexposed Film Festival yc
Big Apple Film Festival
VideoBabel Festival
Slamdance Film Festival
Brisbane Underground Film Festival
Manchester Film Festival
Taos Shortz Film Fest
Florida Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
My home region is:
Outside the US


Watch the case study video:

Five VFX artists with different creative influences and various skill-sets were intrigued by the idea of collaborating on a design project with no planned outcome. If they created separate VFX shots using footage from the same shoot, then cut it back together, would the result be creative or disastrous? They had no storyboard, no script, no boundaries and no restrictions.

They initially agreed on the rules of the experiment. Firstly, they would require a “blank canvas”, or in this instance a single location with non-descript background features. Secondly, a couple of subjects to inspire creativity at the “experimental” stage, in this instance, a goat and a bikini model. The two men wearing hazmat suits and gasmasks was a late addition to complement the experimental theme.

With no storyboards or shotlist, the artists approached the shoot with no predetermined ideas of how they would utilise the footage.

After the shoot, the artists independently selected shots from the raw footage that inspired them. Then the experimenting began. Sometimes it would take weeks to decide what to do with a shot. Other times an artist would spend days working on an idea only to scrap it and start again, or abandon it only to combine it with new idea weeks later.

Once completed, the shots were given to an editor who hadn't previously seen the material. He was also working without a brief and was free to experiment with the edit, taking inspiration from the individual shots, resulting in a creative, visually interesting piece with no planned narrative.

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