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The Creep Team – “Fire in the hole”

23 Feb

This is the film clip i produced for the Creep Team

Here is the creep team performing at the Blue Tile Lounge on Smith St in Collingwood. There is also some backstage footage from filming the “Fire in the Hole” film clip.

Underground Loop Mentorship Program 2009

23 Feb

Two Tap Tv

In 2008 and 2009, Two Tap TV produced a series of music Videos for each of the graduates of these mentorships. Time and resources were short and each of these videos were shot in under 2hrs and edited in less than 5 or 6. It was a hectic schedule and i am immensely pleased and proud of the results. It was very rewarding working with these kids and helping them create a end product that they would be proud of. There are 3 videos in this years collection and are all available in the playlist bellow.

http://www.livingmusic.com.au/our-team

Tarah, Gabby and Nettie may contrast in their talents as MC, guitarist, and classical pianist, but they have all ‘learnt heaps’ and had ‘lots of fun’
while recording their music and shooting music videos for the Underground Loop Vol. 3 CD.

The new ‘Loop’ CD marks the completion of the third volume of young emerging Melbourne talent through the Underground Loop Mentorship –
one of Living Music’s ‘at risk’ youth engagement programs.

Trixide (Tarah), 20 years old, has been rhyming for ten years, only trying MCing in the last few and found her mentor easy to relate to and helpful
as she developed her style.

‘Julez MC and me were on the same level regarding hip-hop – we have the same views about the Melbourne scene.’

Concert pianist Elyane Laussade passed on her own musical experiences to 20-year-old Fitzroy local Nettie;

‘I enjoyed learning so many new things and Elyane was really nurturing’.

Gabby, a 24-year-old St Kilda resident, was already working on her rock songs with renowned Melbourne musician Charles Jenkins at Gateway,
when he talked about the mentorship program.

‘He suggested it would be good to help stretch my boundaries’,

Gabby admits. Taking the plunge and committing to the six-month collaborative process payed off in the end.

‘He gave me really good advice and ideas for songs and he was really easy to talk to. And making the music video was really great.’

The album features seven tracks with a different young artists creating and developing their contribution with the assistance and professional
guidance of their assigned mentor: including Melbourne favourites Charles Jenkins, Pete Satchell (Dallas Crane), Julez MC, Elayne Laussade,
Dan West and DJ tomtom.

Complete with bonus video features, the CD is available through Sound Vault Distribution www.soundvault.com.au and www.livingmusic.com.au

This mentor ship is run by Living Music at their studios in North Melbourne

Living Music recognizes music as a powerful medium for positively engaging young people to act in their own interests, with their own beliefs and to their own capabilities.

Through Living Music’s programs youth participants can re-connect, fostering relationships with community based welfare organisations, professional musicians and music industry.

With young people working alongside high profile music industry professionals, Living Music provides a range of opportunities that will assist young people to forge careers in the music industry as well as build self-esteem and social connection.

Underground Loop Mentorship Program 2008

23 Feb

http://www.livingmusic.com.au/our-team

Underground Loop is a groundbreaking mentorship program which has facilitated collaborations between leading Australian hip hop artists and young teenagers at risk and within Victoria’s Juvenile Justice System.

The Underground Loop 2008 CD features 22 compelling and boundary-pushing original tracks straight out of hip hop’s real underground.

The Underground Loop CD is the result of collaborations between 22 teenagers aged 15-21 and mentors such as Tom-Tom and Rhyno (True Live), Paso Bionic (Curse Ov Dialect), Mantra (Equills, The Herd) DJ Wasabi (Illzilla, Combat Wombat) and other established DJs, MCs, musicians and producers on the Australian music scene.

Complete with bonus video features, the CD is available through Sound Vault Distribution www.soundvault.com.au and
www.livingmusic.com.au

This mentor ship is run by Living Music at their studios in North Melbourne

Living Music recognizes music as a powerful medium for positively engaging young people to act in their own interests, with their own beliefs and to their own capabilities.

Through Living Music’s programs youth participants can re-connect, fostering relationships with community based welfare organisations, professional musicians and music industry.

With young people working alongside high profile music industry professionals, Living Music provides a range of opportunities that will assist young people to forge careers in the music industry as well as build self-esteem and social connection.

Two Tap Tv

In 2008 and 2009, Two Tap TV produced a series of music Videos for each of the graduates of these mentorships. Time and resources were short and each of these videos were shot in under 2hrs and edited in less than 5 or 6. It was a hectic schedule and i am immensely pleased and proud of the results. It was very rewarding working with these kids and helping them create a end product that they would be proud of.

Melburn 2050 – A city in flames.

12 Feb

Its the year 2050 and the city of Melbourne has changed beyond all recognition. The City is divided, its buildings torn down and destroyed by decades of armed conflict. The outer suburbs have descended into chaos, the inhabitants deformed and mutated by solar radiation interacting with the chemicals that built up in peoples bodies after years of excessive consumption of energy drinks. Their bodies have become wrecked by a hyper metabolism and a constant need to feed them selves, turning them into mindless zombies driven only by the need to eat. The inner City threw up a defensive wall to keep the cannibalistic hoards at bay whilst at the same time turned on each other along the cultural and physical divide of the north and south banks of the Yarra river. The South Bank was controlled by Crown Corp and their Coalition lackeys, setting up their HQ in the enormous casino that dominated the south bank of the CBD and from where they could launch Kill Squad raids across the river. The North side is the final bastion of the social democracy that Australia once was and is fighting desperately to protect what justice remains.

Beset by the ravages of an out of control climate, Melbourne’s average summer temperatures soared to 50°C (122°F) and a dramatic spike in UV levels have seared the landscape and decimated the population. In 2025 The Australian government introduced subsidized skin darkening drugs designed to increase the body’s production of melanin as a defense against the devastating effects of skin cancer related deaths. By the age of 35, 80% of Australians were being diagnosed with skin cancer and the death rate had risen to over 20,000 per year, mainly those of fair skinned Anglo-Saxon decent. In the space of decade the colour of the whole Australian population shifted towards a deep dark brown, those that refused to take the drugs for what ever reason continued to suffer from the ravages of the sun and died in their thousands or took to wearing clothing that covered the whole body, leaving only the eyes exposed.
This caused a radical shift in the politics of the time, the racial prejudices that had been a constant undercurrent throughout Australia’s history, and that had resulted in the the Stolen Generation, Tampa and other atrocities were no longer viable. The anti cancer drugs had forced a desperately needed equality onto the population but which caused fury in the ranks of the hardcore neo-liberals, who saw it as a attack on the fundamentals of Australian culture and its British heritage . Resentment that had been simmering away ever since the Coalition lost to the Australian Labour Party in 2007 exploded into violence in the great Uprising of 2027. The Coalition with the support of the major corporations they represented launched a series of assassinations against key Government figures and moved to occupy the streets of the major urban centres.

IMG_0979IMG_0969IMG_0959IMG_0928IMG_0952Through archway
Back Street1command HQBack alley1nighttime brewreyHAHA sniperOgryn caught in the spotlight

Miniature Photography, a set on Flickr.

The miniature city comes together

“Writers Bench” 30 years of Melbourne Graffiti

7 Nov

Writers Bench takes the audience on a first-hand journey through the historical timeline of graffiti and street art culture in Melbourne, exploring some of the revered artists who have helped to shape Melbourne’s cultural identity.

My good friend and filming partner Oriel Guthrie has been slaving away on her graffiti doco “Writers Bench” for over 2 years now, and finally, with less then a week until the premier she has finished of the last interviews and the movie is all ready to go. This is a masterful doco, with over 40 interviews with artists from throughout Melbourne’s Graffiti and street art scenes, both past and present.

My role in the production was assisting with some of the special FX sequences with the graff images as well as the final colour grading and corrections. In addition to 30 years of graffiti this doco also covers 30 years of video formats from super 8, VHS, Beta Cam, Hi8, DV, HDV and HD as well as photos, both print and digital. It was a mammoth task with only 2 weeks to complete the colour grading as well as it being the first feature length film that I have graded. The aim was to blend all the different formats together, to make the graffiti burst off the screen and to try and capture the colour and vibrancy that it brings to the urban landscape. Im very proud to have played a small role in helping put this incredibly exciting project together and the dedication Oriel has shown in working throughout the last 2 years is a testament to her commitment in telling these stories to the world.

Check out the trailer Here:

Meet the legends of the graffiti and street art scene from the past 30 years, as Writers Bench guides you through the events that created the culture as we see it today. Hear stories of growing up with the movement, why each artist got involved and what influenced their style. From its raw beginnings as political and radical slogans plastered on walls throughout the suburbs, to the colourful burst of murals splashed along urban train lines, to the rise of street art as an inner city tourist attraction, Writers Bench traces the evolution of this vital artistic movement.

Local filmmaker Oriel Guthrie continues her investigation into Melbourne subcultures following on from her 2004 featurette, Skip Hop (2004), which screened at ACMI earlier this year.

Directed by Oriel Guthrie & Spencer Davids.
Colour grading and SFX by Flynn Buckland

Screening at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Sat 12th November 4pm (premiere)
Sat 19th November 4pm
Sat 26th November 4pm

buy tix online:
http://www.acmi.net.au/oz_writers_bench.aspx