A month or so ago I directed an ambitious music video for Melbourne 'gypsy deathcore' band the Barons of Tang. The clip uses the ghostly aesthetic of old silent film, combined with the sex and violence of the little known Parisian Apache Dance of the 1920s.

I'm still locked in the editing cave, but a rough cut has been assembled and it's looking great! Not long now until the Villain (Stage Left) video clip is released, touring with the Barons as they join the travelling Bohemian Masquerade Ball in it's journey of chaos and debauchery across the country.

But for now, here a few teasing glimpses of what's coming...
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I recently shot a series of live music videos for the hot new Melbourne band Ether, the first of which has just gone up on youtube. We filmed on Canon 7D's, at the Bakehouse  Studios.
 
 
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Kat Ashworth and myself have a collaborative exhibition of photography and sculptural collage  currently up on the walls at Kent St (201 Smith St). It will be up through the rest of June, so if you get a chance, head in and check it out over a glass of mulled wine.
 
 
I've been working on a new collaboration recently, a site specific performance using sound and visuals, for the Quiet Music Festival. It will be performed in an old incinerator-turned-arts-centre this Sunday.
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THE FORNAX EXPERIMENT
A hauntological work by Jim Batt, Anastasia Russell-Head and Gus Weate, investigating the residual atmospheres of the incinerator site through evocative manipulation of sound and video. Combining live harpsichord and archaeoacoustics with subtle visual projections, the performance creates a space that entices the audience into their own imagined recollections of the past.

The project has been getting quite a bit of attention, including an interview with The Age 'Recovering The Music Of Ashes'.

Here's a moody photo from a late night tech run, calibrating the lab equipment.
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I know there are a lot of people who have been waiting eagerly for this animation to be posted, so here at last is the long awaited online debut of Monkey & Sardine!

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Created for Martin Martini & The Bone Palace Orchestra, this stop-motion music video is a rampant tale of destructive impulses, exotic locations, and the wonderful thing that is finding your true love. (Click for more...)
 
 
This cute little gay pride yak was commissioned for the animated titles in the documentary 'Not So Straight', set to premiere at the 2010 Melbourne Queer Film Festival.
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Clear the runway!

02/02/2010

 
After a lot of digging about in the attic of my computer, dusting off old footage, photos, and other memorabilia, the website is finally ready to meet the public.
 
 
Well, the overall structure and layout of my new site seems to be almost done, other than a little spit 'n polish here and there. Now comes the long and far more arduous task of getting all the content uploaded and looking pretty.