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SOH Welcome Centre, permanent video installation



I was commissioned by Sydney Opera House to create 5 video installations for inclusion in the South Wall of the new Welcome Centre at Sydney Opera House, at the harbour end of the lower concourse. The installation can be seen anytime day or night and provides a visual history of the architecture and heritage of Sydney Opera House.
South Wall, Welcome Centre, Sydney Opera House
I created 5 looped montages that interpret the chronological narratives of design, architecture and engineering of the building and using a combination of historical curated images and our own interpretations of key elements of the design and engineering process. The total duration is around 14 minutes, but as they run on loops, the presentation is a synchronous display experience that flows along the full breadth of the wall that winds behind the Visitor Centre.
South Wall, Welcome Centre, Sydney Opera House
Credits:
Director/Editor/Compositor, Sam Doust
3D Artist/Compositor, Reuben Hill

You can watch two of the films below:



South Wall, Welcome Centre, Sydney Opera House

CAD courtesy of FRD Design
CAD courtesy of FRD Design
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Depth Perception


First published September 7th 2013

Detail illustrating the choices in shape, size and degrees of contrast to adequately capture the original form.
Detail illustrating the choices in shape, size and degrees of contrast to adequately capture the original form.

Related to the high aesthetic value placed on an economy of lines in a skillful drawing, I’ve been working on finding a vector-based style that simplifies the high detail of other mediums. The success of the style relies a lot on the subjective cognitive perceptions of depth and detail – the filling in of these qualities by our eyes and brains when confronted with a primitive form. It’s turning out to be a really interesting creative experience.

A favourite photograph of a favourite sculpture, originally part of the eastern pediment of the Parthenon and now residing in the British Museum.

This sculptural element is part of the the oddly named Elgin Marbles, presently resident in the British Museum having been transposed from its original position on the east pediment of the Parthenon. It has always been a real great favorite of mine. (more…)

art, video

The Fine Art of the End Frame


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Anthony Soprano site with ailing Pie-O-My at the the end of episode 5, series 4.
Anthony Soprano sits with ailing Pie-O-My at the the end of episode 5, series 4.

As long form television emerges into a new dominant art form, it tends to glisten with fleeting moments of mastery. And we’re able to replay and still these poetic, semiotic moments on LED edge-lit canvases (TVs) to examine them. This end frame from episode 4 of series 5 of The Sopranos is reminiscent of a painterly masterpiece, and if you’re intimate with the story arc of Anthony Soprano, it’s so full of pathos it justifies the association far beyond the wonderful composition.