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Corporate Values 2016

In early 2016, the Housing Authority launched a new set of corporate values. Rather than a standard “head-to-camera interview” approach to promote them, we opted to do a stop-motion animation. The goal was to create something fun, universal and reusable across many platforms. By focusing on just objects to bring these new values to life, we were able to demonstrate the values in an abstract and interesting way. The use of classic board and card games as props were an instant hit with staff. They loved the playful references, and the Scrabble pieces allowed us to highlight important information in an engaging way. I was involved in the creative direction, including the overall idea development, planning, storyboarding, filming and post-production (editing, sound effects and music). Work completed while employed by the Housing Authority. (Contact Helen for preview password)
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Dance of the Spirits

Dance of the Spirits is a music visualisation created for the “Make a Noise!” showcase event at the Northbridge Piazza. I was one of the local Perth creatives who showcased their work on the big screen on the night. The event was run by the City of Perth, and led by Perth composer and sound designer, Josh Hogan. I composed the music in Ableton Live, and created abstract visuals in After Effects to complement the music. I decided to compose an orchestral track due to my love for film scores. The music was inspired by traditional Chinese and Mongolian music. The song tells the story of a dance between the two main instruments: the cello and the flute. The blood red smoke represents the cello, and the bamboo green smoke represents the flute. Showcased on the big screen at the Northbridge Piazza on 11 December 2015.
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Compass Learning Management System

The Housing Authority changed to a new learning management system called Compass in 2015. As part of the change, we needed a suite of learning resources and promotional material to distribute to staff. We wanted a visual style that was fun, colourful and bold – a huge contrast to the corporate branding staff was used to seeing. The style needed to align with the Compass logo. I was in charge of designing, creating and implementing a consistent visual style across all content, including: A short promotional video/animation for the launch of Compass A series of interactive online tutorials aimed at both learners and managers A series of booklets with step-by-step instructions on how to use the system Work completed while employed by the Housing Authority. (Contact Helen for preview password)
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Soul

Soul is a music visualisation to “Song for Little Sparrow” by Abel Korzeniowski. It was a competition entry to the Screen & Sound Fest 2014, a competition that applauds visual interpretations of symphonic music. Soul is the story of a man’s soul and its journey, from earth to the cosmos, as the man contemplates death on the edge of a building rooftop. Along the way, the soul experiences the desolation and ruins of mankind, escaping into space to avoid chaos, but only to return to earth after seeing the beauty of life. This transformational journey of the soul is matched to the expressive violin solo of the musical piece – its various intonations and rhythms visualized as the “soul” dances across the screen.
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Habitat Animation

An animation about the introduction of a new housing tenancy management system (that was to replace a widely-used but older system). The purpose of the animation was to communicate to staff why we are moving to a new system, and reassure them that different types of support are available. Our aim was to make it fun and easy to understand, with the use of cartoon characters to make the video more accessible, and the use of an analogy to cars in the narrative to make it more relatable to staff. This different approach and style, which was vastly different to the standard corporate video staff are used to seeing, garnered great feedback throughout the organisation. My role in this project was working on the animation, music and sound effects. Work completed while employed by Department of Housing. (Contact Helen for preview password)
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Visualizing Music

A music visualisation research project completed during my Design Honours year. Over the years, artists had delved in the field of visual music using a variety of media and techniques. However, their venture into the digital had seen a shift in focus from the “wonderfully evocative metaphors” found in their works to a physical translation of sound to image. The aim of this research project was to explore the possibilities of creating meaningful music visualizations using generative techniques in digital media. A PDF version of my dissertation is available here (PDF 890kb). The results of my research and experimentation are also compiled into an interactive Adobe Flash package, broken down into five musical modules.  
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