Starting in 2016, I have been teaching mathematics at one of Sydney's oldest independent schools for boys. Along with teaching years seven through to twelve, I also coach football (soccer).
In 2016 Nav Prasad, Steve Lynch, Dave Bloustien and I started the Twin Peaks podcast Damn Fine Commentary. This panel of comedians, writers and super-fans recapped each and every episode of Twin Peaks: The Return.
I was not only a host of the show, but also did the audio production, website, art design and other technical production work.
In 2014 Annabel Crabb, Leigh Sales and I started the podcast Chat 10 Looks 3. With the well-known ABC personalities provided their entertaining banter, I was responsible for creating the website, editing the audio, compiling the show notes and posting the podcast on iTunes.
After enjoying three years of teaching animation at UTS, I decided to deepen my knowledge of education by enrolling in UNSW's Master of Teaching program. The course includes both theoretical and practial elements and has seen me teach business at Barker College and The Scots College as well as mathematics at Sydney Boys High School.
I was asked to design and teach the first year course "3D Animation Fundamentals". Using Maya, the students were taken through a series of increasingly difficult animated shots with an emphasis on good physics and clear staging.
Tapestry is an Australian startup company that allows family members and caregivers to stay connected with the seniors in their lives using safe, simple and secure tablet-based applications.
In my role as community manager, I worked to grow Tapestry's online and offline customer base through social media, live demonstrations, trade shows and community software rollouts.
I also acted as the customer advocate in the roles of testing, gathering marketing requirements and communications.
Our social media campaign gained more than two thousand followers in the first three months, and Tapestry continues to grow its user base and make strategic partnerships in aged-care markets.
I was part of a team that used motion capture and keyframe animation to bring the cast of dancing penguins to life on the big screen.
Shanghai, 1936. Whore of the Orient. Paris of the East.
The most corrupt and decadent city on the planet, where anything can be had or done for the right price. Plaything of Western powers. Boiling pot of Chinese nationalism. Home to the International Police Force, a group of Western cops hopelessly trying to keep the lid on and keep the peace.
Working with incredibly talented martial artists, our motion capture and animation team put together a prototype of the game in a very short amount of time so that a demo could be shown to production companies.
It features the work of various artists, animators, and filmmakers from around the globe. The mixed media flim includes techniques such as puppetry, CGI, hand-drawn animation, illustration, acrylics and claymation, just to name a few.
I contributed a number of shots to the film which were animated in Adobe Flash. Some of my artwork was also featured on the DVD box art and I was interviewed as part of the DVD commentary.
AnimationIdeas.com is a website I started in 2010 to provide information, insight and information to animation fans, students and professionals. Over the course of four years, I've written tens of thousands of words and featured many artists and animators from around the world. We have over eight thousand subscribers.
Ozanimate.com is a blog showcasing Australian animation. I joined the team in 2011 and in that time we have published many in-depth interviews with Aussie artists, including a three-part interview with Leo Baker - animator of the Oscar-award-winning short film The Lost Thing.
I had been an attendee of the Sydney International Animation Festival for a number of years, but it was in 2010 that I first had an opportunity to show my work. My animated short film Underdog: One in a Million screened on opening night as part of the Protoninja short film competition.
The panel covered a broad range of topics, including pitching, getting your animated series commissioned and maintaining your creative vision.
Step Change Marketing were having trouble hiring good people for their advertising agency. They were swamped by applicants who were, to put it bluntly: wankers.
They decided to forego the traditional recruitment channels and approach candidates in a far more direct way. Their message was pretty simple: "Wankers don't work here, so do you want to?"
I'm a Sydney-based podcaster and educator currently teaching mathematics at Newington College. I've also recently completed a Master of Teaching degree at UNSW.
I used to teach animation at the University of Technology Sydney as part of their Bachelor of Design and Master of Animation programs, and taking on a masters degree has given me an opportunity to deepen my knowledge of education and pedagogy.
Before becoming a teacher I was probably most well-known for my work on the animated feature film: Happy Feet Two.