Yesterday a Japanese dance troupe performed on the Gold Coast to thank the Australian people for their quick response to the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami. “We dance and sing to express our gratitude for your support,” their leaflet read.
I did promise to create a spectacular series of animated antique Japanese photographs. And I still plan to complete this project. But in the meantime, I decided to do a quick edit (in Final Cut Pro) that juxtaposes the new and old of Japan. Watch in full-screen mode to properly savour the HD goodness. And […]
When I lived in Japan I’d always enjoy the markets held at the temples. They sold all kinds of weird and wonderful one-off items. Visiting one such market with my cousin in Osaka, we came across this giant box of assorted black and white photographs that was being offloaded at a bargain price. We split […]
I love to hang around people who are passionate about their interests. Julian, or Julz as I always call him, certainly fits into this category. The first time I met him was when he was still at uni and working at a coffee shop. He told me about a Frankenstein coffee machine he created from […]
Like the BeeGees, I went to Humpybong State School. Other kids from neighbouring schools used to employ their sharpest wit and call it Humpy-pong. Ouch! The Humpybong Skate Park would often have the “Humpy” part painted over. “Bong Skate Park”! Can you imagine that? I’ve been working in Tweed Heads since late May last year […]
This entry is a thinly disguised iPhone test post. To be superficial one must mention the weather, correct? Tomorrow I’m hoping to shoot a My Town segment at Chinderah so I’m hoping water won’t continue to fall from the sky. My video camera is like a mogwai and mustn’t get wet. In Japan I remember […]
“Never use the same word twice in a headline.” I received that advice and have tried to stick to it. But I’ll play by my own rules in the DDS*Mediasphere. I’ve avoided taking my video camera outside in the past week because of the inclement weather. I did, however, take it out for some fresh […]
I originally set up this site as an online portfolio to help me get work as a journalist in Australia. But, seeing as I have a job at APN as a “digital online producer”, there’s not such a pressing need for me to showcase my work online. I’ve been thinking revamping my site and having […]