11 April 2013
26 March 2013
2 February 2013
|Courtesy of Scott Knight|
51 Paintings private test screening #1
Cinema 1, RMIT University, Melbourne
Test Screening #2 coming soon.
|Uber Memoria XXI #01, HD video, colour, sound, 1:00 min|
Uber memoria XXI #01
'Now you see it... now you don't'
Curated by Gioula Papadopoulou & G Dimitrakopoulos
Feb 2, 2013
Miden Videoart Festival Screenings in Chios
Calliope Artspace, Chios, Greece
22 August 2012
8 August 2012
The DVD distribution campaign for 51 Paintings starts next week on Pozible. I need all the help I can get with this one so check out the Facebook Page and twitter feeds for updates. You see everything on my blog as live updates and perhaps a lot of Tam's baby belly as well :)
21 July 2012
1 July 2012
I finished writing my vampire novel this week and its going to be a shocker, trust me when I say it makes 'Silence of the Lambs' look like an episode of 'In the Night Garden'. Available as paperback and ebook soon. Be warned...
22 June 2012
New short film 'Reversal' in 2D and 3D (they're actually separate versions of each other) now in post. p.s: I'm using Rotobrush and Optical Flares in stereo L and R mode (S3D), instant workflow headache but looks great. The flare below is 100% real sun.
|Shaun Wilson, Uber Memoria XXI #03 (2012), HD video (2.40.1), colour, sound, 1:00 min, Composer: Andrew Rostas|
Uber Memoria XXI #01, 03 and #05
File Media Art, FILE 2012
Electronic Language International Festival
16.07.12 - 19.08.12
Ruth Cardoso Cultural Centre, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Uber Memoria XXI #01
Miden Video Art Festival
Amfeias Square, Miden, Greece
Uber Memoria XXI #01
VIII Media Art Monographic Show
9th International Imagen Festival
26 May 2012
After 6 years, my first feature film '51 Paintings' is now in post - working on the sound and cleaning up the VFX. Release will be on DVD this year when I can raise the money for the burn, OFLC certificate, and the EAN. Here's a quick look...
19 April 2012
Have been remastering the Gothic Memoria 1-30 works and they now look great in HD. Am uploading as we speak so expect to see the new works very soon. Rolling out to YT and Vimeo progressively but will flick the live switch once they are all available as a set so you can see everything at once.
7 February 2012
1 February 2012
I'm in a new book titled 'Culture and New Media: 5 Questions by Lev Manovich' by Vito Campanelli and Danilo Capasso. It contains over 60 authors and is available in Italian only (not sure if an English version is at print yet). ISBN:978-88-95869-06-3. CC BY-NC-ND 2.5.
26 January 2012
New Uber Memoria XXI (2012), first of 100 works (x50 S3D, x50 2D) I'll post more as they are finished. This one is screening at the Director's Lounge, Berlin in two weeks and at the Academy Gallery, Launceston from Feb onwards.
30 December 2011
19 December 2011
5 December 2011
28 November 2011
16 November 2011
I've been offline for a while in an intense production period working on my film. Its going to be a long way to go but am revolving on some interesting ideas. I've also been making a 3D short film on the side so when its done I'll post everything on Vimeo. Don't ask me how but I also managed to write a novel called "The Gothic Memorium' which is coming out very soon. There is a new website coming early next year but more on that later on.
31 August 2011
19 July 2011
5 July 2011
My first show in Melbourne for a while, 'Boom Boom' co-ocurated by a good friend of mine Phil Edwards. See the invite below. My old RMIT printmaking teacher Greg Moncrief, perhaps one of the most talented and funniest artists I've ever known, is showing so its pretty special seeing them all again.
10 June 2011
23 May 2011
27 April 2011
I've made a total of 100 (series 1) new free lens flares for use in the Video Copilot Optical Flares program which are incrementally being uploaded onto their site over the next week. The next 100 (series 2) will be crafted especially for use in the new VFX stock videos I'm making for Tammy's business which you'll see a lot of in a few months. Am having so much fun with this I might just make 1000 and call myself Mr Michael Bay!
15 April 2011
Here are the first examples of the study series for Uber memoria XX in 2D, anaglyphic 3D and Stereo 3D. These pick up from the Uber Memoria Proto series back in 2007 with a new body of work that I had originally sketched out and planned but never got around to filming. These were shot on the Fugi W3 and scaled to 2.35 in post. I'm setting up a gallery on Youtube to release all works together for free in all 3 formats. Now this forces me to go out and buy a pair of red/cyan shades!
|Left channel view 2D version|
|Left and Right Channel Anaglyphic format view (Red/Cyan)|
|Left and Right Channel 3D Stereo format view|
6 April 2011
13 March 2011
26 February 2011
9 February 2011
A Far Cry from Nowhere
7th Berlin International Director's Lounge
Art House Meinblau, Pfefferberg, Germany
All 5 parts of the extended 'A Far Cry from Nowhere' (flat version) will screen at the 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge on Feb 13th around midnight (approx). Be prepared to be bored shitless....
16 January 2011
28 December 2010
Well there's a lot of new things coming next year for this funny little blog of mine - a new archive website, new advanced features and blog design, some great film projects and loads of new images. Looking back on it, 2010 was the most productive year I've had to date with over x4 major video installations, x85 single channel works, Arts Victoria money money money, a short film, 8 new short screenplays, one new feature-length screenplay, the first 15 minutes of Darklands, a few journal articles, and 3D versions of all of my major works since 2007. So thanks for dropping by and looking at my stuff. We had over 4000 page views this month alone - don't you people have anything better to do? :) so keep on coming back in 2011, the fun stuff is about to begin... To kick off 2011, I've got a few curated screenings in Berlin then its off to the USA for an exhibition, then a pretty big 3D shoot in February to be filmed at RMIT.
All the best for the New Year, love to everyone - Shaun.
17 December 2010
15 December 2010
I was playing with After Effects today and converted some Uber memoria 1-30 works to 3D. Had a thought, why not go back and have a go at converting the Uber series and installations to 3D as companion pieces? So here are some quick examples... Im presuming if you wear 3D glasses whilst looking online that the effect will work (don't have any myself). p.s the new Uber installation thats almost finished (funded by Arts Victoria) will be in 3D. I see you.
Labels: Shaun video
8 December 2010
Have been busy with a lot of production the past 6 weeks. Last Man on Earth is coming along, the next Uber installation is about to wrap and the Darklands trailers are being handed over for delivery tomorrow. Here's a sneak peak at some new Darkland's footage - shot the first 15 mins of the film using two DSLRs and a greenscreen as a dry run for the real thing. Hope you like them.
13 October 2010
I've been making a lot of weather effects for plate shots recently for the Last Man on Earth works and the Darklands trailer redo. Here is a before and after breakdown using RED footage and a sky replacement using material I shot last month. Its a 2K timeline in After Effects; the snow was made in particular. From here I'll post more shots as they come through of the composited elements that will go into the beach both in the water and on the sand.
7 October 2010
Oh yes, I'm the lead actor in a new short film coming out soon titled The Vampire Monologues. Here's a sneak peak at what can only be said as the greenscreen curtain being more convincing than the acting. Thanks to the Dream Team for crewing for me, only the best. We filmed it on the JVC 201 at 720p with a 35mm ZF prime lens. The next two shorts Stake and Ear are to follow soon and gaurenteed to be even worse. I'll be in my trailer if you need me.
12 September 2010
Last Man on Earth is the companion piece for the next Uber series staring... me! It's about a quarter finished but was shot on a RED for the epic wide shots and the rest to be filmed in two weeks will be shot on a 550D. I'm starting to get into filming works partially on a RED then back fill on a DSLR - hey, its cheaper:) This work will lead directly into pioneering a workflow that can shoot Saturn Rising when I can get a hold of a RED again, theres just nothing that can come close to 4K. P.S - Tammy is starting a VFX business on line selling stock and CG media, some great products to come...
11 September 2010
15 July 2010
10 July 2010
I got another Arts Victoria grant this week to make the next Uber Memoria installation (21 channels). All of us have flu at home so no time to celebrate yet. It will be shot of a RED during (I think) September and filming a lot of greenscreen shots on the large soundstage I hired the Darklands trailer. Will post more when I'm back on board.
3 July 2010
Here's a still from the third and final Darklands trailer in progress. For those tech heads out there I'm working on a super anamorphic 2K timeline with 4K footage in AE. Should have all three done very soon. Thanks to all the emails over the last two weeks about the films, its going to be an exciting time. And if anyone wants to give me $45,000aud (100% tax credit) then let me know so I can complete stage 2!
25 June 2010
We did some test shooting today using a 5D and a HD201 in the studio. We had never used the Canon before so it yielded some interesting results when comparing 720P and the 35mm sensor images. While the 5D is certainly no RED, it does have a lot of advantages in post workflows and comes up with a great looking image. The before and after pics are of Cat, they're a bit rough but will tweak more in AE to correct a few mistakes in the spill etc and lively the image up a bit. Thanks to everyone today who made it possible!
23 June 2010
The Darklands trailers are still in progress as you can see above. Had a few tech issues with a 4K red timeline on my old mac that can just handle a 720 HDV workflow! (work out the spec maths here), not to mention learning advanced AE on the go (and the multitude of mistakes), still plugging away but very close to finishing soon. Its going to be worth the wait when its all done.