25 March 2014

New Screening

'Uber Memoria XIX: Part 1' screening in 'House and Home', curated by Dr Malcom Bywaters, 11 April - 3 May, 2014 Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank.

 

3 February 2014

New work for 2014

From 'Uber Memoria XIX' (2014) screening in 'Make Believe its Nothing', curated by Brie Trenerry and Kieran Boland, MARS Gallery 12 Feb- 9 March, 2014.


22 January 2014

14 January 2014

Almost finished...

I've been filming for a year now so only 3 days of more filming to go this month then production is complete. Here's a pic...


2 February 2013

51 Paintings Test Screening

Courtesy of Scott Knight

51 Paintings private test screening #1
Cinema 1, RMIT University, Melbourne
25.01.13

Test Screening #2 coming soon.

First screening for 2013

Uber Memoria XXI #01, HD video, colour, sound, 1:00 min

















Shaun Wilson
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

8 August 2012

Pozible campaign next week.

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 :)

1 July 2012

Vampire Novel is finished

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 Coming

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.


New Screenings

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
07.07.12
Amfeias Square, Miden, Greece

Uber Memoria XXI #01
VIII Media Art Monographic Show
9th International Imagen Festival
16-20.04.12
Manizales, Columbia

26 May 2012

New Feature Film on its Way...

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

Gothic Memoria Remastered (2008-12)

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

Uber Memoria Remastered (2007-12)

updating the blog very slowly, taking weeks to redo content. Should be a good archive in a few months, Here's some redone Uber, see more on my Vimeo/YT pages.







1 February 2012

New Book: Culture and New Media

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

Uber Memoria XXI (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

The Darklands VFX breakdown #2


I made this second VFX breakdown for my film "The Darklands". The way I figure it, its taken me 4 years to get this far so it should be finished in say 2065. Scroll down this page to view the other material I've done this year.

19 December 2011

My Vampire Projects

Two examples from my vampire films, loads more coming soon. Ive got a great little Christmas short to show the world but not sure if it can be finished in time for the 25th. Scholar-man by day, Spielberg-man by night (I wish...)


5 December 2011

More VFX Videos

Some more promo videos I made for Honeyhouse Films from their DVD Product Profile adverts. Check out the site at honeyhousefilms.com



















28 November 2011

New VFX Videos

Ill be slowly rolling out Vimeo links to all of my video work throughout the next few months but for now, here are some examples of VFX promos I made for Honeyhouse Films. I'll post a lot more as they all come through.

Check out the site at honeyhousefilms.com





16 November 2011

Still Here...

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

The Aliens are Coming

Im making a short film about... aliens  in New York. A bit of fun. Here's a sneak peak.


19 July 2011

The Curse of the Mysterious Dark Vampire





It's finally happening. New film, new story, new characters, new cast. US release 2012. Game on.

5 July 2011

Boom Boom! Phil Phil!

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

Uber Memoria XX

The new Uber Memoria XX has begun, here are the first two (of x100 works in total). I filmed my friend Malcom late this afternoon, prepping the sound next week. These are the 2D versions - another parallel series is being filmed in 3D.


23 May 2011

New Book

Tammy and I are in a new art book published in the US titled "Re-Imagine: New Contemporary Art" released in July 2011. Available through Amazon and good book stores/galleries.


27 April 2011

100 new Optical Flares

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

The Big Three

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

VFX Background Plates

I'm making background plates for a VFX 3D stereo project (the projected screens are 4:3). This shot is comprised of a foreground scene, sky replacement, Photoshoped trees, added DOF masks and some colour grading. I shot the time lapsed clouds on a 550D over my back fence. Have learnt a lot about the VFX process in a stereo space but the hard thing is woking in 8 channels (360 degree view). More images to come, its just taking a long time to complete...

13 March 2011

Studies for Uber memoria XV


I did a 3D shoot at RMIT yesterday using the new Panasonic 3DA1s. A lot of trial and error but here's a sneak peak at a study for the next Uber series. Thanks to Paul (featured), Andrew (DOP) and Stefan (Vroom guy).

26 February 2011

New Lens Flares



I've been making lens flares as extensions for Video Copilot's Optical Flares. Just starting out but hope make a suite of 100 useful flares for all sorts of effects and genres. Go to my page here

9 February 2011

A Far Cry From Nowhere Screens in Berlin



A Far Cry from Nowhere
Parts 1-5
7th Berlin International Director's Lounge
Art House Meinblau, Pfefferberg, Germany
13.02.2011
Weblink

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

Uber Memoria XIII


Still from the forthcoming installation Uber Memoria XII... should be ready by the end of the month.

28 December 2010

The year that was 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

Uber memoria XI Redux

These two pictures show the final output of Uber memoria XI now in 2.40 format (the single channel version) with the complimentary 3D version above. Now I have to go buy some 3D glasses to see what all this stuff looks like. Im calling this Uber memoria XI Redux because Latin seemed to work for Coppola.

15 December 2010

Uber memoria 3D


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.

8 December 2010

New Work






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

VFX Breakdown for Last Man on Earth Preview


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

My Acting Debut


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


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

Uber memoria XIII


Work has begun on the next Uber work, a 21 channel video installation funded by Arts Victoria. Will post more images when they are ready. I've shot most of this on a RED but will delivered at 1080p with some 550D footage combined. A bit of fun, stay tuned...

15 July 2010

My Favorite Matte Painting

Heres another matte painting from the 3rd Darklands trailer. Its one of my favorite ones I've done so far. Am slowly getting over my flu so should be back in work mode in the next few days.

10 July 2010

Arts Victoria grant!

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.