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Of Ancient Design – UE Short Film Challenge: Production Background

It’s been such a mad rush it’s a bit difficult to recall the exact order of events. Back in July 2020 I entered the Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge Australia. That got me into the free 2 weeks of on-line training delivered by the terrific ANZ Epic Team (Tony, Chris...

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Receiving DVB-T broadcasts and SDR on MacOS

Update July 2020: Check out the comments for newer solutions using Xubuntu and Kaffeine app. The advice provided here is getting a bit old, but may still work with Ubuntu 14.04. For an updated version of MeTV check out the GitHub repository here: https://github.com/Me-TV/Me-TV and latest compiled executables at Bintray...

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Real-Time Cosmological Simulation Visualization for VR

I’m very taken by the possibilities of Voluminous – a real-time volumetric visualization system developed by Drew Whitehouse of the ANU NCI Vizlab in 2011 – I’ve used it myself for a few demos for what-is-possible, as it is so exemplary. It’s a kind of web-front end for Drishti. It...

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Dawn Walk, Hinsby Beach

It was a kind of sulphurous dawn, with bush fires on the peninsular. Remarkable.  

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Astrocinematography Road Trip (2012)

I’ve been commissioned by the Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre of Carnarvon, Western Australia, to produce a fulldome program that illustrates elements of Indigenous Australian astronomy. This will feature visualizations displayed upon a looping program that runs in a walk-in/walk-out 4 metre horizontal dome at the Centre. The exhibition...

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Snowlit Morning

I awoke one morning to freshly fallen snow, all sounds softened, the orange lights hazing through the blue.

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Banff Centre: 2011 Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop

I arrived at the Banff Centre for the 2011 Adventure Fimmakers’ Workshop a couple of nights ago – after a very long flight from Hobart, Tasmania. As I was travelling with Qantas, I guess I was pretty lucky to get away just before the entire airline closed down – but...