TEACHING INTERNATIONAL MASTER STUDENT

TEACHING INTERNATIONAL MASTER STUDENT

ENGAGING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES PROJECT

ENGAGING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES PROJECT

MOURNING AIR PROJECT

I put together a group of students to enter the Vancouver 48 hour filmmaking competition. We won Best movie and best actress. This was an amazing experience for me as a teacher and as a filmmaker. See above.

 

Universities I have work at :

 
 

INDUSTRY ADVISORS

VICKI-ANNE CRAIGEN
Director: Creative Recruiters
20 + years experience

www.creativerecruiters.com.au

 
 

TIM DYROFF
Creative Director: Resolution Design & VFX
20 + years experience 

www.resolutiondesign.com.au

 
 

STEPHEN VAN ELST
Executive Creative Director - North America : Spinifex Group

18 years experience

www.spinifexgroup.com

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching & Lecturing  

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Monash University : undergraduate and masters
RMIT : masters
Billy Blue College of Design : undergraduate
The Art Institute of Vancouver: undergraduate
Lecturer / Instructor In the Design, Creative Direction and Animation

TEACHING SKILLS
Developing multiple course syllabus
Developing tutorials and lectures
Group teaching in studio classes
Teaching at different levels of knowledge
Teaching pre developed course materials

CLASSES TAUGHT
Art Direction
Studio and Project Management
Motion Graphics
After Effects / Animation Principles
Opening Titles Design Process
Advanced Typography
Graphic Design Portfolio Development
VFX Final Portfolio Delivery
Animation Final Portfolio Delivery
Advanced Photoshop For Print
Dvd Studio Pro
SWEAT

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Managed and mentored a group of students in a short film competition
Designed a project that engaged with small business
Developed and taught an introductory course for high school students

INDUSTRY TEACHING
Training and mentoring young designers and animators
Working with senior designers and animators
to bring out the best of their abilities
Training both young and mature staff with a broad
range of expertise in techniques and processes
Explaining ideas, creative concepts and technical
processes to management and clients

INDUSTRY LECTURER
Federation University Graphic Design / Multimedia 2008

KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Paste-Up, Victorian Regional Design Conference 2010

INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

STUDENT RESOURCE
Master of Motion - Founder : Editor and Curator

ABOUT
Masters of Motion is a non-for-profit website, social media channel, and podcast that provides the world with a insight into the Australian and New Zealand animation industry. Comprising of an online gallery featuring outstanding motion design, animation and visual effects work. Our mission is to celebrate Australia's motion artists and to inspire the next generation of motion designers, animators, visual effects and 3-D artists.

www.mastersofmotion.com.au

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My teaching style is demanding but fair.

- Successful teaching requires passionate and enthusiastic leadership with positive encouragement based learning.

- Students are encouraged to take risks and experiment, as some of the best learning comes from making mistakes.

- It is important to introduce the work practices and behaviour of business into a design course.

- Being balanced in your work/home life allows you to deliver high-quality work over a long period.

- Students are encouraged to think internationally and aim for the top.

COURSE GUIDES AND BRIEF

References