Other Work 2001-2006

This page is dedicated to non-Growing Brain projects in which Alex Scott has been involved. It pays tribute to the community of which he, and Growing Brain are a part.

About Alex  
Miss Heathcote Graphic Design
The Grey Cloud 1st AD, Graphic Design
Introducing Elite Dir, Cam, Editor, DVD
Limbo Survey Data
Worth Production Assist
Monster State Production Manager
To Forge a Chaiinsaw DOP
Senseless Camera
Too Far 1st AD
Addiction Production Assist
Do Our Thing Production Manager
How's Mr Bottlo? Co-writer, Co-Direct
Poor Left Hander Prod, Writer, Dir, Editor
Computer Animation CG Graphics

Alex Scott

This page includes non-Growing Brain works where Alex has been involved. This could be in any number of categories, including Production Assistant, Assistant Director, Production Manager, Camera and Director.

The founder of Growing Brain, Alex has had training in Copyrighting, Producing and Production Management, Art & Design as well as a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Media Arts Major).

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Miss Heathcote

2007, Graphic Design. Lisa Heathcote is a bespoke men's hatter who required a distinctive business card for use with new and existing customers and for promotional events.

The design process involved the creation of a distinctive logo that could easily be reproduced in a range of media. The finished logo incorporated the signature bowler hat, essential to the 'Miss Heathcote' character, and the card aims to illustrate the eclectic tastes and boisterous personality the client wished to portray.

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The Grey Cloud

2007. Super 16mm Film. Short Drama. 7min. Assistant Director. Produced by 3am Studios, and Co-Directed by Matt Peek and Cameron Ford. Tropfest Finalist for 2007, and winner of the Tropfest award for Best Cinematography (2007). For more information on this film, including Growing Brain's graphic design contributions and cast and crew lists, click on the link below.

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Introducing Elite

2006, MiniDV, 10min, Corporate Video, Director, Camera, Editor, DVD Creation

Elite Customer Solutions handles customer service and back office functions for Castrol and BP. This DVD was commissioned for the Castrol conference for Sales Managers in Sep 2006.

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Limbo

2006, SP Betacam . Survey Data. Directed by Nicklas Errson. A VCA visual effects film, 'Limbo' is a story about loss, love and hope - even at the threshold of death.'

*This is a temporary image.

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Worth

2006, Super 16mm, VCA Third Year Short, Production Assistant. Written and directed by Ruby Hamad.

Jasmine is an painter who is launching her first solo show. Everything is going to plan - but all this is about to change due to one unusual painting, and one uninvited guest.

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Monster State

2006, miniDV. Short Film, Production Manager, written and directed by Ash Wilde.

Jennelle Shepherd suffers from panic attacks, she self medicates to keep her self under control, but today Jennelle is going to expose her private world to the public when she suffers a schizophrenic episode.

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Senseless

2006, Theatre, Camera, Senseless’ is an international collaborative script writing process that will be developed into a solo performance. The performance was captured on camera for possible intergration into an interactive online version of the project.

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To Forge a Chainsaw

2006, miniDV. DOP. Directed by Corinne Urrutia, this documentary details the development and production of Daniel Yun's 'Macarbe Opera' film: 'The Chaiinsaw Bride'. The documentary also serves as an exploraton of the rise of the 'Steam Punk' genre.

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Too Far

2004, 16mm, 6min short, comedy, Assistant Director.   A directorial debut for Matthew Peeke, this film went on to screen as one of the top 16 finalists for Tropfest 2005.

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Addiction

2005, miniDV. Production Assistant. The project was to create an action packed trailer to help gain funding and support for a proposed feature film.

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Do our thing

2002, Music Clip, Super16mm, Production Manager. Commissioned to help publicise the work of Paul Kearney, this clip got some play on RAGE.

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How's Mr. Bottlo?

2001, Super16mm, Dramatic Short, Co-Writer, Co-Director.

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Poor Left Hander

2001, mini DV, Experimental Video, Producer, Director, Editor

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1999 Computer Animation Folio

Alex does not currently practice Computer Animation, but he feels that his experience in this area makes him a more versitile director.

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Introducing Elite

2006, MiniDV, 10min, Corporate Video, Director, Camera, Editor, DVD Creation

Elite Customer Solutions handles customer service and back office functions for Castrol and BP. This DVD was commissioned for the Castrol conference for Sales Managers in September 2006.

The DVD aims to provide an overall introduction to Elite, as well as introducing Castrol Sales Managers to the Elite Employees with whom they will be dealing.

With two days pre-production, two days shooting, and three days post. This was a high-pressure project with motion graphics and much colour grading, but one that has been well received by the clients at Elite.

An online version of the video is currently under discussion - to be published on the Elite intranet.

 

Limbo

2006, SP Betacam . Survey Data. Directed by Nicklas Errson. A VCA visual effects film, 'Limbo' is a story about loss, love andhope - even at the threshold of death.

Limbo is in post production as of August 2006, and will be first shown at the VCA student sreenings @ ACMI toward the end of 2006.The image included above is a temporary image, new images and information will be posted as they come to hand.

Survey Data is the process of collecting information that will be useful in post production, particularly in relation to bluescreen and compositing shots.

Reference photography is required to record the environment of the shoot - so that a similar environment can be created inside the computer.

Tracking dots had to be placed, measured and recorded for bluescreen work involving camera motion, so that software can then match the motion of the real camera to the one created in virtual space.

Kate Gregory as Sarah Lane amid a sea of reference dots.

 

'Limbo' Director: Nicklas Ersson

CREDITS
CAST
Sara Lane Kate Gregory
Julie Lane Deanna Smart
Linn Lane Justine Pianko
CREW
Director Nicklas Ersson
Producer Josh Butt
Production Manager Deanne Chiu
1st AD Pete Wells
DOP/Camera Operator Ash Koek
Camera Assistant Monique Lewis
Gaffer Rhett Dashwood
Best Boy Electric Tom Barnes
Production Design Jayson Sutcliffe
Props Jayson Sutcliffe
Continuity John Pace
Grip/Survey Data Alex Scott
Survey Data 2 Garry Young
Sound Recordist Cail Young
Boom Operator Cail Young
Composer Simon Smith
Make Up Shantala Mack
Unit Manager Joy Park
Runner Cheng Vei Cheong
Stills Photographer Nicole Cleary

 

Worth

2006, Super 16mm, VCA Third Year Short, Production Assistant. Written and directed by Ruby Hamad.

Synopsis: Jasmine is an painter who is launching her first solo show. Everything is going to plan - but all this is about to change due to one unusual painting, and one uninvited guest.

Worth is in post production as of August 2006, and is intended for release toward the end of he year as part of the VCA screenings @ ACMI. More information to be posted as it arrives.

CREDITS
- no credits listed at present -

 

Monster State

2006, miniDV. Short Film, Production Manager, written and directed by Ash Wilde.

Synopsis: Jennelle Shepherd suffers from panic attacks, she self medicates to keep her self under control, but today Jennelle is going to expose her private world to the public when she suffers a schizophrenic episode.

CREDITS (may be incomplete)
CAST
Janelle Valerie Duthil
Shane Leigh Farriugia
Mark Blake Onken
Josh Jack Wilde
Josh's Mother Kaela Hilton
Petshop Customer Rose Palmer
Judy Daniella Armstrong
Dale Glen Hubbard
Lisa Jill Lister-Martin
Lukasz Guy Martin
Crippled Woman Jill Lister-Martin
   
CREW
Director Ash Wilde
Production Manager Alex Scott
First AD Jeff Bishop
DOP Daniel Yun
2nd AD Christian Kloukinas
Art Director Jill Lister-Martin
Unit Manager Corinne Urrutia
Continuity Jacinta Palmer
SFX Makeup Dale Bamford
Hair / Makeup Holly Butler
Gaffer Daniel Higgins
Boom & Sound Matt Thomas
First Aid Daniel Yun
Runner Christian Moribito
Runner James Holburn
Clapper Liviu Ionescu
Stills Blake Onken
Script Editor Glen Hubbard
Script Supervisor Ray Moonee
Editor
???
CG VFX
???
Composer
???
Final Sound Mix Ash Wilde

To Forge a Chainsaw

2006, miniDV. DOP. Developed in parrallel with the film 'The Chaiinsaw Bride' for inclusion with the feature DVD.

Synopsis: Directed by Corinne Urrutia, this documentary details the development and production of Daniel Yun's 'Macabre Opera' film: 'The Chaiinsaw Bride'. The documentary also serves as an exploration of the rise of the 'Steam Punk' genre.

Background: Daniel Yun's previous directing credits include 'Dragon Noodle' (2005) and Corrine Urrutia's directing credits include 'Mecha' (2005).

Related Links:

Dragon Noodle Official Website
Chaiinsaw Bride Production Photo Gallery
Chaiinsaw Bride Myspace Page with Trailer
CREDITS
Producer

Corrine Urrutia

Writer Corrine Urrutia
Cinematographer Alex Scott
 

Corrine Urrutia

Director

Corrine Urrutia

Too Far

2004, 16mm, 6min short, comedy, Assistant Director.   A directorial debut for Matthew Peeke, this film went on to screen as one of the top 16 finalists for Tropfest 2005.

Synopsis: Water restrictions are just another type of socio-political repression and this Y2K tragi-comedy explores the sprinkler system at the heart of middle class suburbia. Lots of turf, plenty of garden hose, some casualties.

Biography: Matthew Peek: director/ producer/writer/co-editor.

Peek's influences range from thriller, gangster and horror movies, to comedies such as The Naked Gun and Flying High. Peek began to write a couple of years ago. Three-quarters of the way through a business degree, Peek attended his first Sony Tropfest in 2003, and said to himself: "Hey, I could do that." Reading books and enrolling in crash courses on the craft of screenwriting and directing, Peek worked in a claustrophobic and dull office environment to save money to make Too Far.

CREDITS
Producers

Matthew Peek

Cameron Ford

Writer Matthew Peek
Cinematographer Cameron Ford
Sound Designer Matt Gearing-Thomas
Composer David Gatt
Editors

Cameron Ford

Matthew Peek

Key cast

Gerard Cogley

Jon Richards

Tess Warrener

Phoebe Goodman

Addiction

2005, miniDV. Production Assistant. Addiction is an action packed trailer created to help gain support for a proposed feature film. Both this 'concept short' and the feature length production will be produced by Keep It Reel.

Since 2005, Growing Brain has had close involvement with Keep It Reel in the development of the Addiction project, and there will soon be a Growing Brain project page detailing our work in editing, grading, DVD production and graphic design. The credits list (currently incomplete) will also be updated at this time.

The Addiction concept short, and all it's associated materials were launched at the Keep It Reel and Growing Brain combined event: Screen Machine - and some information is available on the project page for this event. In the meantime, for all other Addiction-related information, visit the official website for Addiction, hosted by Keep It Reel.

CREDITS
Producer Mark Aquilina
Director Mark Aquilina
Director of Photography James Cole

Do Our Thing

2002, Music Clip, Super16mm, Production Manager. Commissioned to help publicise the work of Paul Kearney, this clip got some play on RAGE.

The clip is set in a factory that manufactures 'dance steps'. Paul Kearney (a factory emlpoyee) is given the task of producing the music for the machines. Frustrated by his industrial environment, he decides to produce something special, and the music that results causes the machines to begin producing a torrent of sausage dogs.

CREDITS
Director Al Marczyk
Direcor of Photography Jacob Simkin
Featured Artist Paul Kearney

How's Mr Bottlo?

2001, Super16mm, Dramatic Short, Co-Writer, Co-Director.

This film was completed as part of third year studies at Deakin University. Shot in Super16mm, with cross-processed sections (as in the image above). The film concerns itself with the complex series of relationships between a bottleshop owner and a young man that has befrended him.

When the young man's friends decide to rob the bottleshop, and plan to use his growing friendship with the owner as a key element in the plan, then there are some big decisions that need to be made.

CREDITS
Written By

Daniel Brinsden

  Cameron Ford
  James Harmsworth
  Al Marczyk
  Alex Scott

Joel

Dave Burton

Travis Colin Porter
Shaun Tristan Querol
Paul Jason Wisniowski
Moggy Rhys McAlpine
Celeste Ranie Daw
Bryce Nathan King
Customer Katie-Jean Harding
Directors Al Marczyk
 

Alex Scott

DOP Cameron Ford
Producer James Harmsworth
1st AD Daniel Brinsden
Camera Assist Paul Hughes
Clapper Ingrid Currie
Continuity Katherina Autery
Sound Recordist Peter Szilvester
Boom Swinger Nathan Thomas
Sound Design James Harmsworth
 

Daniel Brinsden

Origional Music Nicholas Buc
Editor Al Marczyk
Story Consultant Nathan King
Script Editors Al Marczyk
 

Alex Scott

Stills Kate Harmsworth
 

Erin Brady

Title Design Deej
Catering Dee Harmsworth
Tech Support Nick Levy - Final Cut Pro
  Pamela Hammond - AAV
  Panavision Australia
 

Colin Savage

Special Thanks  
Carlos Cavalcante & Robert Fruewirth, Malvern Vally Cellers, Intencity - Century City Walk, Liberty Service Station, Graham Brinsden, Francis Treacey, Rachel Wilson, Matthew Kuppe, Michael Green, Nicholas Lawson, Karli Davis, Abi Brooker, Daniel Flood, Stef Adames, Brett Williams, Simon Wilmot

The Poor Left-Hander

2001, mini DV, Experimental Video, Producer, Director, Editor

Based on a choral composition by Nic Buck for Concordis Youth Chior, this video adops an expressive and surreal storytelling style. Utilising a range practical and computer-based effects, the film depitcs a the story in which a young boy is seperated from his hand in a dream. The longer hand and owner are seperated, the more abstract and unreal the hand becomes.

The boy must travel the landscape of his dream in order to find and be reunited with what he has lost.

In order to construct this landscape a wide variety of techneques were used, including many compositing techneques, physical minatures, rear screen projection, photography, styalised lighting and location and studio work. The camera was strapped, carried, pulled and hoisted high into the air, and the final cut was reunited with a new version of the choral work - created, performed and recorded specifically for the film.

CREDITS
Director Alex Scott
Director of Photography Al Marczyk
Music & Lyrics Nic Buck
Music Performed by Concordis
The Left Hander Chris Kaabar
Special Thanks
Andrew Hunter, Glen Bardwell, Simon Wilmott, Francis Treacey, Colin Savage, Rippon Lea Estate, Monsalvat, Graeme Foote, Surry Sculpture Studio, Lemac, Cameron Ford, Deakin University

Computer Animation

Most of this work originates from the late ninties, when Alex was mad keen on computer animation. Whilst his practical skills in this area are now nearly non-existant, these works demonstrate a working familiarity with the medium, together with it's processes and challenges.

In Restoration, Alex made his first forey into combining live action footage and computer gerated imagery in a narrative short.

Whilst not wishing to persue a career in 3D animation, these sequences served as a series of experiments in modelling, texture, colour and dynamic composition.

Still Shots:  
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A four legged platform prepares to ascend... A view from the boarding ramp. An access panel...
 
Air Attack! Robot pauses for attack.  
Shots from a pre-game Space Fighter sequence:
Shots from a Robot Attack Sequence:
 

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