John Power

Artist, Lecturer and PhD candidate (RMIT University, Melbourne)

Freelance Director/Visualiser.

Specialising in visual spectacle in time-based images

John combines painting, drawing, photography and CGI to make still and moving pictures. As a designer, painter, builder and prop maker, he has worked in: TV, film, museum exhibition, opera, ballet and theatre. He has created digital FX and animation for TV, worked as an art director and director and toured nationally and internationally as a VJ. John’s freelance work sees him consult on a wide range of visualisation concepts and provide design, concept and technical leadership in a range of screen media.  John lectures part time and is also completing a PhD at RMIT University, Melbourne, in the School of Media and Communication.

John’s recent creative practice has been in generative processes for prints, animation and interactive, generative video installation. Exhibition venues and clients over the past 2 years have included: Macedon Ranges Shire Council; Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts centre, RMIT ‘Founders Day’ dinner for the launch of RMIT’s Design Hub; Hamer Hall Riverside Terrace for Mad Heckler and the ‘White Night’ Festival; C3 gallery, Abbotsford convent; Federation Square, for ‘Lights in Winter’ festival; Australian Effects and Animation Festival, Sydney (finalist), ATOM Awards (finalist); Melbourne International Comedy Festival; Crown Towers; Spotlight; Melbourne Design Festival; Deakin University.

Johns technical expertise for staging multi-channel video installations has recently been focused on the use of the Coolux ‘Pandora’ media server and Manager, involving set ups of up to 12 blended projectors, and for large LED arrays.

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