Associate Member, Creative Practice and Cultural Economy, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Gregory Ferris is a media ‘construct-ant’ who works across a variety of media environments, including interactive media, Installation and film and video. He’s worked consistently in the industry ever since his first experimental films screened on the ABC in the mid-eighties.
He was Cinematographic Designer and Post Production Supervisor of the installation project Eavesdrop, which was the world’s first panoramic, interactive, multi-linear narrative film, and was presented in installation form at the Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney Festivals. He also was editor, compositor and cinematographer on Conversations, the world’s first 360 degree, stereoscopic, narrative interactive, and was exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum in December, 2004. He’s worked with a number of Australia’s leading visual artists who work with time based media, including Susan Norrie, Julie Rrap, Dennis Del Favero, Merilyn Fairskye, Anne Ferran and most recently Shaun Gladwell.
He’s curated festivals of both film and art for the Art Gallery of NSW, The Biennial of Sydney and FilmWest’s celebration of the Centenary of Film. He’s exhibited both locally and Internationally, including the Berlin Videofest and the Sydney Film Festival. He is currently the convener for microWAVE, FASS’s microbudget filmmaking conference.
He completed his PHD at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia, in 2012.
He’s produced, directed, and edited video-clips for the likes of Machinegun Fellatio, Pauline Pantsdown and her good Friend, Little Johnny, and has created animations and digital effects for other music videos, short films, commercials, and mini-features. He’s also done pre-visualization and consultation work for a number of feature films, including Jane Campion’s Holy Smoke and Hunt Angels.
His DVD project for MGF, To Pussytown and Back was What DVD’s only Australian disc in it’s ‘Top 10 Music DVDs’ for 2003, and was nominated for the Australian Music DVD of the year in 2004, up against Delta Goodrem, Coldplay and Robbie Williams. His enhanced CD-ROM for MGF’s Album ‘Paging Mr Strike’ achieved sales of over 100,000. In 2005 Greg was nominated for best new Australian Blog at the Australian Blog Awards.
He’s worked on a number of film, television and new media productions, notably the two-part documentary series, Buried Alive, based upon the diary entries of the First Fleet, which was screened on the ABC in December 2005. He was cinematographer and editor on the ABC/Screen Australia trans-media project Re-enchantment in 2011.