I worked at The University of Melbourne in a group of educational multimedia
professionals that included programmers, graphic designers, photographers
and video production crew. At its best it was a dream job with people
who care about what they do, clients who are sometimes the best in
their fields and the time and resources to develop award winning subjects.
I was employed as a Flash programmer/designer but I did all sorts of things
I project managed the Compound MIcroscopes project to train first year biology students how to use the complex equipment before going into the lab to use the real thing. Delivered with custom video, Flash and integrated into Blackboard, the project was a great success. The team at Melbourne University worked together to make it happen for Professor Dawn Gleeson.
was a fantastic project for Angela Ndalianis and Wendy Haslem from
Unimelb's Communication and Screen Culture Course. We had not much on
at the time so the various elements got plenty of love and attention.
I think it shows. Concept Gavin Leys, Gordon Yau and me. Graphics Gavin
Leys. Score Alex Steves. Animation and extra toys by me.
is a game designed to lighten the very serious business of getting a
postgraduate degree. The subject, Postgraduate Essentials, won a couple
of prestigious educational awards. I'm proud of this little game because
it was my idea, realised with the help of our lovely graphic designer
Judy McCombe. Use the arrow keys to get your degree.
Busters we created this game for the Early Childhood Centre. It attempts
to break down stereotypes by challenging undergraduate students to
question their assumptions. It took us several attempts to come up
with a game that was politically correct while being somewhat fun.
The CD version of the material won a Victorian Multicultural
Excellence in Education award in 2007. Graphics
by Jo Rye
Flash training module gives students the chance to cable a sound system
without crawling around on the floor. It was really challenging to
code but the client loved it. The only problem was the kids liked it
so much he couldn't get them to stop playing with it lol. Graphics
by Gavin Leys
Students attempt to play music at the correct time and volume when prompted by a Director's cue. Graphics and animation
by Gavin Leys
Flash animation, created for an Avian Health subject, shows how the
avian flu virus can be transmitted and spread. I had great fun animating
the chook and the clients loved it. I reckon when you get paid to animate
a chook sneezing, you've made it. Initial
chook by Chris Hanger