1972-4          Made various super-8 shorts at the VCA and Melbourne Teachers College as well as a 30 minute U-matic video documentary on Fitzroy Vocational Education Centre and a 16mm B&W short (unfinished) with Melbourne University Film Society funding.

1975-77        Attended London International Film School.

Wrote, directed and edited Straight Trees 1976 (B&W 16 mm 18 minutes).

Wrote and directed Another Battleship Potemkin 1976 (B&W 35mm 10 minutes)

1977               Sound recordist and camera assistant on documentary in Switzerland and Germany.

1978               Assistant editor for various companies in London, including The Central Office of Information, British Transport Films and London Weekend Television.

1979               Assistant Editor on The Knowledge (a feature) for Euston Films and BBC Open University programmes.

1980-84        Freelance assistant editor (later editor) for ITV companies throughout the UK, including Thames TV (London) Central TV (Birmingham) Yorkshire TV (Leeds) HTV (Bristol and Cardiff) Southern TV (Southampton and Dover) Anglia TV (Norwich) Tyne Tees TV (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne) Scottish TV (Glasgow) and Ulster TV (Belfast).

Programmes ranged from Thames Television’s prestigious series on the history of Northern Ireland – The Troubles – over ten months on a seven-day week (1980-1) – to children’s programmes such as Magpie (Thames) to daily news, current affairs, religious, local social, agricultural and historical documentaries. For Ulster TV, I edited the three-part series on emergency procedures at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, ‘Trauma’, broadcast on Channel Four in 1983.

Several brief returns to Melbourne.

Wrote, produced, directed and edited – Sophia Loren’s Eyebrows (1980 16mm colour 30 minutes)

Wrote original feature script The Kindly Old Lighthouse Keeper (1981) submitted project to funding bodies including BFI Production Board and Channel Four, unsuccessfully.

Wrote, produced, directed and edited – Scissorman (1982 16mm colour 30 minutes)

Wrote original 30 minute short – Australian Gothic (1982) – submitted to funding bodies etc.

Wrote, produced, directed and edited – Harrier Attack! (1983 16mm colour 26 minutes)

 Wrote feature script Experiencing Difficulties (1984) submitted to funding bodies etc.

1985                   Returned to Melbourne permanently.

Worked as sound editor at Film House, South Melbourne briefly.

Failed to find any other employment in the industry or related teaching.

N.B – I now have a channel on You Tube where digitally remastered versions of Harrier Attack!, Scissorman, Sophia Loren’s Eyebrows, Another Battleship Potemkin and Straight Trees can be viewed.






Posted 24/01/2017 by gerrybellart

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