Conventions of Experimental/Underground Cinema
USQ StaffB BLOCK Room 435(Sky Bridge) & ONLINE
Dr Daryl Sparkes
Dr Daryl Sparkes is a Senior Lecturer on the Springfield Campus. He has been teaching at USQ for the past 20 years. Before that Daryl worked in News for Channel 10, as a Documentary film maker on the Channel 7 series “The World Around Us’ for 6 years, as a Children’s Television Producer for Network 7 in Sydney and has made numerous documentaries for Networks 9, 7, ABC, Foxtel and SBS. A number of his films have won international and national awards and have been screened at the Toronto Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.
Dr Leonie Jones
Leonie teaches in areas of cinematic language, scriptwriting and pre-production development and management across narrative, documentary, experimental and interactive film at USQ. Leonie is an active writer and director of documentary and narrative films. She is an active oral historian. Leonie’s practice is situated in post-conflict storytelling. Some of her projects include feature documentaries: The Battle of Milne Bay ’42, The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral (Fox History Channel, winner best sound OZ Flicks 2018); Long Tan: The Soldier’s Story (SBS & History Channel). Feature and short films include: Panic, The Unquiet, Gone Fishing (final 10 long-listed shorts for the 2009 Academy Awards). Interactive Documentary 26 days: The Battle of Coral Balmoral.
Mr James Miller
James Miller is a post-production guru who teaches editing and post at USQ. The rest of his time he devotes to film making, predominantly with a focus on post production but serving in a wide variety of roles. He’s made several thousand corporate promos, around 1200 TV commercials, dozens of short films, a handful of features and a bunch of internationally broadcast documentaries as well as deeply nerdy side projects involving Photogrammetry, motion capture and virtual production techniques. His client list is long and varied, counting among it the BBC, ABC, Foxtel, Channel 7, 9 and 10 and many many more.
Mr Simon Van Der Spoel
Simon is USQ’s lecturer in Cinematography. Before that he was with Channel 7 as a Commercial Producer and Channel 9 News for 14 years. He has made over 300 promos, billboards, and TV Commercials per year, as well as produce and direct 6 half hour TV shows, as well as news broadcasts statewide and nationally. Career highlights have been producing and directing a documentary on WWII Spitfires with Bud Tingwell, broadcast on The History Channel.
Dr Chris Carter
Chris has recently started at USQ as a Senior Lecturer. Before that he was at USC and Head of School – Film, Television and Animation at QUT. Chris has wide experience in animation, games and visual effects as well as virtual and augmented reality, especially for use in film and animation.