It’s official – I’m now a fully-fledged PhD candidate. My project has been judged, and deemed worthy. Now, I have two more years (maybe 2.5, if I’m lucky) to pull off a cohesive research project, publish my findings, and – if I play my cards right – level up, and earn the right to put Dr. in front my name.
I recently worked with Dr. Lee Hickey and James Hill on a pilot for a new interview web series ‘Science Over Coffee’. An entirely UQ-based project, I had fun making the intro animation and writing the theme music, because that’s what I do!
Tropical rainforests harbour some of the greatest biodiversity of animals and plants on the planet. Sadly, many of these species are under threat from the activity of one particular species: Homo sapiens. Here’s a lovely short film about La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica, helping to study and conserve species under threat. Features my recent track ‘Never Dying’.
In an attempt to get some more student interest, I developed a short teaser for the UQ course AGRC1040 – Food for a Healthy Planet. Features my script, voice-over, music and animations. Graphics courtesy of freepik.com and flaticon.com.
I’ve been trying my hand at Adobe After Effects and Premiere recently, and this here video is but one example of a few I’ve been trying to churn out for various projects with The University of Queensland. This was a submission for my fellow PhD student Shelby Berg, for the 2015 QANTAS travel grant.
I just had a moment of absolute star-shock. No, I didn’t randomly encounter a celebrity, but I did run into my MATH1040 lecturer from my first year of my science degree.