Video bibliography

Videography – partial list

I’ve been making videos since the mid-1990s – there are a lot more than you see here! This list is a work-in-progress that might never actually reach completion. So if you’re looking for something in particular, get in touch.

Independent documentary

Songs for Kate (2013), a documentary following the writing and staging of a chamber opera about Kate Kelly, is available from Ronin Films. See excerpt on YouTube.

Invincible (2015), a short doco, shot on my iPhone 6+, about the campaign to preserve the Tremain flour mill and silos in Bathurst, NSW, Australia. Duration: 5 min. See video on YouTube.

Lost Arts of the 1970s – Interviews, 26 min, 2008. A video installation based on interviews with practitioners and admirers of Hobbytex, macrame, hand weaving, spirography and other home crafts of the 70s. As shown during the Lost Arts of the 1970s art exhibition by Karen Golland, Michelle Stockwell and Tracy Sorensen in February/March 2008. Available from me on DVD.

Lost Arts of the 1970s – Denise’s Day, 5 mins, 2008. A silent video installation made to accompany Karen Golland’s “Manwich” series, a part of the Lost Arts of the 1970s art exhibition at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery February/March 2008. See video on YouTube.

 

Climate Change Goes Bush, 16 min, 2007. Credits: Writer, director, camera, sound, narrator, editor. A documentary based on vox pops recorded at the Managing Landscapes for Climate Change conference organised by Conservation Volunteers Australia and held at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst in January 2007. Broadcast on community television station TVS in November 2007 as part of the WARP TV Show. Copies of the DVD distributed to interviewees. Available from me on DVD.

 

Lost Arts of the 1970s – Part 2: Hobbytex 8 min, 2006. Mockumentary about Hobbytex, the fad that swept a nation. Credits: Writer, director, camera, sound, narrator, editor. Available from me on DVD.

 

The Offending Appendage [details to come]

 

Client-based videos

What Employers Want, 2009, 17 minutes. Client: Central West Youth Transition Service (CYWTS). Credits: Writer, director, camera and sound operator, editor. A DVD for high school students about employability skills. Clips from each section of the video have been uploaded to YouTube, starting with the Introduction.

In SITE Out 2007, 32 minutes, 2007. Client: Arts OutWest Inc. Credits: Writer, director, camera and sound operator, editor, graphic designer. A documentary recording the third biennial three-week temporary and ephemeral art exhibition at the Orange Botanical Gardens (central New South Wales, Australia) in October-November 2007. The video has been loaded on to YouTube and can be seen in short snippets: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7.

For more information contact Arts OutWest on +61 2 6338 4657 or visit www.artsoutwest.org.au.

 Community television group projects

Words on Paper

Words on Paper Ep 1: 3 min + 40 sec, John Merkel and Phil Glen vie for the Norton Anthology of English Literature in a competition to see who can make up the best story based on the last two paragraphs of a book they’ve never read.

Words on Paper Ep 2: 3 min + 40 sec, Meg Ebelt and Fiona Green vie for the Norton Anthology of English Literature in a competition to see who can make up the best story based on the last two paragraphs of a book they’ve never read.

Words on Paper Ep 3: 3 min + 40 sec, John Merkel and Phil Glen vie for the Norton Anthology of English Literature in a competition to see who can make up the best story based on the last two paragraphs of a book they’ve never read.

PMT

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Little Ted Series

Whatever happened to Little Ted? [more details coming]

Little Ted Goes Overboard [more details coming]

Little Ted Goes to the Olympics [more details coming]

Little Ted Goes to Maccas [more details coming]

Home movies

Off to the USA, 15 mins, 2005 Lightly edited footage showing Brian and Yvonne Sorensen all packed up ready to go on their trip to the USA & Europe in 2005. Shows Tracy & Steve minding the house while they’re gone, with scenes of the dogs (Bertie & Sari) playing together. DVD PAL 4:3; also available as .mov file.

In Search of Mathilde 15 mins, 2008. Tracy and Steve’s journey through Frankfurt am Main, Ceske Budejovice, Ceksy Krumlov, Budapest, Krakow, Pila, and Swidwin on the way to Leekow (aka Lekowo or Leckow), the tiny village where Mathilde Busse was born. Mathilde Busse sailed from Hamburg in 1878, bound for Maryborough in Queensland, with her husband Jospeh Schrank and their children. Mathilde is Tracy’s great great grandmother. An excerpt has been posted on YouTube.

Isaac goes through the dog door approx 2 min., 2009. Little Isaac Bostock Carver goes through the dog door.

The story of the charm Brian Sorensen tells the story of the raising of the sunken prawning trawler The Charm in Carnarvon in the early 1970s.

Born on the Central Coast celebrating little Max Patrick Brian!

Rapunzel, 4 mins, 2012. The movie (stills and sound) of a play written and directed by young Zoe on April 21, 2012, as part of the Wanda Does Bathurst delegation from Artwiculate.

Tracy Sorensen – documentary maker, journalist, creative writer