MR Peter Allen

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Positions

  • Academic

Research expertise

  • Digital Visual Effects (Visual Effects, cgi, computer graphics)
  • Pop Culture (Film and Television) (popular culture, sci fi, horror, superheroes)
  • Short Film Production (Visual Effects, Animation, Digital Imaging)
  • Traditional (in-camera) Visual and Special Effects Techniques (Special Effects, Mattes, Film history, Glass painting)
Peter Allen is an award winning filmmaker and educator with a specific interest in animation, visual effects, and early film history. Peter's professional experience as a visual effects artist/animator informs his current research into practical effects for digital filmmaking, specifically adapting techniques developed in the early days of the motion picture industry for use in contemporary, low-budget digital filmmaking. Peter has served as a regular jury member for the annual ATOM awards and from 2014-2016 also  for the prestigious AACTA awards in the categories of children's television and visual effects.

Subject Areas

  • Film and Television

Contact Details

Phone Number: +61 3 90353010
email: peter.allen@unimelb.edu.au

Publications

Major Recorded Works

ALLEN P (2011), Tentaklees, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
ALLEN P (2010), The Cockerels Egg, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
ALLEN P (2009), Flip, Fonetik Films

Other Refereed Contribution to Refereed Journals

ALLEN P (2013), Tell Us A Story, Australian Screen Education, Vol 72, Issue Summer

Audio-visual Recordings

ALLEN P (2014), Childhood

Research Book Chapters

ALLEN P (2016), Reevaluating "The Robots Of Death": An Interview With Michael Briant. In GIANNINI E (Eds.), New Worlds, Terrifying Monsters, Impossible Things: Exploring the Contents and Contexts of Doctor Who

Full Written Papers Unrefereed

ALLEN P (2016), Reevaluating The Robots of Death (Depictions of Diversity in Doctor Who), Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Journal Articles Refereed

ALLEN P (2016), Practical Effects for the Digital World, Vol 83, Issue Spring
ALLEN P (2015), From Classroom to Cannes; Getting Your Short Film Into Festivals., Vol 1, Issue 77

Minor Recorded Works

ALLEN P, FLETCHER P, FREEMAN N, HOLMES A, JACKSON S, O'KEEFE A, STEPHENSON R (2016), 50⁷

Education and Training

  • ARTS MART , Deakin University, 2007
  • ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING CERT , Homesglen TAFE, 2002
  • ART STUDIES ADA , Tasmanian Institute of Technology, 1993

Awards and honours

  • Judges Commendation, 'The Cockerels Egg', Melbourne International Animation Festival, 2010
  • Audience Award, 'Flip', Circuito Off Short Film Festival, Venice, 2009
  • Finalist, Teacher's Award, Australian Teachers Of Media (ATOM), 2008
Recipient of a Film Victoria Travel Grant in 2009 to attend SIGGRAPH Asia (Yokohama, Japan)