MR Robert Stephenson

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Positions

  • Academic

Research expertise

  • animation (stop-motion,2D,animated installations,kinetic sculptures)
Films as writer/director/animator/producer
2014 -Nightlife- screenings include Australian International Animation Festival, Melbourne International Animation Festival (2015). 2011- Paris Lakess: Screenings include Annecy International Animation Festival , Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (International Competition), Flcikerfest Film Festival. Purchased by SBS.

Distributed by Flickerfest 2011-15 2004-Lucky For Some: Nominated for AFI Best Animation 2004. Screenings include, London Film Festival, Adelaide,Perth, Brisbane and St Kilda Film Festivals, Bristol Animation Festival. AFI Award Nomination.

1995-Chester Slingshot (5 x 1 minute)

1996- Redback : Dendy Award for Best Animation, Sydney Film Festival, 1995. Purchased and distributed internationally and  screened on Comedy Channel Australia.  

1988- Still Flying  AFI Award for Best Animation 1989, Dendy Award for Best Animation, Sydney Film Festival, 1989.

Commercial Projects
TV Commercials from 1989-1997 at Oddball Animation: ( Kraft, Duracell, etc)
Storyboard Artist fro TV Series including, Round the Twist, Thunderstone, The Genie From Down Under and Lift Off.
Storyboard Artist for feature films including, Amy and Irresistible. Children's Animation and Titles for ABC-TV including, Ben and the Alien Invasion. Animator for ACTF/ABC TV series, Lift-Off.

Subject Areas

  • Computer Gaming and Animation
  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)

Available for supervision

Yes.
Currently completing Masters of Film and Television(Research) ; Writing for animation, animation practice; stop motion;2D;mixed media.

Contact Details

Phone Number: 9685 9020
email: rhst@unimelb.edu.au

Exhibitions

Nightlife
Start: Friday, November 21st 2014 End: Friday, November 20th 2015
Audiovisual Bin - Binocular
Start: Sunday, October 26th 2014 End: Saturday, October 25th 2014

Publications

Audio-visual Recordings

STEPHENSON R (2011), Paris Lakes (Animated Short Work), Flicker Fest

Full Written Papers Unrefereed

STEPHENSON R (2015), Animation Interrupted, Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy
STEPHENSON R (2012), Machine Order and Personal Chaos in Writing for Animation, Society for Animation Studies Conference, RMIT University

Minor Recorded Works

ALLEN P, FLETCHER P, FREEMAN N, HOLMES A, JACKSON S, O'KEEFE A, STEPHENSON R (2016), 50⁷
STEPHENSON R (2014), Nightlife
STEPHENSON R, MCCULLOUGH (2007), Raglan, Australian Film Commission
STEPHENSON R (2005), Something Wicked(Skin Dance)
STEPHENSON R (2004), Lucky For Some, i8 Media

Publications of Creative Research

STEPHENSON R, ABBOTT K, FRASER T, FLETCHER P (2015), Introduced Species

Education and Training

  • Master of Film and Television (Research) MFTV(Research) , University of Melbourne, 2017
  • Graduate Diploma of Film and Television (Animation) Grad Dip FTV , Swinburne University of Technology, 1988
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) B.Ed(Sec) , Melbourne College of Advanced Education, 1985

Awards and honours

  • R/Up Best Australian Animation- Brisbane International Animation festival, 2004
  • Redback (animated short), Dendy Award ( Sydney Film Festival), 1996
  • Still Flying (animated short), ATOM Award, 1990
  • Still Flying (animated short), Dendy Award ( Sydney Film Festival), 1989