Markus Stone

Where I'm coming from

It all started at the Victorian College of the Arts when I wrote the music and lyrics for a short musical entitled 'Titsiana Booberini' that then went on to make a splash at a number of international film festivals, including Sundance and Aspen. The film was optioned by Miramax launching the career of Director Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde) while I worked on the feature version of the same film, which lead to a deal with Festival / Mushroom music publishing.

While continuing to score, I also moved into directing TV commercials, children's drama (Short-Cuts, winner of AFI award for best children's TV series) and a documentary for 'Walking with Dinosaurs; the Arena Spectacular'. A herculean effort, it took a year as a solo film-maker to create a feature-length documentary of sufficient quality that it screened internationally in all major territories on free-to-air TV.

I then developed an interest in 3D film-making, taking up a position as Head of Production for Inition Asia Pacific several years before Avatar landed on our screens. In that time, I worked with cult horror director Brian Yuzna on Indonesia's first 3D production, (which won 'Best Film' at the 3D Stereo Media Film Festival). I was also Lead Stereographer on Australia's first 3D broadcast (Foxtel's Socceroos vs the All-blacks at the MCG) as well as working on the world's first broadcast to a domestic 3D television with 'Keane: Live at Abbey Road'. That lead to 'Bait 3D', Australia's most successful film of 2012, which was a disaster film shot on the Gold Coast and in China, where I found myself again several years later working with Legendary Kung Fu Director Hark Tsui on 'Detective Dee: the rise of the Sea Dragon'. As one of the few underwater stereographers in the world I also found myself working on natural history projects on the coral sea, one of which sold footage to James Cameron's 'Challenger Deep' documentary about the Mariana Trench. While at Inition, I also brokered a deal with Live3D! to produce live 3D streams of the 2011 Rugby World Cup to audiences around the world as 3D Technical Producer.

After the rush of international 3D production, I realised my true joy lay in helping people in a more direct way, and I started working in corporate communications. By helping people tell their stories while deploying and developing the entire raft of skills I have learned along the way I discovered the joy of working in an end-to end production process that I can control and customise to clients needs.

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