Damian is an international multi-award winning sound designer and Associate Professor with extensive industry experience in film, television, animation, games, music and immersive media.
Damian's research areas include all aspects of sound design, music technology and immersive media including 360º film and Virtual Reality. Damian explores the use of sound to convey narrative, evoke imagery and push the boundaries of spatialisation.
Damian has been nominated for three Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards, and has worked on several Australian Film Institute (AFI) and Independent Film (IF) Award winning films, as well as winning many Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG) awards. In 2010 Damian was awarded the City of Los Angeles Certificate of Congratulations and in 2002, Damian received the Centenary Medal for Contribution to Australian Culture for his work in the Australian film industry. This was awarded by the Commonwealth of Australia, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.
Damian's feature film work includes: Safe Neighborhood, The LEGO Movie, The Great Gatsby and Happy Feet. Damian has also worked on over 150 episodes of television including the Henson produced US television sci-fi series Farscape. Damian has recorded, mixed, produced and re-mixed for many artists and bands and is credited as recording engineer on several ARIA winning albums including Hi5 (2000 and 2001).
Damian lectures within the School of Communication and Creative Industries, at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. Damian teaches and coordinates subjects in the Bachelor of Creative Art and Design and the Bachelor of Screen and Stage.
The concatenation between Damian's industry practice and research has allowed him to build a portfolio of internationally awarded works. Damian has conducted extensive research in sound design, sound for screen, and he is currently active in research for 360º film, virtual reality and the use of spatial head-tracking sound.
A full list of Damian's research outputs can be found here.