Damian has international multi-awards and extensive industry experience in sound design, film, television, animation, games, music and immersive media including virtual reality and 360º film. Damian explores the use of immersive media and sound to convey narrative, evoke imagery and push the boundaries of spatialisation.
Damian has been nominated for several 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 was the sound designer for one of the Australia’s first room-scale virtual reality projects, War Torn and some of his 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 and he has recorded, mixed, produced and re-mixed for many artists and bands and is credited as recording engineer on several ARIA winning albums.
Damian is currently exploring collaborative opportunities where his vast media production experience brings immersive virtual reality solutions to additional disciplines including education, health and agriculture.
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.