Dr Gregory Ferris is a media 'construct-ant' who works across a variety of media environments, including interactive media, installation, virtual reality and traditional moving image. He's worked consistently in the industry ever since his first experimental films screened on the ABC in the mid-eighties.
He was Cinematographic Designer and Post Production Supervisor of the installation project Eavesdrop, which was the world's first panoramic, interactive, multi-linear narrative film, and was presented in installation form at the Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney Festivals*. He also was editor, compositor and cinematographer on the pioneering ARC funded project Conversations*,the world's first 360-degree virtual reality stereoscopic, narrative interactive, and was exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum. He's worked with a number of Australia's leading visual artists who work with time-based media and installation, including Susan Norrie, Julie Rrap, Dennis Del Favero, Merilyn Fairskye, Anne Ferran, Shaun Gladwell and Lynette Wallworth.
He's produced, directed, and edited video-clips for the likes of Machine Gun Fellatio, Custard, Bernie Hayes and Pauline Pantsdown, and has created animations and digital effects for many music videos, short films, commercials, and mini-features. 'To Pussytown and Back', his DVD for rock band MGF was nominated for Australian Music DVD of the year in 2004.
He's curated festivals of both film and art for the Art Gallery of NSW, The Biennial of Sydney and FilmWest. His work has been exhibited both locally and Internationally, including the Berlin Videofest and the Sydney Film Festival, and he co-produced the feature film ‘The Land’, which won best direction at the Snowdance Film Festival in 2022.
He graduated with a PHD from the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia, in 2013, with his thesis entitled ‘Every time I leave the room: image, time and metadata in off-screen space’.