optikal bloc is an award-winning video projects company based in Brisbane, Queensland, that delivers video technology and services to the arts and entertainment industry. Boasting a folio of projects from some of Australia’s leading arts organisations, the team at optikal bloc prides themselves on a vibrant aesthetic, with particular focus on production objectives, budget, delivery and service.
Spanning theatre, dance, opera, film and television, optikal bloc provides promotional and archival video services for distribution to web platforms, television, cinema and funding bodies; video design services for stage; and video production consultation, planning and technical services.
As Video Designers: shake & stir theatre co: Green Day’s American Idiot, Wuthering Heights (national Australian tour 2016), 1984 (national Australian tour 2014), inschool productions; Ocean Park Hong Kong / Aerial Angels: Cyber Illusion Spectacular; Queensland Theatre Company: Country Song, Gasp!, The Mountaintop; La Boite Theatre Company: Pale Blue Dot; Arts Centre Gold Coast: Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar; Opera Queensland: Candide, La Bohème (projection realisation), FiZZ!, Dirty Apple; Harvest Rain: Hairspray: The Big Fat Arena Spectacular; Queensland Musical Festival: One Hundred and One Years; Empire Theatre: Wicked, April’s Fool (national Australian tour 2012), We Sat in the Dark; Leah Shelton: Terror Australis; Anna McGahan/Melanie Wild/Metro Arts: He’s Seeing Other People Now; The Good Room/Metro Arts: I Should Have Drunk More Champagne; HHO Events for the Canberra Centenary: Seven Sisters Songline.
As Video Producers: Brisbane City Council; Brisbane Marketing; Brisbane Powerhouse; Empire Theatre; Event Cinemas; Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art; Luke Kennedy; Mixtape Theatre Collective; Opera Queensland; Queensland Theatre Company; shake & stir theatre co; the little red company; The Ten Tenors; Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre.
As Technical Service Providers: ArtsLink Queensland; Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas; Caroline Dunphy; Dansing Pty Ltd; Griffith University; Metro Arts; Opera Queensland; Queensland Conservatorium; Redland Arts Council; The Good Room; University of Southern Queensland.
Film: As Editor: Blood Hollow, Tender (QPIX).
Television: As Editor: Big Brother 2013 – 2014 (Endemol Australia / Nine Network)
Darwin Fringe Festival 2017 Golden – Terror Australis
Matilda Award 2016 nomination – Best AV Design – Terror Australis
Adelaide Fringe 2016 – John Chataway Innovation Award – Terror Australis
Gold Matilda Award 2014 – optikal bloc – for projection and video work on Pale Blue Dot, The Mountaintop, Wuthering Heights, Gasp! and 1984
Silver Matilda Award 2014 – Best Technical Design – Pale Blue Dot
Matilda Award 2014 nomination – Best Technical Design – The Mountaintop
2014 Del Arte Chart (with Jason Glenwright) – Pale Blue Dot
Matilda Award 2012 nomination – Best Design – 1984
Finalist for University of Southern Queensland’s Alumni of the Year 2012.