We are optikal bloc, an award-winning video projects company, that delivers video design and video marketing services to the arts and entertainment industry.
Based in Brisbane, Australia, and boasting a folio of projects from some of Australia’s leading arts organisations, we pride ourselves on our vibrant aesthetic, focusing on production objectives, budget, delivery and service.
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 onPale 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.
Our credit highlights include:
As Video Designers
shake & stir theatre co: Green Day’s American Idiot (national Australian tour 2018), Wuthering Heights (national Australian tour 2016), 1984 (national Australian tour 2014), inschool productions; Ocean Park Hong Kong / Aerial Angels: Viva Tropicana, 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: Hansel & Gretel, 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.
as Social Video Editor: Big Brother (Endemol Australia / Nine Network)