ABOUT

  • About Us

    We are optikal bloc, an award-winning video projects company, that delivers unique experiences through live performance video design and video marketing.

    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.

  • Credits

    As Video Designers

    Broadway Entertainment Group: Dein Perry's Tap Dogs (international tour 2018/19)

    shake & stir theatre co: Green Day’s American Idiot (Australian national tour 2018), Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox, A Christmas Carol, Wuthering Heights (Australian national tour 2016), 1984 (Australian national 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: Blackrock, Prize Fighter, Pale Blue Dot;

    HOTA: Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar;

    Opera Queensland: Hansel & Gretel, Candide,La Bohème(projection realisation),FiZZ!,Dirty Apple;

    Harvest Rain: The Wizard of Oz Arena Spectacular, Hairspray: The Big Fat Arena Spectacular;

    Queensland Musical Festival: Frank & Fearless, The Night Parrot, Help Is On Its Way, 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: I've Been Meaning To Ask You, I Should Have Drunk More Champagne;

    HHO Events for the Canberra Centenary: Seven Sisters Songline.

    As Video Producers

    We've worked with organisations such as: Brisbane City Council; Brisbane Marketing; Brisbane Powerhouse; Empire Theatre; Event Cinemas; Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art; Metro Arts; Opera Queensland; Queensland Theatre Company; shake & stir theatre co; Sydney Theatre Company; The Good Room and more.

    Television

    as Social Video Editor: Big Brother (Endemol Australia / Nine Network)

  • Awards

    2019

    Australian Production Design Guild nomination for Video Design / Visual Effects for Live Performance or Screen – Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox

    2018

    Matilda Award for Best Video Design – A Christmas Carol

    Matilda Award nomination for Best Video Design – I've Been Meaning To Ask You

    Del Arte Chart Favourite Lighting / Video Design (with Jason Glenwright) – A Christmas Carol

    Absolute Theatre Scottie Awards Best Technical Design (with Jason Glenwright and Chris Perren) -A Christmas Carol

    2017

    Darwin Fringe Festival Golden Croc – Terror Australis

    2016

    Del Arte Chart Favourite Lighting / Video Design (with Matt Marshall) – Green Day's American Idiot

    Matilda Award nomination for Best AV Design – Terror Australis

    Adelaide Fringe– John Chataway Innovation Award –Terror Australis

    2014

    Gold Matilda Award – optikal bloc for projection and video work on Pale Blue Dot, The Mountaintop, Wuthering Heights, Gasp!and1984

    Matilda Award Best Technical Design –Pale Blue Dot

    Matilda Award nomination forBest Technical Design –The Mountaintop

    Del Arte Chart Favourite Lighting / Video Design (with Jason Glenwright) – Pale Blue Dot

    2012

    Matilda Awardnomination for Best Design –1984

ROALD DAHL'S FANTASTIC MR FOX
VIDEO DESIGN FEATURETTE

  • Then there are the TVs – a great wall of black glass, masterfully programmed by media producers optikal bloc to drive the story in innovative, unexpected ways.
    THE COURIER-MAIL ON 1984
  • One of the most visually impressive pieces of theatre I have ever seen.
    STAGE WHISPERS ON ROALD DAHL’S FANTASTIC MR FOX
  • More than anything, however, it serves to showcase the work of optikal bloc, whose projections combine with the staging and soundscape to produce a hyper-reality highlight.
    BLUE CURTAIN BRISBANE ON PALE BLUE DOT
  • Lighting designer Ben Hughes has collaborated with media designers optikal bloc to create something truly transformative, even dreamlike.
    ARTSHUB ON THE MOUNTAINTOP
  • Video projection enhances the detailed set and creates some amazing sequences. 
    ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE ON GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT
  • The use of digital theatre backdrops and holographic projections was breathtaking
    SCENESTR ON A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • A masterpiece of combining live performance with animation
    THE COURIER-MAIL ON ROALD DAHL’S FANTASTIC MR FOX
  • “Video genius... a visual delight”
    ABSOLUTE THEATRE ON ROALD DAHL’S FANTASTIC MR FOX