Mr John Reed
Lecturer, Film and Screen; Lab Manager

Phone: 9433 0843

John Reed, film maker, musician, geologist - a broad footprint spanning the Arts and Sciences. Originally from the north east of England, John worked in the Republic of Ireland for two years as a geologist working in the area of mineral exploration. It was during this time that he developed his interest in folk music, a skill which has been a constant theme in his career. He moved with his family to Western Australia to work in the petroleum exploration industry.

After graduating in film making from Edith Cowan University, John has been involved in commercial video production via his production company Geopix. As a musician he works in the acoustic genre playing fine instruments of the mandolin and guitar families. His favourites are an 8 string cittern made in the north of England from Canadian spruce, and a steel string ukulele made in Fremantle. He has played in many line-ups, most notable being his work with Fremantle band Bungarra, singer-songwriter Kavisha Mazzella, and WA bluegrass comedy act Sensitive New Age Cowpersons, of which he was a founding member.

John has been involved in several music video production projects with Chaz Garnett involving Aboriginal communities.  These include documenting activities of the Fitzroy Crossing based Garnduwa Aboriginal Corporation in 2004 and 2005, and the Argyle Diamond Barramundi Concert in 2006.  He is currently developing several TV documentary projects with Notre Dame Communication's lecturer, Ken Kelso, and an international virtual heritage project using the medium of 3D panoramic dome projection in conjunction with the UK based Cornish Mining World Heritage organisation.