A common thread through all film and
my own explorations in particular, has been a fascination with
stories written by culture and the basic spectacle of the interaction
of motion and sound.
consistently also been interested in creating sound and image
as quickly and cheaply as possible, coming from the junk collecting/
reworking/ do it yourself sensibility.
habit of working fast also comes from an interest in attempting
to capture, emulate, stimulate the speed at which our waking and
dreaming selves make connections and associations.
Fletcher, May 2004.
Loop (1979, indefinite duration, Super 8 film loop / cassette
Around the World (1979, indefinite duration, Super 8 film
loop, slides, cassette sound)
(1979, 25 mins, Super8, cassette sound)
Clifton St Box Hill (1980, 12 mins, Super 8, sound)
(1980, 4 mins, Super 8, hand colored and scratched)
Visit (1980, 3 mins, Super 8)
(1981, 10 mins, Super 8)
Comes To Australia (1981, 22 mins, Super 8)
Shoot Werewolves Don’t They
Mutants - Sci-Fi Musical (1982, 11 mins, Super 8)
Ann (1982, 10 mins, Super 8)
Film (1982, 30 mins, Super 8 + Slides)
Dog Elvis (1983, 2 mins, Super 8)
Werewolves Don't They (1983, 10 mins, Super 8)
(1983, 10 mins, Super 8)
The Mysterious and The Unexplained (1983, 22 mins, U-Matic
Mixers (1985, 30 mins, Super 8)
This Space (1991, 22 mins, 16mm)
Turtle (1992, 10 mins, Digital +VHS)
and the Tecno Bunnies (1993, 3 mins, Digital/Video)
in Realville (1994, 10 mins, Super 8 + Digital/Video)
Shopper (1995, 10 mins, Digital + SP-Betacam)
(2002, 6 mins, DVD)
(2003, 5 mins, DVD)
(2003, 2 mins, DVD)
from the fractal lagoon (2003, 2 mins, DVD)
Retort (2004, 5 mins, DVD)
(2004, 3 mins, DVD)
(2005, 3 mins, DVD)
Days (2005, 6 mins, DVD)
(2005, 5 mins, DVD)
(2006, 6 mins, DVD)
(2007, 5 mins, DVD)
Dust (2008, 7 mins, DVD)
Insectaesthesia (2009, 4 mins, DVD, Betacam Sp & Digital)
The Isle of Insectaesthesia
The Isle of Insectaesthesia (2010, 5 mins).
The small island of Insectaesthesia supports 10% of the world's species, many of which occur nowhere else and all of
which have their own unique perception of the world.
If you live on an island, or in fact, you are your own island, this film is for you! An abstract virtual nature observational documentary.
Time Ripples In Sense World (2011, 7 mins)
Sense implies its opposite. You are here. Enjoy the spectacle
before the inevitable farewells and next departure.
Ocean Forest (2011, 7 mins, 40 secs)
An exploration and evocation of the feelings of awe, terror
and wonder created by geographical and psychological
Ecstatic Mould (2013, 6 mins, 23 secs)
A roiling, surging wall of colour and densely
packed imagery. Perhaps the most colourful
and technically complex of Fletcher’s films to
date. (Malcolm Turner – MIAF Catalogue)
Pop Pyschology (2014, 5 mins)
DVD Digital Visual Music
Junctions, Gaps and Diffusion.
Taking its name from the popularisation of science and psychology, this film takes license with ideas from neuroscience of communication between neurons carried by synapses..or something like that. A lively blast of attention grabbing sound and image synchresis, in-the-moment imagined neuron firing and receiving, rapid multi-layered, parrallel processing, split second pulses and flows.
Simple Cellular (2014, 7 mins)
An audiovisual composition, a gentle immersion in networks of intertwining dynamic flux and rapidly cycling patterns, complex textures and motion built from
permutations and increasing populations or duplication of simple units of cell-like circles and lines.
Uses sequences of sound built up in layers, some edited in realtime improvisation, some tradtionally, compositing, and simultaneous synthesis of sound and
GRID LIFE 2014
Shimmering, evolution and deconstruction produced as part of the research project Reconstructing the Familiar that is based on collaborative inter-disciplinary exchange and translation between music and animation by Mark Pollard and Paul Fletcher.
With Every Beat of its Wing 3:35 2014
Sonic and motion ripples, vibrations of light and air.
A collaborative audiovisual composition created in response to analysis of butterfly flight and wing patterns and movments observed in high speed footage and by the artists eye at the Royal Melbourne Zoo's Butterfly House.
City Symphony Noise Poem
City Symphony Noise Poem A city as a symphony. A poem of noise. A musical narrative.
A city that you live in but can never travel to. A city of connections and exchanges of collective and individual consciousness.
MIAF 2015, Old FireStation 2014
(Live Performance Version)
Why Abstract Animation Matters
Presented at RENDER 2014 Conference online at
Organic Chaos 2015 variable Duration 8 – 30 minutes
Live video improvisation recording based on a set of sound and video cycles and layers dynamically chosen, mixed, pitched and sequenced in realtime-first performed at The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine as part of the Fringe Festival March 16, 2015. In the live performance set up junk percussion is played and the sound from this also affects some of the layers and loops to create specific visualisations of sound with distortions color and timing or sequence changes.
Introduced Species 2015 Abbot, Dollman, Fletcher, Fraser, Stephenson.
Introduced Species: Symphony no.2 (excerpts from movements 2 & 3)
Composer: Katy Abbott
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Dollman
Animation in response to the music score and oceanic environmental issues.
We notice Raindrops as they fall...
We notice Raindrops as they fall... August 2015
Premiered at Sound Islands Festival Singapore August 2015
An extreme slowing of time to create a new experience and imagined observation of individual falling droplets of rain. Falling spherical shapes, generative patterns and interactions become to represent a calming mood and reflections that can be interpreted as many forms of organic phenomena and energy.
Collaborative Audiovisual Composition
Paul Fletcher & Mark Pollard
A sound recording of rain on pavement was slowed by about 40 times and resynthesized to a 5 tone microtonal scale with celeste and vibraphone sampled custom digital instrument(in Metasynth)- from this new audio source material Mark selected a pattern he thought had composition promise.Mark composed the final music composition through extensive micro editing and larger scale additive compositional strategies.(Logic Pro) Visually the animation started with a macro photo of droplets of frost melting on a spherical like spider web. The photo was digitally processed and animated and also reconstructed and extended into other imagined forms and patterns in digital 3d and 2d Animation methods.
Supported by VCA & MCM University of Melbourne
We Notice Raindrops as they fall- 2015
first performed live at ADM NTU see https://vimeo.com/137206555 , video layering sequencing and effects with surround mixing of sound layers
and the Tecno Bunnies
St.Kilda Film Festival
Melbourne Fringe Film Festival
Okomedia Festival Ecological Films - Freiburg, Germany
St.Kilda Film Festival
Australian National Cinematheque Retrospective Program
2004 Microcinema Touring Program "Independent Exposure 2004"
2005 Microcinema Screening Program "Animated Exposure 2005"
2005 Darwin International Film Festival - awarded Best Experimental
Australian Short Film
2005 Allans Walk Artist Run Space June 2005
from Hidden Creatures exhibition
St Kilda Film Festival 2006
in competition in Prix Ars Electronica 2006
short film and interactive performance using the Hover VideoVac,
Bendigo Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival
Amsterdam Film Experience 2007
St Kilda Film Festival 2008
& in competition in Prix Ars Electronica 2008
Melbourne International Animation Festival 2009
Live Cinema version at Castlemaine State Festival March 09
The Isle of Insectaesthesia
MIAF_ Melbourne International Animation Festival
London International Animation Festival
Time Ripples In Sense World
Screened at MIAF (ACMI Cinemas)
and LIAF (Barbican).
Screened at Sardinia Film Festival Italy,
Official Selection at LEDEN Intl Short Film Experience
MIAF 2014, Ars Electronica Linz Austria ,Brainwash USA
Rejkavik Visual Music Festival and MIAF PuntoYRaya Highlights 2015.
Animation in the Classroom - Applications and inspiration
Year 2010 distrib. ARTFILMS
Length 16 mins
Video-Animation & Sound Art - Paul Fletcher
Length 75 mins
Live and Installed by Paul Fletcher
A collection of short films exploring new contexts and
forms for animation, including; ambient animation,
animated light sculpture, virtual sculpture, custom
made audiovisual instruments and modified
domestic devices, outdoor exhibitions and gallery
installations and live semi-improvised modular film
The DVD + CD-ROM set includes a PDF booklet
presenting extensive stills of gallery and public
installations and live performance set ups
Length 63 mins
Departures, Delays and Returns
New Film Work that creates a fusion of the creative
fields of animation, abstract film, visual music, sound
art, video art and visual poetry.
Length 40 mins
GRIDLIFE (2013) 1:28
Collaborative Audiovisual Composition with Mark Pollard
Screened at Loop Melbourne February 2014
Potter Musuem of Art November 2013
Reykjavik Visual Music and
PuntoYraya Festival Iceland January 2014
Tsuzuki Comes To Australia
construction of film language . all headaches should be like this."
New Music Magazine No.2 1980 Philip Brophy.
Number 11 Clifton St and Dolls Fletcher works within
a narrative mode, constructing microcsomic worlds . in a sense
one could say that these films have a strange connection to the
works of Jules Verne and Lewis Carroll." Art and Text No.3
Rolando Caputo 1981
"To his usual
festival of effects affects: cartoon stylistics, multi-layered
media references, mad leaps in tone and register, narrative position,
Elephant adds a melancholy and a sensuality." Notes
for "The Adrian Martin Selection", Fringe Network screenings,
1986, Adrian Martin.
Lake Qualm, Shed Film and Dreamlake can be
found at Microcinema
is a member of the contemporary arts group Punctum.
sound and sculpture installation 2007
of Dust web page
Soundtracks and other music:
Digital Compost on SoundCloud
Moving Image Narrative on SoundCloud
Animated Image and Sound
Paul Fletcher, November 2015.
Paul Fletcher's website - DIGITAL COMPOST
to Melbourne independent filmmakers index page