Finished film!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I’m very proud and excited to present you my short film, ‘Namahey’, that I produced after being awarded the Fuji Xerox Australia Sustainable Art Award and grant through CAPO Capital Arts Patron Organisation.

Every aspect of this film was made using only 100% recyclable materials, such as the puppets which are made from toilet rolls!

This film was created to help raise awareness about how much waste we throw away everyday and how valuable those ‘waste’ materials are. There is so much life and beauty in everything around us, so next time you throw out that cardboard box – think about reusing, upcycling and reducing the amount of waste that is destroying our Earth.

Special thanks to Ainslie & Gorman House Arts Centres who have provided me with a temporary studio space through “The Project Space” in which I produced part of this film.

Behind the scenes in drawings

Monday, September 29, 2014

While I’ve been working on my short film ‘Namahey’ sponsored by CAPO, I’ve simultaneously been working on a personal project where I make a drawing that captures a moment of my day, everyday. Instead of showing you some behind the scenes videos or photos, I thought it would be nice to show you some behind the scenes through my drawings!

To see more of my drawings that I create everyday, visit: mariannemettes.tumblr.com

Filming sustainability short film

Thursday, September 18, 2014

After a long process of pre-production, music composition, set-design and rehearsing I’m finally filming my sustainability project that was funded by CAPO Capital Arts Patron Organisation through the Fuji Xerox Australia Sustainable Art Award.

The video will be published online in the next couple of weeks, until then – here’s a sneak peak!

Making a green screen

Monday, February 3, 2014

After using a green screen constantly during my work teaching in the USA, I finally decided it was time to finish my own green screen. I will be using this green screen for filming short puppet films in my own practice, and also for client work and workshops. As you can see, a green screen comes in handy when you need to make an object appear like it’s in a different environment in post production (either for photos or videos).

As you can see here….

Green screen test

Green screen test

I have a few works in the making at the moment and I’ll post some videos when they are ready. For now, here are a few stills (without the green background replaced).

Sustainability project - currently in production

Sustainability project - currently in production

Winning sustainability award

Monday, November 25, 2013

I’m very pleased to announce I have won the Fuji Xerox Australia Sustainable Art Award at this year’s CAPO 30 Auction Evening. The money from the award will go towards materials with which I plan to create works of marionettes created from toilet rolls coupled with original music. Through this work I hope to promote up-cycling, renewable energies and caring for our earth.

Image courtesy of CAPO

Image courtesy of CAPO


Prototype of 'toilet roll marionette'

Prototype of 'toilet roll marionette'