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Michael Hodgson

Michael Hodgson is a sound artist and multimedia producer who specialises in large-scale video installations and live events. His role includes creative design, planning and technical analysis of venues/environments, system design, research into new technologies, co-ordinating with lighting, technology and installation companies and delivering content.

An acclaimed electronic musician with band Pitch Black and video artist, Michael is passionate about the relationship between sound, movement and image. He has a long history of collaborating with artists, choreographers and theatre directors alike. Key collaborators in NZ include his partnership with Paddy Free, dancer/choreographer Shona McCullagh, director/producer Mike Mizrahi.

He recently completed the sound design for Grant Major’s short film Undergrowth, the Inflatable Rugby Ball for Tourism NZ. Last year saw him launch the new Mazda3, with a full immersive AV experience, helping bring the Football world cup to Australia and 3 tours of the USA/UK/Europe with Pitch Black.
2010 sees him developing more AV mapping projects with shows for NZ Design Day, Taupo’s Erupt Festival and NZ Day at the World Expo in Shanghai. 

Samuel Wheeler

2010 "From Grandma to Grandson Exhibition" at Artstation

Awards: Highly Commended Special Effects Make Up Proffessional at Taupo Body Art Festival 2010

Director

•Valley of the Succubus (currently in production)

2009 AV Director for the Tauranga Body Art Show

2008 Actor

•Carnie in Laundry Warrior

•Death Dealer Vampire Guard in Underworld 3

Director

•"Sacred Heart" Short Film

•"Watch This" Short Film

2007-2008Body Artist/Animation Lecturer/Multi-media Artist for Nocturnal Customs

Awards: 2nd Special Effects Creature

Special Commendation Special Effects Mask

New ZealandBody Art Awards 2007

March 2004 – 2005CGI Tutor for FreelanceAnimationSchool

•NZQA content delivery and support

•Curriculum development

•Tutor for 2nd and 3rd year CGI animation

•ACE; Certificate in Impact for Trainers

2001 – 2004Editor/Publication Co-ordinator for Unitec Student Union

•Editor of In Unison magazine

•Directing two In Unison CDs, mastered by Kog Transmissions featuring Del Ray System, Concorde Dawn, Nesian Mystic, One Million Dollars, Tomachi, The Mercenaries etc

1998 – 1999Designer/Mac Operator/Multimedia for LoopMagazine

•Cartoonist/illustrator for In Dah Loop, an entertainment page for Loop Magazine

•Production, advertising, distribution and desktop publishing

•Conceiving and co-directing Loop CD for September issue to coincide with their first coverprice issue featuring Trinity Roots, Shapeshifter, King Kapisi, Bongmaster, House of Downtown, Twinset, 50hz etc

1994 – 1996Animator

Toonz Animation

•Animation and Key clean up artist subcontracting to Walt Disney Television on such shows as Tex Tinstar, Pith Possum, Quack Pack, Timon and Pumba, Redux Riding Hood, Third Pig (only animated episode from Tales from the Crypt)

•Animator for Jungle Fungus "More or Less" Music Video

•Animator for Catflap Studios, Sydney. Australia

•Animator for Flying Fish Studios, Sydney. Australia

Training

•UNITEC; Diploma in Television and Video Production

•UNITEC; Certificate in Television and Video Production

•A.S.A.;Diploma in Fine Art Majoring in Film-Making

•  The NZ Film Academy; Certificate in applied film-making

John Gibson

John Gibson is an award winning feature film composer, nailing the 2008 Qantas Film and Television Award for best feature film score (Vincent Ward’s Rain of the Children). He is also a sound designer, ridiculously talented pianist and musical director.  With over a 100 theatre scores under his belt, themes and scores for television drama and documentary, contemporary dance and theatre, John has an uncanny knack of finding the perfect music or sound solution for any situation. He has worked on the live event soundtracks for Human Agency clients such as Moet and  Schwarzkopf and has often tinkled the ivories at corporate events for Bayley’s. One of NZ’s most experienced composers, John has an awesome range and is able to cover any style. He is also smart enough to have married the most creative of all, the Human Agency's Director and founder Shona McCullagh.

For further information
www.humangarden.co.nz/productions/john_gibson.html

Eden Mulholland

Eden Mulholland is the singer and songwiter for pop group Motocade.Additionally, he has been a prolific composer for the last 10 years, writing multiple genres and styles for Television, Film, Theatre and Contemporary dance works.Eden’s most recent work includes TV 3’s World Kitchen series 1 & 2, music for the Documentary Tama Ma, TV Commercials Chanui Tea, Big Ben Pies and numerous other commercial and corporate projects.  Eden’s work can be striking, subtle, dynamic and he has a reputation for writing music that really hits the nail on the head.

For enquiries regarding any of our composers please contact shona@thehumanagency.co.nz

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