Ms Catherine Payne
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School of Design Communication and IT
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Cathie joined the Communications team at the School of DCIT in 2008. A Master’s by research graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, Cathie is a multi-award new media producer with over fifteen years experience producing video, sound, interactive media, games, documentary, web, broadband and animation work. Cathie’s documentaries have been screened at film and video festivals in New York, London and Belgium and her sound work has been broadcast on Radio National, triple j and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. From 1996–2004 Cathie worked with the Australian Museum Multimedia Unit writing, producing and directing over 50 digital media works for national and international travelling exhibitions of specialist scientific and cultural content.
While at the Australian Museum, Cathie also produced and directed the award winning Keeping Culture interactive documentary CDROM (NSW Heritage Award) for Aboriginal Outreach, as well as the museums corporate video Future Visions (United States Film & Video Festival silver medal) and the Indigenous Australians: Australia’s First Peoples interactives (NSW Premiers Award 1997). Her recent short documentaries, Shared History: Stories of the Pacific Collection have been screened at the 28th Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival in New York and the 11th London Australian Film Festival and Rediscovering Aboriginal Wollemi, has been screened at the 9th Kineon International Archaeological Film Festival.
In 2006 to 2008 she worked as lead producer with ABC Science Online www.abc.net.au/science and produced the ABC broadband documentary site Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil www.abc.net.au/crude and also worked as executive producer of ABC Kids Online www.abc.net.au/kids and www.abc.net.au/rollermache. Her writing has been published in various Australian journals and she has worked as a researcher/writer in communications at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum and AFTRS. Cathie lectures in media production, documentary, digital video and cross-media practice and has taught at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Technology Sydney and AFTRS. She is currently working on a documentary and research toward a PhD called 'Cinematic Topologies: Mapping shifts in nature, thought and mind'.
- Master of Arts, University of Technology Sydney, 1995
- Bachelor of Education (Art), Newcastle College of Advanced Education, 1983
- Archaelology and climate science
- Cross-media practices
- Digital media and digital cinema histories
- Documentary and documentary hybrids
- Film, Television and Digital Media
- Museum and cultural heritage
- Philosophies of cinema
- Philosophies of science
- Screenwriting and composing practices
Cathie's research interest is in the meeting place between the philosophies of cinema, science and media arts. Her research includes theoretical work about cinema as archaeology and as site for multitextual convergence between mechanical, electronic and digital media; as well as applied research, with significant contributions through media projects to the communication of contemporary climate science and cultural heritage, produced for the Australian Museum and ABC Science. Her theoretical work investigates shifts in the materiality of cinema with the fusion of electronic and digital images and sounds, and their affect on perceptions of time, space and memory. Her research draws on interdisciplinary methods to re-approach cinema from the 1960s to the present. Her work includes analysis of Michelangelo Antonioni’s trilogy of the sixties, Andrei Tarkovsky’s works of memory and conscience in the1960-70s, and looks at the introduction of electronic, digital and high-definition images and sounds in the films of Chris Marker, Ridley Scott, Wim Wenders and Peter Greenaway in the 1980-90s. Current research work investigates screenwriting and composing practices, the emergence of micronarratives, and contemporary articulations of nature, thought and mind in digital media and cinema with a focus on the work of Robert Cahen, Terrence Malick and Errol Morris.
Fields of Research
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Key managerial and administrative positions held in cultural institutions in Australia include:
- Executive Producer, ABC Kids Online in ABC Multiplatform TV (Contract)
- Lead Senior Producer, ABC Science Online, 2006-2007 (Contract)
- Manager, Multimedia Unit, Australian Museum 1996-2004
Consultancy & Project Management
- Project Manager in Film, Television & Digital Media at AFTRS, 2006
This work included consultancy and development of:
- AFTRS National Flexible Delivery Business Case 2006,
- AFTRS National Curriculum Conference 2005 & 2006,
- AFTRS Five Year National Curriculum Plan,
- AFTRS international benchmarking and quality assurance for AUQA
- AFTRS Industry Advisory Board
- Consultancies for national and international educational and commercial media projects and exhibitions for Australian Museum Business Services (AMBS Consulting)1997-2004
Collections and curatorial
- Researcher/Assistant Curator, Communications, Museum of Science and Technology and Powerhouse Museum, 1991-1992
- Vice President, Board of Directors, Electronic Media Arts, Australia which included selection, and organisation of a program of international video works with the Australian International Video Festival Director for The 5th Australian Video Festival. --Events included the Australian Video Touring Exhibition, ‘Video Visions’ Installations by International Video Artists, AGNSW and the Australian Video Component for 4th Berlin Video Festival.
- Media production
- Media project
- Screen and Media Theory
- Sound production
- Video production
Cathie's teaching expertise in cinema, video, sound, media theory and practice includes undergraduate teaching at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Jumbunna, Aboriginal Unit UTS, City Art Insitute (now College of Fine Art, UNSW), and Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
Cathie has taught and developed postgraduate curriculum in media production, theory and practice at the University of Newcastle, Sydney College of the Arts and AFTRS (Australian Film, Television and Radio School). She designed and taught the second year curriculum for the Electronic & Temporal Arts Studio, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University 1994-1995.
Cathie has been a Guest Lecturer at the School of Theatre and Film Studies at UNSW, Sydney Audio Engineering College and in the MA Program in Fine Art at Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen (Bergen National Academy of The Arts) Norway, in 2012.
Course development and teaching at University of Newcastle since 2008 includes:
CMNS6040 Digital Video (MA in Digital Media)
CMNS3450 Media Production: Project (3rd Year Major Project)
CMNS1004 Media Production: Video (Documentary)
CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production (Foundation program in media production, video and sound editing)