John Colette

  • B.A., mass communications, Macquarie University, 1986
  • M.F.A., University of New South Wales, 1996

"For me, teaching is a chance to communicate with people, young or old, who have undertaken a personal process of transformation through learning and the creative process. Collaborating and contributing to these crucial periods of change in the lives of so many different individuals is both an honor and privilege. Teaching is a wonderful opportunity to share what we know and to be thrilled as our students' achievements surpass our own."

John Colette | Chair, motion media design

Awards, recognition and honors

1998 Fulbright Scholar; Australia Writers and Art Directors School award; member of Digital Content Industry Action Agenda Task Force, convened in 2004 to advise the Australian Federal Government; consultant to Australian Federal Government Creative Industries Cluster Study


Member at various times of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group in Graphics and American Chamber of Commerce in Australia

Previous Positions

Creative director, Pixelmill Films; senior lecturer, Digital Media, University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts; senior producer, CDP Media; head of digital media, Australian Film, Television and Radio School; project delivery in visitor experience, Museum of Sydney; principal, Standby For Action!; project assessor and consultant, NSW Film and Television Office, The Australian Film Commission, Film Victoria, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne and Screen Tasmania; contributing writer, The Australian Financial Review, The Communications Law Bulletin

Publications and presentations

Lectures and presentations

  • "From script to screen - editing, shot length and the circle of action," Sony "Roughcut" emerging filmmaker's seminars
  • "Rythym and movement in the Asian Cop Film - a contrast of styles: John Woo vs 'Beat' Takeshi," Sony "Roughcut" emerging filmmaker's seminars