Jarrod Factor is a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts: School of Film, and Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne - a director, editor, sound designer and composer. As a filmmaker, Jarrod Factor's  works have screened in major Australian and International film festivals. Aside from writing, directing and editing, his films also feature his work as title designer, sound designer and composer. Jarrod was one of the 10 shortlisted filmmakers for the 2007 Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards.
Jarrod Factor's VCA graduating film Insignia (2006) has screened at various international festivals, including Edmonton International (Canada), Interfilm Berlin and Filmstock International (UK). Jarrod's original music from Insignia won him a Gold Medal for Excellence at 2008 Park City Film Festival (USA).
At VCA, Insignia was the recipient of the Cinevex Script Award, as well as nominated for Best Final Year Film, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, and the Cinema Nova award for a Film With The Potential For Commercial Distribution. Jarrod was also awarded Best Overall Final Year Student.
In 2005 Jarrod was a guest at Fresh Film Festival in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) for the screenings of his films Holding On (2004), A Short Portrait of Obsession (2004) and Inversion (2003).
Jarrod Factor has had a significant involvement in music for the greater part of his life, initially as a student of piano with Nehama Patkin,  as a top scoring percussionist in his VCE year, and later his interest expanding into the field of original composition, specifically for film, theatre, and installation works.

In 2008 he completed the sound design and original music score for Juliet Porter’s Film Victoria short film Floating. He won Best Sound Design for Lily Coates’ film The Cat and Claudia at St. Kilda Film Festival 2007 and music from his film Lightly Baked was featured on ‘Music for Film’, a compilation CD of Australian film music released in conjunction with the 52nd Sydney International Film Festival.
Jarrod has just completed a collaboration with Olivia Crang to create Straight to the ‘Art, an interactive work for Federation Square’s Big Screen in November 2009, as well as video design for the live performance work Fun Run in Melbourne’s City Squareas part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival. With Melbourne based company X:MACHINE he was part of the core collaborative team on Serial Blogger (Next Wave Festival 2008) as video artist for the performance installation, and filmmaker for  the online component. He was also the video artist for We Are What We Want, an online performance installation at Loop bar. The company has also just completed a creative development at HotHouse for a new interactive multimedia performance work Court. Other theatre credits include contributions as filmmaker / artist to David Pledger's Not Yet It’s Difficult projects The Meaning of Moorabbin (2008) and Running Man (2008). In 2007 he was audio-visual designer and original music composer for The Adult Youth of Today’s Luxury Item at the MeatMarket. Music originally composed for Luxury Item was also used for the online component of Serial Blogger.
Jarrod's fascination with theatre is in its intimacy and immediacy, and how the audience's engagement and participation, intentional or unintentional, can become part of each unique performance. In theatre and installation work, Jarrod's use of cinematic effects aims to create and facilitate these connections and interactions with the audience, rather than just simply replicating their more passive film viewing experiences. Jarrod’s works are characterized by a strong sense of cohesion between various artistic components. This can be cross-form, such as the meeting of theatre & film, film & visual art, or music & film, or within the form itself – for example, blurring the boundaries between music & sound design, editing & visual effects, or even stylistically, where the avant-garde meets the mainstream. One of Jarrod’s ultimate aims is to fuse these various elements into a single entity, where the stitches are seamless, adding to the audience's sense of cerebral and visceral experience.  Jarrod Factor YouTube Channel - Jarrod Factor Vimeo Channel - Jarrod Factor Behance Profile -- Jarrod Factor About.Me Profile - JarrodFactor.com -  Jarrod Factor on Tumblr -  Profile of Jarrod Factor on The Age of Digital Art -  Jarrod Factor on iTunes  Jarrod Factor Google Play Artist Hub -  Jarrod Factor on Amazon -  Jarrod Factor on Spotify

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3 x Video works @exURBAN SCREENS 3 x Video works @exURBAN SCREENS A completely new version of Like Moths to Pixels, plus Light Lovers and 1mm².
  • 1mm² 1mm² Exhibited 5-6 December @ New Low
  • Light Lovers Light Lovers Exhibited July 2012 at the Gertrude Street Projection Festival
  • Orphanage of The Animals Orphanage of The Animals Sound and Video design @ La Mama
  • FUN RUN @ Sydney Festival 2013 FUN RUN @ Sydney Festival 2013 Sound and Video Design

     

 

 

THE MISTAKES MADELINE MADE

AUGUST 2013

Jarrod continues his role as Technical director of Melbourne theatre company The Honeytrap, Jarrod is lighting and sound designer for their next and most ambitious production - Elizabeth Meriwhether's The Mistakes Madeline Made.

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MUSIC FOR FILM ON ITUNES GOOGLE, AMAZON & SPOTIFY

JUNE 2013

A new remaster of the Music For Film: Soundtracks 2001-2007 compilation, with a bonus previously unreleased track Low On Rye is now online. Best of all, it's free to listen to on Spotify and download from Google Play! But if you insist on paying for it, it's available on iTunes, and the CD version of Music for Film is also available at Amazon.com.

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3 WORKS @ exURBAN SCREENS

JUNE 2013

3 of Jarrod's recent video works are being restaged for exURBAN SCREENS, including a full reworking of Like Moths to Pixels, completely redesigned for London House. The other featured works are Light Lovers and 1mm². Information about the festival are available at the official website.

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SCARBOROUGH

MAY 2013

Jarrod continues his association with new Melbourne theatre company The Honeytrap, this time acting as lighting designer for their new production Scarborough, currently playing at Brunswick Art Space until May 18. As with The Honeytrap's previous productions, Jarrod also produced the show's promotional trailer.

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MONEYTRAP - A POZIBLE CAMPAIGN MARCH 2013

On Being...Jarrod just directed the video Moneytrap - The Honeytrap's Pozible Campaign. A semi-improvised comedy, the video centres around an "average meeting" of the new Melbourne theatre company, where business matters and domestic problems combine in a testy charged environment of confict and competition.

 

Jarrod also created The Honeytrap's Season 2013 Launch Trailer.

 

 

 

1mm² @ NEW LOW DECEMBER 2012

Being Brendo

As part of Other Film Festival's Melbourne presentation, Jarrod was one of the local artists featured with permanent installations, premiering 1mm², a minimalist single channel video artwork exploring the HD pixel space, and the limits of our ability to resolve resolution.

 

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SAVAGE IN LIMBO

NOVEMBER 2012

Jarrod has just created the sound design and promotional trailers for The Honeytrap's inaugural production - John Patrick Shanley's Savage in Limbo at Studio 246 till 24th November.

 

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BEING BRENDO SEPTEMBER 2012

Being Brendo

As part of the rebranding and renaming of the show, Jarrod has just created a new opening title sequence for Being Brendo. The concept involves cutting up all seven of the main character's faces into strips, and mix and matching them to create strange and hilarious facial expressions.

Jarrod previously created an end title seqeuence for the Queer As F**k Cinema Compilation Totally F**ked Again.

 

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LIGHT LOVERS JULY 2012

Light Lovers ImageLight Lovers is a two-channel projection work, site-specifically created for two opposing second-floor windows for the 2012 Gertrude Street Projection Festival. . Variously amusing, whimsical and sad, Light Lovers explores playfulness, connectedness and loneliness.

 

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THE STORY JUNE 2012

Created for Lesya and Danny's Wedding, Jarrod co-directed and edited this video with Hayden Bevis, which is now doing the rounds via YouTube. Jarrod has estimated it took more than 2 weeks of post production to create the eight minute production, including the editing, visual effects and sound design.

 

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LIKE MOTHS TO PIXELS 21 APRIL 2011

Jarrod created a site specific installation called LIke Moths To Pixels, which consisted of creating large scale digital pixels out of the individual window panes of the front windows of the Michael Koro Gallery (now Dark Horse Experiments) on Franklin St, Melbourne City. The installation was was exibited every evening after dark for a month.

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STRAIGHT TO THE ART @ FEDERATION SQUARE NOVEMBER 2009
Jarrod has just completed a collaboration with Olivia Ilic to create Straight To The 'Art, an interactive artwork for the big screen at Melbourne's Federation Square.

 

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