Welcome to the website of the work of Leo Martyn
digital media 3d + web design | education training & development
Thank you for visiting my website. I am a Sydney-based freelance digital media designer, educator and also a counsellor and social worker in private practice.
With over 17 years professional experience in digital media content creation I have worked in seven countries on a wide variety of roles. These have included commercials production, series work, game development, broadcast graphics, simulation films, theme parks, web design, art installations and studio production for visual effects.
Working with a broad range of cutting edge content creation tools I primarily produce content in Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Suite and Sony Vegas. Most websites are centred around Joomla and Wordpress. At the core of my creativity are traditional skills in photography, video production and printmaking. I further complement my software skills with a diverse range of hands on practice in studio and location production including camera, lighting and sound production for broadcast and internet output. Additionally I offer cost-effective in-house web hosting services to my clients and the public.
Outside of the creative arena I hold additional skills in education, counselling and social work. I am currently on sessional lecturing faculty at Billy Blue College of Design in Sydney and have greatly contributed to degree development and subject writing in digital media. I am also a qualified counsellor and social worker in private practice, facilitating support in areas such as anxiety and trauma recovery.
Design & production services
While primarily Joomla-centric, sites can be made in Wordpress and other CMS systems as well. Fully integratable with a variety of expansion options (see below), I specialise in sites for small business, not for profit and sole traders, particularly in the healthcare, therapeutic and creative spheres. Have a look at the work examples on this site.
Boutique Linux-cPanel hosting for clients and public on our server based in state of the art LA facilities. Flexible and reasonable packages are offered with great support, averaging around $150 for most standard CMS websites with discounts available for design clients.
Your CMS site can be expanded to support full ecommerce integration with Opencart within Joomla. Other options might include events listings and bookings, email campaign integration, SEO, email management, file management and delivery, rich media integration such as video and online community development via member areas and forums.
3d Design & animation
I have been a 3d artist since 1996, living in and working for clients in 7 countries using state of the art Maya software. Services can be provided for simple tasks such as branding that are scaleable to full world class standard visualisation and animation. Take a look at the work examples on this site for more details.
Post-production & vfx
Finishing of 3d work and its integration into live action is a core aspect of 3d production. After Effects, Nuke and other packages are utilised to provide high end solutions such as keying, grading, tracking and compositing.
Video & media production
Creating simple and cost-effective video solutions that may or may not include computer generated elements is easy and cost effective. Work output can be utilised for broadcast or web and we can sort hiring of professional gear such as sound, cameras and lighting and support with locations. All work can be edited and converted by myself.
Branding & print
While at the core I do not label myself as a graphic designer, many clients want cards, flyers and letterheads and these services can easily be provided by me to a high standard of work that integrates seamlessly with other content such as web site designs.
Education & training
I have lectured at most major Sydney insitutions at the Tertiary and VET levels in Digital Media, both face to face and online and currently lecture primarily at Billy Blue College of Design. Individual training is possible in major applications such as Maya, Adobe CS, Sony Vegas and Joomla. Qualifications include TAE40110, Diploma of Educational Studies (University of London CoT) anlong with postgraduate qualifications in counselling and social work.
I have designed courses to the Masters level for face to face, blended and fully online delivery. Most recent major work has included developing a large proportion of the 3d courses for the newly launched digital media degree at Billy Blue and contributing to overall degree structure and development. I have further postgraduate qualifications in counselling and social work that facilitate strong, effective delivery and supportive and inspirational interpersonal exchange.
Always happy to talk about translating your commercial and social requirements into a rich media experience. Consultation and delivery is possible in all of the above, so please do get in contact for a no obligation chat.
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