WE ARE CRAYON
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / GABE RUSSO
Gabe has been at the helm since joining the Crayon team in 2015. With a background in production, she is dedicated to ensuring Crayon is always producing the finest quality of work and that every experience at our studio is a great one.
Gabe is a hands on EP, who is very much of the opinion that a good studio is based on good people and good relationships. She’s receptive and flexible to the differing needs of clients and willing to chat through any job, no matter how big or small.
STUDIO MANAGER / MEG DOYLE
The newest addition to the Crayon team – Meg comes from a background in music pr, but it’s her love of powerful storytelling which has led her here. Creatively minded and fascinated by all aspects of production, Meg is eager to extend her skills to all manner of projects.
COLOURIST / DAN STONEHOUSE
When starting his career at XYZ Studios in 2003, Dan’s passion for images led to him exploring the diverse mediums of photography, design, illustration, compositing and editing. But it was his discovery of colour grading that brought him focus: a discipline with limitless depth and possibilities that complemented his technical abilities and creative instincts perfectly.
As a founding partner of Crayon, Dan has been fundamental to building a business with a reputation for forging supportive relationships with rising creative talents. Dan is trusted by many of Melbourne’s best directors and cinematographers to respectfully bring the best out of their images. Known for his broad knowledge of the worlds of design, film and photography, there is rarely a visual reference that goes unrecognised.
COLOURIST / ABE WYNEN
For the past 4 years, Abe has been freelancing as a colourist, developing his skills and facilitating the visual development of work in the worlds of music video, commercial and indie film. In 2019, Abe launched the next chapter of his career joining Crayon with his own dedicated suite.
So far, Abe’s portfolio of work is a testament to how far he has come as a colourist in general, and a promising glimpse at the direction his work will take in the future.
FOUNDER / TIM KENTLEY
Tim is a hands-on, creative entrepreneur who founded Crayon, XYZ Studios and Wheelbarrow to get the ideas out of his head and into the world. As a painter, designer, animator, film-maker, trouble-maker and thinker, Tim is hard wired to pioneer creative projects that live at the vanguard of invention.
At Crayon, we have the the pleasure of collaborating with some of the most talented post production artists in Australia, specialising in editorial offline, grading, VFX through to finish / online.
If there is someone specific you’d like to work with at Crayon, feel free to get in touch.
OFFLINE EDITOR / MICHAEL HOOLAHAN
Michael Houlahan a.k.a Hooli claims to be an Offline Editor.
He has a vast experience of shortening things, beginning in Sydney in the Palaeolithic period at Winning Post Production and Guillotine. He then furthered his shortening skills at AFTRS before being lured to Melbourne during the Ming Dynasty to MRPPP where his shortening skills truly blossomed working on great short stuff with both tall and short directors alike.
He remained at MRPPP/ Method throughout the industrial revolution and prohibition and is now freelance and available to work for you through and with the talented and lovely folk at Crayon.
OFFLINE EDITOR / SOUMYA SHAH
Soumya studied at Monash for BA Media Comm & Journalism and finished at UTS with a Masters in Media Arts & Production. She later found herself at home at The Editors where she edited + edit assisted web content and TVCs.
After a solid six month world trip, Soumya is now freelancing, recently editing short skits for upcoming Foxtel TV show, “The Slot”.
OFFLINE EDITOR / TERENCE RACE
Terence began his career as a trailer editor for the world renowned film marketing agency, The Picture Production Company.
During his time there he created assets for titles such as ‘True Grit’, ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Rango’, ’Thor’ and ‘The Iron Lady’. Since forming The Trace House in 2012, he has overseen the production of marketing collateral for clients such as Village Roadshow, Univeral, Cinephil, Eone, Matchbox Pictures, Becker Film Group, Pathé and The ABC. Recent titles include ‘Red Dog: True Blue’, ‘All Eyez On Me’, ‘Tarzan’, ‘The Nice Guys’ and ‘The House’.
He’s won 2 Golden Trailer Awards and has been nominated on 5 occasions.
OFFLINE EDITOR / CHRIS BROWN
Chris spent 7 years developing my creative skills at The Picture Production Company, where he produced trailers, TV spots, EPKs and sizzle reels. Titles included ‘Tropic Thunder’, ‘Watchmen’, ’Tower Heist’ and ‘Unstoppable’.
After his time at PPC, he spent two years working for the international advertising agency Grey, where he edited content for clients such as Vodafone, Hugo Boss, Seat, P&G and HSBC.
Since joining The Trace House 3 years ago Chris has continued to push his creative boundaries, approaching each job with excitement and fresh ideas.
OFFLINE EDITOR / FLORENCE HOLMES
Originally from the UK, Florence discovered her love of film making in Prague and moved to Australia to pursue VCA’s Film BA, where she specialised in editing. A graduate diploma in editing from AFTRS followed.
Florence has cut numerous music videos and shorts that have traveled extensively at international festivals, as well as the feature documentary “Small is Beautiful”, currently streaming on Netflix.
OFFLINE & ONLINE EDITOR / ADRIAN KATZ
Adrian is an offline and online editor – one could say, the full package. He has over a decade of experience working across some of Australia’s leading ad agencies and production houses cutting awesome ads for big name clients.
He always turns up for work wearing a black T-shirt, a smile and a positive, can-do attitude. In 2018 he won Australia’s Most Stylish Editor award* (this is not a real award).
COLOURIST / MARTY GREER
Working within the film and TV advertising industry for 20 years Marty has gained substantial experience in both producing and the creative elements of post production businesses. After years of sitting behind the same desk he is finally stretching out his legs, getting on the bike and freelancing, bouncing from post-house to post-house, colour grading many award winning TV commercials.
COLOURIST / CJ DOBSON
With over 8 years experience as a colourist at many of the industry’s leading post facilities (including Pixel, Digital Pictures, iloura, Cutting Edge, The Refinery and Crayon) CJ is happiest making great productions, look even better.
VFX ARTIST / DAVE ABBOTT
This is Dave. He’s harmless. He can also create stunning visual effects using only slight of hand, misdirection and a touch of wizardy. Actually he uses Nuke Studio. Magic doesn’t exist. Nor does Santa. Sorry.
ONLINE ARTIST / JAMIE SCOTT
After over 20 years in post-production Jamie has worked with all the big gun agencies through the years and pretty much every production company worth thinking about. With the latest version off Flame and a full arsenal of Sapphire plugins and matchbox shaders, there’s nothing he can’t handle.
ONLINE ARTIST / VIV BAKER
With 20 years experience collaborating with major agencies in London, Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Viv is one of the country’s leading Flame and Smoke Artists.