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Making of Movies specialises in perceptive recording and sympathetic video interpretation of the making of meaningful arts, community and educational projects of all kinds.

David Muir ACS BSC founded Making of Movies to continue the tradition of quality independent film making he established with his previous production companies, Point Films (Sydney, London and Hamburg) and The Write Direction (Sydney).

David's production companies have earned an impressive number of local and international awards – as well as extensive television exposure – for their programs.

Since its inception in April 2006 Making of Movies has produced 38 high quality videos.

Recent productions

Ways to Say No Way

The latest Making of Movies activist video; a record and celebration of some of those involved in peaceful protest against the proposed East West Link in Melbourne and its devastating effects, together with some hints for present and future actions.

Rail jobs help everyone

Why rail expansion in Melbourne is better than the proposed East West Link tollway. The video incorporates shots from a film David made in 1975 for the Whitlam government.

"Congrats - well done. Great messages and I had forgotten that the 1970s protests had a promise to build light rail." – Cr Jackie Fristacky, Mayor, City of Yarra

Where will the children play?

The second Making of Movies activist video about the plight of children in the Flemington Housing Estate, Melbourne.

This plea for help has had many thousands of hits on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

"Your commitment to the residents' cause is admirable and we thank you for your tenacity. I know that the residents really appreciate your efforts on their behalf and all enjoy watching the video." – Les Potts, President, Flemington Association

Hamer Hall refurbished for the 21st Century (2010 to 2012)

Traces the heritage, creative and practical elements involved, from the initial 1970s iconic concept by Sir Roy Grounds, through John Truscott's famous interior iterations and ARM Architecture's outstanding design for the 21st Century - turning the forbidding cultural "fortress" into a welcoming social hub that is finally open to the riverfront.

"Technically image and sound are very good, but what really impressed me was the way they are structured, how the various facets of a large subject are covered, explained and developed. Interesting from beginning to end." – Fritz Suendermann, Associate of principal architect Roy Grounds during the original design of the Arts Centre

It's who we are

This TV half-hour documentary tells the story of the first twenty years of an amazing group of women who have had a remarkable influence in both the Jewish and GLBT communities.

Premiered at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2014.

"We would like to thank you and the rest of the team for producing such a quality product. We are certainly very proud of the result and are confident that viewers around the world will be likewise." – Sara Elkas, JLGV

Save the West Bank

The first of a series of two-minute activist videos being made by Making of Movies, campaigning against the planned East-West Link truck tollway's adverse effect on inner city areas of Melbourne.

"Many thanks for making such an effective video about our problems and those of our neighbourhood." – Kensington Warehouse Apartment owner/occupier

David Muir ACS BSC as educator

David Muir is recognised as an outstanding media production teacher and mentor.

His film and video teaching expertise covers both theory and practice for students with all stages of prior experience (including absolute beginners) and aged from 16 to 70.

For further information, please see Education.

David Muir

Contact

Email: davidmuir1@me.com

Making of Movies
PO Box 1235
Kensington
Victoria 3031
Australia