Patrick Kelly is a Lecturer in Media at RMIT University and media practitioner based in Melbourne, Australia. His recent projects include a bluetooth-enabled mobile walking tour app for Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation (launching in Dec 2016), visual projections for Body Electric Dance Studios, and various video projects for Leading Aged Services Australia, Queensland Defence Industries, and the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission.
He completed a PhD in Creative Media at RMIT University in Melbourne in 2013. The practice-led project saw him going ‘back in time’ and offline to explore media technology of the past. The feature-length documentary is now being developed for distribution. For more information, please visit the project’s website.
Patrick's media practice has screened at international festivals, such as the Queensland New Filmmakers Awards, Canada International Film Festival, Tropical Alternative Film Festival, Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy, and the International iPod Film Festival. More recently, Patrick mobile video works have been screened at Mobile Innovation Network Australasia (MINA) each year since 2013. His film work has received honours including the Award of Excellence at the Canada International Film Festival and First Prize at the MSU Film Festival in the United States.
From 2014-2016, Patrick served as a Co-Director of Critical Animals creative research symposium and media arts exhibition, which takes place in Newcastle during October of each year, as part of This Is Not Art festival.
He has worked in film and television production for Network Ten, Jonathan M Schiff Productions, and LCR Filmsound. He worked in development and pre-production on 'Are We Not Men? The Devo Documentary'. He also works as a freelance videographer, editor, writer and project manager.
He has taught a wide range of media theory and practice courses at RMIT, Swinburne, and Deakin universities since 2010, teaching everything from undergraduate foundation communications theory and experimental video production, to interactive documentary production and postgraduate work integrated learning.
His written work about media has appeared in the Journal of Creative Technologies, Altitude Journal, Critical Animalia, ABC’s The Drum, The Conversation, Fairfax, Mumbrella, The Lifted Brow, and M/C Reviews. He has a chapter in Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones, and has appeared at conferences across the globe.
His practice and research involves all forms of media -- especially documentary production, interactive video, all things mobile, ethnography, and professional practice.