Jarrod Factor is an installation artist, director, editor, sound designer and composer. Jarrod Factor’s work is characterised by a strong sense of cohesion between various artistic components. This can be cross-form, such as the meeting of theatre and film, film and visual art, or music and film, or within the form itself; for example, blurring the boundaries between music and sound design, editing and visual effects, or even stylistically, where the avant-garde meets the mainstream. For Jarrod Factor, the ultimate aims is to fuse various sensual elements into a single entity, where the stitches are seamless, adding to the audience’s sense of cerebral and visceral experience. Jarrod Factor is a graduate of both the Victorian College of the Arts: School of Film and the University of Melbourne’s Creative Arts degrees.
As Technical Director of Melbourne theatre company The Honeytrap, Jarrod Factor was lighting designer for Scarborough and lighting/sound designer + original music composer for The Mistakes Madeline Made, which was well received, including this review in Melbourne’s Herald-Sun.
Jarrod was also responsible for the promotional trailers for both both productions. In June 2014, three of Jarrod Factor’s video installations (1mm², Light Lovers and Like Moths to Pixels) were re-staged at the invitation of the exUrban Screens Projection Festival. In 2012 Jarrod premiered Light Lovers for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, and premiered 1mm² at New Low as part of Other Film Festival. Other theatre work in 2012 included sound design and promotional trailers for The Honeytrap’s production of Savage In Limbo, and video and sound design for Orphanage of the Animals at La Mama. Jarrod was also lighting and sound designer for All This Intimacy at Chapel Off Chapel.
2013 opened with Jarrod’s sound and video design featured in the Sydney Festival’s opening event Fun Run in Hyde Park. Fun Run was previously staged for the 2011 Darwin Festival and the 2010 Next Wave Festival.
Like Moths to Pixels – a 3 screen site specific artwork – premiered in April 2011 at Melbourne Propaganda Window @ The Blender Studios. Jarrod also made his debut with Red Stitch Theatre Company, as sound designer for Nadia Tass’ production of The Aliens. In 2009 Jarrod collaborated with Olivia Ilic to create Straight To The ‘Art, an interactive work for Federation Square. Other theatre credits include contributions as filmmaker/artist to David Pledger’s Not Yet It’s Difficult projects Hoist (2010), 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.
In 2008 Jarrod completed the sound design and original music score for Juliet Porter’s Film Victoria short Floating. He won Best Sound Design for Lily Coates’ film The Cat and Claudia at St Kilda Film Festival in 2007 and music he composed for his film Lightly Baked was featured on ‘Music for Film’, a compilation album of Australian film music released in conjunction with the 52nd Sydney International Film Festival. All of Jarrod’s short films feature him as sound designer and composer. Jarrod was one of the 10 shortlisted filmmakers for the 2007 Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards. As a filmmaker, his 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’s VCA graduating film Insignia (2006) screened at various international festivals, including Edmonton International (Canada), Interfilm Berlin and Filmstock International (UK). Jarrod Factor’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).
Several of Jarrod’s original soundtracks for his films are available on Google Play, including Insignia (2006), Holding On (2004) and Inversion (2003).
More about Jarrod’s works can be found at www.factorfiles.com
And more obscure projects can be found listed at Jarrod Factor’s Porfile by The Age of Digital Art’s Artist Profile.