Monday, June 22, 2015

A Stranger in Paradise
Ink on Paper, 2014 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013



"He ran out of colour when he got to her" ink on paper 2013

                                          "The Flood" Ink on Paper 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ear Health Animation

Ear Health Stop Motion Animation from Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman on Vimeo.

Ear Health Stop Motion Animation - 2012

Earlier this year I was commissioned by Goolari Media to create this short 30 second stop motion educational animation for the Federal Governments ear health campaign. They gave me a song as a starting point,  I created the characters and sets using sculpy, plasticine, wire, fabric, paint, and cardboard. Shot on a Nikon d7000.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

By Chris O'Brien and Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman 2012 c3 Gallery

Edmund the house lived at No. 8 Urquart St Northcote, on the banks of the Merri Creek, until he was demolished 5 years ago to make way for townhouse apartments. Edmund was a farmhouse and was built in the 1890's before Northcote had all of its roads built. Chris has been making models of Edmund, writing stories about him and animating movies with Edmund as the lead actor for the last 5 years.

This fragment of Edmund is a time machine, revealing layers of real and imagined histories, transporting people back to when 'something happened' in the front room.

Chris and Bernadette have been working together for over 3 years, sharing a passion for model making, animation, architecture, Google Sketch up and Beetlejuice. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lurujarri Dreaming -Trailer

An animated documentary about the Goolarabooloo community, their connection to country and efforts at reconciliation. This project started in 2009, and is currently in production. The Goolarabooloo run an annual trail for their family and for non-indigenous people to come and walk with them for 9 days along their ancient coastal Songline. This is unfortunately threatened by the proposed LNG Gas plant, and compulsary aquisition of Walmadany (James Price Point). For more information see :


I shot this stop-motion animation for projection onto a body as part of 'Skeleton Key' , Fleur Dean's Master's project at VCA in October 2010. Footage of the piece in situ to come, its much better on the body itself
There's a few seconds of black before it gets started. There is a soundtrack...