Introducing Tim Standing

Tim Standing

Adelaide-based filmmaker Tim Standing from Daylight Breaks is the newest recruitment to Dance Integrated Australia. Joining the company as an associate artist, Tim has worked with Creative Director, Philip Channells on several dance projects during 2013 including: Ausdance Queensland’s Dance Integrated Workshops at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts; Jianna Georgiou’s JUMP mentorship with Adelaide College of the Arts’ Lisa Heaven and Matt Shilcock’s JUMP mentorship to develop his scoring system, ‘Osteogenuine’. Through film and photography Standing also documented ‘The Corner Dance Lab 2014’ in Federal, NSW.

Tim is the recent addition to the creative collaboration for the Beyond Technique Residency #2 which is taking place 30 June – 4 July 2014 at Bundanon Trust’s Riversdale property located on the NSW South Coast inland from Nowra. Building on the success of the pilot project in 2013, the ‘BTR #2’ is a week-long program which focuses on developing solo and ensemble practice with artists from different life experience.

Returning to Riversdale during this period to work with solo artists is Sydney-based Elizabeth Ryan (The Fondue Set). Ryan and Standing will add a new dimension to the creative process with artists ranging from emerging to professional and spanning across different generations and cultures. Artists from across Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have signed up for this dance residency which is one of the highlights of the Bundanon Trust calendar. There will also be opportunities for local artists from the Shoalhaven district to participate who are working with Channells on the NO TIME LIKE NOW project.

There are limited spaces available for the fully-catered Beyond Technique Residency #2 and places are filling fast. For more information about this week long activity, click here


Tim’s interest in documentation began in his father’s photographic dark room around the age of 8. Through his teens he went on to both study and experiment with mixed format photography and light manipulation, to the point where he was regularly late for high school, and often covered in dangerous quantities of acetic acid and traces of silver halide salts. This distracted him from his academic studies for many years, and ultimately led him toward the pursuits of a young artist, specifically in photography…until his dad told him to “get a real job…!”.

Between the lines, his first real opportunity to roll up his sleeves and get behind a professional camera was on the job for Melbourne based production house Non Breaking Space Global (ex Big Time Media) under the guidance of Wayne Tindall (DOP/DIR), where we swiftly became interested and began adapting his skills in still photography, to begin his understanding of the art of motion pictures. He worked with Tindall for several years and was afforded a complete edit suite and camera kit by his teacher, which gave him the ability to found Daylight Breaks in 2005. His passion has grown, his experiences broadened, and he now continues to blend his art with his science within Daylight Breaks – a successful digital media production house, and documentary film company.

He feels he finally has a “real job”, and his work encompasses his personal artistic approach to storytelling and documentation with honesty and integrity.

Tim is currently producing and directing a feature length documentary film for international release, and he has had the opportunity of working in his field with his most venerably esteemed, including Akram Khan, Barrack Obama, Ravi Shankar and Mary Robinson.

Photo: Tim Standing / Daylight Breaks

This video is of Matt Shilcock’s research made possible through the JUMP National Mentoring program.