ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Damian Candusso

Associate Professor Damian Candusso

Damian is an immersive media producer and international multi-award winning sound designer with extensive industry experience in film, television, animation, games, music, intercative art spatial sound and immersive media including virtual reality.

Damian has been nominated for several Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards, and has worked on several Australian Film Institute (AFI) and Independent Film (IF) Award winning films, as well as winning many Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG) awards. In 2010 Damian was awarded the City of Los Angeles Certificate of Congratulations and in 2002, Damian received the Centenary Medal for Contribution to Australian Culture for his work in the Australian film industry.

Damian's work includes: Better Watch Out, The LEGO Movie, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet, over 150 episodes of television including the Henson produced US television sci-fi series Farscape and several 360º and VR productions. View a comprehensive list of screen credits.

Damian explores the use of sound to convey narrative, evoke imagery and homogenise audio-visual spatialisation and immersion.

Research Interests

  • Film and sound
  • Acoustic ecology
  • Virtual reality
  • Immersive media

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Charles Strut University 1997

Master of Arts Practice, Charles Sturt University 2010

PhD Australian National University, 2015


Peer Reviewed Papers

Candusso, D (2017) Designing Spatial Sound: Adapting Contemporary Screen Sound Design Practices for Virtual Reality, SMPTE, Sydney, July 20th

Candusso, D (2016) Digital 3-D and the Contemporary Soundtrack: Competing Cinema Spaces, The New Soundtrack, March 2016

Candusso, D (2015) Creating a Homogenous 3D Auditory Image. The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, Volume 10, Issue 3

Candusso, D and Thompson J (2014) Aural semiotics: How sound shapes our understanding of the land and indigenous identity in Baz Luhrmann's Australia. The International Journal on the Image, Volume 5, Issue 1, May 2014

Candusso, D (2012) Aural Landscapes: Designing a Sound Environment for Screen. Screensound Journal, 3rd Edition 2012