Prof. Deborah Richards, Computing Department, Macquarie University
It was amazing how Mark was able to (not only) grab the concept of what we wanted to do but also help us clarify and even challenge what we were trying to achieve. It takes a real professional to read between the lines and deliver a better outcome than what you had envisaged yourself. Mark was both creative and pragmatic; a rare combination. Mark has a deep understanding of multi-media design and production, learning and teaching and marketing concepts which he is able to apply to the client’s context. Mark worked with me to draw together academics, industry people and students and deliver a video on the new cross-faculty Business Information Systems major. The way he designed and brought the pieces together into a final product was magic.
Kelly Matthews and Vilma Simbag, University of Queensland
Mark Parry (and Parryville Media) has been an excellent partner in achieving our project outcomes for Quantitative Skills in Science. It was through Mark’s ability that we were able to develop a tool in developing curricular pathways that is relevant to mathematics and science and potentially useful in other disciplines and programs. Mark’s help is invaluable in all our dissemination activities from developing our project website to designing flyers and posters. His acumen in pinning down and capturing the best texts and visuals from interviews and developing them into purposeful video clips is simply amazing. His work showcases his deep knowledge and long experience in the fields of education and communication. Mark has provided valuable insights and sparks to our project.
Christa Jacenyik-Trawoger, Program Research and Development Officer (PRDO), Macquarie University
Working with Mark on the production of videos for the Cross-Cultural Supervision project was such a pleasure! The videos were produced under budget, on time and to a high standard. Mark’s sensitive, patient and flexible personality allowed him the get the best our of every actor and made negotiations with the project team easy. His input and suggestions improved the videos and contributed to winning the “2010 Research Award Winners Excellence in Research – Social Sciences, Business & Humanities”.
Dr Agnes Bosanquet, Lecturer, Higher Education Development, Macquarie University
In directing and editing the Sustainable Learning and Teaching videos, Mark Parry exceeded my expectations. The project was completed on time, within budget and to an extremely high standard. He was driven, independent, a great communicator, and has a fantastic sense of humour. Thanks Mark!
Leanne Denby, Director of Sustainability, Macquarie University
Mark was successful in winning a grant to produce a series of films regarding sustainable learning and teaching. The end result was fantastic, the series providing a good insight into what is needed to move the concept forward.
Trish Treagus, former Web Resources Manager, Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Mark has produced great educational videos – thoughtful and engaging work. I have been really impressed with the videos resulting from the Cross-Cultural Supervision project.
Jocelyn Elliott, former Manager, Community Education, Australian Rugby Union
Mark Parry’s creativity and expertise in the education field helped our team develop innovative rugby-themed resources – EdRugby – which were used by thousands of Australian schools. Mark consistently listened to our needs, was very approachable and always produced excellent work. It was a pleasure working with Mark and I would recommend his services to anyone in the education, sporting, media and/or marketing fields.
Dai Le, Documentary Film Maker
Mark Parry managed a team of UTS media students in 2007 with the aim of extending my documentary “Operation Babylift” into an online format consisting of a website, facebook group and blog. Mark was pleasant and professional in his liaison between myself and the project team, maintaining open communication and seeking regular feedback during development. Since its launch, the project has been well received and was nominated for an AMIA student award in 2008.