Welcome to my webpage!
Hi! I'm Michael Costello originally from South Blackburn in Melbourne, Australia for most of my life, but now living in Echuca, Victoria, Australia (since mid-2018)
One benefit of our move to Echuca is that I now have a brand new shed / office to call home in our new Echuca backyard! This large shed serves as my work space for all of my projects and video work, as well as storage for all of my equipment acquired over the years! Much of it still in plastic and cardboard boxes at the moment - awaiting packing onto the many shelves in the shed! Thank you very much to Mum & Dad for building me my new workspace - and all that worked on the project!
Having recently moved - this website is in bad need of updating!
Please refer to the Bio for the most up-to-date information!
More information on my past and present projects can be found by clicking on the blue links in my Bio!
More details on them will be coming soon to this site!
I have NOT cut all ties with Melbourne, and am still involved with two Melbourne based groups (and one halfway to Melbourne!)
A lot in my life has changed since I first posted a website to GeoCities all those years ago! In recent times, I have left a few community groups and joined new ones to replace them! Also a lot of details of what I do are on a separate site videbus.com.au - a registered business name I use to conduct various activities. This site is currently being re-built after a bad data loss.
I operate MELfeed.video - a Web TV Service for Melbourne & Victoria, via YouTube Live. This sees me running Program Streams on Wednesday evenings during the year, showing a mixture of old and new Community TV programs. This has been operating weekly now (with a few gaps) since late Feburary 2018.
I am a Committee Member and Webmaster for AMMPT Southern Region Inc - this is a project working towards a Museum to preserve and display old motion picture and television equipment. This is the Melbourne branch of a national museum..
From 1995 to 2004 & 2015 to now, I am a volunteer for Northern Access Television, a Community Television Production Group that broadcasts its shows on Channel 31, where I also volunteered as a Presentation Operator in the live-to-air Control Room in the Video Tape, Graphics and Audio Departments for a period of time. Read more here, but note that the shows mentioned on the last page were never finished and never aired. But I have since resumed working with the group on the "NAT Chat" program since Mid 2015.
My last Community TV Production for broadcast was the 2017 Stonnington Gift Special that I co-produced with David McLauchlan While I don't have a long list of credits as a Producer, I have spent many more hours helping other Northern Access TV producers with their productions. Some shows I worked on include Northern Community News, NAT Chat, Fifteen Fabulous Minutes, Those Too Guys, NAG, Et Cetera and quite a few more including a fair few one-off specials!
Apart from the above, I am now enjoying doing videos for online use, not having to stick to the rigid rules of broadcast TV.
Until 2018, I was a Volunteer A/V Producer for the Prahran Cricket Club, a Premier Cricket club. This level of cricket is one step away from State Level. Here I made videos for online and video scoreboard use, as well as assisting by editing and uploading a weekly radio podcast "Prahran Podcast" hosted by Nick Morrey and Will Pike. This continues under a new producer.
For a period of time, I was also a Public Address System operator for Skate Victoria Speed Branch as well, sharing the duties with another member. He now has the duty to himself again.
I worked as a Tram Conductor between 1993 and 1995 at the now demolished South Melbourne Tram Depot in Kingsway. It was one step away from my childhood dream job of Tram Driving. However, my time on the job was not to last, and it was this job (and how and why it ended) that led me to finding out I have Asperger's Syndrome. I have tried to hold down jobs since then, but with little success. Therefore, I am currently a Disability Pensioner and Volunteer. No one on this pension does so by choice - but I do face quite large barriers to getting and keeping a job. I contribute to society in other ways.
I have a wide variety of interests, including Television and the history of Television, Trams and Buses (despite losing my job), Shooting Videos, Driving around Victoria and beyond, and watching (and later filming) Sport.
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