Fusing the Medium and the Message

Welcome to the writing of Drew Turney, showcasing recent work I've done for publications and institutions throughout Australia and the world. Select a link from the random sample below that interests you or suits your publication, or use the menu to browse by category or sub-category. If the short excerpt sounds good, click the title to read on.

How can this site help you? By showing you my abilities in researching and writing stories that are engaging and easy to understand, skills over a dozen publications call on regularly.

My parallel career in design and computers is the basis for my technology writing. I'm putting my love of movies and books to practical use in film and book reviews and am talking to the personalities in publishing and filmmaking as well as reporting on the art and business of both crafts. I'm also writing general features on everything from celebrities and business to ideas and culture.

I've written over 15 novels, dozens of short stories, poetry, a journal now in its 22nd year and countless other pieces of random creative thought. If you're curious about any of my imaginative, creative or fiction writing, contact me.

Aaron Johnson
September 11th, 2008

"It’s nice that [Angus, Thongs] has opened doors for me," he says, "but I wouldn’t like to go down the route. It’s not where I want to go with my career because I like to be very versatile, that’s what I find more exciting, to play different characters.

September 4th, 2008

Director Matt Reeves gives an enlightening commentary where he deals with some fascinating aspects of the technique. For example, some of the very long takes (by the camera-wielding hero Hud) are actually many different shots, the joins invisible amid the various fast movements of the panicked handycam operator.

Real Cancun
July 10th, 2003

What would you do if you were an 18-year-old American finishing high school and a film crew offered you a free holiday to the Mexican resort town Cancun for your spring break (the American equivalent of schoolies week at Rotto or the Gold Coast).

Maxon Cinema 4D 11
March 1st, 2009

If you have a detailed motion scene but not enough time to texture every surface, Projection Man opens the scene in Photoshop where you paint your texture on a single frame. The system then renders the texture you painted on the whole scene, changing perspective and object size as the camera moves.

Bluesonic Bluetooth Speakers
May 30th, 2006

Just press a key on the speakers to put it into pairing mode and your phone will show it up straight away. For your PC to find it, you have to plug in the Bluetooth dongle — a small device like a flash memory disk.

Jabra Freespeak Bluetooth headset
September 23rd, 2003

It was only a matter of time before the practice of holding a phone to speak into it became enough of an inconvenience to generate a serious new market.

More samples…

Rick Baker Along with Drew Struzan (posters), Dennis Muren (special effects, and Dan LaFontaine ...
May 28th, 2012

Game for some nostalgia One of the first video game/movie tie-ins was 1982's ET; The Extra ...
June 14th, 2013

Apple Leaks — is there such a thing? As any of us who deal directly with Apple for the purposes ...
October 16th, 2008

Troy Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Rose Byrne, Diane Kruger, Brian ...
May 1st, 2004

Catwoman Catwoman Directed by: Pitof Starring; Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson. You might ...
September 16th, 2004

Lexmark X4650 Price: $169 Lexmark produces some of the best consumer level multifunction centres incorporating ...
January 21st, 2009

Full client and publication list:

  • APC
  • AskMen.com
  • Auscam
  • Australian Creative
  • Australian Macworld
  • Australian Way (Qantas)
  • Big Issue
  • Black Velvet Seductions
  • Black+White
  • Bookseller & Publisher
  • Box Magazine
  • Brain World
  • Business News
  • Business NSW
  • Campaign Brief
  • Capture
  • CHUD.com
  • Cleo
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • Fast Thinking
  • FHM UK
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • How It Works
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marie Claire Australia
  • Marketing
  • Maxim Australia
  • Men's Style
  • Metro
  • Moviehole
  • MSN
  • Nine To Five
  • Paranormal
  • PC Authority
  • PC Powerplay
  • PC Update
  • PC User
  • PC World
  • Penthouse
  • People
  • Pixelmag
  • Popular Science
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • SciFiNow
  • Scoop
  • Scoop Traveller
  • Seaside Observer
  • SFX
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian
  • The Retiree
  • The Sun Herald
  • The West Australian
  • thevine.com.au
  • TimeOut
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo