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Michael Rubbo
Attended Stanford University
Lives in avoca beach, central coast, NSW
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Nice portrait of a lovely guy. His passions come across in the marvelously modest way which is Canada at its best. Like the choice of music too. Esp. Cat Stevens at the end
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 This movie shot in Gronigen, Northern Netherlands,  points to  the great future we could have if bikes really become part of our lives, especially E bikes. 
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+David Hembrow Great service!!
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Geoff Stirling, who in many ways is the eccentric star of this film, has just died (Dec. 2013)  at the age of 92.  RIP Geoff. it was so stimulating to argue with you, with a man whose philosophy of life  came from a fable  about a bird, Jonathan Livingstone Seagull
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+Michael Rubbo Thank you Micheal and unlike our deceased mystic Mr. Sterling ( lol ) I have always admired your Film making and directing skills.......Peace
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I think you should have given more $. Also, provided each seller with cardboard  and markers so they could easily replace their sign. That would be been thoughtful and added to the story. "Are you going to go with the same sign?' you could have asked. Lastly, I agree it would have been courteous to the  sign owners to allow enough time to read each sign. It's what they are communicating as well as your cleverness, we are interested in
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What's the range? What if you don't want to use it? Easy to switch off? 
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Film maker and bike artist
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Currently
avoca beach, central coast, NSW
Previously
melbourne, sydney, palo alto, montreal, cambridge, avoca beach
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Introduction

I have spent my working life as both a film maker and an artist. For many years I lived in Canada, away from my native Australia, making prize winning documentaries at the National Film Board of Canada.

I had won a Fulbright scholarship to study media at Stanford and from there went to the NFB, staying 30 years in Montreal.

 I also made family feature films with producer, Rock Demers, writing and directing Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller, and Vincent and Me which won an Emmy.

Since returning to Australian in 1996, I've worked for the ABC and as a freelance film maker. In the last five years, I've become an activist for bikes as transport, making many films which are on youtube.  I have a blog dedicated to this work, www.situp-cycle.com

This last year I've been using the power of art to make works on paper, bicycle art, to enhance the status of the sit-up bike.

My bicycle art includes rubbings, lino cuts and solar prints, all celebrating the charm and beauty of cycling.

I've recently had an exhibition of my bicycle art at the Tap Gallery and now have a web site devoted to bicycle art, http://situp-bike-art.com

michael.rubbo@gmail.com 

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Coming back to cycling as transport. Creation of a new sort of bicycle art.
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  • Stanford University
    Communications, 1963 - 1965
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