Nick Agafonoff – Qualitative Inquirer / Ethnographer / Filmmaker
Nick Agafonoff is one of the most experienced video ethnographers in Australia and perhaps the world, having conducted thousands of filmed immersions over the past 20+ years of research. He consults on brand, marketing, communication, design and innovation strategy increasingly in the digital, mobile and interactive realms. He is interested in assisting organisations to deepen their engagement with target markets, groups and communities leading to empathy, understanding and better outcomes. In addition, Nick is an accomplished group moderator, interviewer and observational specialist. Whether it is in the group room, or immersed in everyday lives, or via online interaction, he is dedicated to deep exploration of users and consumers and what makes them tick.
In addition, Nick has directed, produced and edited hundreds of ethnographic and video insight programs for a diverse range of clients and categories across private and public sectors, media, politics and not-for-profit. He has worked as a director of ethnography for leading boutique insights-strategy agencies in Australia, (Galileo Kaleidoscope and RubyChaCha), and between 2005-2010 he directed Interloper Media, a specialist ethnography house.
Nick has an Honours degree in Sociology from the Australian National University (where he received the Ridely Scholarship for Social Science Honours), and a Masters degree in Media Arts and Production from the University of Technology, Sydney. He has completed more than 10 short courses in filmmaking, video production and screen studies at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. He also completed two years of Doctoral studies in Marketing at the University of Sydney.
In 2005 Nick researched, produced, directed and edited “Bougainville Sky”, a feature length documentary film in distribution with Ronin Films, which was shortlisted for a national film award.
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