B.Comm(Media) Industry Talks is a webinar series for students in RMIT’s Bachelor of Communication (Media) program. This talk was recorded live on Tuesday 15 September 2020.
SUE MASLIN AO
For this BC(M) Industry Talk we’re joined by Sue Maslin, one of Australia’s most successful film, television and digital content producers. Her feature film The Dressmaker is one of Australia’s all-time highest grossing films.
In 2012 she received the inaugural Jill Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Service to the Victorian Screen Industry. Sue was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2018 as well as appointed as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in 2019 for distinguished service to the Australian film industry as a producer, and through roles with professional bodies.
Sue is also an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, and we’re thrilled to talk to her about the future of the film industry in Australia.
B.Comm(Media) Industry Talks is a webinar series for students in RMIT’s Bachelor of Communication (Media) program. This talk was recorded live on Tuesday 25 August 2020.
MEDIA FUTURES with BHAUTIK JOSHI
How will media-making and storytelling change in one year? Five years? Beyond? What tools and techniques should we be across in order to make the most of these developments and continue telling honest and truthful human stories?
We discuss machine learning, virtual film production, augmented reality, and more with our guest in this talk, as part of the BC(M) Industry Talks series and the program’s capstone course Media 6.
Our guest is DR BHAUTIK JOSHI, an engineer and specialist in the intersection of arts, science, and technology. Bhautik has worked for the CSIRO, Industrial Light & Magic, Flickr, and currently works on all sorts of exciting things for Adobe Research in San Francisco.
B.Comm(Media) Industry Talks is a webinar series for students in RMIT’s Bachelor of Communication (Media) program. This talk was recorded live on Friday 29 May 2020.
CULTURAL INDUSTRIES AND TECHNOLOGY with ANNA KAMASZ
At our latest B.Comm(Media) Industry talk we were joined by RMIT Industry advisory member, ANNA KAMASZ. We picked Anna’s brain about her career in the screen industry and how as ANZ Partner Manager at Google Arts & Culture she balances the craziness and speed of the tech world with the more stately pace of the arts & culture sector.
We also discussed how tech is helping some of these institutions cope during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The New Normal International Film Festival 2020 has arisen in response to the unprecedented times we currently find ourselves in. At a time of vast social isolation, the festival aims to keep the spirit of cinema alive, fostering a sense of community and celebration in filmmakers and lovers the world round.
Through a live stream of short films and engagement with the filmmaking community the festival will explore the concept of the ‘New Normal’, aiming to discuss what is considered as ‘normal’ both in the past and present, whilst looking to a possible shared future.
The festival emerged from the Media studio ‘The Festival Experience’, which has been closely monitoring and responding to how film festivals are changing modalities to cope with lockdown. The festival is sponsored by RMIT, The Capitol Theatre, RMITV, Finger Food People, SYN Radio, and Fix ‘N’ Chips.
Studio leader Cerise Howard, and students Jaie McGuiness and Amelia Leonard appeared on Primal Screen on 3RRR on 1 June to discuss the festival — listen here!
Eleven undergraduate students from the Bachelor of Communication (Media) program have now commenced work on their remote internships with the short film streaming platform Atlasshorts. The remote internships initiative was established by the Media program and Atlasshorts to help those students whose original work attachments were affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.
Media students and Atlasshorts team hard at work-from-home
The students will spend 30 hours each working with Atlasshorts to secure metadata for their catalogues, as the platform has been taken up by a number of new institutions now delivering media courses online due to the lockdown. The students will also be learning about film distribution, streaming services, and e-meeting those institutions who have subscribed to the platform to discover how it’s being used.
B.Comm(Media) Industry Talks is a webinar series for students in RMIT’s Bachelor of Communication (Media) program. This talk was recorded live on Friday 22 May 2020.
DIRECTING AND STORYTELLING FOR DRAMA AND DOCUMENTARY with JIM LOUNSBURY
For this B.C(M) Industry Talk we talk the role of the director. A perennial figure on set since cinema’s earliest moments, the director’s role is a fluid and exciting one. What does a director do? How has this role changed over time? And what skills does a director need? We discuss this and much more, including what a jobbing director gets up to in quarantine, with our special guest in this talk.
JIM LOUNSBURY is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked with fellow artists, online communities, and some of the world’s biggest brands to explore new ways to engage with people through story. From feature documentaries The Meaning of Vanlife (Stan) and The Aussie Who Baffled the World (National Geographic) to his feature film Love is Now (Universal), Jim is passionate about stories that explore nomadism and adventure, tackling big themes through the prism of personal stories.
The “Room With A View Media” studio was hard-hit by COVID-19, given they had planned to produce the long-running 3RRR show of the same name as part of their studies into radio production and programming. Once 3RRR suspended in-studio activity, the studio was left in the lurch.
However, some quick thinking and hard work by studio leader Heather Jarvis and the students involved has led to the Conversations in Isolation podcast, now available on all podcasting platforms.
The podcast features in with lawyers, musicians, fellow students and more on how they’re keeping busy and spending their time during lockdown.
B.Comm(Media) Industry Talks is a webinar series for students in RMIT’s Bachelor of Communication (Media) program. This talk was recorded live on Tuesday 12 May 2020.
FILM, TV, CONCEPTS AND CONTENT with EVERY CLOUD PRODUCTIONS
For this talk, we’re joined by MIKE JONES, the Head of Content and Development for Every Cloud Productions. Founded in 2009, Every Cloud is the production company behind Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (and the recent Miss Fisher film) and Newton’s Law. Every Cloud was formed by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger, who produced/created SeaChange, East of Everything, and The Gods of Wheat Street, among much more.
Our guest Mike Jones is a development producer, story editor, and writer with a depth of experience across scripted narrative genres and platforms. His body of work has received numerous awards including AACTA, Emmy, AWG, SPA, & ADG accolades. He has previously worked with companies including the ABC, WarnerBros, Jungle, Princess Pictures and, with SweetPotatoFilms, collaborated on major international TV series including mystery drama The Gloaming and celebrated supernatural series The Kettering Incident. For Every Cloud, Mike story-produced the AACTA-winning youth drama series Deadlock, and for the ABC steered script development of much-loved comic-drama series F*cking Adelaide and the Emmy award nominated Wrong Kind of Black. Mike is also a published horror novelist and co-creator of multiple immersive VR projects.