With new date for Individual Oral Presentations, FYI
The voting for pitches is now live!
Creative writers, check your student inboxes for link to our Survey Monkey, in order to vote on your favourite web series concepts.
COMM2650 Updated Weekly Schedule
This is what the rest of the studio looks like so far:
Monday: Robyn Winslow Masterclass in 13.3.9
Wednesday: Final concepts and groups decided. Work up group pitch and then deliver to Media studio. The process for how the groups will combine is outlined by Jeremy here: Media Students’ Voting Process
Friday: Deadline assessment Task 2
Monday: Combined CW/Media session in new working groups
Wednesday: Assessment Task 1.1: Individual oral presentations
Monday: Guest Lecture – Evan Munro-Smith (Stupid Old Studios)
Wednesday: Script development & test scenes with Media studio
Monday: Group table reads
Wednesday: Guest Lecture – Steinar Ellingsen (Melbourne Web-fest)
Mid Semester Break
Monday: Pitch preparation
Wednesday: Assessment Task 1.2 – Group oral presentations (pitches)
Monday: Group work
Wednesday: Group work
Friday Week 12: Deadline Tasks 1.3 & 3
Monday 1st August: Robyn Winslow Masterclass
Just a reminder that the Lectorial for Monday week 3 will be the Robyn Winslow Masterclass. This will take place in 13.3.09, and should run for the whole 2 hour session. Be sure to bring a laptop or some writing materials.
See you there!
Submitting Assessment Task 1
Choosing your concept
During Wednesday’s workshop in week 3 the CW students will present their 5 concepts to us. A great deal of work will have gone into this process at their end, so I’m very excited to see what they will come up with.
As discussed in week 2, the way you will nominate which concept you want to work on (and, in turn, the group that you’ll work with) will be a ‘silent ballot’ type system. Instructions are as follows.
Media – Week 2 Workshop
Pretty straight forward today, our focus during this session will be on Assessment Task 1 – Scripted Shoot & Edit. The script is available in the GOOD FORM – CONTENT / Week 2 folder on Google Drive, as some of you have already seen.
Creative Writers’ pitching session on Wednesday 27 July
Looking forward to hearing everyone’s pitch for the five web series we’ll develop and make over the course of the studio. Afterwards you will all nominate your three favourites; the pool from which five ideas will be selected. You will then join one of five teams as we develop these concepts to script and then screen.
A reminder these first pitches are not assessed, but they do form the basis of the mini-bible due end Week 3 (regardless of whether yours is one of the five chosen for development).
See you Wednesday, 1030, 9.3.11!
Here’s a nice little opportunity passed on by Brian Morris from Media. The Macedon Ranges Film Society is offering sponsorship for local filmmakers, or films that use the Macedon Ranges as a location within their work. Check out the SPONSORSHIP DETAILS Doc below for more details.
But! Please don’t let this dictate your idea. If you have a great concept that requires a specific setting, then don’t change it to suit this opportunity. It’s possible that it will be a very competitive application process, and could also be a long time before the funds are released, so you shouldn’t put all of your eggs into this basket.
I’ll leave the rest to you!
SPONSORSHIP DETAILS – Click to view
Media – Lectorial Week 2
Today we’ll chat a bit more about studio specifics, including assessment tasks and the weekly schedule. Then we’ll take a look at some of the series’ you’ve been watching, and get started on Assessment Task 2: Describe & Analyse, Reflect.