July 2016

COMM2650 Updated Weekly Schedule

Hi everyone,

This is what the rest of the studio looks like so far:

Week 3

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 

Week 4

Monday: Combined CW/Media session in new working groups

Wednesday: Assessment Task 1.1: Individual oral presentations

Week 5

Monday: Guest Lecture – Evan Munro-Smith (Stupid Old Studios)

Wednesday: Script development & test scenes with Media studio

Week 6

Monday: Group table reads

Wednesday: Guest Lecture – Steinar Ellingsen (Melbourne Web-fest)

Mid Semester Break

Week 7

Monday: Pitch preparation

Wednesday: Assessment Task 1.2 – Group oral presentations (pitches)

Weeks 8-12

Monday: Group work

Wednesday: Group work

Friday Week 12: Deadline Tasks 1.3 & 3

Submitting Assessment Task 1

Great to see some good work today on the scripted shoot and edit.  I’ve had a couple of questions about how to submit this, and so just thought I’d give more details in case the task sheet isn’t clear.
When you have finished your video, export it and upload a copy of the file to your own GF Google Drive Folder.  Then, click share and get the ‘view’ link to this, and paste that link into your reflection blog entry.  This way I’ll be able to see it, but it won’t be public to people outside of RMIT.  At the very least, I’ll be able to access it from your GF folder on Google Drive.
I hope that clarifies any questions, otherwise please let me know.

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.

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Creative Writers’ pitching session on Wednesday 27 July

Looking forward to himagesearing 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!

Sponsorship opportunity

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!