Student Success: The Gnomologists in Byron Bay!

Congrats to second-year Media student Tristan Winter, whose film The Gnomologists has been selected for screening at the Byron Bay International Film Festival!

Tristan sent through this synopsis:

The locals of Gnomesville, Western Australia share the history and the conflicts they’ve faced with the ever-growing population of Gnomes.

Shot over 2 days, and edited over 7 months, I really wanted to create awareness of Gnomesville because there was a giant flood that went through there this year and washed away a lot of the Gnomes in the main section. So hopefully this film will inspire people to go to Gnomesville with a Gnome in hand and help the Gnomes rebuild what they’ve lost. #prayforgnomesville

The Gnomologists was produced as part of the Documentary as Action studio in 2017.

Internship Available – Global Reconciliation

This internship opportunity has a PR focus, but us savvy Media bods can cut across most disciplines — if interested, send a message to Victoria Baldwin: victoria.baldwin@globalreconciliation.org


Public Relations Officer (volunteer); Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship – Environmental Care

Key Duties:
– Creating public relations content (especially in relation to the Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Award)
– Creating and distributing social media content
– Attending weekly meetings

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Semester 2 (2018) Census Date this Friday

A quick reminder that this Friday 31 August is Census date: this is the last day that you can drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty. There are no extensions on this date: if you drop a class beyond Friday, you’ll still be charged for it.
More info on Census date actions can be found here.

Study Tour opportunity – Chicago/New York

Check out this Study Tour opportunity, passed on by our friends in Photography:

The Chicago – New York Photography Tour provides students with an exciting alternative to traditional classroom based learning. It offers students with first hand experience of the shaping of knowledge through experience of the cultural, historical and contemporary aspects of art and photographic practice in the United States.

The course aims to develop student’s self-awareness and the ability to think critically about what they are experiencing and to keep effective written journals and visual diaries that are later sourced for writing an essay on their experience. Whilst in Chicago & New York, the tour will visit a number of major museums, contemporary galleries, artist’s studios and connect with working photographers to gain an understanding of both art and commercial areas. In Rocherster the tour will focus on the legacy and history of Kodak. Visits will include the Eastman Museum & the Rochester Contemporary Art Center

More details at this page.

Note that you cannot do this tour if you’re enrolled in our Flex studio, as the times overlap. But if you’re able and interested, the Tour would count for a 12 credit point University Elective.

Screen Australia Funding Success

 

This has been a huge week for RMIT graduates, adjuncts, and Program Advisory Committee (PAC) members, with a bunch taking a cut in some $17 million of Screen Oz funding across online, feature film, and documentary.

The Unlisted

Writer Mithila Gupta and director Corrie Chen — both Media grads — will be working on the greenlit teen series The Unlisted; adjunct professor Robert Connolly will adapt The Dry for the big screen; PAC member Lucy Maclaren and her team will follow up the huge success of Inside the Firestorm with Aftermath: Beyond the Firestorm; and current PhD student and frequent studio guest Helen Gaynor has executive produced the short animation Bright Lights: The Perils of the Pokies.

Congratulations to all!

AV Media Design + Uniting = Food for Families

The Audiovisual Media Design studio from Semester 2 has resulted in a wonderful campaign for Uniting called Food for Families. The studio was responsible for the video content, created across the semester (and well into November!) and now distributed via Uniting’s various media platforms.

Over the last few months the students have worked tirelessly to develop these captivating short videos to demonstrate the impact of ‘giving a little’ to others this Christmas. We’re delighted to share the students’ hard work. We hope these videos inspire you give a little and mean a lot to someone who really needs it this Christmas.

Uniting announcement page

See the Uniting Facebook page here and the campaign page here. Well done all, and please do give a little if you can — it makes a difference at this time of year.