BC(M) Industry Talks: Sue Maslin AO

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.

BC(M) Industry Talks: Bhautik Joshi

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.

BC(M) Industry Talks: James Clark, Eliza Hull, Jackie Matthews

PROFESSIONAL TALES FROM THE AFTER(DEGREE)LIFE

Our most recent BC(M) Industry Talk was a collaboration with our final year course, Comm2629 Media 6.

Course Coordinator Brian Morris chatted with 3 former graduates about how they navigated the path from study in to work. Current students had the opportunity to ask questions.
The panel were:
Eliza Hull, Musician, Producer of podcast series We’ve got this (ABC RN) and TV episode ‘And then something changed’ (ABC) [graduated 2009]
James Clark, Digital Organiser, Communicator & Campaign Strategist (Tomorrow Movement) [graduated 2012]
Jackie Matthews, Communications Coordinator, Victoria Law Foundation [graduated 2015]
A huge thanks to them for generously sharing their time, insights and tips.
This Panel Q&A was recorded live on Tuesday 18 August 2020.

BC(M) Industry Talks: Anna Kamasz

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.

B.C(M) Industry Talks: Gianna Mazzeo

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 26 May 2020.

CONTENT DIRECTING MASTERCLASS with GIANNA MAZZEO

For this talk we were joined by director/DOP and B.Comm(Media) grad GIANNA MAZZEO, who walked us through the process behind two of her projects.

The first is a project she put together for Mecca Cosmetics featuring the great Melbourne band Client Liaison (watch here) And the second is her amazing short film Miss Pisces (watch here).

We broke down how Gianna approached her shots, communication on set, the opportunities and challenges of working in corporate film, post-production practices and much more besides.

The New Normal International Film Festival is here!

The Festival Experience Media studio adapted quickly to the changing times, and will run the inaugural New Normal International Film Festival from 4-6 June!

New Normal Film Festival banner.

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!

To find out how to join in the fun, visit the website.

B.C(M) Industry Talks: Jim Lounsbury

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.

B.C(M) Industry Talks: Mike Jones

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.

B.C(M) Industry Talks: Karim Ford Sarhan

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 28 April 2020.

FILM DISTRIBUTION & STREAMING MEDIA with ATLASSHORTS

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, online media, streaming, and the digital media landscape are more important than they’ve ever been. How is this global phenomenon affecting the creative industries? What will the landscape look like once the immediate threat has passed? What opportunities are creators given here?

In addition to these questions, we talk about what film distribution is, and how it’s evolved with digital technology. What roles/careers are available here? How might students use their degrees to pick up skills that are useful in creative industries?

Our guest is KARIM FORD SARHAN — actor, film director, and managing director and founder of Australian streaming platform Atlasshorts.