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.
Media Program staff member, Leo Berkeley, is drector/convenor of the Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy festival-conference taking place at RMIT from 23-25 November 2014. Keynote presenters include acclaimed Australian film writer, director and producer, and recently appointly RMIT Media Adjunct Professor, Robert Connolly, and Professor Ross Gibson (University of Canberra).