Month: July 2014

‘Three’s A Crowd’

Last semester for Writing Media Texts our group (Bec Bozin, Mitchell Pirera, Beth Travers, Michael Nguyen-Huynh and myself) created the short film ‘Three’s A Crowd’, props to director Michael Nguyen-Huynh for a great single take film.


This is just a quick snap from ‘White Night’ Melbourne last year! This particular night was heaps of fun as we got to witness a tonne of awesome street art, films from multiple festivals around the world and live music all in the heart of the city. A great opportunity to see some fantastic Art House films such as  Tim Winton’s ‘The Turning’, a beautiful example of Australian cinema.

Tim Winton’s ‘The Turning’

‘Her’ Spike Jonze

I recently had the pleasure of watching Spike Jonze’s latest quirky romantic drama ‘Her’. I thought this film was just devine. Set in a future sci-fi world where artificial intelligence is possible, Joaquin Phoenix gives a beautiful performance as a somewhat unique individual who falls in love with the voice on his computer. I found this film particularly compelling as it explored an original, bold and creative concept and yet, through the simple exploration of moments within the characters lives, was completely relatable and left me contemplating what I want out of life. I love films that make you question and think, leaving you with a lingering hunger for more insight into the world of the film and the themes it explores, and this film did just that! The cherry on top accompanied by cream whipped to perfection was the gorgeous cinematography and soundtrack, absolutely something I would love to replicate in my own work. On the whole, a very inspiring film! Top notch Jonze!

Spike Jonze ‘Her’

‘The Un-Lecture’

This week’s lecture (or “un-lecture” as it has been named) was pretty interesting and thought provoking. Rather than presenting numerous amounts of information for us to attempt to process and take on board, we discussed how information is presented and transmitted in society today. This symposium closely followed the reading and really got me thinking about the industry I am aiming to break into, as well as how I learn, take in information and adapt to new technology.

Interesting stuff.

‘Blogs in Media Education: A Beginning’

I found that this particular reading really substantiated  and summarised what was said in both the lecture and tute this week. As a technology rookie, I am without a doubt daunted by the concepts and technical elements involved in blogging. However, I can absolutely see the benefit, as outlined in the reading. We, as media students, are attempting to break into an industry where new technologies, mediums and concepts are constantly being invented and reinvented to better allow us to communicate our thoughts and ideas. Blogging not only provides us with the technical skills to keep up with this development, but encourages us to stay connected to the wild, ever changing whirlwind of hashtags, tweets and unnecessary cleavage shots. Furthermore, it motivates us as students to maintain a more professional presence online, and use these communications tools for the better.  As terrified and technologically disabled as I am, I absolutely agree with what has been said in this weeks reading. Blogging for the win!

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