2021 :: Semester Two Studio Sites

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SEMESTER TWO 2021 EXHIBITION SITES

All semesters are good semesters but this semester was quite remarkable. It’s important to avoid words like agile, flexible or pivoting but what came out of the changes we all had to make for the fifth semester running (including Spring) is quite remarkable. Check each studios’ site listed below to see the range of excellent work that was produced. 

A CAPITOL IDEA!
Arts-based placemaking and filmmaking 

ALTERNATIVE MOBILE MEDIA
Exploring alternative media technology through analysis and making experiments 

CANON FODDER
Creating media manifestos that interrogate cinema canons

COLLECTING EMBODIMENT
Making media collections through, with and about the sensing body

COOKING UP A STORM
Food and food culture on the small screen (Links to an external site.)

DELIBERATE FILM
The learning of filmmaking guided by prompts and constraints

DESIGNING DRAMA
The practice of narrative film production

EXPERIMENT.SCREEN.SENSATION
Screen art and film workshop

INFINITE LISTS
Poetic approaches to media production 

INSTAGRAM VIDEO
Designing and producing Instagram video for art galleries 

OK ZOOMER
Podcast production foregrounding Gen Z voices

REAL TO REEL
Self directed non-fiction project

SCREEN LAB
Educating and engaging through cinematic experiments

SOCIAL SCRIPTWRITING
Writing narrative scripts in collaboration

THE NEWS IS A JOKE
Investigating news satire and parody in a post-broadcast era 

Studios described here (broken into online and face to face although all had to be  online):
ONLINE Media studios sem 2_2021
ON CAMPUS Media studios sem 2_2021

 

BCOMM MEDIA STUDIO SHOWCASE SEM2 2021

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STUDIO WEBSITE SHOWCASES

OK ZOOMER
CHECK THE SITE

COOKING UP A STORM      
CHECK THE SITE

INSTAGRAM VIDEO
CHECK THE SITE  The five project groups in the studio will be discussing with the client the final improvements needed to take their 5 x 60-second video edits towards publishing on the art gallery Instagram feed. Guests are welcome to attend anytime. 

For more information on this studio visit the IV webpage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

Monday 18 October

ALTERNATIVE MOBILE MEDIA 2:30 pm –5: 30 pm
TO ATTEND Students will present the video teasers that they have made to promote their self-developed platforms and they will present their completed platforms like tech-entrepreneurs!

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 19 October

THE NEWS IS A JOKE 12.30pm – 2.00pm
TO ATTEND Screening of student comedy news segments (satire and parody)

SOCIAL SCRIPTWRITING 4:30-5:30pm
TO ATTEND Live Readings of Scripts

Thursday 21 October

COLLECTING EMBODIMENT 4.30-6.30pm
TO ATTEND 4 groups with collections of films and audio work

REAL TO REEL 6 PM-7.30 PM
TO ATTEND 13 x 5min short doc films with a chance to socialise/chat/comment at the end

Friday 22 October

SCREEN LAB 1.30 pm
TO ATTEND Exhibition Showcase of video work for the ACMI website

Monday 25 October

EXPERIMENT.SCREEN.SENSATION 2 30pm – 5 00pm
TO ATTEND A curated playlist of the students’ work from across the semester. There is a variety including essay-films, animations, experimental narrative short films, and music videos. 

INFINITE LISTS 5-6pm
TO ATTEND End of semester celebration + screening of 2 x interactive video works & 2 x linear film works + introductions from students

Wednesday 27 October

A CAPITOL IDEA! 6.00pm
TO ATTEND 6 group project suites of media works

Thursday 28 October

CANON FODDER 6.00pm
TO ATTEND 4 group projects

Friday 29 October

DELIBERATE FILM + DESIGNING DRAMA  6.00pm
TO ATTEND A chequerboard screening of both studios’ works

Studios described here (broken into online and face to face. All had to be online):

ONLINE Media studios sem 2_2021

ON CAMPUS Media studios sem 2_2021

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STUDIO ALLOCATIONS – FLEX SEMESTER 2021

Your studio times will be automatically entered into the timetable system – before the semester start.

Requests for studio swaps are only possible in genuinely exceptional circumstances – and these do not include clashes with paid work, internship opportunities, wanting to reduce days etc. We appreciate these things are important and real issues but the numbers of students involved in the studios make post-allocation swaps unfeasible and the current system is as equitable as we can get it.

Any questions about particular studios should be sent in the first instance to Studio Co-Coordinators (please address to both):
Paul Ritchard, paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au
Brian Morris,  brian.morris@rmit.edu.au

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See the studio you‘ve been allocated to here.

Due to higher numbers of enrolees we have put on another studio of DECONSTRUCTING/RECONSTRUCTING GENRE

Below is the timetable. Each studio has four classes per week  2 x (3 hour + 2 hour) = 10hours. You need to be available to attend all of them:

1 DECONSTRUCTING/RECONSTRUCTING GENRE Filmic explorations in the implosion of genre
Monday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20 &
Wednesday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20

2 DECONSTRUCTING/RECONSTRUCTING GENRE Filmic explorations in the implosion of genre
Tuesday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20 &
Friday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20

DIRECTING PERFORMANCE Investigating acting performance as a core component on screen
Monday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20 &
Thursday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20

POETIC VIDEO Listing the everyday
Tuesday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20 &
Thursday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20

FLEX semester 2021 Media Studio Descriptions and Ballot Form

Please READ ALL of this to the end and take the time to digest

Due to current COVID circumstances, all three studios will be taught completely online for this flex semester

Any queries  should be sent to both Studio Co-Coordinators:
Brian Morris,  brian.morris@rmit.edu.au &
Paul Ritchard paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au

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The Studios

If you are new to studios, the allocation process to your studio is not done through timetabling, it is through the ballot below. Allocation is at the discretion of the studio coordinators Brian and Paul. Do not try to select your studio in timetable preferencing –  the media studio ballot process happens outside of and is separate to this. You are not permitted/able to change your studio in myTimetable. 

Requests for studio swaps are only possible in genuinely exceptional circumstances – and these do not include clashes with paid work, internship opportunities, wanting to reduce days etc. We appreciate these things are important and real issues but the numbers of students involved in the studios make post-allocation swaps unfeasible and the current system is as equitable as we can get it.

Download the  Media Studio Descriptions Book – 2021 Spring Flex

Semester dates 01/11/2021 – 17/12/2021
Contact hours: 2 days per week, 5 hours per day (11.30am-2.20pm and 3.30pm-5.20pm )

Studio Times:

DECONSTRUCTING/RECONSTRUCTING GENRE Filmic explorations in the implosion of genre
Monday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20 &
Wednesday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20

DIRECTING PERFORMANCE Investigating acting performance as a core component on screen
Monday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20 &
Thursday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20

POETIC VIDEO Listing the everyday
Tuesday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20 &
Thursday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20

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The Ballot

  • The ballot is not ‘first in, first served’ so take a little time to read and consider the studio descriptions before filling in. You can adjust your preferences while the ballot is still open by emailing Paul AND Brian.
  • Please ensure you select a different studio for each of your three preferences. If you select the same studio more than once this will render your vote invalid and you will be placed in a different studio at the Studio Coordinator’s discretion.
  • This is not a guaranteed *selection* but an indication of preferencedepending on what is popular you may not get your first or second choice of studio. Don’t sweat it – all of the studios are great and missing out on a particular one this semester won’t ruin your degree experience or CV.
  • We reserve the right to not allocate students to new studios led by staff who have taught them in a studio before. If a studio is similar to one you’ve done before then it is advisable not to nominate it as a preference. Variety is important for everyone.
  • The ballot will close 11.59pm on Thursday 7 October. Any entries after this time and date won’t count for the allocation process.
  • You will receive your studio allocation by Monday 11th of October

>>>THIS IS THE LINK TO BALLOT FORM where you should enter your preferences. Please read the studio descriptions before entering your preferences.

Thanks for reading to the end!

Flex Term Media Studios November-December 2021

Media Studio Flyer – Flex 2021 for details

We are pleased to announce preliminary details of the 2021 Flex Term Media Studio courses.

Each studio course gains 24 points credit and is run intensively over six weeks (i.e. double the usual weekly contact hours) in mixed course groups

Who needs to take these courses?

You must enrol in one of these courses if you:

  • started the BP221ACC 2.5 year accelerated program in July 2021 and don’t have a course credit for Media 2
  • failed a studio and need to repeat it

Those of you who don’t fit into these categories might still like to consider doing a studio to lighten your study load in a future semester.

Studio Co-Coordinators

Brian Morris (email: brian.morris@rmit.edu.au) and
Paul Ritchard (paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au) – please email both re inquiries

STUDIO ALLOCATIONS – SEM 2 2021

Hi all

PLEASE READ ALL

MyTimetable preferencing opens today.

Please don’t preference tutorial times for your other courses (context and electives) that take place at the same times as your studio.
Remember that all lectures are online and recorded so those kinds of clashes shouldn’t be an issue.

Your studio times will be automatically entered into the timetable system – towards the end of the timetabling process.

If you have been allocated to an On-Campus studio (this is stated at the end of the studio title) and aren’t able to come on campus, please get back to us ASAP

Requests for studio swaps are only possible in genuinely exceptional circumstances – and these do not include clashes with paid work, internship opportunities, wanting to reduce days in and/or travel time and so on.
We appreciate these things are important and real issues but the numbers of students involved in the studios make post-allocation swaps unfeasible and the current system is as equitable as we can get it.

Any questions about particular studios should be sent in the first instance to Studio Co-Coordinators (please address to both):
Paul Ritchard, paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au

Brian Morris,  brian.morris@rmit.edu.au

Thanks for reading to the (almost) end!

See the studio you‘ve been allocated to here.

Below is the timetable – each studio has two classes per week (3 hour + 2 hour) and you need to be available to attend both of them:

studio name prac 1 room prac 2 room
ALTERNATIVE MOBILE MEDIA Online Only Monday 2.30 to 5.30 online Thursday 12.30 to 2.30 online
COOKING UP A STORM Online Only Monday 12.30 – 3.30 online Thursday 11:30-13:30 online
EXPERIMENT.SCREEN.SENSATION Online Only Monday 12.30 – 3.30 online Wednesday 12.30 – 2.30 online
REAL TO REEL Online Only Tuesday 2.30 – 4.30 online Thursday 1.30 – 4.30 online
A CAPITOL IDEA! On Campus Wednesday 1.30 – 3.30 12.2.104 Friday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62
CANON FODDER On Campus Wednesday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Thursday 9.30 – 11.30 12.2.104
DELIBERATE FILM On Campus Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 12.2.104 Thursday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104
DESIGNING DRAMA  On Campus Monday 9.30 – 12.30 12.2.104 Wednesday 3.30 -5.30 12.2.104
INFINITE LISTS On Campus Monday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Friday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62
COLLECTING EMBODIMENT On Campus Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Thursday 1.30 – 3.30 12.2.104
INSTAGRAM VIDEO On Campus Monday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62 Thursday 12.30 – 3.30 10.2.62
THE NEWS IS A JOKE On Campus Tuesday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62 Friday 2.30 – 5.30 10.2.62
SCREEN LAB On Campus Tuesday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104 Friday 1.30 – 4.30 12.2.104
SOCIAL SCRIPTWRITING On Campus Monday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104 Tuesday 2.30 – 5.30 10.2.62
TRANSFORMING PUBLIC FUTURES On Campus Monday 12.30 – 3.30 12.2.104 Thursday 3.30 – 5.30 10.2.62

 

 

 

SEMESTER 2 2021 MEDIA STUDIO DESCRIPTIONS AND BALLOT FORM

Please read ALL OF THIS POST to the end and take the time to digest it before you go to the ballot link – apologies for the length but it is all relevant. 

Only students enrolled/enrolling in MEDIA 2 and MEDIA 4 in Sem 2 2021 should fill in the ballot (not Media 6).

It is not ‘first in, first served’ so take your time to read the studio descriptions before filling in the form.

The ballot will close 11.59pm on Wednesday 9 June. (If you miss the ballot you will allocated to a studio where places remain available).

Please ensure you select a different studio for each of your three preferences. If you select the same studio more than once you will be placed in a different studio at the Studio Coordinator’s discretion.

This is not a guaranteed *selection* but an indication of preference – you may not get your first or second choice. Don’t sweat it – all of the studios are great and missing out on a particular one this semester won’t ruin your degree experience or CV.

In semester 2 we will run:
-11 studios taught ON CAMPUS (these will combine face-to-face and online sessions)
-4 studios taught ONLINE ONLY

You should not preference any of the ON CAMPUS studios if you will not be in Melbourne for any part of semester 2 or do not want to attend campus.

Accordingly, there are two separate Media Studios descriptions books you can download here:

Here is the timetable – each studio has two classes per week (3 hour + 2 hour) and you need to be available to attend both of them:

studio name prac 1 room prac 2 room
ALTERNATIVE MOBILE MEDIA Online Only Monday 2.30 to 5.30 online Thursday 12.30 to 2.30 online
COOKING UP A STORM Online Only Monday 12.30 – 3.30 online Thursday 11:30-13:30 online
EXPERIMENT.SCREEN.SENSATION Online Only Monday 12.30 – 3.30 online Wednesday 12.30 – 2.30 online
REAL TO REEL Online Only Tuesday 2.30 – 4.30 online Thursday 1.30 – 3.30 online
A CAPITOL IDEA! On Campus Wednesday 1.30 – 3.30 12.2.104 Friday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62
CANON FODDER On Campus Wednesday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Thursday 9.30 – 11.30 12.2.104
DELIBERATE FILM On Campus Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 12.2.104 Thursday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104
DESIGNING DRAMA  On Campus Monday 9.30 – 12.30 12.2.104 Wednesday 3.30 -5.30 12.2.104
INFINITE LISTS On Campus Monday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Friday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62
COLLECTING EMBODIMENT On Campus Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Thursday 1.30 – 3.30 12.2.104
INSTAGRAM VIDEO On Campus Monday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62 Thursday 12.30 – 3.30 10.2.62
THE NEWS IS A JOKE On Campus Tuesday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62 Friday 2.30 – 5.30 10.2.62
SCREEN LAB On Campus Tuesday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104 Friday 1.30 – 4.30 12.2.104
SOCIAL SCRIPTWRITING On Campus Monday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104 Tuesday 2.30 – 5.30 10.2.62
TRANSFORMING PUBLIC FUTURES On Campus Monday 12.30 – 3.30 12.2.104 Thursday 3.30 – 5.30 10.2.62

Allocations will be finalised and posted here on this Mediafactory site on Tuesday 15th June (5pm). We will send an email to let you know when the post is up.

Timetable preferencing is open for your other courses from Tuesday 15th-28th June (and, again, is not ‘first in, first served’).  The University will not make a read-only timetable for your other courses available before that. Do not try to select your studio in timetable preferencing –  the media studio ballot process happens outside of and is separate to this. You are not permitted/able to change your studio in myTimetable. 

Don’t preference tutorial times for your other courses (context and electives) that take place at the same times as your studio. Your studio class times will automatically be entered for you in your timetable (but possibly not until after the preferencing period). 

Remember that all lectures are online and/or recorded so those kinds of clashes shouldn’t be an issue. 

Requests for studio swaps are only possible in genuinely exceptional circumstances – and these do not include clashes with paid work, internship opportunities, wanting to reduce days in and/or travel time and so on. We appreciate these things are important and real issues but the numbers of students involved in the studios make post-allocation swaps unfeasible and the current system is as equitable as we can get it.

Any questions about particular studios should be sent in the first instance to Studio Co-Coordinators (please address to both):

Paul Ritchard, paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au
Brian Morris,  brian.morris@rmit.edu.au

Thanks for reading to the (almost) end!

>>>THIS IS THE LINK TO THE BALLOT FORM where you should enter your preferences.

Brian & Paul

Studio Co-Coordinators

BALLOT PROCESS FOR SEM 2 2021 (COMM2625 Media 2 + COMM2627 Media 4)

Allocation to a specific media studio is determined by a balloting process. After reading the studio descriptions booklet you are given the opportunity to nominate your top three studio preferences from the 15 studios on offer.

It is important to note that this process happens outside of – and completely replaces -Timetable preferencing.

Balloting will only be accepted for students correctly enrolled in COMM2627 Media 4 in semester two, 2021.

ALLOCATION TO A STUDIO

The Studio Co-Coordinators Brian and Paul will determine which studio you are allocated to. If you miss completing the ballot within the timeframe below you can still do a studio but will be automatically allocated to one where there is a space. It will not be possible to change that allocation.

TIMELINE

These are the relevant dates for this process:

    • 4th of June Friday (5pm) – Studio Description Book sent/available and Ballot opens
    • 9th of June Wednesday (11.59pm) – Ballot closes
    • 15th June Tuesday (5pm) – Students advised of their studio allocations [these will be automatically entered in your myTimetable for you – you can not change them]
    • 15th to 28th of June – Timetable preferencing is open for your OTHER COURSES (please note that it isn’t ‘first in first served’)

Communication about the ballot will be via student email to enrolled students  Media 4 and also posted to http://www.mediafactory.org.au/studios/

ONLINE OR ON-CAMPUS

As in last semester, we will be running 4 or 5 studios online to cater for those overseas or who can’t travel into Melbourne

For our planning purposes, it would be a huge help if we know where and how you will be studying next semester so could you please fill out this form

Hope the rest of your semester goes well. If you are returning from a leave of absence or new to the studios we look forward to having you onboard after your well-earned break.

Please get back to us if there are any questions. It’s much easier to answer questions and solve potential issues now than in week 2 of semester 2.

STUDIO ALLOCATIONS – Sem 1 2021

*UPDATES TO ORIGINAL POST – FRI 29/1/21*

  1. Many of the ONLINE only studio times have changed since this post was first published. We’ve shifted morning classes to afternoons as so many off-campus students will be affected by international time differences. (HYBRID studios have not changed)

2. The timetable preference site is incorrectly asking you to enter days and times for Media 3 and Media 5. This is an error. You don’t need to enter anything as your timetable for the studio will be automatically populated as per the information below sometimes in the next couple of weeks. If you have entered something for Media 3/5 don’t worry about it – it will be ignored. *Apologies for the confusion around this*.

Hi all 

See the studios you‘ve been allocated to here .

MyTimetable preferencing opens tomorrow. Please don’t preference tutorial times for your other courses (context and electives) that take place at the same times as your studio. Remember that all lectures in first semester are online and recorded so those kinds of clashes shouldn’t be an issue. Your studio times will be automatically entered for you in your timetable.

Hybrid – COLLECTING EMBODIMENT

Thursday 9.30 – 1.30

Tuesday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – FACT CHECK

Friday 9.30 – 1.30

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30

 

Hybrid – FUTURE MACHINA 

Tuesday 1.30 – 5.30

Thursday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – FUTURE PLAY

Thursday 1.30 – 5.30

Monday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – MAKING SENSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA 

Tuesday 9.30 – 1.30

Thursday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – MISS FISHER AND THE PROBLEM OF THE PREQUEL PODCAST

Tuesday 9.30 – 1.30

Thursday 9.30 – 12.30

 

Hybrid – PLATFORM VIDEO 

Thursday 1.30 – 5.30

Tuesday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – REAL TO REEL

Wednesday 1.30 – 5.30

Tuesday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – ROOM WITH A VIEW 

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Wednesday 9.30 – 12.30

 

Hybrid – THE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE 

Wednesday 9.30 – 1.30

Friday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – UNRAVELLING THE REAL 

Friday 9.30 – 1.30

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30

 

Hybrid – WOMEN BESIDE THE SCREEN 

Tuesday 1.30 – 5.30

Friday 9.30 – 12.30

 

Online only – DELIBERATE FILM

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Wednesday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Online only – IT’S NOT ROCKET SURGERY 

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Thursday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Online only – SEEING THE UNSEEN 

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Friday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Online only – SIX MODES OF DOCUMENTARY 

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Wednesday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Online only – THE SCENE IN CINEMA 2021 

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Thursday 1.30 – 4.30

We have devised a method of teaching where (in HYBRID as opposed to ONLINE only studios) once a fortnight there will be:
>>a 4 hour class (face-to-face or online for the online-only studios). Half of the studios start this in week 1 and the other half in week 2 (we’ll let you know which yours is closer to the time), and;
>>in the other week, 2 x 3 hour online classes. One of them starts at the same time as your 4 hour class.

Details of this will be explained closer to semester start. All you need to do is make sure your timetable doesn’t clash.

A final reminder – towards the end of the timetabling process, the times for your studio will automatically be entered into your timetable. Don’t try to change these.