Some happy snaps from the Studio Screenings and Exhibitions for Semester 1, 2022. Well done everyone!
As Week 12 draws steadily to a close, and we look forward to our Studio Exhibitions and Screenings next week, let’s take a look back at the semester that was!
Students and studio leaders alike rose to the occasion and in many ways surpassed this year’s difficult situation. Multiple times a week we heard about new ways of making films, recording podcasts, developing social media and building careers out of adversity. Ingenious methods of teaching, research and collaboration were developed by staff and students that will stay with us well beyond the pandemic.
Please enjoy engaging with the studio’s exhibition sites from semester 2 and below that from semester 1
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!
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.
The “Room With A View Media” studio was hard-hit by COVID-19, given they had planned to produce the long-running 3RRR show of the same name as part of their studies into radio production and programming. Once 3RRR suspended in-studio activity, the studio was left in the lurch.
However, some quick thinking and hard work by studio leader Heather Jarvis and the students involved has led to the Conversations in Isolation podcast, now available on all podcasting platforms.
The podcast features in with lawyers, musicians, fellow students and more on how they’re keeping busy and spending their time during lockdown.
See below a quick announcement/update from program manager Dan Binns:
The gist of the above is that we are currently working to shift the remainder of Semester 1 to online delivery. Thank you so much for your patience with all of us, and we really can’t wait to see you all back on campus as soon as possible! Meanwhile, check Canvas and your emails regularly, attend scheduled online sessions, and keep up with your assessments as best you’re able — and reach out to us if you need any help.
Semester 1 Course Coordinators:
Details on Program Canvas Shell — click here.
- Log in to the RMIT Connect Student Portal
- Select “Course and Program Advice” in the left-hand column.
- Fill in and submit your ticket. Please allow 24 hours for a response (we’re getting a lot at the moment!)
- RMIT COVID-19 FAQs (this is actually really good!)
- RMIT COVID-19 page
- RMIT-ABC FactCheck (now releasing regular Corona-Checks)
- World Health Organisation COVID-19 page
- Healthcare Triage COVID-19 video playlist (YouTube)
- ABC News Coronavirus outbreak playlist (YouTube)
Where to get help:
The short documentary film NOW DEPARTING PLATFORM 1 — directed by B.Comm (Media) student Lucy Edwards, and produced by Edwards, Tess Macallan and Eamon Willis — will screen as part of the 6th Annual REEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL at the Lido Cinema on Saturday March 14th at 12.00PM and 4.PM.
The film was created as part of the REAL TO REEL Media Studio (led by Rohan Spong) in 2019. It celebrates a sense of community within a local railway station and shines a light on retiring station master Jim Jaworski of Auburn Train Station.
The film had previously taken out the top prize at the RUSU (RMIT Student Union) Film Festival.
Hi everyone, and welcome/back to 2020!
Here’s the amazing list of Media Studios running in Semester 1, 2020:
ALTERNATIVE MOBILE MEDIA
Exploring non-western media technology through analysis and making experiments
CLIMATE CHANGING MEDIA
The political and poetic possibilities of climate change communications
The learning of filmmaking inspired by prompts and guided with constraints
DEMAGOGUES, DOUBTERS AND DOUCHEBAGS
The voice-over in documentary film
DOCUMENTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Imaging new futures
EXPERIMENT. SCREEN. SENSATION.
Screen art and film workshop
Figuring out fake news and post-truth, a collaboration with RMIT ABC Fact Check
THE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
Conceiving and mounting a film festival
FROM SCREEN TO STREET
A video collaboration with HRAFF 2020
Creating contemporary futurology with film, video, audio & immersive art
Making media in partnership with Friends of the Earth’s ‘Act on Climate’ campaign
Poetic approaches to media production
Media making through, with and about the sensing body
MAKING SENSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Exploring social media as a space for research and creative media making; a collaboration with Sensis
REAL TO REEL
Self directed non-fiction project
ROOM WITH A VIEW
Live to air radio as a site for collaborative production and distribution; in collaboration with RRR
THE SCENE IN CINEMA
Studies in camera coverage
For more details, head over to the Studios site. And let us know what you’d like to see more of in future semesters!