This week I cut down the video to around five minutes of footage, mostly just sound bites (or whatever the video equivalent of that is) for another member of the group to finesse and shape into a highlight reel. This included syncing audio, which took much longer than normal as it drifted out of sync
As this was the week of the seminar, there was a lot to be done. I wrote, shot and edited the promo video for our seminar, with Ange and Michael as actors and had that ready by the following day. There was some confusion over the title of the seminar and a new guest had
This week I heard back from the television program, although no one based in Melbourne was available, and followed up RMIT Global Careers. However, as a group we decided we would prefer an industry guest instead of a careers representative.
I called up the offices of a television program we were hoping to ask for a guest from this week and sent through an email with details of the seminar. After a few days I followed up and was promised the request would be brought up again and I would be contacted soon. Being proactive
This week I contacted the Global Careers office at RMIT in the hope they would have someone suitable to discuss international career opportunities such as internships, as well as recommendations on living and working overseas in regards to visas and other logistical issues.
I contacted and secured our first guest, Elloise Mae Foster who had just come back to Melbourne after spending the year in San Francisco working as a publicist for Small World Social, who would be perfect for us in discussing emerging media and a perspective beyond the usual production roles we hear from in traditional
This week we further formalised our plans by putting together some guidelines for contacting guests: – Free Public Lecture on ‘Working in a Global Media Industry’ at RMIT University targeted at new media grads. – Date/Time: Friday 26th September, 11.30-1pm – Q&A Panel Discussion / no need to prepare – Morning tea / snacks provided
This week we defined some of our roles and began to brainstorm the types of guests we wanted. I was given the responsibility of coordinating guests and contacting them along with a couple of others, as it was proving a bit messy when everyone attempted to contact someone – the fear was we might have
After choosing seminar groups, roles were still fairly undefined, but as a group we had started brainstorming what we wanted to actually get out of an international seminar. All of us were interested in working internationally, or at least exploring the idea, and many of us had international backgrounds. We also had diverse interests in