The final media industries seminar certainly pulled out all the stops when it came to staging. Inspired by The Matrix and the neon glow of classics such as Tron, green lights and glow sticks were in abundance. With guests from diverse fields, the discussions were insightful and to the point, covering areas which are still
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.
An interesting perspective this week, focusing on women in the media. A great trio of guests in different fields and of different generations revealed a great deal about the inequality women face in the media, but also what they did to get where they were regardless. While not as bombastic as the TV seminar, the
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.
Breaking In was a fantastic follow-up to the Non-Fiction seminar last week, with a great lineup of guests, but also a great concept, structure, and excellent promotion (the food was pretty great too). The TV seminar group clearly learned a lot from the documentary crew, improving on many aspects, and most importantly, coming up with
RMIT Media’s Wanted seminars have started off strongly with a documentary themed seminar with great guests and insights, as well as some surprisingly good trail mix. The panel was a formidable bunch of pleasantly diverse documentary filmmakers, with John Hughes, Terry Cantwell, Maya Gnyp, and Genevieve Bailey in attendance. While the first seminar in the
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