Monthly Archives: March 2008

A Good Take: The process as a site for screen production research

Leo Berkeley RMIT University leo.berkeley@rmit.edu.au Abstract Screen production as an academic research discipline has struggled to establish itself, both within the broader higher education sector and in relation to the film and television industry. The lack of conceptual and analytical frameworks with which to understand screen production and which resonate with the experience of professional…
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Encouraging Critical Practice in Media Students: The Digital Dossier Initiative

David Carlin RMIT University david.carlin@rmit.edu.au Paul Ritchard RMIT University paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au Abstract In a fluid and rapidly changing media landscape, today’s screen production students more than ever require skills in ‘critical practice’ to enable them to play leading roles in tomorrow’s screen culture and industries. It is extremely difficult to find pedagogical approaches that facilitate student…
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Writing and Improvising the Digital Essay Film: the Boot Cake

Kathryn Millard Macquarie University kmillard@scmp.mq.edu.au Abstract This paper reflects on the process of writing and producing the author’s feature- length non-fiction film about Chaplin imitators in India: The Boot Cake. (www.thebootcake.com) It aims to contribute to debate about 1. innovative screen production processes and aesthetics, and 2. the value accorded screen practice research in universities.…
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A Safety Induction ‘Blue Card’ for the film, television and new media industry in Queensland and Australia

Nicholas Oughton Griffith University n.oughton@griffith.edu.au Abstract Failures to manage occupational risk competently and comply with occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation can jeopardise the attainment of business objectives, limit or negate profits, and inhibit an entities sustainability. Enterprises and individuals failing to manage occupational risk appropriately may also incur financial or custodial penalties. Some businesses…
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