Monthly Archives: March 2015

Walking on the Dark Side: Images, Techniques and Themes in Student Short Films

Diane Charleson Australian Catholic University Abstract When it comes time for Australian film students to produce their major projects, they are usually given complete freedom to choose their topics. Having been a lecturer involved with student short film production for over ten years, I have often been struck by the recurring images and themes…
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Creative Screen Labour: Capital Reciprocity in 
Micro-Budget Corporate Documentary

Samuel Hutchinson University of Newcastle Abstract Screen production is often described as ‘a love project’ when the film is made on a micro-budget, using volunteer labour and complex reciprocal arrangements to ensure it is completed to a professional standard. This research explores what drives a crew member work unpaid on a friend’s film. (more…)
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Researching ‘The Shoot Out Filmmaking Festival’ by Targeting Creativity

Kristi Street University of Newcastle Abstract The Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival began in Newcastle in 1999 and ran annually until 2008. The premise was that films had to be made in a 24-hour period and to authenticate the festival timeframe each film included specific items filmed at local sites. In some years…
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Development of a University Feature Film 
Production Model

Tom Young Flinders University Abstract This paper presents one possible model for constructing a university feature film production course. This approach was developed through my Screen Production PhD (Young 2013), where I researched my role as a feature producer on Double Happiness Uranium (2013). (more…)
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