Monthly Archives: March 2015

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

Diane Charleson Australian Catholic University diane.charleson@act.edu.au 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 sam.hutchinson@newcastle.edu.au 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 kristi.street@newcastle.edu.au 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 thomas.young@flinders.edu.au 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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