MEDA101 – Project 3 – Inertia

Project Statement Inertia - "a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force." Sometimes, we get swept up in life's inertia - unable to stop ourselves as we are propelled by a constant stream of [...]

MEDA101 PROJECT 2: AUDIO

PROJECT STATEMENT When you're watching a movie, you can close your eyes but you cannot mute your ears. Thus, sound is integral in creating mood and conveying stories, so I have created an audio narrative which acts as a soundscape but draws focus on specific isolated sounds to create a multidimensional experience through the protagonist's ears. [...]

#MyOvariesMadeMe

"It's probably my ovaries making me do it, Steve" - Van Badham on QandA 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruM0fQTmcyk QandA is an excellent example of a mediated public sphere, as it is constructed to provoke debate, with the chosen participants purposely possessing a variety of contesting ideologies. But we must wonder: Who is excluded from this version of a public [...]

Where I’m From

Project Statement Using Lyon's poem, and the Lumiere Rules as a basis, my project explores the metaphysical notions of where I'm from. Using a non-linear sequence, ambiguity is paired with concrete images, reflecting my poem's theme - that 'home' is more than just a place. I found that the juxtaposition of nature and urban settings was [...]

Don’t Be Evil

"Media is the nervous system of democracy" - Jeff Cohen, Outfoxed Do you know who owns the media you consume? Suspicion of the media and its power for ideological control are age-old, however an investigation of the owners of modern media provide plausibility that media diversity is declining both internationally and in Australia . As such, the image [...]

Disconnected

"A cigarette in the hands of a Hollywood star onscreen is a gun aimed at a 12- or 14-year-old." —Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas From anxieties surrounding the impact of Gothic novels in the 18th Century to modern day concerns about internet addiction; mass media trepidations are age old, and ever-present. As such, technologically dystopian societies are [...]

Practise Makes Perfect

It's very easy to look at a stunning image and forget the artistry that it takes to produce a good one. So today we put our skills to the test and produced a number of 10 second clips, making sure to include: a wide, close-up, and extreme close-up shot; a shot displaying fore, mid, and [...]

A Whole New World

Tip: frame the shot, take 1 step forward, and reframe. It's amazing to think you could work with a DSLR for years without understanding the settings. For myself, like many others, the countless dials, meters and numbers which determine the manual settings of a DSLR are way too daunting and far-fetched for any amateur dabbling [...]