"Is any attention good attention?", what a feather-ruffling question. A Tv tropes article explains that in regards to a product, attention turned sour has consequences detrimental to the brand, for example, a beauty product surrounded with lots of hype and expectations that is in true fact poor quality will affect future investors and customers from putting … Continue reading Aussie land trumps Aussie people, so it seems
Walking away from the first lesson of BCM330, I had some extensive discussions revolving around the Australian TV and Film industry and realised I had not given much thought to this topic prior to taking this class. It was made clear within the first hour that judging from the responses from my fellow classmates, our … Continue reading Is Australian content really as bad as we assume it to be?
The Australian FIlm and TV industry is an inconsistent "little bugger" (Aussie slang seemed appropriate), and when I asked friends and family what their thoughts were on Australian made screen content the responses I received were "I don't know, I don't really watch a lot of the stuff" or "OH LOVE IT! You've got to support the … Continue reading Is the future of Australian Film & TV looking gloomy or bloomy?
Today I began my internship at Why Documentaries and I tried my hardest to go into this first day with no expectations, I was nervous enough and did not want to be left in shock on my first day. I landed this opportunity with the help of my acting tutor who suggested I contact a … Continue reading Day 1 @ my Media Production Internship
The term 'micro-celebrity' has come into play since the rise of social media platforms, offering anyone who is active users of Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, twitter and blogging sites the chance to fall under the celebrity umbrella. The term 'celebrity' is the ability to back yourself as an investment and create a likeable persona that builds a … Continue reading You can be famous too
I have been proposed with the challenge to go without my iPhone for at least a week many times, mostly by my parents, and the idea of it seemed crazy to me. I once had the mentality that the chances of getting lost, missing out and something serious happening were a lot higher if I did … Continue reading Apple’s got more than street smarts
Transmedia storytelling is defined in formal terms by Henry Jenkins which I won't regurgitate in this post because you can read that definition here or on many other sources revolving around the topic. In my own understanding of the term, transmedia storytelling is the unexpected, new and exciting features that transpire from one entertaining narrative. So, for … Continue reading The music that keeps on giving
Copyright laws sees that the Big buck movie and media companies retain a high level of power to control the ways in which you interact with the content they create and distribute to the public. It is a system that regulates creativity so the big issue I see here is how much freedom is left … Continue reading Copyright = Party pooper
John Philip Sousa could have possibly be the reason why remix culture never thrived. Sousa campaigned for stricter copyright laws arguing that there was a cultural emptiness from the mechanical forms of art (Lessig 2008, p. 24). He was totally convinced that our culture would become less democratic, fewer people would be able to access … Continue reading Remix Culture
The stories on the commercial news channels such as Nine, Ten and Prime Seven, are heavily censored and generally focused on relative Australian events. The coverage on the havoc happening overseas is not something we hear much about and a lot of the stories on the war in Syria are speculation or fabricated. There are … Continue reading Take a seat and tune in