Category Archives: Video

Video: Scorsese has just written my thesis for me

Take 30minutes to watch this. Scorcese touches on many of the themes being investigated in The Art of Perseverance

Original and full article in No Film School by V Renee on September 20th
Read full article here

Martin Scorsese – Honored Speaker at Tisch Salute 2014 from Tisch School of the Arts on Vimeo.

Scorsese didn’t start making movies because he went to film school; he didn’t start making them because he came from a wealthy family, or because he grew up in New York, or because the stars aligned perfectly on the day of his conception. He started making movies because he loved cinema.

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Video: Reinvent Hollywood – The Artists. With Ted Hope

Streamed live on 10 Jun 2014
If you are a filmmaker or other individual working in the film industry, you are trapped in a paradox. It is a time of tremendous opportunity, yet also a time of great hardship. The tools for creation and distribution have never been cheaper, yet only an elite few can actually make a living. This roundtable will look at how things could be different for a much broader range of artists of all sorts. Could we create a system that allows many more artists to create much more work that could be enjoyed by a much wider range of audiences? What would be needed? How would that work?

It’s the best of times and the worst of times to be a filmmaker. Check out what Paul Schrader, Ritesh Batra, Melissa Silverstein, Scott Foundas, Mynette Louie, and Austin Kleon had to share with me about how we can ReInvent Hollywood to better serve the artist. Reinvent Hollywood – The Artists

Reinventors is a series of virtual roundtables done over the new medium of group video about how to fundamentally reinvent many of our 20th-century systems to work in the new realities of our 21st-century world.
Each session starts with an anchor interview of a remarkable “reinventor” who lays out his or her ideas on how to fundamentally reinvent a field, and that flows into a roundtable discussion with other experts and innovators who can build off those ideas.
The whole video conversation is streamed to a live audience through the web.
Reinvent America is the inaugural project that will launch in early 2013 and look at how to fundamentally reinvent America across many fields. How can we help the country make the transition to the all-digital, fully global, more sustainable world of the coming decades and take on the huge challenges that lie ahead?
If you’re interested in following this new kind of video conversation, get involved at: www.reinventors.net

Video: Metroscreen ‘Screen 2030: Making Content Pay’

Those good folk at Metroscreen put on a great event called Screen 2030: Making Content Pay and also produced this accompanying video, which gives a great insight into the future of content. The video includes my fellow Masters student Marcus Gillezeau, and Ester Harding who is in the year below me. And I’ve also worked with Galvin, Louise and Tim so lots of familiar faces in here.

Published on 11 Jun 2014
SCREEN 2030: MAKING MY CONTENT PAY
An exploration of the future careers of content makers by some of the screen and media industry’s key thinkers, discussing the issues of changing audiences and distribution for screen content.

Metro Screen looks ahead to the next 10-15 years and asks the big questions: What will the screen industry look like in 2030 and will a creative screen career pay the rent?

Featuring
Georgie McClean, Senior Manager of Strategy, Research and Communications at Screen Australia
Mark Pesce, futurist (Moore’s Cloud)
Marcus Gillezeau, digital producer (Firelight Productions)
Mike Jones, writer (Portal Entertainment)
Louise O’Donnell, writer/producer (Hoodlum)
Sandy George, media commentator
Peter Giles, educator, developer and producer (2and2)
Galvin Scott Davis (Protein One)
Ester Harding, documentary producer (Storm Surfers 3D, I Am a Girl, Goa Hippy Tribe)

Hosted by Tim Parsons

Produced by Metro Screen’s Digital Kitchen
Financed in association with Screen New South Wales
©Metro Screen 2014

Video – The mindset to succeed in elite sports

My research looks at the levels of perseverance in creatives, and especially in the filmmaker. However, parallels can be found in other sectors, and elite sport is one such sector. This TEDx video from Professor Tim Noakes was interesting. I thought of Michael Budd and how he elected to go from development to distribution in under a year with his film Love of my Life. Such laser focussed discipline to achieve his goal similar to a elite athlete preparing for the Olympics.

I shall be further investigating research in the elite sports sector.

Published on 26 Jun 2012

Prof. Tim Noakes is a co-founder and executive director of the Sports Science Institute of SA. He is an author, respected academic and A1 rated scientist and has long been acknowledged as an expert in the field of sports and the science of physical exercise. Tim is a Director of UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM). In this talk from TEDxCapeTownED, he lays out the importance of belief in exceptional achievement, and points to the role of the coach in fostering that belief. He leaves a challenge with educators to see their role as creating belief in their students.

Find out more about TEDxCapeTownED athttp://TEDxCapeTownED.org/

Find out more about the ESSM at http://www.essm.uct.ac.za/

Video – What do you actually do for a living?

The Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC) has created a video that provides a definitive answer to a question often posed to creative professionals: “What do you actually do for a living?”

The video points out that without the creative industries, all other industries would find it harder to be industrious, which is why the words “creative” and “industry” in fact complement each other very well.

The launch of this video builds on the CIIC’s recent release of the Valuing Australia’s Creative Industries report, which examines the economic value of Australia’s creative industries. You can download a copy of the report and see how your sector is traveling here:
creativeinnovation.net.au/business/ciic-resources/creative-economy/#intro

Video – Beyond the Box Office by Screen Australia

It’s a couple of years old now but In April 2011, Screen Australia released Beyond the Box Office. The report analyses patterns of screen media consumption in Australia, helping to understand shifts in media penetration and offering never-before-published insights into consumption of DVD/Blu-ray and online video.

The full article is here but you can watch these two insightful videos here.

Beyond the Box Office – understanding audiences in a multi-screen world

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Video – ‘A Discussion on the Future of Australian Feature Distribution’.

I attended the Screen Producers Australia Screen Forever conference in Melbourne, November 2013.

I was asked to be filmed by ScreenPro and FanDependent in association with Screen Producers Australia to answer some questions on the state of the Australian Film Industry.

This is the first of three episodes of  Interviews were filmed: ‘A Discussion on the Future of Australian Feature Distribution’.


Join the discussion at http://screenpro.tv

The next questions will be ‘What changes would you recommend?‘ – coming soon.