We Need Your Help

It’s not very often we ask for your help. But believe it or not, we do. We’re making a super huge project and want you to be apart of it! “How” you might ask? Simple! If you are a screenwriter, storyteller, or just have a story then we want to make it. THAT SOUNDS SO CLICHÉ! And it is, but the team here have come to the point that we’re ready to tackle a big project. Over the last few years we’ve been working tirelessly on singular projects, many that don’t get shown publicly (for legal reasons), as well as...

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“Can you film for us?” Questions to ask before commitment.

So you’re fresh out of college or university studying film, television, media or visual communications – what do you do now? Or quite possibly you’re adept with technology and cameras are no fear of yours. Either way, you know how to film, edit, and produce a final product if asked. When you graduate, or even while you are studying (or hobbying – I will refer from to both as studying as these people will be approached more) the prospect of filming for someone is quite high. Sure you’ll start off with family, “you can film Jimmy’s 7th birthday,” then you’ll...

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That year that was: 2013

What a bloody year! So many advancements and works have occurred this year that we don’t know where to begin! Well actually we (Michael and Mark) do know where to begin, and that is with a huge thank you to every viewer, reader, and contributor to all we have collaborated on this year. We both know that there have been stages of absence, and not as many updates as we would have liked but here is what’s been going on! Starting the year off saw Mark continue his work with Channel 31 working on the television programme, Move It or...

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How the online platform is failing

In Australia at least. Sorry for the misleading title, but how else am I going to get you to read this? We recently went to the polls to vote for a new prime minister, who both parties had many policies that targeted all ages of interest. Among all the money for families, talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia, border protection, there was one topic that really appealed to me more than anything. This was fast internet. I know, I know, what a prick for having that as my number one priority, but this is something that...

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Let’s Play? I Don’t Think So…

Before I begin talking about the topic at hand, I would first like to apologise for my absence from this site. My year has been devoted to writing. Not necessarily for this particular website, but instead for myself. During my final year at university, I produced a thesis that looked at the qualities of cinematically inspired video games that set them apart from the media in which they derive so many tropes. Although this particular discussion has begun to seem behind the times in the world of gaming, the comparison between video games and cinema has added a new angle...

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The Future of TV and Film (and other creative platforms)

Have you ever wondered where entertainment and creative platforms will end up in the future? Ever looked at a kid who is a quarter of your age and think, “why do you have an iPhone?” With each new advancement in technology comes the question to the people – are you ready to adapt? These are questions I have faced over the last twenty years, and questions that have been thrown around for many years before that. It’s a scary thought, not keeping up with the times. Or worse yet enjoying something before it is widely recognised as an actual form...

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Pixar: 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling Booklet

It’s been out a while now, but Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling has been a real inspiration to filmmakers (and creators). Solely upon these 22 rules you will find an increase in story structure that will create compelling products for your audience. However, the original was in a poster and not everyone has the wall space, printing access, or utilities to view the poster. It was cumbersome to have at a quick reference so I decided that we needed it to be condensed into a printable format. Here is the booklet link (42mb) which is in full colour CYMK,...

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Amy’s Baking Company: What Happened Here?

We’ve all seen it by now and, we’re quite familiar with Gordon Ramsey’s television show Kitchen Nightmares. I’ll be brutally honest – I’m a fan of the show, Ramsey, and helping the community. I find it warming to see such an accredited chef help out smaller local bistros. Sure, the cafés, bars, restaurants all get compensation to be in the show (not to mention the global marketing), but ultimately Ramsey is there to help – we’ve seen it for 82 episodes! Well that was until we met Amy and Sammy Bouzaglos. If you haven’t seen it yet, and the above...

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