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  • AIDC2020 - The War on Press Freedom (and What to do About It)

    AIDC2020 - The War on Press Freedom (and What to do About It)

    03/06/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE Is Australian press freedom an endangered species? What can be done to prevent the media being portrayed as the enemy of the people? Australia has some of the most draconian anti-media laws of all Western countries. Police raids on journalists, national security laws that criminalise journalistic activities, attacks on whistleblowers, archaic defamation laws and restricted access to information have stifled the ability of journalists to hold power to account. Investigative journalism is under threat globally and increasingly in countries where democracies have historically prevailed. At a time when attacks on press freedom around the world are on the rise, the risks faced by news, journalism and documentary are very real. But what can be done to stem the growing culture of secrecy and counter the epidemic of fake news, disinformation and manipulation that is eroding public discourse and democracy? Join a distinguished panel of news, documentary and investigative journalists includin

  • AIDC2020 - Real World Impact: TV with Social Purpose

    AIDC2020 - Real World Impact: TV with Social Purpose

    27/05/2020 Duración: 01h07min

    CRAFT Meet the key people behind hit ABC shows that have delivered real world impact, and find out what’s next in 2020. Commissioning distinctive TV that has a real-world impact on Australians and their communities is a major goal of ABC’s Factual and Documentary teams. The ABC has been leading the way with this form of programming through acclaimed series such as Old People’s Home for 4 Year Old’s, Employable Me, Don’t Stop The Music, Love On The Spectrum and War On Waste. In 2020, the ABC is presenting two major climate-themed series with Fight for Planet A: The Climate Challenge exploring how we can all help reduce both our individual and collective carbon emissions and Big Weather (and how to survive it) offering insight and practical advice on how to survive and thrive in a time of increasing extreme weather events. We will also see Shaun Micallef return to our screens as he delves into the nation’s relationship with alcohol, with Shaun Micallef’s On The Sauce. All of these shows demonstrate the import

  • AIDC2020 - Niche to Broad, Big to Lean: Concepts of Scale in Factual

    AIDC2020 - Niche to Broad, Big to Lean: Concepts of Scale in Factual

    20/05/2020 Duración: 01h10min

    CRAFT Leading factual producers reveal how they tackled projects of scale … and scale doesn’t always mean big budget. Leading factual producers discuss and demystify the oft-used term ‘scale’. From giant crews, fixed rigs and far-flung locations, to leading a tiny team shooting across a long timeframe – scale calls for precise decision making in the development process and in designing your production model. What are the different production approaches that can be scaled to get the most out of the story and budget? Do you go big, long, lean, broad or deep to best access your story? How can you invert your production approach on the same story material? Debbie Cuell, Jocelyn Little and Ben Ulm’s careers embody the full spectrum of scale, from big blue-chip to lean ob-doc. They will dissect making recent and upcoming series Ed Stafford: First Man Out, Old People’s Home for 4 Year-Olds, One Born Every Minute, Who Gets to Stay in Australia and Wild City. Moderator Sarah Thornton (Network Ten) springboard

  • AIDC2020 - Upskill: Writing Documentary, Shaping Story with Jen Peedom

    AIDC2020 - Upskill: Writing Documentary, Shaping Story with Jen Peedom

    12/05/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    CRAFT Director Jen Peedom discusses her story-focused approach to documentary writing, from pre-production through to editing. What does it mean to ‘write’ a documentary? For BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa, Mountain), writing — and re-writing — defines each step of the filmmaking process. Emphasising the difference between covering an issue and telling an emotional story, this session will explore lessons borrowed from drama storytelling in shaping Jen’s compelling on-screen characters and journeys: encompassing thoughtful planning in research and pre-production, course-correction through principal shooting and interviews, and an openness to challenging feedback throughout editing. Further points of discussion for this session include the differences between writing historical and unfolding stories, writing observational documentaries (when the outcome of a situation is unknown at the outset), and incorporating additional editorial tools (such as graphics and cards) at the editing stag

  • AIDC2020 -Passport to the Big Leagues: Whats Next for International Networks

    AIDC2020 -Passport to the Big Leagues: What's Next for International Networks

    06/05/2020 Duración: 01h27min

    BUSINESS Three major international cable networks discuss what worked in 2019, what's coming in 2020 and what they're looking for now. Discovery International, A+E, and ESPN – three heavyweight international cable networks discuss their big successes from 2019, what exciting projects they have in the pipeline, and what they are looking for from production companies. This session will compare and contrast their audiences and their needs. What brings in their audiences, what keeps them, what loses them? What are the differences between the US factual landscape and the UK one? Do US and UK audiences tend to favour different programming? What crosses over? What doesn’t? How does delivering to a truly international audience differ to focusing inside a specific national market? And in the bigger picture: How is the documentary series landscape changing in an age of instability. As streaming services rise, battle and consolidate, linear TV must shake itself up to survive. How does that impact us right now? How mi

  • AIDC2020 - Masters of Producing: Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films

    AIDC2020 - Masters of Producing: Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films

    28/04/2020 Duración: 59min

    COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE Meet the producer and creative director at the heart of one of the world's most enduring and celebrated documentary collectives. For over 50 years, Gordon Quinn and Kartemquin Films have been at the forefront of documentary making in the US, not only embracing but also epitomising collaborative practices, championing new voices, and leading the way in the fight for independent media. All of these resonate with current discussions, both locally and globally around democracy and social justice, as well as AIDC 2020’s theme of collective intelligence. Join Gordon in conversation as he discusses the essential role of documentary in a fair and just society through some of his key works from Inquiring Nuns and Last Pullman Car to Hoop Dreams, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, Minding the Gap and 63Boycott. Talking through his 50-plus years of experience, Gordon will expand on how to sustain documentary making amidst constant assaults on truth, and finding new ways to regenerate the form and indu

  • AIDC2020 - Upskill: Creating Character with S. Leo Chiang

    AIDC2020 - Upskill: Creating Character with S. Leo Chiang

    21/04/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    CRAFT Emmy-Award nominated Director S. Leo Chiang takes a deep dive into finding and developing complex documentary characters. In this craft session, Emmy-Award nominated Director S. Leo Chiang discusses the art of finding and unravelling multifaceted characters who share a common sense of idealism against the odds. Films such as Our Time Machine and A Village Called Versailles often focus on character development over obvious plot twists in order to highlight the powerful transformations the characters go through rather than the devastating losses they face. Join Leo in conversation with Jeanie Davison (Development and Investment Manager of Documentary at Screen Australia) to unpack how he gains trust and develops relationships often in diasporic and marginal communities to tell heartbreaking stories of love, loss and standing up for what you believe in. Through personal anecdotes, Leo will give insight on a few of the major lessons he’s learned along the way.

  • AIDC2020 - Masters: Creative Producing with John Smithson

    AIDC2020 - Masters: Creative Producing with John Smithson

    14/04/2020 Duración: 01h07min

    CRAFT John Smithson discusses the creative challenges in crafting story in his new true-crime series I, Sniper. High-end crime serials have become the pinnacle of factual, and the rise of streaming services offer an enticing opportunity with the budgets and the time to enable some serious creativity. For four years Arrow Pictures, the new label of Creative Director John Smithson, has been working on I, Sniper. This 6 x 1hr serial tells the story of the DC Snipers, the two men who terrorised Washington DC in a city still traumatised by 9/11 one year earlier, killing people at random over 23 days of terror. This is the definitive account of an iconic American crime, told with law enforcement, survivors and victims’ families and, uniquely, in the words of the surviving shooter, in a series of calls from his supermax cell. In conversation with Rachael Brown, John Smithson talks for the first time about the creative challenges of the genre, ahead of I, Sniper’s release.

  • AIDC2020 - Masters: Ninder Billing on How to Make Programs That People Will Watch (and Not Sell Out)

    AIDC2020 - Masters: Ninder Billing on How to Make Programs That People Will Watch (and Not Sell Out)

    07/04/2020 Duración: 01h18min

    CRAFT BAFTA award-winner Ninder Billing shares her insights on how to turn an idea into irresistible factual content. In conversation with Ninder Billing promises to be a fascinating journey through the sometimes unforgiving landscape of factual television with one of Britain’s most respected and innovative television executives. From prime-time factual formats, access documentaries and authored films, Ninder navigates us through the creative path she’s beaten as both creator, producer and commissioner. Ninder has never been one to ‘stay in her lane’ as she delights in moving broadly between genres, subject and form. She has launched genre-busting factual formats such as Operation Live, overseen celebrity-authored films, produced current affairs investigations, and created kid’s factual entertainment. At the heart of her programming is a keen awareness of audience and a passion for improving diversity in the media. Ninder will share her insights on how to turn an idea into irresistible factual content and

  • AIDC2020 - Masters: Multi-Sensory Perspectives with Robin McNicholas

    AIDC2020 - Masters: Multi-Sensory Perspectives with Robin McNicholas

    01/04/2020 Duración: 01h25min

    INNOVATION Join Marshmallow Laser Feast’s Robin McNicholas as he sheds light on their multi-sensory experiences at the intersection of science, technology, art and nature. What does it mean to experience tree-time? How do animals see the world? How does our breath connect us to the plant world? In this session Robin McNicholas, creative director of Marshmallow Laser Feast, discusses their process of creating immersive works which enable us to shift our perceptions. Experiencing the world as tree, animal or air, can enable encounters with the wonder and interconnectedness of the natural world. Marshmallow Laser Feast are a UK-based team who develop experiential work involving technology. Founder & Creative Director Robin McNicholas shares R&D strategies for innovation along with the challenges & opportunities for creators interested in making work for connected global audiences.

  • Cleverman origin stories: Muya

    Cleverman origin stories: Muya

    21/12/2018 Duración: 02min

    We all have muya, the essence or aura of who we are. It's what makes you you.

  • Cleverman origin stories: The Cleverman

    Cleverman origin stories: The Cleverman

    20/12/2018 Duración: 03min

    Hunter Page-Lochard tells us about the person who is the conduit between the Dreaming and this world: The Cleverman. Written by Ryan Griffen. Republished with permission from Triple J & ABC.

  • ACMI Conversations: Art Politics Protest

    ACMI Conversations: Art Politics Protest

    01/08/2018 Duración: 01h32min

    Join artists Gabrielle De Vietri, Hanna Brontë and Eugenia Lim to talk video art and challenging provocations in the spheres of identity, immigration, race, nationalism and politics. From exploring issues of gender and racial identity through the lens of hip-hop aesthetics to deconstructing the nature of globalisation and economics through video and performance, the artists will discuss their own practice in contemporary video art and film, and what excites them about the form's potential for political expression and social commentary.

  • ACMI Conversations: Electric Girlhoods and Alices Past and Future

    ACMI Conversations: Electric Girlhoods and Alices Past and Future

    01/08/2018 Duración: 01h29min

    Alice was first brought to life by Lewis Carroll, but she's sparked imaginations and been immortalised on screen many times since. Join film critic and author Alexandra Heller-Nicholas in conversation with Dr Michelle Smith (Monash University) and Dr Dan Golding (Swinburne University of Technology) as they discuss these 'electric' Alices and the unique representations of girlhood across time, space and media, exploring historical significance, contemporary potency and what Alice might mean in the future.

  • ACMI Conversations: Empathy Machines

    ACMI Conversations: Empathy Machines

    01/08/2018 Duración: 01h26min

    With each technological advancement, from early documentaries to social issue games and immersive VR, we've heard the promise of being able to step into alternate perspectives, to feel and share and experience a more complex type of understanding. But are these supposed "empathy machines" distancing us from true empathy and closer to voyeurism? In this talk we interrogate the ethics, assumptions and privileges associated with technological storytelling. Hosted by Santilla Chingaipe with Dr Fincina Hopgood, Brett Leavy and Amani Naseem.

  • ACMI Conversations: Preserving the Artefacts of the Future

    ACMI Conversations: Preserving the Artefacts of the Future

    01/08/2018 Duración: 01h29min

    How does a museum collect WeChat? Or show a laptop that was destroyed by security agencies because it held government secrets leaked by whistleblowers? How could a museum collect computer viruses, or use source code to reveal decisions made by designers when a product was being made? Digital design, game design and media design are all important aspects of contemporary design, yet institutions have struggled to effectively exhibit and collect, let alone 'preserve' them for future generations. Seb and Natalie discuss current institutional approaches, including the V&A's rapid response collecting initiatives and ACMI's digital preservation.

  • ACMI Conversations: Pleasure Of Pixels

    ACMI Conversations: Pleasure Of Pixels

    01/08/2018 Duración: 01h19min

    Video games can transport players into ethereal experiences, create unique communities and become a medium for interactive and experimental art. Join game designer and curator Chad Toprak (Freeplay), experimental games designers Michael Samyn and Auriea Harvey (Tale of Tales) and cultural curator Zuraida Buter (Zo-ii) for a deep dive into beautiful, wonderous and experiential game worlds.

  • ACMI Conversations: Interpreting Alice

    ACMI Conversations: Interpreting Alice

    01/08/2018 Duración: 01h26min

    There are innumerable theories of Alice, Wonderland and the characters she meets along the way. Was Lewis Carroll inspired by hallucinogens? Reacting to new maths standards? Or having a personal identity crisis? Perhaps the way we see the text tells us as much as our ourselves as it does about the enigmatic author. Join us for a lively dissection of the text's myriad meanings with science communicator Stephanie Pradier, psychedelic VR artist Roger Essig and psychologist Professor Nick Haslam, hosted by author and critic Mel Campbell.

  • ACMI Conversations: Decolonising Aboriginal Representation

    ACMI Conversations: Decolonising Aboriginal Representation

    01/08/2018 Duración: 01h32min

    Decolonising the Australian film industry and how First Nations people want to be portrayed are the current debates with Aboriginal and Torres Strait actors, directors and producers. Join our host Leila Gurruwiwi (from Marngrook Football Show) along with guest panelists; award winning author Uncle Bruce Pascoe, playwright and filmmaker Tracey Rigney and academic Crystal McKinnon in a provocative discussion on Aboriginal identity and the Australian film and television industry. Our panelists will explore how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been showcased within the industry and what needs to be achieved by Indigenous film and television practitioners to take control of their identity.

  • ACMI Conversations: Mainstreaming Disability and Appearance Diversity on Screen

    ACMI Conversations: Mainstreaming Disability and Appearance Diversity on Screen

    01/08/2018 Duración: 01h24min

    Did you know that twenty percent of Australians live with disability? You probably wouldn't guess that from our media. But things are gradually improving. In 2018, more people with disability and appearance diversity are writing and starring in TV and film, influencing on social media and getting opportunities as brand ambassadors. Young people today have a much greater chance of seeing themselves represented, knowing what's possible. We'll be talking representation of people with disability on screens and behind the scenes, and why it's vital to give us a place at the table.

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