As the director of Unexpected, Unexplained (2022), I was given the responsibility to provide my team a story with enough value worthy of telling though the production of a documentary. In deciding to centralise my idea on telling the unique recounts of ‘ghost stories’ or ‘paranormal encounters’, I aimed to ensure the documentary idea wasContinue reading “Unexpected, Unexplained (2022)”
Deriving inspiration from the Lumière Brothers’ revolutionary ‘remoscope’ and George Ella Lyon’s audio-visual masterpiece ‘Where I’m From’, for my own piece, I desire to merge both creative mediums together to express the imagery of my youth as well as my adventures during adulthood. My thematic intention centralises around a single juxtaposition; that being where theContinue reading “Where I’m From”
World Building Through An Alternative Sonic Palate: The Experimental Auditory Experience of David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977)
The nature of audio within the modern cinematic realm is vital to the creation of a cohesive motion picture masterpiece. Suggested by Michel Chion is the idea of sound as ‘added value.’ Chion states that ‘… sound enriches a given image so as to create the definite impression…’ of the action being presented to anContinue reading “World Building Through An Alternative Sonic Palate: The Experimental Auditory Experience of David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977)”
Steven Cakarovski always said his scepticism toward the paranormal world would be a ‘difficult thing’ for him to change because of his ‘see it to believe it’ attitude. Recalling upon a memory which still to this today shocks him to the core, the inability to find a logical explanation for what he had witnessed thatContinue reading “Unexpected Unexplained – (Short)”
Described as a “liminar” by biographer Sarah Ailwood, it is this personal aspect of the Katherine Mansfield context that shapes her approaches to the construction of Miss Brill (1920) On arriving in London “at the age of nineteen determined to make a career for herself as a writer” (Ailwood 2005, p.257) the liminality of Mansfield’sContinue reading “How Does Mansfield Encourage A Sense of Isolation In Miss Brill (1920)?”
Free Faces You reach into your pocket and begin fighting something blocking the grip of your front door key. Blindly fiddling with the strings of a cotton mask you grow frustrated and rip it out of your jeans. Free at last, you destroy this mask, ripping the strings from the face cover before throwing itContinue reading “Free Faces”
Fake news is defined as information fabricated to mimic or represent media content in an inaccurate or incorrect manner, and indeed is an occurrence within the contemporary cyber realm that challenges ethical expectations when creating and consuming online content. Fake news in most instances “pretends to be real in its presentation” (Nyilasy, 2019), however, theContinue reading “Fake News & The Pandemic: Using Conspiracy to Capitalise On COVID-19 Hysteria”
Introduction: In presenting a compelling and aesthetically innovative sensorial portrait of the fishing industry, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s Leviathan (2012), can thus be described as an “experimental documentary” (Unger 2017) made evident by its rejection of the “many tired conventions of contemporary documentary cinema.” (Pavsek, 2015) In disconnecting with the necessity to present aContinue reading “Levithan (2012) – Sensorial & Immersive Techniques in Non-Conventional Documentary”
A majority of primary and secondary schools experienced a mass closure during what was considered NSW’s biggest COVID-19 lockdown since 2020. For almost four months all Year 12 students of Greater Sydney were forced to endure their final school year from home. With the graduating cohort of 2021 being the first year to undertake aContinue reading “HSC At Home: Life In Lockdown During The Biggest Year of High School”
“How Long Can This Possibly Last For?” is a short audio piece in which my cousin Toby Greene expresses the difficulties and stresses that the most recent lockdown in NSW has caused his day-to -day life. Toby explains how he has had to put everything on hold to stay clear from the transmission of theContinue reading “How Long Can This Possibly Last For?”: What It Feels Like To Live With The Delta Variant In NSW.”
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