Category: Video

Vine is changing how we make and view movies

Do the constraints placed upon artists by small format media platforms allow creativity to flourish or fail? This is the question I¬†attempted to answer in the latest Buzz Track podcast…
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Are film festivals excluding independent film makers?

Film festivals often claim to be motivated by a desire to put a spotlight on emerging talent but restrictive entry requirements can mean that entering is a big gamble for…
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The Dream Children

New Australian film The Dream Children¬†tackles topics of same-sex marriage and adoption rights. Now showing at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, the film had its world premiere recently and was…
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Interview on Channel 31

That's right, baby, I've hit the big time! Channel 31. Okay, okay, I'm being facetious. For those of you outside Australia, Channel 31 is a community-run television station. Anyone can…
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Melbourne WebFest and the rise of the web series

The web series: it's a relatively new format of film-making born from the rise of digital technology. Around since the 1990s (remember the bizarreness of early flash animation web series…
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Django Unchained vs. Boss Nigger: a film comparison

The following is a long-form academic essay that looks at the commonalities and differences between the films Django Unchained and Boss Nigger. Whenever I can find the time I just…
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