November 2015 Newsletter

2015 ASPERA Creative Practice Research Seed Grant awarded to Dr Karen Pearlman
CILECT Congress 2016
AFTRS Summer School offer
ASPERA Conference

2015 ASPERA Creative Practice Research Seed Grant awarded to Dr Karen Pearlman

The 2015-16 round of ASPERA’s Creative Practice Research Seed Grant has been awarded to Dr. Karen Pearlman of Macquarie University for her research project The role of ‘editing thinking’ in innovative models of screen development and production practice. The project examines the collaboration between the innovative Soviet montage era editor Elizaveta Svilova (1900-1975) and her more famous husband, filmmaker Dziga Vertov, as a case study in ‘editing thinking’.

Through analysis and creative practice it will test a collaborative strategy that uses the expertise of film editors including academics from ASPERA institutions– specialists generally brought in later in the process – in an iterative onscreen drafting process. The project will apply ‘editing thinking’ strategies to production of a short film inspired by the life and work of Svilova. The film, Woman with an Editing Bench, which models editing thinking as a process and is also about Svilova’s editing thinking, will be proof of concept for larger scale future projects and grant applications, and a case study for a refereed journal article

CILECT Congress 2016

In November 2016, just over 1-year hence, Griffith Film School (GFS) will be hosting CILECT Congress, 2016 in Brisbane. CILECT is the World Association of Film Schools and it is expected that many CILECT member institutions will send delegates to attend this Congress, the theme of which will be ‘Ethics and Aesthetics’. All ASPERA institutions and their faculty are coupled with CILECT through ASPERA’s Associate Membership of the organisation.

GFS would like to invite ASPERA members to participate in CILECT Congress 2016, initially with suggestions for topics, themes and speakers that will address Ethics and Aesthetics, and their relationship to screen production, its principles, practice, products, culture and context. Your thoughts are most welcome and your involvement encouraged. Please contact Nick Oughton or Donna Hamilton with your ideas as soon as possible (just ideas at this stage) or by 13th November.

Summer School @ AFTRS Open

Film, TV & Radio Short Courses
Special 20% discount for ASPERA members if you book before 1 December.
Learn new skills over the summer break with a short course at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney.
AFTRS Open’s introductory and intermediate level film, TV and radio short courses offer practical and hands-on learning to extend your skill set. All courses are taught by industry professionals in AFTRS state-of-the-art facilities.
November highlights include: Three Week Film School and Six Week Doco School. In January there are lots of 5-day intensives in Filmmaking, Videomaking, Short Film Screenwriting, Writing for TV, Feature Documentaries, Presenting and Editing. Plus brand-new Six Week Film School.
All ASPERA members will receive a special 20% DISCOUNT if you book before 1 December 2015. To receive this discount contact AFTRS Open / 1300 065 281 and quote ASPERA.

2016 ASPERA Conference

The 2016 ASPERA Conference will be held in Canberra next year from Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th of July. This places it just before ATOM’s Screen Futures conference in Melbourne and the ANZCA in Newcastle. Former ASPERA president Tim Thomas of the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra is coordinating the conference.

Call for Papers

Conference enquiries

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