01/07/2011

Lately

What animal are you? The children's animations from my recent Artplay workshops with Dell Stewart are online now and will also be screened on the big screen at  Federation Square, Melbourne, during the school holidays, starting July 4th.

Here's a sample:

What Animal are you? (THURSDAY) from Dell Stewart on Vimeo.

You can see more at the 'Animal Self Portrait' website.

The online documentary project at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image that I have been busy making video content for since January is set to launch in August. It's about how how real places inform creative activity and vice versa, something I have become very interested in of late. More on that to come.

ACMI have also recently updated their website with videos from  some digital storytelling workshops I helped deliver late last year, with war veterans and people with disabilities. In these 2-5 day intensive workshops we help people script, narrate and produce short autobiographical videos, built using their own archives of photographs/ video and new material captured during the sessions. One of the people I assisted in making her story is Michelle Newlands. It's about having to 'start again' after an acquired brain injury and is quite an amazing tale of perseverance.

Recent works I've written about for the National Film and Sound Archive's online screen history site Australian Screen  include '60s quiz show Pick a Box and Jane Campion's short films Passionless Moments, Peel and A Girl's Own Story.

I've just arrived in Berlin to begin a month-long Goethe Institut scholarship and enjoy a bit of European Summer. Hurrah.