VU is running an Instagram competition.___________________________________________________
Footscray is full of experiences.
Experiences as diverse as panoramic views of the city, to sharing some of the best pho you’ll ever taste, to watching the mighty Western Bulldogs. Perhaps you enjoy the strong caffeine hit of a freshly ground cup of Ethiopian coffee or a trip to a bustling fruit and vegie market. Whatever the case, Footscray has something for everyone.
Now we want you to capture and share the character of Footscray using your phone or camera.
Instagram your favourite snap taken in and around Footscray and use the hashtag #FootscrayUniTown.
Prizes will be given for the quirkiest, funniest, most emotive or interesting.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #FootscrayUniTown to be in with a chance to win.
How to enter
Download the Instagram app for your iPhone, iPad, Windows phone or Android device
Make sure your Instagram profile is set to public, so we can view your entry :)
(If your account is set to private we won’t be able to see your photo!)
Take a picture that best represents what Footscray means to you – be creative!
Upload your photo to your Instagram account
Use the hashtag #FootscrayUniTown or we won’t find your entry.
Make sure you read and understand the terms and conditions of this competition before you enter it.
Competition begins 9am on Monday 24 February 2014
Here are in no particalur order all the blogs from this semester’s classes.
Follow each other see and comment on each others work!
Camera controls using a simulator
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ACMI wants to hear from all aspiring and established animators!
As part of the world premiere of DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, ACMI’s Designing Dreams Studio will provide Australia’s up-and-coming animators with an unparalleled opportunity to learn from ‘the best in the business.’
ACMI and DreamWorks Animation will select a small group of talented animators to go behind the screen in a once-in-a-lifetime hands-on journey of animation from sketch to screen.
The experience includes meeting award-winning DreamWorks Animation creatives; taking to the red carpet at the DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition world premiere; and attending the DreamWorks Industry Masterclass on Friday 11 April in Melbourne. The all-day Industry Masterclass will provide a unique opportunity to gain insights from DreamWorks Animation’s Chief Creative Officer, Bill Damaschke, Production Designers Kendal Cronkhite (Madagascar) and Christophe Lautrette (The Croods, King Fu Panda), and Visual Effects Supervisor Doug Cooper (The Price of Egypt, Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron).
Participants then take part in a unique creative workshop project culminating in a rare industry opportunity to present their works to the DreamWorks Animation team via video link to L.A.
Applications open Wednesday 5 March and close Friday 28 March, 2014, at 5pm.
For more information, please visit the website:
More information on the exhibition at
Perhaps for your first entry you might like to upload your first bad photos and write sentence or two about why they are bad or indeed if they still bad after our class today?
Students can attend the sessions on the door notice if they’re unable to come to next week’s sessions (e.g. If they are at FP and can’t make it for some reason like the Labour Day weekend :P).Also, can you urge all students to do the OHS, if they’ve not done it before, as:
- We go through the loans system
- Even if they have their own gear, they might need to borrow lights, effects filters, macro lens add-ons, cyc box etc, the new Canon Lenses (all new stuff)
- They may enrol in another Media unit and it will save them time then
Thanks everyone. I am almost finished my assessing, and am suitably impressed with the standard of work.
I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and learned as much as I did.
Ok folks, next week is week 12.
This is what will happen.
You will come to class with your folios on a thumbdrive, named or numbered according to the way you want to present them, 123.jpg, 456.jpg, or abc.jpg etc.
You will copy the files to the teaching computer. And using the buitl-in slideshow software present your folios to the rest of the class. I would like you to talk about your folios in the following manner.
- What you photographed? Was it an idea? A technique? Were you trying to tell a story etc?
- Why you chose to photograph what you photographed? [This could be simply because of an idea or image inspired by someone else’s work or some idea you came up with]
- How you did it? For example, you may have for example used a tripod and tried to freeze a moment in time, or you may have tied to extend an idea from the week 3 excercise/s.
Hi folks, I hope your folios are going well?
This semester I have decided to link to a couple of other student’s work from previous semesters. Have a look and a think about what you see, perhaps they can prod or guide you in your endeavours?
http://flashcats.tumblr.com/post/51627981285/about-my-final-folio-for-vudfap, Chantelle wrote an eloquent piece about her work and the images on the surface seem banal, but as a group of images they are quite powerful. Scroll down past her “statement” to see the series of images she made in the CBD.
Steven again used a simple idea and produced an interesting series of images, again the whole SERIES is what makes the work excellent.
If I didn’t see you in week 9, then please make sure you see me this week to make sure your folios are on track.
I hope this helps people?
This week is week 9, next week is the mid semester break. I have been consulting with several people in all my classes this week. Thank you, your ideas are looking interesting and starting to take shape, and are on track to be finished and ready for week 12 where the folios are presented to the rest of the class.
How will things pan out you might be asking yourself? Good question.
If I haven’t seen you and your initial ideas behind your final folio in week 9, then in week 10 I expect to see you with any and all images you are planning on using in your final folio, due week 12, to discuss the direction and quality of the ideas you want show in your final folio so there is ample time to make nay adjustments, if needed.
In week 12 itself, you will arrive in class with a thumb-drive of images. You will copy these to the teaching computer in the classroom. Then you will present your folios back to the rest of the class. You will also discuss the following:-
- What you did for your final portfolio.
- How you did it.
- Why you did it.
So; keep making pictures, keep posting your experiments to your tumblr, and keep in touch with me to inform me of your progress.
Any questions, email me; stuart . murdoch @ vu . edu. au [remove the spaces in my email address] ?
Ok folks, we are now at week 9.
This means that by now you should be beginnning to explore possible ideas for your final folios. So use this time to come and see me to get the ball rolling.
The unit guide lists possible starting points for a folio, other potential starting points are, other photographers whose style or ideas you like and admire, or any other idea or approach you have uncovered in your research this semester.
The main thing is that you keep in touch and show me what you are attempting to achieve.
Looking forward to the results that you will show me over the coming weeks.
Ok. Just a reminder, by now you should have spent a lot of time online looking at other photographers work, and at least reading some of the links I have provided on the resources page or the monographs & albums page these combined with the video we watched should give you some impetus on what to look at and for. The information you have gleaned from looking around the internet should form part of your tumblr and I would expect a minimum of one entry a week to be on your blogs by now.
Lastly, this screen grab [below] is from a tumblr that started following the class tumblr this week, I don’t know who you are can you please email me and let me know who you are, and which class you are in?