Jan 212010
 

As we ended the last decade we were collating/archiving assets from the LAMP site and think it important to recognise the people that made LAMP the Australian icon in effective emerging media development.

Many of the mentors and participants were beginning their own journey on these workshops and residentials and are now leading the industry in Australia and abroad. We hope these ‘retrospective’ posts serve as a record for that which follows LAMP.

LAMP 2005-2009 was:

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Nov 172009
 

Australia’s leading screen conference, run by SPAA, is in Sydney this week and many multi-platform folk associated with LAMP & AFTRS in the past are in force with a record number of panels and sessions. The heavily featured 360 Media (and by implication Social Media) track sits nicely in the theme of this years conference ‘Reaching Your Audience’. LAMP’s Gary Hayes is listed as a key advisor to this years event and the following are a taste of some of the great sessions worth checking out. Lots more detail on the downloadable PDF on the SPAA Conference site.

The sessions below are the LAMP best 360, multi platform picks for the 3 days

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Oct 232009
 

AFTRS & LAMP’ers have been fortunate to know Kelly Chapman for a few years now. She is one of a handful of producers and creatives who actually walk-the-talk by ‘making’ & realising transmedia properties. From her work at Hoodlum on accessible web adventures, BBC Spooks, Emmerdale and Lost through to her own, slightly more spreadable, organic and social transmedia efforts Kelly carefully bridges the technical and creative banks of the complex white water, multi platform, rapids.

We introduced her to SPAA and she did a great keynote up at the Foxtel studios last week, edited highlights below. More on Kelly’s work here http://kcdc.com.au/ and on her investigative blog here http://kellychapman.wordpress.com/. Enjoy

Kelly Chapman keynote SPAA Fringe 2009 from KCDC on Vimeo.

Kelly is an experienced producer of transmedia entertainment. She walks participants of SPAA Fringe through the various formats transmedia takes, and step by step through how she’s applied her knowledge to creating effective transmedia strategies for her own projects.

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Apr 022009
 

Ozdox, the The Australian Documentary Forum and The Australian Director’s Guild in association with AFTRS supported by Metroscreen and Sydney Film School presents:

The Documentary Distribution Dilemma

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What online video can and cannot deliver, and why filmmakers need to understand it NOW!

  • Date: THURS 9 April 2009 – 6.30pm for 7pm
  • Venue: AFTRS Theatre 130 Bent St The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
  • $5 at the door (no reservations)
  • The Ozdox website is www.ozdox.org – register to be notified of seminars by email.

This special OzDox session, produced by Sensory Image, will explore new technologies and online video festival and multi-channel distribution sites (e.g.  raindance.tv). It will gaze into the crystal ball for documentary filmmakers, in the new climate of ABC and SBS online streaming. It will bring together experts and filmmakers to examine the impact of VOD upon our work, our pocketbooks and our futures.

Video online has been developing for a number of years and has now gained a large following and a big press. From You Tube to the ABC,  increasing numbers of people are uploading and downloading increasing amounts of material, and filmmakers have an imperative need to understand the rapidly evolving online environment.

At this point, Video-on-Demand is relatively underused but Hollywood and TV networks alike are looking toward VOD as a complementary distribution platform, and it is about to take off. As the educational market is also moving towards VOD, documentary DVD sales will also affected — perhaps even replaced. Significantly, VOD revenues are currently around $1.5 billion and are predicted to reach $5 billion in two years — and it’s only the beginning…

Special Guests:

With Overseas Guests (via video):

  • Elliot Grove and Zara Ballantyne Grove – www.raindance.tv
  • Nick Ware – Managing Director – Joining The Docs in UK

Among the issues we will be addressing are…

  • What is the actual state of online development today?
  • What do filmmakers need to know about online – technically, creatively and in terms of marketing and delivery to audiences?
  • What do we need to change in the way we plan and make our films?
  • Is online delivery a viable alternative to DVD distribution?
  • Where can filmmakers go to make a return on investment in the online forum?
  • There will also be time for those attending the seminar to ask questions of the panel.

Guests bios:

Robert Hutchinson – Head of New Media & Digital Services Interface stream, ABC

As Head of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s New Media & Digital Services Interface stream, Robert is responsible for the visual presentation and ease of use of digital content and services on the website, broadband service and other digital platforms. Robert is also Creative Director of ABC2, the ABC’s new digital TV channel. His current role includes developing broadband and digital television strategies and initiatives for the corporation. Robert has been working in the multi-media and Internet industries since 1995 in a variety of roles including new media arts practitioner, web designer and business analyst. He has been responsible for establishing Internet ventures for major advertising and media companies including Saatchi & Saatchi
(Wellington) and The Radio Network (NZ). Robert also works as an independent film producer and director.

Chris Gilbey OAM – www.perceptric.com and www.vquence.com.au

One of the leading visionaries in Australian Media and Technology, Chris consults on business strategy with particular regard to the impact of P2P technologies on media through Perceptric Pty Limited. As CEO of Lake Technology (ASX) he successfully led the company to a sale to Dolby Laboratories (NYSE), and subsequently consulted to Dolby’s Consumer Division on global consumer strategy. With 20 years in the Australian Music Industry, Chris led the development of the first transactional web site for CDs at BMG, as well as the development of the enhanced CD. Founding chairman of the Australian Music Industry‚Äôs charity, the Golden Stave Foundation, and founding chairman of Export Music Australia, Chris received the Order of Australia for his contribution to the music industry and charity.

Elliot Grove – Raindance

Founder of Raindance Film Festival in 1993, the British Independent Film Awards in 1998, and Raindance.TV in 2007, Elliot has produced over 150 short films and 5 feature films.  He teaches writers and producers in the UK, Europe, Japan and America. He has written three books which have become industry standards: BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MAKING IT IN FILM (Barrons 2009), RAINDANCE WRITERS LAB 2nd Edition (Focal Press 2008) and RAINDANCE PRODUCERS LAB (2004).

Zara Ballantyne-Grove – Raindance.tv

Zara managed the 2006 Nokia Shorts competition as well as the creation of mobile assets for the popular CSI franchise. She currently manages the licensing of content for Raindance.tv and supervises the scheduling and delivery of films to over 10 distribution partners. London-based Raindance.tv streams off-beat shorts, features and documentaries worldwide over 10 media platforms. In the last five months, over 300,000 people have already watched raindance.tv.

Apr 182006
 

The AFTRS Centre for Screen Business have been holding a range of seminars looking at new forms of distribution. Some of the LAMP team were involved and did a special presentation entitled “Don’t Get Lost – Discover Findability – A LAMP development workshop”

In a networked TV world of a billion items available to consumers, producers need to embrace new techniques such as viral marketing, cross-media exploitation, blogging, RSS Feeds, podcasting, interactive ads and Alternative Reality Games. These new ways to connect personally with global audiences are critical to online distribution success.

The LAMP presentations and mini pitching session were well received.

In Melbourne, Christy Dena gave a production orientated, step-by-step guide to the creative ways film and TV producers can and are making themselves attractive and findable to audiences using cross-media techniques. (2MB PDF).

In Sydney Gary Hayes explored similar themes, audience and platform fragmentation, new programme formats, media capability and emerging forms (4.2MB PDF).

Peter Giles gave a talk on both days with an emphasis on the impact of the portal and how to overcome the dangers of getting lost in the noise. (1.4MB PDF).

Apr 112006
 

Producing Multi-Platform TVLAMP is involved in a one-day special event to be held at AFTRS on the 5th May called “Producing Multi-Platform TV”. A comprehensive look at cross-media and the current transformation of television in a multi-device and global multi-distribution world.

A line-up of top-level guest speakers will provide insights into producing interactive content for next generation television in Australia and overseas at a seminar at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) on Friday, 5 May 2006.

Keynote speaker, David Jensen is a recognised leader of the interactive television industry, having won two Primetime Emmy’s for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television (Viacom 2005 and ABC 2004) and seven Emmy nominations over the past four years.

Geof Heydon, Director, Innovation and Market Development for Alcatel Asia Pacific, will explore IPTV, explain what it really is and the strategic importance of this new capability that will transform TV based services. He will demonstrate some of the future converged entertainment options that combine TV, broadband and telecommunications elements.

A range of other Australian leading industry practitioners will provide valuable insights into how to plan for the revolution of digital television and explore opportunities it will present. For more details and to register online: click here

Oct 182005
 

South Australian film and digital media practitioners have banded together to create the Cross Platform Producers Group (CPPG).

Comprised of emerging and established producers who work across screen media platforms, the Group has come together to strengthen networks and help build a thriving screen media industry in South Australia.
With the rapid take-up of broadband, digital tv and other new media in Australia, the Group recognise that it is important to stay ahead of new advances in technology.
Emerging and new media allow for innovative approaches to developing both drama and documentary programs and South Australian practitioners are exploring how to develop interactive content for delivery via internet, television, cinema and mobile phones.

The Group was inspired to form after meeting earlier in 2005 with Adelaide Thinker in Residence Peter Wintonick. A major figure in the digital documentary arena, Wintonick has inspired a new generation of digital media filmmakers.
The Cross Platform Producers Group will share information, skills, opportunities and ideas. It will consolidate and develop networks with national and international bodies and work to raise the profile of SA based creative practitioners and producers.
The Group believe that the heartbeat of any successful screen industry is the local producers and will lobby that the state funds in screen production are focussed on local producers. They are taking a cue from successful models from Canada – where smaller states such as Nova Scotia have flourishing film and cross platform industries.
The Cross Platform Producers Group will ensure that South Australian creative producers stay in touch and informed and make the most of the exciting and rapidly evolving field of digital and interactive
filmmaking.

Cross Platform Producers Group – we make stuff. Now!!
For further information email crossplatform.sa@gmail.com