Mar 132009
 

reachoutLAMP ‘INTERACTIVE’ WORKSHOP

FRIDAY 3 APRIL 10am – 5pm @ AFTRS

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: Seminar and Workshop

The intersection between documentary filmmaking and games will be explored in this half seminar and half rapid development workshop, providing deep insight into the potential of Serious Games.

Both games and stories have long been recognised as powerful learning tools. Their combination in the 21st century has the potential to provide learning experiences that are collaborative and globally connected. What are the best examples of Serious Games and where are they heading? How can Serious Games be employed by educators, corporations or non-profit organizations?

Screen Australia and the ABC have recently announced a funding initiative in the area of Serious Games. This seminar will bring you up to speed with the latest developments in serious games and provide an opportunity to present your own concepts and workshop ideas with experts in an afternoon workshop.

Speakers include:

1stausRachel Perkins (Director), Darren Dale (EP) Sohail Dahdal (Online Producer) on SBS’s First Australians will talk about the online experience of the documentary series and explore the future possibilities of documentary games.

Marianne Webb is the interactive manager for Reach Out!, an online service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times. Marianne will talk about the serious game Reach Out Central that been part of an innovative online strategy to build community engagement by the Inspire Foundation.

John Welsh is the Development Manager of Serious Games at Sydac, a leading Australian simulation technology company. John will talk about the role of simulation and play in learning environments.

Gary Hayes runs AFTRS Laboratory for Advanced Media production and he will introduce the history of serious games, several he created at BBC before they were called Serious Games, a survey of future directions and cross over between games and documentary forms.

Jennifer Collins – Manager of Development, ABC TV (Jennifer, with Mike Cowap from Screen Australia, is running the Serious Games funding initiative currently calling for applications)

Tim Nixon – CEO Straylight Studios – Tim runs New Zealand based Straylight Studios an innovative games studio who specialise in ‘meaningful play’.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

By the end of this workshop participants will have had the opportunity to learn about:

  1. The various types of serious games: evolution of the form and the directions it is heading
  2. The global serious games community and online resources
  3. Documentary storytelling and its relationship to serious games
  4. Techniques to brain-storm, plan and document serious games ideas
  5. The links between documentary research and serious games
  6. User created games and managing online communities

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WHERE

The Australian Film Television and Radio School
The Entertainment Quarter
130 Bent St
Moore Park NSW, 2021

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CLICK TO APPLY: Seminar and Workshop Fri 3 April 10am – 5pm

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May 152006
 

BUSH TV
Tagline: “Australian Indigenous new media hub”
LAMP Lab: May 2006
Target platforms: TV, mobile and Broadband PC/TV
Project description: The Bush TV global broadband portal will create serious online media and production enterprise opportunities for Indigenous content producers, complimenting our already nationally established BUSH TV series on SBS and ABC. Target platforms are Broadband linear to TV, radio and print and a new broadband TV and IPTV channel.

There are as yet no national indigenous media content producers riding the convergence wave. We recognize this as a business opportunity and intend to have branded digital channel streaming and on-demand content. There is also no distribution network for indigenous content. We see this site as an rich media, online portal with blogs, wikis, news, content, viral events and enterprise opportunities for budding indigenous content producers reaching out to a global audience.

We have a partnership with SBS new media which we want to exploit to our full advantage. With the emergence of the NITV – National Indigenous TV network, we want to make sure we can provide an excellent online service for this network’s presence and ongoing viability. BUSH TV seeks to become the indigenous media brand that producers and broadcasters alike recognize as authentic, entertaining and informative. Our brand is about building indigenous media enterprise opportunities and bridging the ‘race’ gap.
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Team Members
Tom Hearn – Executive Producer
EJ Garrett – Producer
Nik Lachajckzak – Graphic Designer
Guardian mentor: Catherine Gleeson
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