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Friday 8 Oct 2021

8:00 am – 8:30 am Friday Registration

LOCATION: D BLOCK Auditorium Foyer

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8:30 am – 9:00 am Friday Conference Opening

LOCATION: D BLOCK Auditorium

Welcome to Country
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Sponsorship Presentation

9:00 am – 9:10 am Friday Welcome

LOCATION:D BLOCK Auditorium

Welcome address by Moneth Montemayor

9:10 am – 10:30 am Friday Keynotes

KEYNOTE 1: David Barbour – Executive Producer of The Block

David BarbourD Block Auditorium & ONLINE

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The Block

David Barbour

David Barbour is one of the most prolific and successful television producers in Australia. He is the Co-creator of some of Australia’s biggest and most successful reality tv shows including The Block, Reno Rumble, The Chopping Block with Matt Moran, The Chopping Block USA with Marco Pierre White NBC, Celebrity Overhaul, Celebrity Circus, and homeMADE. The Block has been the number 1 tv show for almost 20 years. He has also been the Executive Producer on Random Acts of Kindness, Changing Rooms, Renovation Rescue, and the Producer for Better Homes and Gardens, Our House, and Burkes Backyard. David is a graduate from the Queensland College of Art.
Fri 9:10 am – 10:30 am
175 max

KEYNOTE 2: Nick Maguire – Music Video Director

Nick MaguireD Block Auditorium & ONLINE

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THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA: OPPORTUNITIES IN FILM AND TELEVISION

Nick will be speaking about his journey from student to director, the vast types of opportunities that exist in film in 2021, as well as detailing what to know as a student entering the current industry.

Nick is a DIRECTOR and DP with a strong passion for music and commerical film. He is dedicated to creating unique and memorable content that is collaborative and meets each of his clients needs. Based out of Brisbane (AUS)
Fri 9:10 am – 10:30 am
175 max

10:30 am – 11:00 am Friday Morning Tea

LOCATION: B BLOCK Foyer

11:00 am – 12:10 pm Friday Breakout Presentations Session 1

ESSENTIAL SCREEN SKILLS -Inclusion in Action

Tracey Corbin-Matchett – CEO Bus Stop FilmsD Block Auditorium (via Zoom) & ONLINE

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TRACEY CORBIN-MATCHETT

CEO

Bus Stop Films  

Inclusion in Action (IIA) is a unique screen industry workshop with a focus on gaining a better understanding of the rights and capacity of people living with disability. It explores pathways to employment and improving the engagement of people living with disability on both sides of the camera and is underpinned by the principles of inclusive filmmaking.

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Tracey Corbin-Matchett has a passion for diversity, inclusion and connecting people. Having worked with many state and federal government agencies in policy, stakeholder relations and communications roles for over 25 years, her career has crossed many sectors including social housing, women’s domestic violence services, small business education and the screen industry. Tracey moved into her “dream job” in July 2019 as CEO of Bus Stop Films, the award-winning organisation which has pioneered #inclusivefilmmaking for over 12 years, by using filmmaking and the film industry to raise the profile of people living with disability on both sides of the camera. Previously she worked at Screen NSW leading strategies including She Shoots and Screenablity, focusing on gender equity and disability employment in the screen industry. Prior to that she was the State Manager of the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Program with NSW Legal Aid and won the Elle Magazine Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Award for her work in community development in social housing working with Housing NSW. Tracey is also a Director of Deaf Sports Australia and IncludeAbility Ambassador for the Australian Human Rights Commission, a strategy of the Disability Human Rights Commissioner focused on disability employment. Tracey has bi-lateral sensorineural hearing loss and is an active and proud member of the Deaf community. She is a mum of three busy kids. Her eldest daughter Aurora is also hard of hearing and is an NDIS participant. Tracey loves sport and film and sees both as powerful mediums for social change and community development.
Fri 11:00 am – 12:10 pm
175 max

How Students can Design and Produce a Film that pays Homage to one or more Auteurs, and Explore their own Themes and Sense of Identity

USQ StaffA BLOCK Room 413 (4th floor)

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Dr Daryl Sparkes

Dr Daryl Sparkes is a Senior Lecturer on the Springfield Campus. He has been teaching at USQ for the past 20 years. Before that Daryl worked in News for Channel 10, as a Documentary film maker on the Channel 7 series “The World Around Us’ for 6 years, as a Children’s Television Producer for Network 7 in Sydney and has made numerous documentaries for Networks 9, 7, ABC, Foxtel and SBS. A number of his films have won international and national awards and have been screened at the Toronto Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

Dr Leonie Jones

Leonie teaches in areas of cinematic language, scriptwriting and pre-production development and management across narrative, documentary, experimental and interactive film at USQ. Leonie is an active writer and director of documentary and narrative films. She is an active oral historian. Leonie’s practice is situated in post-conflict storytelling. Some of her projects include feature documentaries: The Battle of Milne Bay ’42The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral (Fox History Channel, winner best sound OZ Flicks 2018); Long Tan: The Soldier’s Story (SBS & History Channel). Feature and short films include: PanicThe Unquiet, Gone Fishing (final 10 long-listed shorts for the 2009 Academy Awards). Interactive Documentary 26 days: The Battle of Coral Balmoral.

Mr James Miller

James Miller is a post-production guru who teaches editing and post at USQ. The rest of his time he devotes to film making, predominantly with a focus on post production but serving in a wide variety of roles. He’s made several thousand corporate promos, around 1200 TV commercials, dozens of short films, a handful of features and a bunch of internationally broadcast documentaries as well as deeply nerdy side projects involving Photogrammetry, motion capture and virtual production techniques. His client list is long and varied, counting among it the BBC, ABC, Foxtel, Channel 7, 9 and 10 and many many more. 

Mr Simon Van Der Spoel

Simon is USQ’s lecturer in Cinematography. Before that he was with Channel 7 as a Commercial Producer and Channel 9 News for 14 years. He has made over 300 promos, billboards, and TV Commercials per year, as well as produce and direct 6 half hour TV shows, as well as news broadcasts statewide and nationally. Career highlights have been producing and directing a documentary on WWII Spitfires with Bud Tingwell, broadcast on The History Channel.

Dr Chris Carter

Chris has recently started at USQ as a Senior Lecturer. Before that he was at USC and Head of School – Film, Television and Animation at QUT. Chris has wide experience in animation, games and visual effects as well as virtual and augmented reality, especially for use in film and animation.

Fri 11:00 am – 12:10 pm
30 max

STEAM Project: Robots, The Arts, Costumes and Film

Sofia HobsonA BLOCK Room 401 (4th floor) & ONLINE

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Put the ‘A’ in your STEM.  LET’S GET STEAM-i

Using media production and emerging technologies to enhance teaching and learning in the Primary Classroom, and easily adapted to High School.

In this workshop session you will work with robots to explore how to incorporate the ARTS to program robot actors, create robot costumes and create a film of cult status to rival Star Trek.

For the ‘hands on’ part of our session, you will need an idevice to program the robots.

Sofia Hobson

Sofia Hobson is a Highly Accomplished and Experienced Senior Teacher. She is an executive member of ATOM Qld (Australian Teachers of Media) and is a recipient of the Helen Yeates Award for Excellence in Media Education. Her work has been published by ACARA for the Australian Curriculum. Sofia has over 30 years of teaching experience and has developed and taught the Performing Arts (Music/Drama/Dance/Media) program at Peregian Springs State School for the past eleven years.
Fri 11:00 am – 12:10 pm
50 max

Strategies for Teaching the QCAA Cognitions in 7-10 Media Arts

Bethany DuttonB BLOCK Room 434 (Sky Bridge) & ONLINE

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This session will discuss one teacher’s approach to addressing analyse as a cognition in the middle years in media: specifically the process involved in reflecting on practice; identifying the gaps in students knowledge; making sure that ACARA is addressed; and developing students writing skills that will help them in the senior years. It will go through one example used in Year 8 on a Unit on Children’s YouTube and how this skill was approached and its success. A range of resources both QCAA promoted and teacher created.

Bethany Dutton

*Please bring your year level plan/unit plan/task sheets. This session will enable you to have time to apply key learnings from the session.

Bethany Dutton teaches Film, Television and New Media in a P-12 catholic secondary college and has so for over 15 years. She is also the QCE coordinator for the senior years at her College which includes being responsible for External Exams, study skills and cognitive verbs. She has an interest in innovative and reflective practices to improve student results. Bethany really enjoys networking and sharing her practice with other teachers in the state
Fri 11:00 am – 12:10 pm
50 max

12:20 pm – 1:20 pm Friday Breakout Presentations Session 2

ACTF – Resources and Strategies for Teaching First Nations Perspectives and the Little Lunch App (P-6)

Janine Kelly – Australian Childrens Television FoundationB BLOCK Room 434(Sky Bridge) & ONLINE

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First Nations Perspectives (P-6)

Little Lunch App – Creating Well-Planned Stories 

Requirements:  iPad or Android tablet with free Little Lunch App pre-installed 

This will be a hands-on workshop where participants will be walked through how to create well-structured Little Lunch App movies using the App. Using the Little Lunch TV series as the narrative inspiration, participants will create their own school-based stories. 

Emphasis will be placed on developing an interesting narrative, strong characters and effective movie-making techniques. Explicit links to the Australian Curriculum will be made. 

No previous movie-making or editing experience is required. 

Janine Kelly is an experienced primary teacher with a passion for children's programs and their educational potential. Janine produces teaching and learning content which complement ACTF content and are aligned to the Australian Curriculum. She provides support for teachers using ACTF materials through workshops and outreach to schools. Janine has worked in a range of schools in both the Primary and Secondary sectors in Australia and overseas.
Fri 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
50 max

ESSENTIAL SCREEN SKILLS – Unsung Heroes Industry Panel Q&A

Daniella Rigby-Art Director, Murray Smallwood-Senior Compositor, Visual Effect Artist, Alt vfx & Libby Kilby-Location ManagerD Block Auditorium & ONLINE

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Hear from some amazingly talented people who work tirelessly behind the scenes and who are integral to the various stages of content creation!  In this session, you will find out more about each of their roles, their individual journeys and have the opportunity to ask any of your burning questions!    

  • DANIELLA RIGBY 

Art Director 

  • MURRAY SMALLWOOD

Senior Compositor 

Visual Effect Artist

Alt vfx

  • LIBBY KILBY 

Location Manager

Daniella Rigby has been part of the Queensland film industry for over 22 years and specialises in both Art and Special Effects, having just finished working on the Feature Film “Escape from Spiderhead” with Chris Hemsworth and is currently working on the Amazon Prime series “The Wilds”.  As a local of South East Queensland, she has been involved in creating both independent and studio films, television, music videos and advertising.  Daniella has also recently finished as Art Director on a Nickelodeon UK TV series. In addition, she is also currently lecturing final year film students on Screen Design at both Bond University and JMC Academy in Brisbane.

Murray Smallwood has held creative roles in the Visual Effects Industry for over 20 year. During that time Murray has collaborated on feature films, television series, and commercials. Currently a Senior Compositor at Alt.vfx’s Brisbane office he is involved in the creation of high-quality commercials and films. Previously Murray has collaborated on projects such as The Great Gatsby, Sucker Punch and Australia. Murray’s career began under strong mentors in the post production industry and he enjoys paying it forward to new talent.  Murray 

Libby Kilby is a Location Scout and Manager based in Brisbane. She has worked on both long and short form productions across NSW and QLD.

Fri 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
175 max

iPad Masterclass: Ignite Ideas in Media Arts with iPad

Chantelle SansnessA Block Room 401 (4th Floor) & ONLINE

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(PART 1)

Ignite Ideas in Media Arts with iPad 

Discover how the built-in features of iPad help students make connections to content through creativity. This hands-on sessions delve into the creative potential of iPad and Apple Pencil including drawing and annotation, music, and video to enable new ways for students to think and learn in the secondary classroom. 

In this workshop you will discover how to leverage the creative tools on iPad to explore the key conventions in Media Arts. This hands-on workshop promotes exploring, designing, analysing and creating media artworks on iPad, using knowledge of media conventions and genres to create a point of view. 

Participants will need the following in order to participate:Updated iPad (latest iPadOS) 
Apps (all free):PagesKeynoteClipsiMovie 

Chantelle Sansness

Chantelle Sansness divides her time between the classroom, coaching teachers in inquiry methodology and supporting schools to elevate teaching and learning through the innovative use of iPads. Chantelle has worked previously as a Principal Education Officer for the QCAA (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) and was the 2017 Queensland Cooper Hewitt Fellow.
Fri 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
50 max

QCAA Media Arts in Practice: Curriculum Advice

Iain Smith, Ange PrattB Block Room 435

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This session will facilitate and model a community of practice for Media Arts in Practice teachers to encourage collaboration and support in implementing effective teaching and learning. Lave and Wenger’s (1990) phenomena of communities of practice can be defined as the process of forming and participating in a community to create situated learning within a community. They describe communities of practice as a phenomenon when practitioners who share a domain of interest come together with the aim of sharing information and developing themselves. As groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic interact on an ongoing basis, they deepen their knowledge and expertise (Wenger, McDermott and Snyder 2002).

Fri 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

1:20 pm – 2:05 pm Friday Lunch

LOCATION: B BLOCK

2:05 pm – 3:05 pm Friday Breakout Presentations Session 3

ESSENTIAL SCREEN SKILLS – Planning, Safety and Licensing in Drone Filmmaking

Rob Whittle – Aviation Safety AdvisorD Block Auditorium & ONLINE

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ROB WHITTLE

AVIATION SAFETY ADVISOR

CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY AUTHORITY (CASA)

The safety of any flight be it manned or unmanned starts with planning. The session will cover the current RPAS rules and regulations, including licensing and tips on conducting a thorough preflight plan.

Rob Whittle

Rob grew up in a family with his father an instrument fitter in the RAAF and then an Air Traffic Controller with Air Services Australia. Rob's aviation career started in 1995 when he learnt to fly while working in oil analysis. Following completion of his commercial pilot's licence, Rob completed his instructor rating and gained part time work as a charter pilot and flight instructor. Whilst working part time as a pilot, Rob left the oil analysis industry and took a short-term contract as an Airways Data Systems Officer at Brisbane's Air Traffic Control Centre. Completing this six month contract, Rob gained full time employment at a Coolangatta based training and charter service where he completed his command instrument rating. Rob later joined Flight West Airlines, however following the subsequent closure of Flight West post Ansett collapse, Rob joined Qld Police Service. After 15 years serving the people of Queenlsnad in various locations performing duties including forensic crash investigator, scenes of crime officer and forensic imaging officer Rob was successful in becoming the RPAS Chief Pilot for the QPS, and Qld Fire & Emergency Services. For 3 years Rob ran and free the RPAS operations through QPS and QFES whilst also assisting other intra and interstate agencies with a heavy emphasis on safety and continual aviation education to enhance understanding of the aviation environment. After 18 years with Qld Police, Rob joined the aviation safety team in April 2020, to follow his aviation passion and to continue promoting safety assisting in keeping Australia's enviable safety record.
Fri 2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
175 max

iPad Masterclass: Ignite Ideas in Media Arts with iPad

Chantelle SansnessA Block Room 401 (4th Floor) & ONLINE

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(PART 2)

Ignite Ideas in Media Arts with iPad 

Discover how the built-in features of iPad help students make connections to content through creativity. This hands-on sessions delve into the creative potential of iPad and Apple Pencil including drawing and annotation, music, and video to enable new ways for students to think and learn in the secondary classroom. 

In this workshop you will discover how to leverage the creative tools on iPad to explore the key conventions in Media Arts. This hands-on workshop promotes exploring, designing, analysing and creating media artworks on iPad, using knowledge of media conventions and genres to create a point of view. 

Participants will need the following in order to participate:Updated iPad (latest iPadOS) 
Apps (all free):PagesKeynoteClipsiMovie 

Chantelle Sansness

Chantelle Sansness divides her time between the classroom, coaching teachers in inquiry methodology and supporting schools to elevate teaching and learning through the innovative use of iPads. Chantelle has worked previously as a Principal Education Officer for the QCAA (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) and was the 2017 Queensland Cooper Hewitt Fellow.
Fri 2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
50 max

Production Hacks

Angela Hasthorpe & Natasha CollisB BLOCK Room 435(Sky Bridge) & ONLINE

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Tired of a lack of creativity in your student productions?  Do you want your students to reach their creative potential andthink outside the box? You don’t need access to expensive equipment, you just need to refine your student’s creativity. Delegates will be provided with a range of simple production hacks, that will make any amateur film maker look like a pro. Arm yourself with a repertoire of creative production skills, like creating mood and atmosphere using natural lighting. Learn some simple editing tricks and experiment with film techniques.  You need to have a camera (phone) and access to Adobe Premiere Pro.

Natasha Collis and Angela Hasthorpe are both media teachers who are passionate about the film industry. They have been studying film and media together for over 15 years. Although they both teach senior Film, Television and New Media in separate schools, they collaborate on teaching all areas of film including, theory, production practices and also experimenting with techniques. Their passion is to inspire their students to be creative. Together, they hope to nurture the next generation of Australian filmmakers.
Fri 2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
50 max

QCAA – Media Arts P-10 Resources

Lucy FlookB BLOCK Room 434(Sky Bridge) & ONLINE

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Lucy Flook

Fri 2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
50 max

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Friday Breakout Presentations Session 4

ACTF – Resources and Strategies for Teaching Diversity and First Nations Perspectives (7-10)

Janine Kelly – Australian Childrens Television FoundationD Block Auditorium & ONLINE

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Janine Kelly is an experienced primary teacher with a passion for children's programs and their educational potential. Janine produces teaching and learning content which complement ACTF content and are aligned to the Australian Curriculum. She provides support for teachers using ACTF materials through workshops and outreach to schools. Janine has worked in a range of schools in both the Primary and Secondary sectors in Australia and overseas.
Fri 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
175 max

Directing Actors for Students and Teachers

Mark DeereA Block Room 401 (4th floor) & ONLINE

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Do you often hear students saying things like- “I knew exactly what I wanted, but when I tried to explain it to my actors, they didn’t do what I told them“, or “I like film except for having to work with actors“, or “My film would’ve been fine if I just could have gotten better actors“? These sorts of statements can easily be curbed with just a basic set of strategies that teachers can give to students during a single-class workshop that will greatly enhance students’ confidence when trying to get better performances from whoever they have found to act in their films.

During this session we will first cover some basic ways to help foster better performances, then we will try them all out, and finally we will discuss how to pass these strategies on to students to help improve their films. If you’ve struggled with how to improve the performances you are seeing in your students’ films, this session will give you a concrete method to help them more confidently work with actors in their future short films.

Mark Deere

Mark Deere is a filmmaker and teacher. Mark has a Bachelor of Multimedia (2005) and a Master of Creative Media (Film & TV Production) (2007). Mark worked in video production for ten years before transitioning to teaching full-time in 2016. In his time working in video production, Mark created countless corporate videos and TV advertisements professionally in addition to completing three independent feature-length films. In 2019, Mark completed a five-part web series 'Who Killed Romeo & Juliet?' as a school-based project, which was an 'official selection' at ten international festivals, winning awards at three- notably a 'Best Actress' award for the lead actress in the series. Mark thoroughly enjoys teaching film and was the recipient of the Helen Yeates Award for Excellence in Media Education in 2019. He completed his Master of Education in 2020.
Fri 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
50 max

Queensland State Library’s Curriculum Connect Resources for P-12

Jo-Anne HineB BLOCK Room 435(Sky Bridge) & ONLINE

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State Library of Queensland’s learning resources have recently been collated onto new website. Curriculum Connect makes finding free, teacher-reviewed, classroom-ready resources simple. Search for materials tailored for specific year groups and subjects. Explore rich content and learning activities from First Nations perspectives. Learning resources are linked to curriculum outcomes and State Library collections. Teachers can download, use, re-use and repurpose in a few quick clicks. In this presentation Jo will introduce you to Curriculum Connect, our learning resources, State Library Collections, and onsite offerings for schools.

State Library of Queensland’s incredible (and not so well known) Media Arts curriculum resources for P-12 

Jo-Anne Hine

Jo-Anne Hine is currently the Teacher in Residence and Coordinator of Schools Engagement at State Library of Queensland. She has worked extensively as a Visual Art and Media teacher, most recently at Cannon Hill Anglican College in Brisbane. Having contributed to the Visual Art syllabus expert writing team, Jo became the QCAA Principal Education Officer for Visual Art between 2018 and March 2020. Through her role in the executive of the Queensland Art Teachers Association, Jo has advocated for The Arts in all their forms. She is a co-author of Creative Inquiry, Queensland’s Visual Art textbook, published by Cambridge University Press.
Fri 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
50 max

Teaching Students How to Create Cinematic Footage

USQ StaffB BLOCK Room 434(Sky Bridge) & ONLINE

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Dr Daryl Sparkes

Dr Daryl Sparkes is a Senior Lecturer on the Springfield Campus. He has been teaching at USQ for the past 20 years. Before that Daryl worked in News for Channel 10, as a Documentary film maker on the Channel 7 series “The World Around Us’ for 6 years, as a Children’s Television Producer for Network 7 in Sydney and has made numerous documentaries for Networks 9, 7, ABC, Foxtel and SBS. A number of his films have won international and national awards and have been screened at the Toronto Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

Dr Leonie Jones

Leonie teaches in areas of cinematic language, scriptwriting and pre-production development and management across narrative, documentary, experimental and interactive film at USQ. Leonie is an active writer and director of documentary and narrative films. She is an active oral historian. Leonie’s practice is situated in post-conflict storytelling. Some of her projects include feature documentaries: The Battle of Milne Bay ’42The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral (Fox History Channel, winner best sound OZ Flicks 2018); Long Tan: The Soldier’s Story (SBS & History Channel). Feature and short films include: PanicThe Unquiet, Gone Fishing (final 10 long-listed shorts for the 2009 Academy Awards). Interactive Documentary 26 days: The Battle of Coral Balmoral.

Mr James Miller

James Miller is a post-production guru who teaches editing and post at USQ. The rest of his time he devotes to film making, predominantly with a focus on post production but serving in a wide variety of roles. He’s made several thousand corporate promos, around 1200 TV commercials, dozens of short films, a handful of features and a bunch of internationally broadcast documentaries as well as deeply nerdy side projects involving Photogrammetry, motion capture and virtual production techniques. His client list is long and varied, counting among it the BBC, ABC, Foxtel, Channel 7, 9 and 10 and many many more. 

Mr Simon Van Der Spoel

Simon is USQ’s lecturer in Cinematography. Before that he was with Channel 7 as a Commercial Producer and Channel 9 News for 14 years. He has made over 300 promos, billboards, and TV Commercials per year, as well as produce and direct 6 half hour TV shows, as well as news broadcasts statewide and nationally. Career highlights have been producing and directing a documentary on WWII Spitfires with Bud Tingwell, broadcast on The History Channel.

Dr Chris Carter

Chris has recently started at USQ as a Senior Lecturer. Before that he was at USC and Head of School – Film, Television and Animation at QUT. Chris has wide experience in animation, games and visual effects as well as virtual and augmented reality, especially for use in film and animation.

Fri 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
50 max

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Friday Conference Close

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Helen Yeates Award
Conference Close Day 1

Join us for dinner and drinks afterwards at Ballistic Brewery

Saturday 9 Oct 2021

8:00 am – 8:45 am Saturday Registration

LOCATION: D BLOCK Auditorium Foyer

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LOCATION: Auditorium Building D USQ Springfield Campus Foyer

8:45 am – 9:00 am Saturday Conference Opening

LOCATION: D BLOCK Auditorium

9:00 am – 9:10 am Saturday Welcome

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Aimee Gust & Karyn Chapman

9:10 am – 10:30 am Saturday Keynotes

KEYNOTE 1: ESSENTIAL SCREEN SKILLS – Hayley Adams & Michelle Melky : Have you thought about putting it on TikTok? Alternative Pathways to Audience

Hayley Adams – Producer & Michelle Melky – Creative Producer,D BLOCK Auditorium (via Zoom) & ONLINE

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Hayley Adams, Producer, Passionfruit Bites and Michelle Melky, Creative Producer, Amplify (Writers and Producers on Tik Tok’s Scattered and Love Song S1 and S2)

Hayley and Michelle produced and directed Love Songs, the world’s first narrative web series for TikTok. The series has more than 150k followers, 20 million views and 2.8 million likes, with the highly anticipated Season 2 releasing in partnership with Tinder. Season 2 stars Australian TikTokers with a combined following of 4 million.

After the success of Love Songs, Hayley and Michelle received development and production funding from Screen Australia and Film Victoria for their
next TikTok series, Scattered (38 x 1 minute). Scattered follows Wil’s three best friends waking up the morning after his funeral to realise they’ve lost his ashes and must find them before the day’s up. The series finished releasing in July 2021, with 1.9 million views and over 45,000 followers.

Hayley Adams is a 2021 Screen Forever Ones to Watch and winner of the SBS First Look Development Grant from SPA. Continuing her passion for online, Hayley is producing Wicked Women (7 x 10 minutes), following the true story of Australia’s first lesbian erotica magazine and the love story that started it all. Wicked Women has been supported in development by The ABC, Film Victoria, Lesbian Inc, Queer Screen, City of Melbourne and Moreland Council.

As the Creative Producer of youth entertainment agency Amplify, Michelle is leading the production of Gee Thanks, a Spotify Original podcast featuring YouTubers Georgia Productions and Lily Grace that reached the Top 10 Podcast Charts in Australia. Michelle also produced a multi-series commissioned project with Instagram to lead the redefinition of vertical content on the platform, her series Give It A Go amassing over 500,000 views over 8 episodes.

Sat 9:10 am – 10:30 am
175 max

KEYNOTE 2: Gary Paramanathan (AFTRS) – Inclusive Storytelling

Gary ParamanathanD Block Auditorium & ONLINE

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Gary Paramanathan

Sat 9:10 am – 10:30 am
175 max

10:30 am – 10:50 am Saturday Morning Tea

LOCATION: B BLOCK Foyer

11:00 am – 12:10 pm Saturday Breakout Presentations Session 1

Editing Workshop: Final Cut Pro

USQ StaffBuilding A Room 417 (4th floor)

In person only

To participate in this session you need to have a USQ account. To generate an account please email Dr Daryl Sparkes daryl.sparkes@usq.edu.au your name, email address, work number and school/organisation.

Dr Daryl Sparkes

Dr Daryl Sparkes is a Senior Lecturer on the Springfield Campus. He has been teaching at USQ for the past 20 years. Before that Daryl worked in News for Channel 10, as a Documentary film maker on the Channel 7 series “The World Around Us’ for 6 years, as a Children’s Television Producer for Network 7 in Sydney and has made numerous documentaries for Networks 9, 7, ABC, Foxtel and SBS. A number of his films have won international and national awards and have been screened at the Toronto Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

Dr Leonie Jones

Leonie teaches in areas of cinematic language, scriptwriting and pre-production development and management across narrative, documentary, experimental and interactive film at USQ. Leonie is an active writer and director of documentary and narrative films. She is an active oral historian. Leonie’s practice is situated in post-conflict storytelling. Some of her projects include feature documentaries: The Battle of Milne Bay ’42The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral (Fox History Channel, winner best sound OZ Flicks 2018); Long Tan: The Soldier’s Story (SBS & History Channel). Feature and short films include: PanicThe Unquiet, Gone Fishing (final 10 long-listed shorts for the 2009 Academy Awards). Interactive Documentary 26 days: The Battle of Coral Balmoral.

Mr James Miller

James Miller is a post-production guru who teaches editing and post at USQ. The rest of his time he devotes to film making, predominantly with a focus on post production but serving in a wide variety of roles. He’s made several thousand corporate promos, around 1200 TV commercials, dozens of short films, a handful of features and a bunch of internationally broadcast documentaries as well as deeply nerdy side projects involving Photogrammetry, motion capture and virtual production techniques. His client list is long and varied, counting among it the BBC, ABC, Foxtel, Channel 7, 9 and 10 and many many more. 

Mr Simon Van Der Spoel

Simon is USQ’s lecturer in Cinematography. Before that he was with Channel 7 as a Commercial Producer and Channel 9 News for 14 years. He has made over 300 promos, billboards, and TV Commercials per year, as well as produce and direct 6 half hour TV shows, as well as news broadcasts statewide and nationally. Career highlights have been producing and directing a documentary on WWII Spitfires with Bud Tingwell, broadcast on The History Channel.

Dr Chris Carter

Chris has recently started at USQ as a Senior Lecturer. Before that he was at USC and Head of School – Film, Television and Animation at QUT. Chris has wide experience in animation, games and visual effects as well as virtual and augmented reality, especially for use in film and animation.

Sat 11:00 am – 12:10 pm
15 max

Game Making for Media Arts

Mark DeereA BLOCK Room 401 (4th floor) & ONLINE

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In this hour long session, I will walk you through the process of creating an interactive video project, with a view towards teachers being able to guide their students in how to create a video-based interactive story project from start-to-finish (teachers are encouraged to bring a PC or Mac laptop to follow along during the session). This session could be useful for a junior-secondary Media Arts whole-class project, or as a potential component of a Senior FTVNM Unit 3 project.

Back in 2016, I did a fun task with my year 7 class at the time — they designed the branches of a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’-style interactive story, then shot videos based on each branch, and finally collated them into a finished short interactive-video story. Those students are all in year 12 now, and this year while looking at exemplars for FTVNM Unit 3: Participation as a class, they saw that a number of the exemplars were projects that included an interactive video component, which prompted a nostalgic discussion about how much they’d all loved the class project they’d made together back in year 7. Inspired by how fondly they remembered that unit, I thought it would be fun to share with other teachers how they can demonstrate to students how simple it is to actually create an interactive component for their own projects.

Mark Deere

Mark Deere is a filmmaker and teacher. Mark has a Bachelor of Multimedia (2005) and a Master of Creative Media (Film & TV Production) (2007). During his undergraduate years, Mark's focus was on both game development and film post-production. Before moving into working in video production, Mark won an award through the British Council Australia for work he'd done on an independent game, which placed him as an intern at Lionhead Studios in the UK where he was given the opportunity to work on the games 'Fable' and 'The Movies'. Mark worked in video production for ten years before transitioning to teaching full-time in 2016. Mark thoroughly enjoys teaching both film and game development. He completed his Master of Education in 2020, and was the recipient of the Helen Yeates Award for Excellence in Media Education in 2019.
Sat 11:00 am – 12:10 pm
50 max

Inclusive Storytelling Workshop – Using AFTRS Teaching Resources for Inclusive Storytelling

Gary Paramanathan (AFTRS)D Block Auditorium & ONLINE

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Sat 11:00 am – 12:10 pm
175 max

Virtual Reality for Video Animation

USQ StaffB BLOCK Room 435 (Sky Bridge) & ONLINE

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Dr Daryl Sparkes

Dr Daryl Sparkes is a Senior Lecturer on the Springfield Campus. He has been teaching at USQ for the past 20 years. Before that Daryl worked in News for Channel 10, as a Documentary film maker on the Channel 7 series “The World Around Us’ for 6 years, as a Children’s Television Producer for Network 7 in Sydney and has made numerous documentaries for Networks 9, 7, ABC, Foxtel and SBS. A number of his films have won international and national awards and have been screened at the Toronto Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

Dr Leonie Jones

Leonie teaches in areas of cinematic language, scriptwriting and pre-production development and management across narrative, documentary, experimental and interactive film at USQ. Leonie is an active writer and director of documentary and narrative films. She is an active oral historian. Leonie’s practice is situated in post-conflict storytelling. Some of her projects include feature documentaries: The Battle of Milne Bay ’42The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral (Fox History Channel, winner best sound OZ Flicks 2018); Long Tan: The Soldier’s Story (SBS & History Channel). Feature and short films include: PanicThe Unquiet, Gone Fishing (final 10 long-listed shorts for the 2009 Academy Awards). Interactive Documentary 26 days: The Battle of Coral Balmoral.

Mr James Miller

James Miller is a post-production guru who teaches editing and post at USQ. The rest of his time he devotes to film making, predominantly with a focus on post production but serving in a wide variety of roles. He’s made several thousand corporate promos, around 1200 TV commercials, dozens of short films, a handful of features and a bunch of internationally broadcast documentaries as well as deeply nerdy side projects involving Photogrammetry, motion capture and virtual production techniques. His client list is long and varied, counting among it the BBC, ABC, Foxtel, Channel 7, 9 and 10 and many many more. 

Mr Simon Van Der Spoel

Simon is USQ’s lecturer in Cinematography. Before that he was with Channel 7 as a Commercial Producer and Channel 9 News for 14 years. He has made over 300 promos, billboards, and TV Commercials per year, as well as produce and direct 6 half hour TV shows, as well as news broadcasts statewide and nationally. Career highlights have been producing and directing a documentary on WWII Spitfires with Bud Tingwell, broadcast on The History Channel.

Dr Chris Carter

Chris has recently started at USQ as a Senior Lecturer. Before that he was at USC and Head of School – Film, Television and Animation at QUT. Chris has wide experience in animation, games and visual effects as well as virtual and augmented reality, especially for use in film and animation.

Sat 11:00 am – 12:10 pm
50 max

12:20 pm – 1:20 pm Saturday Breakout Presentations Session 2

Creating a TV Studio in the Classroom

Sofia HobsonB BLOCK Room 435(Sky Bridge) & ONLINE

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This fun session will demonstrate and explore how to create a television studio environment with lighting, sound and multi-cameras (using ipad cameras) with program direction during filming in the classroom on a limited budget and timeframe. Can be used with Primary or High School Media programs with a variety of programming applications.

Sofia Hobson

Sofia Hobson is a Highly Accomplished and Experienced Senior Teacher. She is an executive member of ATOM Qld (Australian Teachers of Media) and is a recipient of the Helen Yeates Award for Excellence in Media Education. Her work has been published by ACARA for the Australian Curriculum. Sofia has over 30 years of teaching experience and has developed and taught the Performing Arts (Music/Drama/Dance/Media) program at Peregian Springs State School for the past eleven years.
Sat 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
50 max

Editing Workshop: Da Vinci Resolve

USQ StaffBuilding A Room 417 (4th floor)

In person only

To participate in this session you need to have a USQ account. To generate an account please email Dr Daryl Sparkes daryl.sparkes@usq.edu.au your name, email address, work number and school/organisation.

Dr Daryl Sparkes

Dr Daryl Sparkes is a Senior Lecturer on the Springfield Campus. He has been teaching at USQ for the past 20 years. Before that Daryl worked in News for Channel 10, as a Documentary film maker on the Channel 7 series “The World Around Us’ for 6 years, as a Children’s Television Producer for Network 7 in Sydney and has made numerous documentaries for Networks 9, 7, ABC, Foxtel and SBS. A number of his films have won international and national awards and have been screened at the Toronto Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

Dr Leonie Jones

Leonie teaches in areas of cinematic language, scriptwriting and pre-production development and management across narrative, documentary, experimental and interactive film at USQ. Leonie is an active writer and director of documentary and narrative films. She is an active oral historian. Leonie’s practice is situated in post-conflict storytelling. Some of her projects include feature documentaries: The Battle of Milne Bay ’42The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral (Fox History Channel, winner best sound OZ Flicks 2018); Long Tan: The Soldier’s Story (SBS & History Channel). Feature and short films include: PanicThe Unquiet, Gone Fishing (final 10 long-listed shorts for the 2009 Academy Awards). Interactive Documentary 26 days: The Battle of Coral Balmoral.

Mr James Miller

James Miller is a post-production guru who teaches editing and post at USQ. The rest of his time he devotes to film making, predominantly with a focus on post production but serving in a wide variety of roles. He’s made several thousand corporate promos, around 1200 TV commercials, dozens of short films, a handful of features and a bunch of internationally broadcast documentaries as well as deeply nerdy side projects involving Photogrammetry, motion capture and virtual production techniques. His client list is long and varied, counting among it the BBC, ABC, Foxtel, Channel 7, 9 and 10 and many many more. 

Mr Simon Van Der Spoel

Simon is USQ’s lecturer in Cinematography. Before that he was with Channel 7 as a Commercial Producer and Channel 9 News for 14 years. He has made over 300 promos, billboards, and TV Commercials per year, as well as produce and direct 6 half hour TV shows, as well as news broadcasts statewide and nationally. Career highlights have been producing and directing a documentary on WWII Spitfires with Bud Tingwell, broadcast on The History Channel.

Dr Chris Carter

Chris has recently started at USQ as a Senior Lecturer. Before that he was at USC and Head of School – Film, Television and Animation at QUT. Chris has wide experience in animation, games and visual effects as well as virtual and augmented reality, especially for use in film and animation.

Sat 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
15 max

ESSENTIAL SCREEN SKILLS – Virtual Reality as a Screen Medium

Michelle Brown – Creative Technologist & ArtistD Block Auditorium & ONLINE

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MICHELLE BROWN 

Creative Technologist & Artist

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Michelle Brown

Sat 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
175 max

Multidisciplinary Approach to Curriculum

Moneth Montemayor & Greta EvangelistaA BLOCK Room 401 (4th floor) & ONLINE

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Media Arts consists of easily transferable skills and can be used as a vehicle to communicate the knowledge and understanding of content of any topic. There lie opportunities for multidisciplinary approach to curriculum or the development of interdisciplinary tasks. What are the pros and cons of this approach to curriculum? This session will provide delegates with case studies from two inner-city Brisbane schools taking different approaches to curriculum – Brisbane South State Secondary College and Fortitude Valley State Secondary College.

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Moneth Montemayor is President of Australian Teachers of Media (QLD) and Co-Chair of Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM). She is a Head of Department at Fortitude Valley State Secondary College. She has experience in teaching Junior Secondary interdisciplinary Arts courses, Senior FTVnM and Drama. She has written teacher resources for SBS Learn and Matchbox pictures. Greta Evangelista (Brisbane South State Secondary College) Treasurer of Australian Teachers of Media (QLD)

Greta has been teaching high school film and media arts for 15 years, and has taught at a range of public and independent schools throughout Queensland. She has a strong interest in strengthening student critical thinking and collaboration skills through inquiry-based learning.  Greta is currently an Experienced Senior Teacher and a foundation staff member at Brisbane South State Secondary College. You can find her on Twitter @fly281.

Sat 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
50 max

1:20 pm – 2:05 pm Saturday Lunch

LOCATION: B BLOCK Foyer

2:05 pm – 3:05 pm Saturday Breakout Presentations Session 3

Conventions of Experimental/Underground Cinema

USQ StaffB BLOCK Room 435(Sky Bridge) & ONLINE

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Dr Daryl Sparkes

Dr Daryl Sparkes is a Senior Lecturer on the Springfield Campus. He has been teaching at USQ for the past 20 years. Before that Daryl worked in News for Channel 10, as a Documentary film maker on the Channel 7 series “The World Around Us’ for 6 years, as a Children’s Television Producer for Network 7 in Sydney and has made numerous documentaries for Networks 9, 7, ABC, Foxtel and SBS. A number of his films have won international and national awards and have been screened at the Toronto Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

Dr Leonie Jones

Leonie teaches in areas of cinematic language, scriptwriting and pre-production development and management across narrative, documentary, experimental and interactive film at USQ. Leonie is an active writer and director of documentary and narrative films. She is an active oral historian. Leonie’s practice is situated in post-conflict storytelling. Some of her projects include feature documentaries: The Battle of Milne Bay ’42The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral (Fox History Channel, winner best sound OZ Flicks 2018); Long Tan: The Soldier’s Story (SBS & History Channel). Feature and short films include: PanicThe Unquiet, Gone Fishing (final 10 long-listed shorts for the 2009 Academy Awards). Interactive Documentary 26 days: The Battle of Coral Balmoral.

Mr James Miller

James Miller is a post-production guru who teaches editing and post at USQ. The rest of his time he devotes to film making, predominantly with a focus on post production but serving in a wide variety of roles. He’s made several thousand corporate promos, around 1200 TV commercials, dozens of short films, a handful of features and a bunch of internationally broadcast documentaries as well as deeply nerdy side projects involving Photogrammetry, motion capture and virtual production techniques. His client list is long and varied, counting among it the BBC, ABC, Foxtel, Channel 7, 9 and 10 and many many more. 

Mr Simon Van Der Spoel

Simon is USQ’s lecturer in Cinematography. Before that he was with Channel 7 as a Commercial Producer and Channel 9 News for 14 years. He has made over 300 promos, billboards, and TV Commercials per year, as well as produce and direct 6 half hour TV shows, as well as news broadcasts statewide and nationally. Career highlights have been producing and directing a documentary on WWII Spitfires with Bud Tingwell, broadcast on The History Channel.

Dr Chris Carter

Chris has recently started at USQ as a Senior Lecturer. Before that he was at USC and Head of School – Film, Television and Animation at QUT. Chris has wide experience in animation, games and visual effects as well as virtual and augmented reality, especially for use in film and animation.

Sat 2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
50 max

ESSENTIAL SCREEN SKILLS – Gender Equity Session

Katrina Irawati Graham -Co-Founder and Chair  Women in Film & Television Australia (WIFT)A BLOCK Room 401 (4th floor) & ONLINE

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WIFT Gender Equity Workshop is a facilitated conversation about intersectional gender equality and equity in the Australian screen industries. It looks at core reasons behind gender equity generally and how these play into the screen industry. It lays out WIFT’s ideas for how these can be challenged in order to create profound industry wide changes. The workshop is designed to empower participants to think critically about industry culture and production. This is done by equipping participants with shared language, knowledge and space to create shared goals. This is run by an experienced WIFT facilitator.

ESSENTIAL SCREEN SKILLS –
KATRINA IRAWATI GRAHAM
Co-Founder and Chair 
Women in Film & Television Australia (WIFT)

Katrina is a writer, director and playwright. She writes in many genres, but her true love is feminist horror. Her Indonesian ghost story, White Song, is part of Australia's first all-female directed horror anthology, Dark Whispers Volume One (Megan Riakos producer). Her feature film, Raesita Grey, was developed with Screen Queensland's IncuBAIT horror initiative. She has written and co-written two award winning crime webseries. Her magical realist play, Siti Rubiyah was developed through the Playwriting Australia/CAAP/Girgensohn LOTUS program and has had multiple readings including Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Festival, Haque Centre (Singapore) and La Boite. Katrina is currently developing Siti Rubiyah as a film with support from Screen Queensland. Katrina's memory play, Bi Empat, emerged from Playlab's Incubator program and was part of La Boite's 2019 Highway Festival. She celebrates her Indonesian-Australian heritage and champions representations of diversity. Katrina is co-founder, Chair and Queensland board member of Women in Film and Television (WIFT) Australia, a national advocacy body for gender parity and representation of women and gender diverse people in the Australian screen industry. She is part of the WIFT BWOC Subcommittee. She has recently been elected to the WIFT International (WIFTI) board alongside women filmmaker activists from 6 continents supporting over 40 chapters and 20,000 members.
Sat 2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
100 max

Story Structures on TikTok

Kristina ChapmanD Block Auditorium & ONLINE

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Narrative structures within screen media frequently adapt and evolve to suit changes in mediums. TikTok has allowed traditional film movements and conventions to adapt into the 1-minute video platform. These structures can be seen within standalone videos and also within web series created specifically for the platform. This session looks are exploring these structures to allow high school students the opportunity to adapt these for either Unit 3, or a fun unit within ACARA.

Kristina Chapman

Kristina Chapman teaches Film, Television and New Media across secondary school. Currently she is working on her practice-led research for her Masters degree with a focus on narrative storytelling on TikTok. Her research looks at how TikTok’s interactive features may alter the narrative structure throughout the combined production and distribution of a web series.
Sat 2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
175 max

These are a Few of Our Favourite Things

Narelle Richards, Kylie Agnew and Hayley De RouwB BLOCK Room 434(Sky Bridge) & ONLINE

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In this presentation we will share a selection of our favourite lesson ideas, assessment, units and examples of student work across Years 7 to 12. For Junior Media Arts, we will cover unit ideas such as “There’s always a bad guy” where students in Year 7 explore how villains and anti-heroes are created in media, and “Home Grown: Australian Film and Television” with a focus on using ACTF resources with Year 9 students. Our team will also share successful units and assessment for senior Film, TV and New Media, and Media Arts in Practice.

Kylie Agnew

Narelle Richards, Kylie Agnew and Hayley De Rouw teach Junior Media Arts, Senior FTNVM and Media Arts in Practice at Mansfield State High School. They have almost 50 years of Film teaching experience between them and have been involved in QCAA roles and syllabus development at a state and national level. Kylie has contributed to textbooks for Film, TV and New Media and General Mathematics for the new QCE system, and Narelle also teaches future Film & TV teachers at QUT.
Sat 2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
50 max

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Saturday Breakout Presentations Session 4

How to Direct, Shoot and Light the Documentary Film on a Budget

USQ StaffA BLOCK Room 401 (4th floor) & ONLINE

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Dr Daryl Sparkes

Dr Daryl Sparkes is a Senior Lecturer on the Springfield Campus. He has been teaching at USQ for the past 20 years. Before that Daryl worked in News for Channel 10, as a Documentary film maker on the Channel 7 series “The World Around Us’ for 6 years, as a Children’s Television Producer for Network 7 in Sydney and has made numerous documentaries for Networks 9, 7, ABC, Foxtel and SBS. A number of his films have won international and national awards and have been screened at the Toronto Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

Dr Leonie Jones

Leonie teaches in areas of cinematic language, scriptwriting and pre-production development and management across narrative, documentary, experimental and interactive film at USQ. Leonie is an active writer and director of documentary and narrative films. She is an active oral historian. Leonie’s practice is situated in post-conflict storytelling. Some of her projects include feature documentaries: The Battle of Milne Bay ’42The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral (Fox History Channel, winner best sound OZ Flicks 2018); Long Tan: The Soldier’s Story (SBS & History Channel). Feature and short films include: PanicThe Unquiet, Gone Fishing (final 10 long-listed shorts for the 2009 Academy Awards). Interactive Documentary 26 days: The Battle of Coral Balmoral.

Mr James Miller

James Miller is a post-production guru who teaches editing and post at USQ. The rest of his time he devotes to film making, predominantly with a focus on post production but serving in a wide variety of roles. He’s made several thousand corporate promos, around 1200 TV commercials, dozens of short films, a handful of features and a bunch of internationally broadcast documentaries as well as deeply nerdy side projects involving Photogrammetry, motion capture and virtual production techniques. His client list is long and varied, counting among it the BBC, ABC, Foxtel, Channel 7, 9 and 10 and many many more. 

Mr Simon Van Der Spoel

Simon is USQ’s lecturer in Cinematography. Before that he was with Channel 7 as a Commercial Producer and Channel 9 News for 14 years. He has made over 300 promos, billboards, and TV Commercials per year, as well as produce and direct 6 half hour TV shows, as well as news broadcasts statewide and nationally. Career highlights have been producing and directing a documentary on WWII Spitfires with Bud Tingwell, broadcast on The History Channel.

Dr Chris Carter

Chris has recently started at USQ as a Senior Lecturer. Before that he was at USC and Head of School – Film, Television and Animation at QUT. Chris has wide experience in animation, games and visual effects as well as virtual and augmented reality, especially for use in film and animation.

Sat 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
100 max

Scriptwriting – Story Forms and Structure

USQ StaffB BLOCK Room 435(Sky Bridge) & ONLINE

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Dr Daryl Sparkes

Dr Daryl Sparkes is a Senior Lecturer on the Springfield Campus. He has been teaching at USQ for the past 20 years. Before that Daryl worked in News for Channel 10, as a Documentary film maker on the Channel 7 series “The World Around Us’ for 6 years, as a Children’s Television Producer for Network 7 in Sydney and has made numerous documentaries for Networks 9, 7, ABC, Foxtel and SBS. A number of his films have won international and national awards and have been screened at the Toronto Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

Dr Leonie Jones

Leonie teaches in areas of cinematic language, scriptwriting and pre-production development and management across narrative, documentary, experimental and interactive film at USQ. Leonie is an active writer and director of documentary and narrative films. She is an active oral historian. Leonie’s practice is situated in post-conflict storytelling. Some of her projects include feature documentaries: The Battle of Milne Bay ’42The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral (Fox History Channel, winner best sound OZ Flicks 2018); Long Tan: The Soldier’s Story (SBS & History Channel). Feature and short films include: PanicThe Unquiet, Gone Fishing (final 10 long-listed shorts for the 2009 Academy Awards). Interactive Documentary 26 days: The Battle of Coral Balmoral.

Mr James Miller

James Miller is a post-production guru who teaches editing and post at USQ. The rest of his time he devotes to film making, predominantly with a focus on post production but serving in a wide variety of roles. He’s made several thousand corporate promos, around 1200 TV commercials, dozens of short films, a handful of features and a bunch of internationally broadcast documentaries as well as deeply nerdy side projects involving Photogrammetry, motion capture and virtual production techniques. His client list is long and varied, counting among it the BBC, ABC, Foxtel, Channel 7, 9 and 10 and many many more. 

Mr Simon Van Der Spoel

Simon is USQ’s lecturer in Cinematography. Before that he was with Channel 7 as a Commercial Producer and Channel 9 News for 14 years. He has made over 300 promos, billboards, and TV Commercials per year, as well as produce and direct 6 half hour TV shows, as well as news broadcasts statewide and nationally. Career highlights have been producing and directing a documentary on WWII Spitfires with Bud Tingwell, broadcast on The History Channel.

Dr Chris Carter

Chris has recently started at USQ as a Senior Lecturer. Before that he was at USC and Head of School – Film, Television and Animation at QUT. Chris has wide experience in animation, games and visual effects as well as virtual and augmented reality, especially for use in film and animation.

Sat 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
50 max

Vertical Video Conventions and Filmmaking Tips

Kristina ChapmanD Block Auditorium & ONLINE

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This workshop allows everyone the opportunity to learn and practice the skillset for vertical video filmmaking. It looks at providing teachers and students a variety of ways to film vertically; either through mobile apps, iPad, and DSLRs. During the workshop, the adaption of traditional filmmaking conventions and film language will be explored and explained.

Kristina Chapman teaches Film, Television and New Media across secondary school. Currently she is working on her practice-led research for her Masters degree with a focus on narrative storytelling on TikTok. Her research looks at how TikTok’s interactive features may alter the narrative structure throughout the combined production and distribution of a web series.
Sat 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
175 max

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Saturday Conference Close

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LOCATION: D BLOCK Auditorium

Farewell to attendees by ATOMQ President

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