The Creative Outlet

Professional Development for the Inspired Mind.


Why attend?

The Creative Outlet is a professional development day for career counsellors, teachers and those who have an Interest in Art, Design, Media, Music, English and Applied Information Technology. By attending, you'll –

  • Participate in two expert-led technical workshops
  • Learn how to teach your students fun and hands-on creative skills
  • Take home USBs with support materials so you can run these workshops in your classrooms
  • Receive a Certificate of Participation as proof of Professional Development

If you have any questions about the Creative Outlet event, please contact Becca Scollay on 08 9360 6706 or becca.scollay@murdoch.edu.au

The details

DateTBC
Time9:00am–3:00pm
LocationMurdoch University, Perth Campus.
Herbert Smith Freehills Lecture Theatre (Law Building 465)
ParkingParking is available in Car Park 4. A Murdoch University Outreach Officer will be there to provide you with a free parking permit for the day and provide directions.
Cost$50 per person. This includes morning tea and lunch on the day as well as support materials. Your school will be invoiced after the event.
RegistrationRegistrations will close on Monday 2 December 2019. Please register your attendance below.
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Schedule for the day

9:00amRegistration
9:15amMorning Tea, Meet and Greet
9:30–11:30amWorkshop One (please choose from one of the following)

Design Sprint
Adolfo Steinenbohmer

A design sprint is a design framework for teams that serve to solve and test problems in a short amount of time. Sprints are a popular method for designing, prototyping, and testing ideas with users. During the workshop, students will be introduced to the design sprint framework and how it is applied to a design problem. Students will also engage in the early stages of a design sprint and look at how ideas are co-designed, rapidly prototyped and user tested before development.

Colour Correcting and Grading for Video
John McMullan

When making a film, the conversation about colour begins early in pre-production and continues right until the final video is exported. Arguably, understanding the use of colour and how to properly correct and grade can turn a good film into a great one. In this session you will learn about the correction/grade process, colour psychology, colour schemes and devising a colour palette, manipulating shadows/mid-tones/highlights, lift/gamma/gain, checking skin tone, using colour wheels, secondary colour correction, and using a waveform monitor and vectorscope. We’ll be working in Adobe Premiere, though the concepts learned can be applied to any professional post-production application.

Podcasting
Kylie Sturgess

Podcasting has become an increasingly popular way to tell stories and investigate concepts, which makes it useful for both teaching and learning. Attendees will leave with practical tips on refining their ideas, thinking about storytelling and documenting with sound, basic recording techniques, and what can be feasibly done in the classroom.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Strategic Communication, PR and the Media
Renae Desai

This workshop will focus on the role of strategic communication, particularly Public Relations (PR), in the development, dissemination and management of news and communication in society. Participants will track a news story online and trace it back to its PR origins. We will discuss the impact of social media, big data and fake news on communication between organisations and their publics and how these concepts can be developed into curriculum-based classroom activities.

11:30amLunch
12:15–12:45pmMedia Portfolio Workshop
12:45–2:45pmWorkshop Two (please choose from one of the following)

Videojournalism in Your Classroom
Andrew Porter

This workshop will look at the best way to teach the basics of videojournalism to your students. Interview-driven video packages are becoming increasingly popular for web news sites and social media. We’ll look at the basics of shooting video, but most particularly capturing material that will be the building blocks for the story that we are trying to tell. We’ll use iPad minis and Murdoch’s Adobe Premiere video editing software to get the job done. We’ll touch on the basics of interview skills and scriptwriting. The material you take away could be delivered over several days or weeks to your students.

3D Modelling and Texturing
Rebecca Ambrose

This session demonstrates processes for the construction of 3D geometry and explores the manipulation of 3D form. Additionally, we cover unwrapping and texturing concepts, allowing image maps to be applied to the surface of models.

Adobe Camera RAW and Adobe Lightroom
Mark Sutton

Photography has come a long way in the last few years and there are some new photographic workflows that you need to be aware of if you're an aspiring photographer or you're looking at ways to improve your skill set. In this short course we discuss workflows and how to get the best results when taking and processing images using Adobe camera RAW and Lightroom.

*Attendees will need to bring their own media drive with a USB interface and a selection of images they would like to edit.

Creative Writing: Using Visual Artworks and Photographs to Create a Short Story Character
Simone Lazaroo

This workshop introduces teachers of secondary students to using visual artworks and photographs as a stimulus for creating an interesting short story character. Run by an established creative writing teacher, this workshop suggests ways teachers can enable students to develop a first draft of an engaging short story based around this character. They will use creative writing strategies that can be expanded and developed back in the classroom.

Sounds in Space
Jos Mulder

This two hour workshop will cover the basics of sound spatialisation for media production. Using the new state-of-the-art 16 channel sound system in Murdoch's Creative Media wing participants will collaborate on a multichannel soundscape and learn how to transfer ideas as well as content into a stereo environment.

2:45pmFinal Goodbye and Questions