Workshop One (please choose from one of the following)
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
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 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
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.
Workshop Two (please choose from one of the following)
Videojournalism in Your Classroom
This module 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
3D Modelling and Texturing
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
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.
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
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
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.