The 10th Annual Conference of the Australian Screen Production Education & Research Association (ASPERA)
Jointly presented by Swinburne University's School of Film and Television, Deakin University's School of Communication and Creative Arts and RMIT University's School of Media and Communication.
Melbourne, 8th-10th July 2013
When: 10 July, 2012 at Deakin University (8 July RMIT, 9 July Swinburne)
Where: Deakin University, Burwood, Melbourne Australia
Enquiries to: John Cumming
About: The ASPERA conference is an annual opportunity for academics, filmmakers and postgraduate students to present and discuss their ideas, projects, teaching and research as they relate to the field of contemporary screen production.
It is now well over a decade since the digital era began its radical transformation of the media industries. As online content proliferates, the social and participatory nature of Web 2.0 expands the way in which 'content producers' access support, reach audiences and distribute content. Wholesale disruption to modes of production is now broadly accepted... or is it? While it is easy to be seduced by the discourse of change, our disciplines are uniquely positioned within educational, professional and cultural contexts to navigate the digital domain and to explore, exemplify and support innovative practice within it. This year's conference provides an opportunity to reflect on the impact of the digital era on our teaching and research, the many new possibilities and challenges it offers but also the continuing relevance of established modes of creative screen production.
Theme: "Back to the Future: re-framing new & old screen production practices"
John's short films and documentaries have screened nationally and internationally. In addition to his experience in television, advertising, feature film, educational, community and corporate video production, John is a writer, consultant, organiser and lobbyist.