I would like to give myself Credit, 68 out of 100. Thanks.
October 12, 2012
October 5, 2012
Documentaries is the most familiar film series for me, and also it is the frequently film type that i did before, it seems like the most simple one, but simple always is the most difficult one. Everyone can shoot it, record it, from any daily life aspects, spaces, and times, it can be anything, anywhere, and anytime, however, how to make it to great works, that is the vital point. There are many so called documentaries are producing everyday, but just few of them reward great reputation. I love the content of their discussion, it illustrates the various and ” mysterious” processes are constructed by each branches in documentary making, preparation, production and post-production. It highlights that those four aspects are the crucial steps to built a timeline when you ready to start a documentary film. What’s more, the director and guests here have provided me with a comprehensive and systematical landscape for film making. Because i did some film making project before, and write some papers about film reflection, so it likes i am listening constructive feedbacks from those teachers, it lets me think about and review what i did before,which step should be improve? Which step i did by wrong way? Although i know will not work in this industry in my future career, but i feel lucky i have this moment to rethink things that i did before, it also a critical summary for my past time and work. I recommend this group if they can invite more famous director here, this seminar will be perfect. The facility for this seminar is good, i love the food and trailer video as well. It is no doubt that the content is helpful, especially for some fans of films making.
October 4, 2012
First of all, why i choose this seminar to write reflection, because it seems like a connection with ” The dawn of the digital”. Yes, one side for digital media is welcoming the dawn, another side for traditional media is facing the decline, but radio as a main a branch who alive successfully under high stress and competition. Indeed, i think these two themes are connected each other closely. Just like the guest indicates that the radio industry is not a extraordinary factor which goes the opposite way for the blooming digital technique, on the contrast, it was revoluted and transformed by new media’s shocking.Their guests are all have roots and valid points in community radio, they are practical representatives from radio king world BBC and SBS. We know these two radio are running successfully in contemporary society. It proves that Radio still a crucial department in media family. The host and guests analysed detailed reasons and persuasive examples to support why radio has such outstanding vitality among diversity media forms. I am also thinking about radio can be a typical case to illustrate a process of how media goes through prosperous, struggle in a sick marketing, until innovation and rebirth day coming.In terms of this, i believe radio staffs are contributing significantly, they insist their pursuits, their ambitious, and keeping enthusiastic attitude in this industry, owing related people they did not give up even in rapidly decline usage time. On the contrast way, radio survived finally,even more better than before, it creates a new stage which takes good use of its advantages. Moreover, this seminar has attractive theme and arranges a fantastic explore road which leads by these experts. By the way, the facility of this seminar and staffs here are really nice, I am happy to give a HD grade for each aspects.
I remember this seminar was the last group of the whole semester, and also it was the most impressive one for myself.I love the idea of vampier make-up, when i walked into the door, i was shocked by the decoration and music, even it let my thought i went the wrong room, because i was late be here, the door was closed already.Well, in terms of the content of this seminar, this group explored well the remarkable changes that are happing with insights from industry experts who are working on the digital media industry,although the atmosphere of their discussion was not too lively,but the questions were asked so clever by the host. The three media makers all talked helpful ideas which based on their long time practices and experiences, which were persuasive to present the challenges and opportunities that in contemporary media environment. I have some friendly suggestions for this group, the discussion can be more relaxing because it is a “dawn”, which filled with hopes and exceptions for this potential industry, and also, most of the audiences are media people, who also will work and contribute digital media this fields in the future, maybe arrange more interactions between audiences and guests could reduce the distance from each other, and this way will help us feel more closer to this guests. I recommend do it like other groups work, they arranged question bag for audiences pick up the Q card randomly, i have picked up and i talked to one guests, i can not forget it was a real ” touch” of a famous Australian public relation stuff. Moreover, the guests and the content are the main aspects to critical a seminar, it is no doubt that it attract me successfully, maybe because i did a same theme project last year, called digital literacy, so this topic is familiar for me, i am interested in it automatically. One more thing is the facility of this group, maybe more cakes or snacks, a good event should make everyone enjoy it, of course, food probably can be more diversity, if the budget is enough.
October 2, 2012
Im comparison with local girls, my contribution was too much, i have to be honest to say, they did a lot than us (International students). But, if compared myself with the past time, i walked a new step out in this semester, I contacted 2 guests, i really did effort, although they did appear on the final seminar. I am a good follower and cooperator, i believe everyone has their own position, in this situation that local girls are really good at social, my role is cooperate all the things they want, i am happy to do tiny things behind the show, assistants anything that need to be helped, including make sandwiches, decorate the venue, moving gears, and also keep thinking and take part in discussion.
I did 3 years sound person role in my university life, sound for audio, for music editing, for mixer box operation, and the final time is for seminar. I have to explain here, at the beginning of the seminar, the sound is good, but after the introducing guests, something wrong happened with the mic. I adjusted all the microphones before the start, the testing practices are all good. I think the audios can hear it clear is more important than what the camera recoding. One of my group member turned the sound off when the host was talking to the Bruce, he said what he heard from the camera was too loud, then he turned it softer, but he turned off the wrong button, this is why there was a short time the sound of one microphone was gone. When i received the feedback from our tutor, it says the sound is still a problem, i really feel sorry and guilty, also shame about that. I know there is no excuse, i have to face it, my position has to took the responsibility of that. I know i have a long way to go, whether be a sound person or be a adverting stuff. Fortunately, we still get HD grade, my mistakes did not destroy our “well-done”job.
I did not attend all, i absented from classes for 2 times, so also twice for group meetings, this is the fact.
As what i mentioned previously, i am not very good at open a communication with strangers, i am still shy about somethings. But i have improved a lot during the 3 years, more confident , more ambitious, and more active. The change of my personality is the most obvious point what i learnt from western education system. I know i will be a media person in the future, although will not in western countries, but the good ability to networking and social is functional in every place, correct and right skills are same in every place in the world.
To sum up, i am happy to give myself CR.
During the past two weeks, we did a lot of things, and almost settled down everything for the seminar, just some tiny things left here, such as tag posters, prepare food,and introduction video. I have attend 3 seminars until now, the microphones in the theatre room is not very good, at least 2 groups of people they meet this problem, despite there are two of the mic were poor contact with the electrical line, the volume of the voice was also out of control, i hope i can do that smoothly, god bless. Moreover, in terms of the subjective thing, the content of the seminar, i just uploaded challenge questions for our group, i am thinking about how to take use of this chance, the communication between guests and host will be awesome, achieve the goal about it is a interesting seminar and also audios will feel the telling of guests is nutritious. Therefore, some controversial questions maybe helpful, like the relationship of economics benefits and audios willings, which is the initial purpose or which is more important to be the basic rule when host an event?
September 29, 2012
I was proud and surprised of group’s skills, these days, when i open Facebook page, i was totally shocked by such positive discussion here, it was the first time that my Facebook became very “hot”. I am so jealous about people who have great skills to contact strangers and let them take part in our project. I also ask myself why i was not able to…Whatever, i have to be optimistic about this situation, i am not useless person obviously, i am doing my own way, i have the most positive attitude in our group and cooperate everything which needs my contribution.
September 28, 2012
Yes, this month is for the London Olympic Games, it makes me associates the event guests with sports, i am think about maybe we can also find someone who are in this field. I searched on Facebook, there are a lot of people are sports fans and they have their favourite sports groups and pages. I am reading some conversation from public pages and trying to explore who is who, maybe someone is a leader, a host, a sponsor who have involved in an event. I found a Australian born Chinese who are one of hosts in Australian Open in Asia departments, he is doing some public relation and multiple commutation between Australian host and institution from Asian countries, the main places are China, Korea, and Japan. He uploads the photos he took with the super tennis star NaLi, which just shines my eyes, i feel exciting about that, at least there is a person who has all the conditions that i am looking for, i send both Chinese and English letters to him, he is so kind, and he feels happy to do me a favour, fortunately, the week of our seminar he will not in melbourne.Anyway, i think it is the ice breaker for me, i walked a little step, but for myself, it is a big step which let me first time search someone and start to negotiate.
Just as the title says…a sort of things are not really smooth for me, in comparison the sense of achievement which gained from each stage’s ending, the sense of ” attack” is overwhelming my uni life. As a international student, in particular, who are not from a English, capitalism background, things are more harder than others. It is necessary to admit that this seminar and assignments for this semester are really really constructive, yes, it will help final year students surely and remarkably, specfically, for guys who will start career in here or in similar cities. However, for me, i seriously want to make use of this opportunity to open my social circle. However, my social range has a limit, the most of people i know here or people are easier to get touch in are overseas. I really want to invite some related local people to our seminar. This is the point of this task, which will maximum the benefits from this experiences and reach the effects what is expected by tutors by team members. I attempted to contact one guest who i meet on a photography exhibition, he is still thinking about whether he will come to give my a favour……
Ready All…We have figured out and found individual roles and positions among verity event departments. Well, basically, it was distributed with personal willings and strengthens. There is doubt that local girls are taking main responsibility to contacting guests, they have advantages in communication and they know melbourne’s society well. Obsoletely, it is not mean that the rest of us do not need contribute to this aspects, we are also trying to contact some potential guess to be our back up team or VIP seats. Moreover, I am happy to do technical things and also take part in contribute some ideas fro design team. I am in technical team, the main duty for me is be the sound person on the seminar day and assistant trailer shooting things.