Born and bred in Malaysia, I was named Royce and my sister named Rose as my mother’s attempt at creativity, redefining the name Rolls Royce. I’ve been through two years of designing hell at the One Academy, but it did give me good designing skills and the ability to draw figures well. Since coming to Australia I’ve begun to understand what it means to be independent. In the last year and a half that I’ve been here I believe I grew into my own skin and expanded my horizons. I could write on and on, but like I learnt in philosophy class… Can words really define me?
Abstract: The Internet is the perfect, ever present marketplace that is accessible to anyone with a connection, anywhere in the world. Netizens have learnt to create alternate online identities to represent themselves. I wish to explore how businesses can take advantage of creating their own online persona and then marketing it through Social Network Advertising. I investigate this by setting up my own blog-shop and brand as a means of demonstration.
Author: Royce Tan
Inspired to pursue almost every occupation featured in a film during his early childhood – from astronaut, pilot, submariner to historian and genetic engineer – I eventually decided to tackle the very element that inspired me to such pursuits: cinema – the “illusion of light and sound.
Graduating from RMIT in 2008 with a Bachelor of Communication (Media), I’m now seeking out ways to exercise my creative mind as well as trying to figure out exactly what I’d like to be doing in the industry – hence Honours. I’d really love to work in Film, but anything to do with video/film would be awesome. Working overseas, particularly Asia, is another dream.
Other things: currently contemplating joining the gym, and.. allergic to moth balls.
Abstract: The purpose of this project was for me to develop a number of stories and ideas that I could further develop upon and expand into bigger projects after the conclusion of my studies. The central driving theme that I wanted to explore in these stories was the idea of being Asian‐Australian. The result is a collection of 6 films which are in various stages of development and completion, all of which can be viewed on the included DVD.
Though I strove and was hoping to present 6 complete and polished films, it was not an imperative of this project to actually complete the films. Rather, this project was more concerned with my experience of discovering Asian‐Australian stories, and my filmmaking practice as an Asian‐ Australian. The project focuses centrally on the developmental, pre‐production and production phases of the project.
Author: Wye Keen Wong
Supervisor: Paul Ritchard
Abstract: Is that Smoker’s Cough? And Other Fun Filled Stories Bought to You by Your Favourite Social Networks.
A cough is an annoying interruption, and an uncontrollable and unavoidable part of everyday life. Due to having Cystic Fibrosis, my cough is a large part of my identity. Through fictocriticism, I will explore the abstract metaphor of a cough, presenting it as a hypertextual approach through uses of different social media platforms. This will allow me to creatively explore matters of identity and experience in a multi–layered and more connected way.
Author: Emily Naismith
Supervisor: Dr. Jenny Wright
Jonathon is a 32 year old guy who has completed his Bachelor of Communication in Media. Luckily for him, he really likes communication, which works well as he is furthering his education in this area and has a passion for most things related to new media. His background is in television production, but in 2008 he switched to radio production to become an ‘all round media kind of guy’. this worked out well for him, as two of his pieces were broadcast on the ABC’s ‘The Night Air’ in late 2008. He also did a stint in South Korea studying cinema at Sang Myung University, which taught him how to order “two beers please” in most Korean establishments. He is a Cancer, which means he can be a bit moody, but generally loves to find out what people are all about.
Abstract: As Radio National pursues its online, networked media presence, it is engaging in the same media landscape as participatory cultures do, changing its relationship between the audience or uses and the broadcaster. As there is no precedent for this type of model, the ABC doesn’t know how to engage with their users, posing a problem with the formula of production. by designing, producing, and managing a participatory culture project for an ABC Radio National program in the Pool community, I will be encouraging users to engage and produce cultural artefacts for broadcast. This will provide a pilot or case study on how the ABC can interact with its audience and users.
Author: Jonathon Hutchinson
Supervisor: Kyla Brettle
Sarah moved to Melbourne from a small country town in 2006 to begin her Professional Communication studies. After two years of living at a college, she moved to Fitzroy where she now resides with three friends. After completing a Professional Communication degree, Sarah has chosen to undertake an Honours course to help develop some direction for her future career, specialising in the public relations field.
Abstract: With Web 2.0 increasingly growing in importance as an influential medium, Australian public relations practice has to adapt to stay up to date with these new technologies. As social media grows in prevalence, industry expectations of public relations graduates are also changing. Understanding what is expected of public relations graduates will, not only increase their chances of employment, but also lead to better overall public relations campaigns.
In addressing this issue I will develop a thesis based around industry expectations of Australian public relations graduates’ Web 2.0 capabilities.
Author: Sarah Lawry
Supervisor: Philippa Brear
I completed my Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) in 2006, majoring in TV Production and Cinema Studies. Prior to commencing my BA, I worked in Sydney, Canberra and London in the areas of business development and marketing. I’ve done work attachments at the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra and the TV drama department at ABC Television, Melbourne. Both placements provided me with an invaluable insight into TV production and screen culture.
In 2008, I started Honours (part-time), while working as a Project coordinator/research assistant on ‘Protospace’, a rich media annotation tool that enables people to upload, annotate and comment on media objects via the Internet. This research project, funded by the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design, was based within the School of Applied Communication at RMIT University. I also honed my journalism skills by writing a few stories and produced a short film called “In Passing”, funded by the AFC (now Screen Australia), as part of Open Channel’s Raw Nerve 2008 short film program.
I’m interested in cinema, art, photography, architecture, travel, writing, music, identity, culture and social media. Ideally, I’d like to work for an independent production company, developing and realising drama, documentary and factual entertainment. Commissioning Editor at SBSi also sounds a pretty sweet job.
Research: Home Movies: Reel Time