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?
Lydia was born in Singapore and has lived there most of her life till mid 2006 when she moved to Melbourne to finish a B.comm degree at RMIT University. She graduated from the School of Film and Media Studies in Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore) where her interests in journalism and photojournalism were sparked. Almost always armed with a camera, she enjoys easy walks down city streets, watching and observing people, things and events. “Being able to tell a story about a person or a way of life in a single image, that’s a thrill, a challenge and always a journey of great discovery”.
In her third year of her media degree at RMIT University she and a team of 3 others created an observational documentary called Russells Old Corner Shop (http://www.russellsoldcornershop.com). This first foray into documentary directing made her discover the joys of documenting with the moving image. She hopes to work on more documentaries in the not too distant future.
Annalise Mastrangelo is an Honours student in Applied Communication at RMIT University, formerly having completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in media studies at Latrobe University in 2005. Annalise’s research interests include advertising, public relations and cultural studies, specifically the relationship between celebrities and advertising and its effects on consumers. Annalise’s goals for the future include working abroad in either advertising or public relations industries.
Chelvendra – more fondly known as Arnie – to his own demise, suffers from an incurable passion for film. This passion encompasses all creative aspects of film making, particularly writing, directing and the musical content of film. Arnie Sathieaanandha
Although Arnie has stubbornly stayed clar of scriptwriting, his honours project will be a feature length script. The film explores ideas of religion, spirituality, justice, love and ultimately the idea of grace.
Arnie graduated frm RMIT in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies), as well as completing many courses at the Australian Film and Television School in writing and directing.
Aside from film, Arnie has always maintained a love for music. After twelve years of classical vocal training, Arnie has jumped head first into creating an indie-style alternative album with a friend he met on a short film shoot in Melbourne.
His plans for the future include extensive travelling, and work in the American film industry.
Research: San: The Short Script
I pursued honours in 2010 with the aim of further developing my research skills in preparation for a PhD in journalism. As a journalism graduate, I’m interested in the news industry and in addition to my practical experience, I hope to further my academic career to give me a broader understanding and engagement with the area.
Born in Melbourne, I’ve managed to spend about a quarter of my life overseas, either traveling for tourism, or living in foreign countries as an extension to my parents’ work. I entered into the Bachelor of Communication (Media) program with a mind to work in the film industry, several years of study and an exchange program to Japan taught me that my interests primarily lie in research and writing. After graduating in 2010, I commenced the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) program at RMIT, with the intention of writing a thesis in the area of Japanese animated media.
My professional interests are firmly seated in the realm of academia, especially in the area of Asian media, religion and culture, and the intersects between those incredibly broad concepts. In a less professional context, my interests and hobbies include science fiction, board games, and reading up on pretty much any topic that catches my attention for more than a few minutes.
My name is Kristofor Lawson and I am a 2010 Journalism honours student at RMIT. I have completed bachelor’s degrees in both journalism from the Queensland University of Technology (2009) and Interactive Entertainment (Animation) from QANTM College (2007). Both of my degrees have focused on telling stories effectively in ways which both engage and captivate an audience. I have had a deep interest since my early teens in quality storytelling. No amount of cool visual effects can make up for a bad story, and I wholeheartedly believe that a well told story is the key to making any production a success. My journalism work has been broadcast and published in various forms by several organisations including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Walkley Magazine, and QUT News. I have also previously worked as the web master for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation in Brisbane. My professional interests also include blogging about multimedia journalism through MediaFire (www.mediafire.com.au) and I am very active on Twitter (@kristoforlawson).
Research: Re-Inventing Journalism
Michaela graduated from the Queensland University of Technology’s Bachelor of Business in 1998 where she majored in Communication and Advertising.
Since then she has worked across public and private sectors in a range of marketing communication fields. Michaela commenced Labsome Honours part time in 2006. She is researching the impacts of publicity on news – specifically commercial television news.
Post Labsome Michaela aspires to commence a PhD and continue professional work in the field of communication.
After completing my BA in Journalism in 2009 I was offered a spot in the Labsome Honours project and while I accepted the offer, I decided to take some time off to travel. Experiencing, learning and wondering at the sights of Europe, Africa and a little bit of Asia for seven months has greatly contributed to my world view, work ethic and general disposition. It also intensified my drive to complete my Honours program in 2011 and exceed my own goals and expectations.
I am interested in journalism, current affairs and news, philosophy, literature, popular culture, art, fashion and music and I hope to explore and expand on my knowledge in these fields and bring them together in my research project. After completing Honours I hope to make a career for myself in the journalism industry and be an avid reader and author for the rest of my life.\
Susie Anderson resides in Melbourne, Australia where she is undertaking honours in media at RMIT University. During her undergraduate degree in media she majored in philosophy and literature and specialised in radio. Her radio exploits have included Room with a View on Triple R in 2009, and from July to October in 2010, Flash in the Pan, a radio show about food, on SYN radio.
Throughout 2009 Susie undertook an administration internship for RMIT Union Arts, where she realised that life wouldn’t be very interesting unless it was creative too.
In 2010 she completed an editorial internship for ArtsHub Australia, finished her undergraduate degree in media and became part of the editorial committee for Voiceworks magazine. She hopes to combine arts, writing and radio into some sort of delicious mega career.
Research: Poetry Online