Ballarat: Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window Seminar
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Ballarat: Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window Seminar

In this one-day seminar, academic and film commentator, Dr Michael Kitson will tackle the issues of character, story and theme as he examines Alfred Hitchcock’s spectacular widescreen entertainment, Rear Window.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window

Dr Kitson will give you the tools to wake up from the dream and see the way meaning is made, how character is created, and reality conjured.

Is film really a ‘text’? What is this ’grammar’ in film? Given there’s an original short story, then a screenwriter and screenplay, a film director and a troupe of actors – even an editor, just who is the definitive ‘author’ in whom we can ascribe an authorial intent? Is ‘Hitchcock’ a genre unto himself?

This PD is relevant to all educators teaching film as text, from middle grade to VCE.

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Melbourne: Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window Seminar
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Melbourne: Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window Seminar

In this one-day seminar, academic and film commentator, Dr Michael Kitson will tackle the issues of character, story and theme as he examines Alfred Hitchcock’s spectacular widescreen entertainment, Rear Window.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window

Dr Kitson will give you the tools to wake up from the dream and see the way meaning is made, how character is created, and reality conjured.

Is film really a ‘text’? What is this ’grammar’ in film? Given there’s an original short story, then a screenwriter and screenplay, a film director and a troupe of actors – even an editor, just who is the definitive ‘author’ in whom we can ascribe an authorial intent? Is ‘Hitchcock’ a genre unto himself?

This PD is relevant to all educators teaching film as text, from middle grade to VCE.

Source:: http://www.alisonarnold.com.au/vce-text

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Masterclass: Character
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Masterclass: Character

‘This will be absolutely wonderful. Cath Crowley is an extraordinary writer and teacher and Alison Arnold is one of the best editors I’ve worked with. Treat yourself!’ Sally Rippin

Join two-time PM's-Literary-Award-winner Cath Crowley and 'The Rosie Project' editor Alison Arnold for a masterclass on Character.

Discover how Cath — 'one of Australia’s best writers of young adult fiction', The Australian — finds and creates such memorable characters. Discuss the writing of character from an editor’s perspective: common pitfalls, cliché, sameness, how character both adds to and detracts from the narrative engine of your novel or short story. The writing of character also applies to non-fiction and memoir writing — all welcome.

The venue is in the gorgeous gardens of CERES. Tea, coffee, and morning and afternoon tea are provided. Bring your own lunch and picnic under a tree or buy it from the Merri Table on site.

All levels of experience are catered for. Don't be shy if you're just getting started.

‘Creative workshop from the dream-team. Treat yourself to some inspiration, nurturing, and practical industry know-how.’ 
Fiona Wood

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Teaching film as text symposia
Feb
21
4:30 PM16:30

Teaching film as text symposia

Sip wine and enjoy aged cheddar as Dr Michael Kitson walks you through the hidden language of film and reveals how mastercraftsman Alfred Hitchcock manipulates his medium and us in his most enjoyable of entertainments, Rear Window.

“Without a comprehension of the grammar of film and the syntax of scene; of its framing and shot sizes, focus and lens, camera moves and mise en scene, you can’t hold that deeper discussion of character, action and plot.” Dr Michael Kitson

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