Engaging with Industry: Producing Graduation Films at Bond University

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This paper uses as a case study the production of final year graduation films within the Film and Television Program at Bond University to examine an evolving methodology used to facilitate students engaging with industry within an Australian film school context. Over three semesters students engage with a range of industry professionals at various stages during the conception, development, selection, further development, pre-production, production, post-production and eventual screening of their graduation film. This paper breaks down and examines each step in the engagement methodology, and reflects upon perceived
strengths and weakness, and offers suggestions for possible future development.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2013
EventASPERA Annual Conference 2013: Back to the Future: Re-framing New & Old Screen Production Practices - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 201310 Jul 2013
Conference number: 10th


ConferenceASPERA Annual Conference 2013
OtherThis year’s Australian Screen Production Education & Research Association’s (ASPERA) con- ference presents three engaging days of high quality research, some of this year’s highlights include the keynote presentations from Professor Jon Rubin, the Director of the SUNY COIL Center for Collaborative Online International Learning, followed by Professor Su Baker, presenting on the newly formed Deans and Directors of Creative Arts. The conference committee has worked autonomously for the last year planning this event, and the quality of the presentations has allowed a few streamed sessions to occur. An interesting sub-theme pertaining to notions of the PhD film is featured through two panel sessions and in keeping with the intimate and friendly ASPERA atmosphere each day will end with a round table discussion hosted by the ASPERA executive, to give everyone an opportunity to provide feedback and reflect on the day’s highlights. The first ASPERA conference was held at VCA a decade ago. Since then, the conference has been hosted by all states. My first conference was at UTS in 2004, I’m wondering if you can remember yours? Some members have been to all 10 ASPERA conferences, I wonder if there is someone who has presented at every one?
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