The Medium is the Message I: The Internet Paradigm

In BCM112 this week, we unpacked the idea of the medium being the message. Before this lecture I always had the opinion that the medium had little value in the portrayal of the message and was more of a channel for the message. This assumption was completely flipped however when Marshall McLuhan‘s the medium isContinue reading “The Medium is the Message I: The Internet Paradigm”

The Birth of Cinema

In this weeks BCM115 class, we explored the basics of cinema and photography. The lecture this week focused on five main points: framing space, framing movement, continuity editing, the Soviet Montage Theory and diegetic space. Framing Space Framing space refers to the techniques used to frame space pictorially. During the time of the Lumiere brothersContinue reading “The Birth of Cinema”

Introduction to Screen Media

This week in BCM115 we were introduced to the fundamentals of screen media. The Lumiere Brothers were one of the first to capture film with their invention of the Cinematograph. They used this machine to produce many “locked view” films that were created by keeping the camera perfectly still on a tripod so as toContinue reading “Introduction to Screen Media”

Middle-aged Marathon

What’s Hidden? Age can be like a monster breathing down the neck of the middle aged, an inescapable occurrence. For people who have hit middle age, things can begin to change as activities that used to be easy become difficult. Muscles get tighter, metabolism changes, and the body can become weaker. Maintaining fitness is oneContinue reading “Middle-aged Marathon”

Through Pain Comes Perspective I interviewed my mum, Sue, for this assignment as she unexpectedly contracted Sepsis about seven years ago. Although I was young at the time, it was one of the toughest things my family and I ever went through. I have always distinctly remembered how my mum’s perspective on life changed after almost losing herContinue reading “Through Pain Comes Perspective”

From Cameraman to Founder of the Illawarra Convoy: A Journey

As a sixteen-year-old fresh out of high school, Marty Haynes knew only one thing, his passion was to be a cameraman. Little did he know, he was going to achieve so much more.  “I met a little boy called Ryan Scanners who had cancer and Ryan had a love of motorbikes and trucks. That’s howContinue reading “From Cameraman to Founder of the Illawarra Convoy: A Journey”

Police shut down Wollongong protest due to COVID-19 related health risks.

A second Black Lives Matter rally in Wollongong was carefully dispersed by police after just thirty minutes of its commencement. The police began ordering people to leave the grounds of McCabe Park soon after 1:30pm despite the organisers plans to run the event for a further 90 minutes. At least fifty police arrived on sightContinue reading “Police shut down Wollongong protest due to COVID-19 related health risks.”

Breaking:Wollongong Black Lives Matter protest to go ahead.

Despite court allegations, a second Black Lives Matter protest is set to go ahead in Wollongong today. The protest is scheduled for 1pm in McCabe Park, upon stolen Yuin and Dharawal land. The first protest was held at the Crown Street Mall amphitheatre with over 3000 attendees. Although people took precautions during the protest toContinue reading “Breaking:Wollongong Black Lives Matter protest to go ahead.”