MultiVox – screen production project
The School of Media & Communication offers an elective called Screen Production Project, which is available for students across the university in Semester 1, 2013. This course is designed for film and TV students in all programs and at all levels to work together on the production of a television series for C31. Students from other discipline areas with skills and knowledge relevant to film and TV production can also participate in areas such as music, animation, communication design, interior design, journalism, public relations and advertising. Screen Production Project is designed for students to have a significant degree of creative autonomy, to develop production knowledge and skills in areas relevant to their interests and their level, and to have a production experience external to their normal coursework that has close parallels with professional practice. A television series is a large-scale collaborative project and the objective is for students to be allocated roles according to their experience and areas of interest. The learning focus will be on applying and developing existing skills in industry and professional contexts, including the public screening of the TV series produced.
Students at all year levels and from both undergraduate and postgraduate programs can enrol directly in this elective. TAFE students can also participate and have their production work recognized within existing courses in their home program. If you are interested in this elective but unsure about your suitability, please contact the course coordinator, Leo Berkeley.
The 2013 project
The proposed project for 2013 is a six part television series called MultiVox, which will be aimed at a young audience and focus on capturing the city of Melbourne from a wide range of different perspectives. MultiVox will not be a sanitized promotional program but will contain a fast moving mix of segments, including talk, music and comedy sketches, highlighting issues and profiling activities, looking at youth culture, social and lifestyle issues, recognising both the challenges and possibilities that comprise life in the city of Melbourne. The program will be shot both in the studio and on location, and the range of segments should give scope for students to explore their creative, professional and personal interests.