A Decent Proposal

This is my proposal for a story for the Sydney TAFE Media website. My proposal is for story about the evolution of comic books, both as entertainment and as an actual “item”. As we roll ever speedily towards an uncertain future, our entertainment continues to evolve. From a harmless and cheap form of entertainment though … Continue reading

Fandom.

I’ve been through the good times and the bad. I’ve been through relegations and promotions, championships and wooden spoons. I’ve done it all. When I use ‘I’, I mean we. And when I use ‘we’ I mean they. They are the sports teams around the world that I follow. In places as far flung as … Continue reading

My Writing Process.

Once I’ve gotten an idea in my head I tend to try and collect links and info regarding what I’m going to write about. Dropbox, Skydrive (when it was still alive) and Google Drive are all really usefull for image/video storage, and I use a program/app called Evernote for everything else. “Evernote is a suite … Continue reading

Media Project Part 5: Very Senior Soldiers.

As I walk up the rain slicked streets of Paddington on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, heavy cloud hangs low over Sydney, and a persistent drizzle has settled in over the city. On this Wednesday, Victoria Barracks sits squat behind it’s now darkened sandstone walls, slightly hidden from the view of the motorists and pedestrians using … Continue reading

Media Project Part 4: Women In Uniform.

In 1983, Simone Wilkie joined the Royal Australian Army Signal Corps. In August of 2013, Brigadier Wilkie will be promoted to Major General and take over command of the Australian Defence College. In the intervening 30 years, Brigadier Wilkie has done as much as any woman in the Defence Force. She has served as the … Continue reading

Media Project Part 3: I Have Killed.

I have killed, and I have been killed. I have led countless lives over countless battlefields. I have fought on the beaches of Normandy, in the far reaches of space, across the Russian steppe and on US soil. I have commanded Paratroopers assaulting German SS positions on the Cotentin peninsular, led valiant Space Marines in … Continue reading

TAFE Media Project Diary Pt 6: Objective Captured (FINISHED!)

Oooooooh yeah! I’ve now completed all my Media Project entries. 5 down. 5 DOWN! I’m in the process of editing the written pieces to remove any super horrible spelling mistakes, and once that’s done they will be uploaded to the blog and it’s game over. I did have a last minute change that was needed … Continue reading

Media Project Part 2: Circular Quay during the Vivid Festival 2013.

Due to time constraints and an interview that has been rescheduled three times I’ve decided to abandon one of my proposed stories and instead present another photo gallery, this time on Vivid. Circular Quay was beyond packed, but the atmosphere was great and it was nice to see so many people out and about. It’s … Continue reading

The Great Debate.

What you’ll find below is athe closing argument that I wrote for a debate held in my media Law and Ethics class from my TAFE Media and Communications Diploma.  My team and I were given the unenviable position of arguing against the Convergance Report on Media Ownership.  It wasn’t a particularly appetising argument, but we did pretty … Continue reading

Taste Test.

Time for another opinion piece! Sucked in! A few months back I decided to bite the bullet and move back into the PC gaming space. I’ve been almost exclusively playing 360 and PS3 since 2007, when the 360 launched and my last PC finally gave up the ghost after one to many shitty upgrade attempts … Continue reading