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

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

Media Project Part 1: Photo Essay of ANZAC Day 2013.

Lest we forget.

TAFE Media Project Diary Pt 3: Spinning Wheels (AKA Waiting For Contact).

I’m waiting for replies via the intermediary I’m using to get in touch with my various targets. In the meantime I’m going to use the mid-semester break to nail down my questions and interview angles and to work on my blog a little to improve how it looks. I will be taking a trip to … Continue reading

TAFE Media Project Diary Pt 2: The Second Part (AKA The Status Report).

Progress report… Having now completed the readings that were suggested and begun the initial organistation for getting in contact with my sources. The first stumbling block I have encountered is that many of my interview subjects are based interstate. That means that email or phone calls are going to be the best (and possibly only) … Continue reading

TAFE Media Project Diary Pt 1: The Part At The Start (AKA The Begining).

I’ve been asked to do a journal style update for my TAFE Media Project. Here is that journal update. Having thought about the overall theme/subject for the Project and it’s required cross cultural component I’ve settled on a series of articles based mostly around the ADF and it’s current deployment to Afghanistan. The four stories … Continue reading