A Hipster Documentary

BEHOLD! The major video component of the TAFE Media and Comm’s Diploma’s Multimedia component. The script was the work of Sammie Ly, Dimi Voliotis, Kimberly Siauw and myself. Dallas Gentilcore was exceptionally kind in lending his camera gear, time and expertise to our attempts at humor and film making. Jack Corbett was excellent as the … Continue reading

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


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

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

The Female Gamer Invasion: They’re Already Here!

By Nick Monfries. In July 2011, Bond University conducted its bi-annual Digital Australia survey. Nestled amongst the various stats was the startling rise in the proportion of female gamers – in the six years between 2005 and 2011, their percentage of what is widely perceived to be a ‘boy’s club’ has risen from 38 percent, … Continue reading

TAFE Media Project Diary Pt 4: At The Jump Off Line (AKA Advance To Contact).

So I’ve gotten one fifth of my Media Project done and dusted and in the next two days will have three more parts (all interviews) of it firmed up. I’m planning on doing an interview a week with the story/article completed by the week after. Two of the interviews will be in Sydney and the … Continue reading

The Nick/Antoni Interviews.

It’s hardly Frost VS Nixon, but here is a small series of interviews conducted by Nick Monfries and Antoni Bell at The West Street Petersham TAFE Campus on March 14th 2013. Enjoy!

Mike Mitchell – The Profile.

Born on January 2nd 1982 in Canterbury Hospital, Mike Mitchell led a joyful but restless childhood with many moves. Growing up during the start of the home gaming console boom, Mike spent a happy period growing up, with time spent in and outdoors with equal measure. His father was a Clerk for the large manufacturing … Continue reading

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get … Continue reading