Media Perspectives

Congratulations to Jemima Mortimer (Class of 2013) for being selected as a finalist for the recent Media Perspectives evening. This annual event showcases the best films from Year 12 Media Production and Analysis students across WA. Her experimental film, Movimento, was screened to a packed house of over 400 patrons at Event Cinemas at Innaloo last month. Jemima’s film was well received by the audience and was definitely a stand-out in terms of techniques and aesthetic appeal. Well done, Jemima.

Little Big Shots and Focus on Ability Film Competitions

Congratulations to Liz Long (Class of 2013) and Lauren Cant and Tahlia Sanders (Class of 2013), for being selected as finalists in the Little Big Shots and Focus on Ability film competitions respectively. Liz’s German Expressionism inspired film, The Translation, has made the finals of the international film competition, Little Big Shots, and she will be flown over to Melbourne for the grand screening at ACMI. This is a wonderful achievement and a very exciting opportunity for Liz, and we hope she thoroughly enjoys the event.

Lauren and Tahlia’s film, Delusion, follows the life of a mother and her struggle looking after her young son who suffers a very rare psychological condition where he is unable to recognise people close to him. The Focus on Ability competition looks for films by young filmmakers who aim to challenge established stereotypes of disability and portray alternative representations or points of view. Their film certainly does this, and was a stand-out from last year’s range of very strong Year 12 productions. Congratulations to them both.

The Media Department wishes all the girls the very best of luck in their respective competitions.

MPA Stage 2 and Stage 3 Exam Revision Sessions

We are continuing to offer revision sessions in the lead-up to the exam period. While it is not compulsory, I would strongly encourage any students, who are available, to attend them in the Ron Farris Media Centre after school. The next sessions are as follows:

MPA Stage 2

Session 3: Thursday 15 May, 3.45pm – 4.30pm

This session will focus on the text, Summer Heights High

MPA Stage 3

Session 2: Wednesday 14 May, 3.45pm – 4.45pm

This session will focus on the text, Double Indemnity

Many thanks,

Mr Steve McLeod

Head of Media