NEW APP TO PROMOTE TYRENDARRA INDIGENOUS PROTECTED AREA

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In semester 2, 2016, Master of Media students took part in a 10-day field trip to learn about Gunditjmara culture, land and people.

The students are collaborating with members of Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation on a mobile app to be used in the promotion of the Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area, near Portland in Victoria's south-west. Currently in post-production, the work-integrated learning (WIL) project is being created as part of the Collaborative Media Project course. The app uses GPS technology to trigger audio, video, photographic and textual content as the user progresses through the site. The content includes interviews with Gunditjmara Elders, rangers and tourism officers, and aims to enhance tourism to the area. The mobile app will be released in 2017 by Winda Mara on the Apple and Google app stores. 

Mobile app to promote Indigenous protected area

PRIDE NOT PREJUDICE

VIDEOS FOR THE VICTORIAN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION 

Less than 20 years ago in Victoria, LGBTI people had no legal protection against discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Change finally came in 2000 with the inclusion of two new attributes to the Equal Opportunity Act –  sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Pride not Prejudice is a collaboration between the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) and RMIT Master of Media students in the course Collaborative Media Project. The project is a series of short films that engages with the amendment to the Equal Opportunity Act in 2000 that included protections for the attributes of sexual orientation and gender identity. The videos feature interviews with prominent members of Victoria’s LGBTI communities 15 years after the amendment came into effect. 

RMIT Lecturer Patrick Kelly said the aim of the project was to give students the opportunity to work on real-life projects, responding to a client brief that helps them prepare for a career in media.

Students help in the fight against discrimination

BOLLYWOOD STUDY TOUR

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In February 2016, Master of Media students travelled to India on a two-week study tour to explore Bollywood culture and gain an understanding of the world’s largest producer of film. The tour was organised by Master of Media lecturer Dr Vikrant Kishore.

Master of Media student Prachi Daga said “This experienced really solidified to me what I want to do - make docudramas based on history and culture and take it to a global market…The two weeks in India was extremely eye-opening. In such a short amount of time I was exposed to a range of influential professionals in the industry and learnt about how Indian cinema functioned.” 

Students interpret Bollywood through a lens

Dr Vikrant Kishore talks about RMIT media students India study tour

RMIT students head to Bollywood