The Legacy of Superhero Film Serials: Early Adaptations, Crude Licensing Agreements, and the Case of Republic Pictures’ ‘Captain America’ (1944)

Presentation at the Superheroes Beyond Conference, convened by the ARC-supported research group Superheroes & Me and hosted by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, Australia — 6–8 December, 2018. Continue reading The Legacy of Superhero Film Serials: Early Adaptations, Crude Licensing Agreements, and the Case of Republic Pictures’ ‘Captain America’ (1944)

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The Franchise Economy: Commercial Longevity and Poetic Utility in Contemporary Hollywood

Presentation at the 2018 Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (SSAAANZ) conference, hosted by the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University, Caulfield. Continue reading The Franchise Economy: Commercial Longevity and Poetic Utility in Contemporary Hollywood

Making it in Post-Production: Special/Visual Effects Distinctions and Digital Disruptions in the Screen Production Process

Presentation at the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) annual conference, at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne. Continue reading Making it in Post-Production: Special/Visual Effects Distinctions and Digital Disruptions in the Screen Production Process

On Being Cinematic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Medium Specificity in Transmedia Storytelling and Media Franchising

Conference presentation at the Sydney Screen Studies Network (SSSN) Symposium, University of New South Wales 8 December 2017 It was great to attend and present at the Sydney Screen Studies Network‘s 2017 Symposium earlier this month, focused on the topic “Intersections in Film and Media Studies”. Full symposium program available here My presentation reworked my thesis methodology to consider the role of medium specificity within the … Continue reading On Being Cinematic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Medium Specificity in Transmedia Storytelling and Media Franchising

Feasting on Hannibal: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne 29-30 November , 2016. A year ago I co-convened the international conference, Feasting on Hannibal, with my colleagues, Dr. Jessica Balanzategui and Dr. Naja Later, and since I didn’t have this site set-up back then I thought I’d do a retrospective post about the event. Supported by the School of Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Arts … Continue reading Feasting on Hannibal: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Digital Research Brought to Life: acmi X Pop-Up @ Open Day

Open Day, The University of Melbourne 20 August, 2017 I’m very fortunate to be a resident at the creative industries co-share space, acmi X, which is affiliated with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image at Federation Square in Melbourne. This residency program is the result of a partnership between ACMI and the Faculty of Arts/Faculty of VCA and MCM at The University of Melbourne. … Continue reading Digital Research Brought to Life: acmi X Pop-Up @ Open Day

Post-Hollywood: The Illusion of Location in Melbourne’s Post, Digital, and Visual Effects Industry

I was recently invited to participate in the Digital Studio’s Seminar Series at The University of Melbourne. It was a great opportunity to share some of my research on Hollywood visual effects work in Melbourne, which is part of ongoing research work. Event details here. Abstract No longer confined to the entertainment industry’s geographical hub of Los Angeles, Hollywood visual effects production is now a … Continue reading Post-Hollywood: The Illusion of Location in Melbourne’s Post, Digital, and Visual Effects Industry