James Bond will Return: Franchise Longevity, the Bondian Formula & Popular Culture

Presentation at ‘The World is Not Enough: The Impact of James Bond on Popular Culture’ Symposium, convened by the Popular Culture Research Network (POPCRN) at the University of New England — Online, 26 May, 2022. A virtual symposium celebrating Ian Fleming’s birthday and focused on all things James Bond in popular culture. As the quintessential English spy serving on her majesty’s secret service the character of … Continue reading James Bond will Return: Franchise Longevity, the Bondian Formula & Popular Culture

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)

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

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