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Cinematographer’s Reflection: Recreating The Haunting of Hill House

A cinematographer may obsess over the most subtle differences of light, colour and framing, but their work has a massively defining impact on films. I came to appreciate this working as the cinematographer on a short university reproduction of the Netflix horror series The Haunting of Hill House. Working through the pre-production, shoot and post-production process…

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Plastic to Wool: an Australian Woman’s Packaging Revolution

Audio Transcript Upturning the global packaging industry with a sustainable solution may seem like an impossible task, but for Australian entrepreneur Joanne Howarth, it’s just a part of her defiant way of life.  Howarth is one of the 2020 Cartier Women’s Initiative seven winners. She has received this global honour for founding Planet Protector Packaging…

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ABC’s Mystery Road: an Engaging Depiction of Aboriginal Identity in Contemporary Australia

I found myself checking flight prices from Sydney to Western Australia after watching ABC’s new outback drama series Mystery Road. I wanted to fly right into the rich culture and brutally beautiful landscape captured on screen. The series reinvigorated the western genre, adding contemporary Indigenous Australian perspectives and the  breathtaking desert-meets-ocean setting. This collaboration of…

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Cyber Security Threat: Australian Health at Risk

Global technology experts warn of growing cybercrime as the Australian health sector faces attack. “It feels like someone broke into my home, and even though the locks have been changed, it still somehow feels dirty.” Sami Laiho was a victim of the 2020 cyberattack on the Finnish psychotherapy company, Vastaamo. His data, including transcripts from…

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2020: A Crash Course in Abandoning Expectations

Looking back on 2020, my expectations for the year reminded me of a Renaissance landscape painting: perfectly planned realism, somewhat predictable but undeniably beautiful. The reality of this pandemic year has been more like an abstract portrait: pushing the boundaries of reality, unexpected, somewhat confronting but holding a beauty of it’s own. My Renaissance landscape…

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Goodbye, School of New York Times

My life came to a grinding halt on Friday the 13th of March. I’m not a superstitious person, but that is when I left New York City. I was not meant to be home until the end of this year. I cried when I saw the email: the School of New York Times was shutting…

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Top 5 Lessons Learnt from the Last Year of High School: a Reflection on 2019

The final year of high school is universally known as one of the most exciting and memorable years of life, yet also one of the most stressful and uprooting. This time last year, these mixed messages had me very confused. A year later, as 2020 begins, I can actually agree with this oxymoronic truth! Of…

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Thank you 2018!

As I brace for my last year of high school and the truly uncharted future that awaits after that, I’ve taken some time to reflect on what 2018 has brought! In 2018 I stepped up to senior high school, and I have had a chance to grow my leadership skills. Through leading school events, especially…

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My Video BYO Cutlery Wins Justice Literary Competition!

How often do you use plastic cutlery? This is not a question we often ask ourselves in our gleamingly convenient modern societies. I only began to ask myself this question in the last couple of years. And once I noticed, I couldn’t seem to unnotice. Lunch out with friends – plastic cutlery. Birthday party dinner – plastic cutlery.…

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Our Year 11 Production was a Success!

  Last week my year 11 class brought to life – on the St Vincent’s College stage – our own rendition of “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. It was a tremendous amount of work and I am extraordinarily proud to say it was a huge success! It was my first time directing a play and…