Future of the Film Industry: Contextual Report

Taylah's Turbulence

My DA has been a rocky road full of writes, re-writes, aesthetic changes and biggest of all platform changes. I originally wanted to create a digital artefact that focused on the future of the film industry within the next 5-10 years. As cinema and film have been rapidly evolving in the past few years, I wanted to discover more and develop my own theories of what will be up and coming.

I found out somewhat early on that my original idea for the digital artefact, video essays, was going to be too much work for me to handle so I decided to create a website instead. This was my first time developing a website so had to stumble through a lot of issues before I was able to create content for the site. After I had the bare bones down, I split all the topics I wanted to address down…

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The Future of Music

Glass Of Milk

In this contextual report, I look at:

– Concept

– Methodology

– Background research

– Utility

– Overall trajectory

– Project’s success and limitations

Concept

For my digital artefact for BCM325, a subject I’m enrolled in at university, I decided to look at the future of music. This was done through a video essay series where I looked at the future of music production and the future of music consumption. I specifically looked at the innovations that have happened over time in the field and then made my predictions on what that future may look like in the next 50 years and exploring the potential, probable and preferred futures.

Methodology

My digital artefact is a two-part video essay series that was recorded using a Rode NT1A microphone, Logic Pro X, audio interface and Final Cut Pro and uploaded onto YouTube. Each video creation process was lengthy as I had to…

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CONTEXTUAL ESSAY: THE FUTURE OF SPORTS TECHNOLOGY AND THE OLYMPICS

Elissa’s Blog

Prior to commencing communication and media subjects I had no concept about digital artifacts and what they consisted of. Today, as I write my sixth contextual essay for my digital artifacts, I am three weeks away from finishing my double degree in Communication and Media and Commerce. Digital artifacts have become one of the most pivotal learning processes throughout my studies and my Future Studies project reiterated that throughout my final semester.

DeFranzo (2021) states that feedback is valuable and an important source of information to help the creator develop ideas and execute decisions. Throughout my digital artifact I used feedback and the process of feedback loops to build on my project concept, methodology and direction. From this I created three iterations of video essays all evolving from pitch and beta feedback as well as blog interaction, Twitter interaction as well as student and audience verbal feedback.

This contextual essay…

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That’s All Folks!

Alex Fisher

The following blog posts contain:

1. Links to Pitch and Beta videos

2. A brief summary of how you approached the Future Culture DA Challenge including links to research informing the DA, such as relevant news media, background information, and academic texts, and scholarly sources

3. A brief summary of how you are drawing on relevant concepts and ideas from the subject lecture to inform your DA

4. Evidence of engagement with a public audience and social utility

5. Evidence of continual progression and refinement over the course of the semester, including a timeline of key contributions and progress

6. Conclusion detailing how the DA could evolve and change in the future. Where an artifact is developed by

Pitch Link:

Beta Link:

Summary of DA and links to sources

I wanted to approach this digital artifact with an open mind and choose a digital artifact topic that I…

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FINAL DA Report- ‘Travelling the Future’

Katie's Blog

Pitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i9xXqA_Pyo&t=8s Beta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IksNf2tNm8o

Table of contents:

I will discuss my process of this semesters digital artefact; idea, method, utility, iterations, what I learnt and relative lecture content.

Concept:

My project consisted of a series of short blog posts on WordPress, accompanied with short TikTok explainer videos. I decided to do the subject of travel around the idea of future transport and circumstances as travel is one of my passions and see a career involving travel in my future. The recent global pandemic has changed freedom of travel with restrictions and adaptations which interest me to explore and what reality we are in today. WordPress is a digital platform to convey engaging informational ideas with words and visuals and Tiktok as a rising popular short video social media reaching millions of users for awareness. My inspiration came from social media travel vloggers such as ‘Lexie Limitless’ experiences virtual reality travel…

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final ASSessment eva !

brontanardo

my BCM325 DA is a short film entitled Chaos Versailles. it is an dark absurdist piece that metaphorically depicts my mental health struggles (especially during covid).

the piece itself has gone through multiple reworkings. originally the plot was supposed to see Chaos being haunted by a shadowy figure. who would consistently be seen hiding in the background. the original script / pitch sought to have Chaos’s narrative depicted within vignette form. with each vignette respectfully being titled as an act, with each signifying Chaos losing control over her intrusive thoughts. which would’ve been illustrated by foreign voices taunting her. the film was set to confuse audiences as to whether it was all in her mind or if there was foul play at hand.

the project almost instantly faced technological issues. and the shadowy figure effect was unable to be utilised. thus, the script went through multiple rewrites. at one…

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The Virtual Reality Rise Contextual Report

Leo's Life

As someone who has always been interested in Virtual Reality and the trajectory path that technology is on, this idea for my Digital Artefact came naturally and quite quickly in the early stages of the semester. One thing that has limited myself in this assessment is not sticking to my project timeline, I had plans to weekly blog from week 10-onwards on my development however could not even post one blog.

I shot myself in the foot by not doing this as now I only can rely on Reddit for feedback on my work. I looked at a lot of background sources when it came to my research in order to get the most professional takes possible in my video essay. These were all focused around the 4 headings in my video essay, education, surgery, fitness and e-commerce. A reference list will be provided at the conclusion of this post…

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Where Will We Be In 2070?

Amy Dunn

Climate change is the single biggest threat to humanity and the earth’s natural biodiversity, with the biggest contributor to climate change coming from humanity itself.

85% of people in Australia currently live within 50km of the coast as much of inland Australia is considered arid with harsh weather conditions and little to no access to natural resources.

However, with current predictions of rising sea levels, increased pressure from urbanisation and depletion of natural habitats, how much longer can we sustain our current living habits?

While we are already seeing the impacts of climate change in Australia it is important to think about how it will impact future generations and the ways in which they live. To better understand the future as a result of climate change it is important to at what’s already happening and to explore examples of imagined futures to better understand where and how people in Australia…

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Here’s my Final Digital Artefact

Serena's Basic Blog

When starting BCM325 this semester I wanted to try and incorporate my digital artefact from years past into this one. At first I found that rather challenging, my previous digital artefact was a makeup Instagram account. I wanted to use my previous digital artefact topic and spin it with the future topic to create a new digital artefact.

I started this process by researching how the beauty industry has changed with time and how it will continue to change within the future. I found a variety of both academic research and just other online sources. Some academic sources I found from doing research were more about past beauty trends. They also related more to theories about beauty for instance the feminist movement, which was not the direction I wanted my DA to head in.

I found that online sources fit better with my DA and helped me find the direction…

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