classworks - interactive online video work by media undergrads

(circa 2012)

This small archive has been built by Adrian Miles and collects the interactive online video projects that students have built in Integrated Media One, a compulsory second year subject within RMIT's Bachelor of Communication (Media) program. The introduction of simple technologies for the making of multilinear time based media allows students to develop a range of competencies and literacies and to make some preliminary experiments around alternative narrative (and non narrative) forms for fiction and non fiction video making.

This strongly reflects, and utilises, my own research interests and practice. Students are encouraged to experiment, to use available and small scale technologies (including cameras, web services and software, we pride ourselves on using ready to hand materials and not requiring specialised platforms of systems), and to play with the problems that multilinearity and ubiquitious video making and sharing make for heritage video practice and narrative. This subject and my approach to it has always been at the bleeding edge in terms of tools, technologies and practices, as it is not about learning industrial system x t use in industry, but about getting your head into the radically porous granularity that media now is, and how that shifts practice, storytelling, making, viewing, and doing.

From 2006 to 2009 I relied upon eZedia QTi, a cheap simple QuickTime authoring application that allowed you to make what were in effect video slide shows but which in the process allowed a series of propositions around mutlinear time based media to be made concrete and explored. From 2010 I have utilised Florian Thalhofer's original Korsakow software (currently supported by the CINER-G project in Canada).

The student work is hosted via RMIT servers, these pages which provide links to this work are my own. The good work is very good. The bad work is, well pretty bad. The majority falls somewhere in between. Copyright is held by the students in all cases. Also, a caveat. In some cases students have breached copyright (something we have a very very low tolerance of in our teaching). If there is a breach which concerns you, email me, and unless the material is demonstrably public domain, or appropriately licensed, it will be removed.