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2 July 2011 ·

Invitation to Screen Futures Youth Fest

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I’ll be speaking on Book to Screen at this festival: 

Monday July 11 2011, 9.30am- 4pm.
 Do you want to write/ direct/ produce movies or already do?
Do you like Facebook or want to create your own social networking space?
Love games – want to play better and maybe make some?
Could you be a DJ or digital music producer?
Want a future in media or want to find out more about it?
Do you think twitter, blogs and citizen journalism will change the world?
Do you want to change the world?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then the Screen Futures Youth Fest is for you. What kind of job will you have in your media future? Come and hear animators, music video directors, e publishers and bloggers talk about what they do and how you can do it too.
I am one of the presenters at this fantastic event. Come along to see:
*    Paul Verhoeven from 3JJ is the MC
*    Panels of senior TV and multimedia producers will discuss where TV and multimedia are going today and careers in media.
*    Wendy Orr, international award winning author of youth fiction will present the book and film versions of Nim’s island and her role as author and collaborator in the film.
*    Youth radio announcers will speak about radio and how to forge a career in it.
*    There will be a panel featuring animation artists and another focussing on games.
*    Award winning game producers will discuss the industry and how to become a game creator.
Production Workshops
*    The Digital Learning Hub at the Victorian Arts Centre will be conducting workshops to produce soundtracks for film and music video clips.
*    Matt Blackwood from the City of Melbourne Laneways Stories project will be working with groups on digital stories about Federation Square.
*    Class TV, Channel 31 will work with young people to video vox pops in the Square and then present them late afternoon on the screen.
*    Signal- Create an interactive video “toy”.
Go to this website to book or turn up at BMW Edge at 9.00am Monday July 11.
Tickets: Tickets are valid for the full day – $30 each or $100 for 5. Tertiary students $20
For bookings,
click here. Bookings may only be paid for with Mastercard or Visa.
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For more info Conatct Augusta Zeeng Tel: 0405 432 866

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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio