Master of Moving Image
The Master of Moving Image (MMI) offers you a hands-on education in contemporary moving image production by teaching you how to develop a film project from concept to screen.
Foregrounding experimentation and innovation, the MMI brings together traditional aspects of film production with new directions in the cinematic arts, incorporating new technologies in interactivity, three-dimensional imaging and virtual delivery.
Practice seminars provide the technical skills necessary for the development of projects. Film projects are conceived, developed and produced through learning industry standard protocols and techniques in pre-production, production and post-production. These include story and script development, production management, art direction, cinematography, and directing techniques.
Post-production is focused around a seamless cross-platform software environment for editing, sound, special effects, as well as the integration of new modes of film output including interactive apps for hand-held devices and web-based design.
You will have the opportunity to produce a major film project in any genre or style, and across any platform. You will also engage with the history and theory of film and new media, and can choose from a range of electives offered by SCA, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the School of Information Technology which complement and expand the material of the core units, including animation, screenwriting, sound design, digital effects, and rich internet applications. You will have the option to specialise your degree pathway through industry placement, as well as through preparation for further study and higher degrees of research.
The MMI is a 1.5 year year full time course structured over three semesters that may be undertaken on a part-time basis.
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Associate Professor John Di Stefano
John Di Stefano is an artist, video maker, writer and curator. Dr Di Stefano's work deals with issues of identity, displacement and transnationalism as they relate to concepts of space/place, time and perceptions of memory. In addition to his extensive exhibition record, Dr Di Stefano is the New Zealand editor for Art Asia Pacific and in 2013 undertook a residency at the British School at Rome.
Artist and academic Ryszard Dabek’s practice encompasses a number of forms and mediums including photography, video, sound, writing and interactive media. He recently led the Re:Cinema project, a collaborative exhibition project with Parsons, The New School for Design featuring several SCA students and alumni, and has been researching the lost cinemas of the Sydney area in partnership with the National Film and Sound Archive.
Dr Stefan Popescu
Stefan Popescu is a film maker, academic and the founder and director of the Sydney Underground Film Festival. Having completed his PhD in Film and Digital Art in 2007, he has written and directed three feature films - Rosebery 7470 (2007), Nude Study (2010) and Zombie Massacre 3 (2012) and The Performance Artist (in post-production).