David's Latest Articles
What do screen students want? Some answers from VCA and Griffith
While students play with their new tools, teachers pick the true artists, and watch them learn the strength to compromise.
Global screen industry grinds back into gear
Big gestures are being made around the world to get the studios humming but what how is the rest of…
Australia's atomic story told to world leaders
Lynette Wallworth's most recent VR experiment breaks new ground, is screened at key world political events.
Development Methods: Bryan Elsley and the hard facts of an enchanted future
Bryan Elsley, who ran the Deadlock emerging writers scheme in Byron Bay, has some fascinating ideas about development, authenticity, new…
CinemaLive: building the exhibition options in cinemas
How did an event cinema company called CinemaLive ride the death of lantern slides in cinemas into an operation in…
The secret love affair between pirates and creators
New research and a new lobby group in the screen sector rewrites the playbook on the approach to piracy.
Low budget cinema? Just not greedy
Thrifty veteran filmmaker Paul Cox says he doesn't make low budget films. He is simply responsible and happy to undermine…
Rise of the robot actor, crouching in your telephone
You want to sell your script? Leave it to your robot minions.
Piracy: measuring the Yo in Yo Ho Ho
How big is the piracy problem? Will it go away? We look behind the headlines to the significance of Department…
Strangerland: tough terrain for an actors' director
For Strangerland, director Kim Farrant dealt with the awesome experience of Nicole Kidman and the innocence of a fifteen year…