What Do We Want to Take Forward?

What Do We Want to Take Forward?

Today, in most states of Australia, a number of our youngest students are heading back to school following a very long break. Many students, teachers and parents will be feeling a combination of excitement and anxiety.  Most of us are dealing with the critical...
In Defence of Speaking

In Defence of Speaking

I am not sure when it was decided that writing was the most important measure of English and literature skills. Yes, writing is important, and I would never suggest that English teachers stop teaching the elements of good writing. However, while not all students will...
Understanding Film Soundtracks

Understanding Film Soundtracks

There are at least three standard tracks in any film soundtrack. Dialogue Music Effects Dialogue The dialogue is the backbone of the story. If the writing is not good or the dialogue is not delivered well it really doesn’t matter what else is good. There has...
Why are Archetypes Important in Film?

Why are Archetypes Important in Film?

An archetype is an original model of something, what we may call a prototype. According to television producer Aaron Spelling there are only 5 stories and they have all been told. The job of the modern producer or filmmaker is to find new ways of telling them. These 5...