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I'VE GOT FRIDAY ON MY MIND ...

Friday on My Mind is a series of FREE talks* curated and hosted by AFTRS where cinephiles, industry, students and film-lovers alike can soak up some creative mind fuel - supplied by some of the best and brightest in the screen arts and broadcast industries. 

Friday on My Mind has been running since 2008 at AFTRS Sydney, with a Melbourne edition, held at ACMI, introduced in 2012.

  • The Friday on My Mind season generally runs from early March to the end of October each year.
  • All past sessions can be reviewed in the 'Previous Guests' tab, at the bottom of this page.
  • Edited transcripts of many Friday on My Mind sessions are available in the School's self-published journal LUMINA and here on the AFTRS website to review.
Go to the LUMINA section of this site to search the article list for published Friday on My Mind interviews

LATEST:

THIS WEEK: FRIDAY, MAY 29

MELBOURNE: MAKING FACTUAL & ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT - TARNI JAMES

Tarni James has worked in the television industry for the past 30 years as a journalist, producer, writer and director across all of Australia's free-to-air networks, subscription channels, independent production companies and the BBC.  Starting in the media as a radio news reader and journalist, Tarni moved into television and amongst a vast array of freelance jobs, ran the development unit for Fremantlemedia Australia. 

She has created programming for arts, sport, current affairs, children’s, news, comedy, variety and documentary genres, producing extensively in the field in Britain, USA, Africa, The Pacific, Europe and remote Australia and has documentary credits that includes Family Footsteps, ABC (8 x 1 hr); The Naked Lentil, SBS (4 x 1/2 hour); Jail Birds (4 x 1 hour) ABC;  the environmental series Carbon Cops (6 X 1/2 hour) ABC; and Grand Designs Australia series 1 (10 x1 hour) Foxtel Lifestyle Channel. 

Tarni is currently Executive Producer of  Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell; The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Comedy Up Late and Dirty Laundry Live and will share her substantial experience and insight with host Margot McDonald.
  • Guest: Tarni James

TIME: 6PM
ACMI, FEDERATION SQUARE
TICKETS CAN BE COLLECTED FROM THE BOX OFFICE FROM 10AM THE DAY OF
FREE

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SYDNEY: CHANNELING VIVID - THE MULTI-SENSORY AMPLE PROJECTS

In the spirit of Vivid Sydney which has exploded into one of the most dynamic and visually exciting creative festivals any where in the world this week we foreground a collective of creative visual storytellers. Ample Projects is a group of award winning artists, designers, animators and interactive developers who collaborate and are focused on developing new and unique ways of storytelling via beautiful large scale projections that include: The Urban Tree Project (MLC Building in Martin Place Vivid 2014), Central Park (Central Park Village Vivid 2015) and Visions of Vienna (a landmark event for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra which saw images of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele beamed onto the Sydney Opera House. 2014).
 
With skills that span the specialist areas of screen design, interactive design, 2D animation, sound design and musical composition Ample Projects fuse analogue creative practice with new technology to create thought provoking and beautiful visual stories. They will share their approaches to creating innovative screen based content with host Luke Buckmaster.
  • Guests: Nicholas Tory, Lucy Keeler and Martin Crouch

TIME: 5PM
AFTRS THEATRE 1
NO NEED TO RSVP. FIRST IN BEST DRESSED
FREE

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*Attendees of Friday on My Mind must be aged 16 and up. Generally material shown and discussed is 15+ and if on the occasion R rated content is shown warnings will be given in advance.


Last updated May 12, 2015

Image attribution: Photos taken during Friday on My Mind sessions in Melbourne and Sydney, by AFTRS.


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