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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 8

MELBOURNE: PETER CARRODUS - SCENES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM

Peter Carrodus has been editing film and television for the past 30 years and has crafted some of the most hilarious, moving and dramatic performances seen on Australian screens.

Graduating from Rusden State College in 1980, he got his big break working on Crocodile Dundee and Evil Angels. Best known editing credits include; The Big Steal, Strange Bedfellows, The Secret Life Of Us, Offspring and Underbelly.

Join Peter in conversation with Friday on My Mind host Sue Maslin as they discuss what informs his approach to shaping the story in the edit room with a particular focus upon the art of creating great comedy on screen.
  • Guest: Peter Carrodus

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

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SYDNEY: IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST FANTASY?! 260 MILLION SOCIAL MEDIA VIEWS AND COUNTING. AUSTRALIA'S HOTTEST YOUTUBE CONTENT CREATORS: SKETCHSHE

Just a few months ago Shae-Lee Shackleford, Lana Kington and Madison Lloyd were just like the rest of us car-dancing their way around Sydney hustling to make ends meet. However when they decided to film their lip-synched, choreographed moves and upload them to YouTube and Facebook things staggeringly changed overnight as 'Bohemian Carsody' and its follow-up 'Mime Through Time' rapidly garnered a staggering 260 million views across several social media platforms. (Yes, you read that right!).

SketchShe are now Australia's most watched YouTube content creators. The phenomenal success of those clips saw them appear and perform on the Ellen Degeneres Show and Good Morning America, which described them as "lip synching superstars" who "skyrocketed to internet stardom."  Shae-Lee, Lana and Madison do more than mime, having written, produced and starred in a range of  successful sketch comedy videos. Just back in Australia after their whirlwind American tour SketchShe will share their experience of becoming internet stars, writing comedy for online audiences and how to capitalise on viral success with Friday on My Mind host Luke Buckmaster.
  • Guests: Shae-Lee Shackleford, Lana Kington and Madison Lloyd

NEW 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 April 28, 2015

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


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