Lights! Camera! Students!
Two University of Adelaide Bachelor of Media students' filmmaking talents have recently been on international display.
Yun Zhang and August Boehm joined other international artists having their films shown at the annual Australia-Japan Student Film Forum, which features films by emerging filmmakers in both Japan and Australia.
Yun Zhang's Crossing Cultures is a short documentary about the experiences of two Chinese students at the University of Adelaide.
"Studying at Adelaide Uni is great because I had a chance to do a variety of things, including making my own documentary!" she said.
"Here at Adelaide Uni, overseas students really get all the support they need. Studying Media has given me the opportunity to develop my skills and also get hands-on experience."
August Boehm's Colliding Temporalities is an experimental music video clip using images and sounds from the computer game, Live for Speed.
"Experiencing media is similar to driving a fast car. What we visually perceive in the media is very similar to manoeuvring a car, because
both give you a surge of ecstasy," August said.
"My film will be included in the 2005 Australian Short Film publication DVD, which is used by film festivals and distributed at film markets by the Australian Film Commission."
Yun and August produced their films as part of their final project for Video Production, a course offered in the Bachelor of Media at Adelaide.
Both productions were screened at the Australia-Japan Student Film Forum in Sydney and subsequently at the 2005 Cine Vis Cinema International Film Festival in Japan.
Story by Jasna Rojevic