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Listed under:  Arts  >  Media arts  >  Recording (Media production)
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Male technician operating a tape recording machine, 1973

This is a colour image depicting a male technician operating a tape recording machine at a recorded music factory. He sits on a vinyl-upholstered swivel chair in front of what appears to be new recording equipment, with a speaker mounted on the wall in front of him. The light source is a fluourescent bulb fixed to the ceiling. ...

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Choosing the location for a video interview

How do you decide what's a good location for a video interview? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open have some useful information to help you make your choice. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Setting up equipment for a video interview

Camera and microphone. That may be all the equipment that you need for a video interview but Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binksfrom ABC Open will show you that there is a little bit more involved in setting these up. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Interviewing tips for a video interview

You've got your questions, your equipment, your location and your interviewees. How do you do the interview? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open have some practical advice for you. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Basic equipment for filming a video documentary

What basic equipment do you need to film a short video documentary? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open show you some useful cameras and other equipment, and give you some handy tips on how to use them. This is one of eight clips on making a mini-documentary.

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Testing, one, two, three

Our world is so full of noise that successfully capturing sound can be difficult. ABC Open's Leandro Palacio has four key tips for recording good quality sound in different locations and with a range of equipment.

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Boy with pretend sound kit, 2003

This is a colour photograph of 4-year-old Jeriah Puckeridge with his home-made boom microphone and sound recording box, copying the stance of professional sound recordist Leo Sullivan in the front garden of the Puckeridge family home in Concord, Sydney, in 2003. Other Puckeridge children watch Leo and Jeriah, while on the ...

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Ampex one-track studio recorder, c1953-58

This a one-track mono Ampex reel-to-reel sound recorder, manufactured from metal, glass, rubber and plastic by Ampex, USA. It was used by Festival Records in Sydney, New South Wales. The recorder features a rectangular metal cabinet with a handle to open the front panel. Two spindles transport the tape as it moves from ...

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Pathe Freres Pathegraphe language teaching device, 1912

This is a Pathegraphe gramophone device, featuring a 90-rpm disc and synchronised paper cylinder player. There are a number of disc recordings and paper cylinders with the device. The cylinders feature French and Spanish printed language lessons. The device was manufactured by Pathes Freres, France. The stylus head for ...

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Sharing the good news about Creative Commons

Making a media work about Creative Commons licensing can be a challenge. How do you get the message across without losing the interest of your audience? Christopher Lewis, an ABC Open producer from Western Australia, shares his video on the subject.

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The shots tell the story in a video interview

You don't want your video interview to be just a 'talking head'. What shots can you take to make your story more interesting? Benj Binks from ABC Open has some ideas on what you might do and how to do it. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Scripting and storyboarding a video interview

How do you decide on the questions for a video interview? What about how it's going to be filmed? Catherine Marciniak and Benj Binks from ABC Open provide some great tips on scripting and storyboarding a video interview. This is one of eight clips on making a mini-documentary.

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Shooting video with a hand-held camera

You're making a video and want to take moving shots with your hand-held camera, but you don't want them to look all shaky. Catherine Marciniak from ABC Open has some useful advice for you on taking steady shots and getting a variety of shots. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Using a tripod when making a video

Hand-held camera can be great for lively effects in a video, but sometimes you need a tripod. Benj Binks from ABC Open has some handy tips for you on making the most of this equipment. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Media report 1

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing findings about eating habits, music access or petrol prices. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that markings on the ...

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Media report: music

Help an editor to check an article drafted for a magazine. Examine a column graph showing how young people access music. Make sure the graph is soundly constructed. Look for any problems that may affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from the graph. For example, check that markings on the vertical axis are evenly spaced ...

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The futurist: music distribution

Use a selection of futures strategies to determine how a record company should distribute music content. Consider issues such as illegal file sharing, file encryption, hacking and copyright. This learning object is the last in a series of two learning objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

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Ned Kelly's Jerilderie letter, 1879

This is the first page of a 40-page transcription by John Hanlon of Ned Kelly's Jerilderie letter, a confession and justification of his crimes, made in February 1879. This transcribed letter is handwritten in black ink on both sides of a cream-coloured page. 'Copy of Kelly's Confession' is written across the top of the ...

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First Contact, 1983: 'Gramophone'

This clip shows the responses of Papua New Guinea Highlanders in the 1930s to a gramophone played to them by two Australian brothers, the Leahys. Michael Leahy's black-and-white photographs and film footage from the time show the Highlanders surrounding and looking at a gramophone. The 1983 filmmakers have edited a 1930s ...

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Lessons by radio at Althorpe Island in 1963

This black-and-white photograph shows a young boy at Althorpe Island in South Australia receiving lessons from the Flying Doctor Base at Ceduna, via radio in 1963. With his dog on a chair beside him and a toy gun strapped to his waist, the boy is holding a microphone while he writes.