1. Alan Moore - WWII Artist turns 100

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    from ABC Open South West Victoria / Added

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    This film is about Alan Moore, an Australian artist who was born in 1914, just days before the outbreak of World War 1. He bore witness to the Holocaust. He has pure artistic talent, has rubbed shoulders with modernist greats such as Fred Williams and Albert Tucker. He has had three wives, studied and taught at some of Victorias premier art schools, lived and worked in London. This year in August Alan celebrated his 100th birthday amongst friends and family at a nursing home in Avoca. As a 16 year old, Alan went to his first life drawing class but was banned when his father discovered the nude pictures his son had drawn. As soon as he turned 18, Alan was back there at life drawing, and enrolled at the VCA (then called the National Gallery Art School) where he completed his painting degree, going on to win various art and drawing prizes in Melbourne.\ As a young man, Alan married his first wife, Maria, but with the outbreak of WW2, he signed up, was given the title of Official War Artist. Being a war artist, Alan was positioned with numerous different Allied troops which afforded him adventures to many of the hostile fronts. He began with the RAAF in New Guinea, went to the Middle East, Italy, Occupied France, and towards the end of the war was in London preparing to paint returned allied Prisoners of War. Instead, Alan requested to join the troops who were heading to Germany, believing that he would find more important scenes to be painted there. He joined with the British 11th Armoured Division that was heading to Germany...

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    • Alby Clarke: 20kms a day

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      He's crossed the Nullarbor on bike, broken multimarathon records on foot and still runs 20km everyday. What makes this strong heart tick? Produced and Edited by Emily Bissland Action filmed by Allie and Ty Clarke Interview by Emily Bissland Guitar Music by Peter Beidermann Didjeridoo Music by Possum Clarke-Ugle

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      • There are times for lies and times for truth

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        In this video Seif answers the three Life's Big Questions for June, telling us about his home, Port Fairy; when it is okay to lie; and what his interpretation of a 'fair go' is, having not heard the saying that much before. We recorded this interview in the Port Fairy library on Seif's camera so that he could watch and learn from my interview techniques. Then he interviewed me as a practice. We edited the video together using iMovie. The whole thing only took 2 or 3 hours! What a great way to spend a Friday morning.

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        • Graham McLeod: Pigeon Fancier

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          Graham has been a pigeon fancier, racing his pigeons from his Warrnambool home and all around southern Australia for 50 years now, and in good-humoured competition with his brother Keith. Toted by fellow pigeon fanciers as one of the best in the region, this film gives you a little insight into what makes pigeon racing so exciting. The 8mm film projection you see in the film is courtesy of Keith McLeod Copyright 1959. This film was made for the ABC Open My Crazy Passion project by a number of photographers in Warrnambool who wanted to try their hand at film. The interview with Graham was conducted by Paula Burzacott, which was a first for her. Both Graham and Paula soon looked like naturals. A lot of the wonderful camera work you see of the racing and close ups of pigeons was from Engin, whose use of unusual camera angles in his photography works translated beautifully to this new medium. On the set, Engin was directing like a pro and finding new and interesting ways to capture the action. A big thank you goes out to David Hermans and Oat Vaiyaboon, whose footage was unable to be used but who came to an early morning group film shoot that was a lot of fun. Good experience for next time, anyway hey guys?! Produced by Emily Bissland Edited by Emily Bissland Interview conducted by Paula Burzacott, Action filmed by Engin Torun

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          • Blooper Reel: Day in the Life of Port Campbell

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            See the behind the scenes funny bits, re-takes and stuff ups from our first ever wholly crowd-sourced community made film! Filmed by: Raelene Wicks Peter Kirkhouse Scott McKenzie Tracey Heeps Prue Cashmore Lesley Barmewall Annie Thornton Laraine Webber Mark Cuthall Jo Leatham Marg O'Toole Drew Deppler Produced and Edited by Emily Bissland

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            • A Day in the Life of Port Campbell - a Community Crowd-sourced film

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              What's life like in a small Victorian coastal town that is nestled on a big spectacular coastline? How about we ask 10 locals to try film making for the first time, to find out? This film is the final product of the efforts of 10 first time videographers, 4 local musicians, 1 ABC Open Editor, 1 local editor and a whole bunch of fun-loving Port Campbell locals who appear in the film. It was made as a joint project between ABC Open South West Vic and the Port Campbell Film Festival - Celluloid by The Sea. Filmed by: Raelene Wicks Peter Kirkhouse Scott McKenzie Tracey Heeps Prue Cashmore Lesley Barmewall Annie Thornton Laraine Webber Mark Cuthall Jo Leatham Marg O'Toole Drew Deppler Produced and edited by Emily Bissland

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              • Thoughts of a young soldier

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                Ever sat in an RSL and had a chat with a soldier on ANZAC Day? If you're like me, you may not have had such a chat with a soldier under the age of 22. Well now is your chance. When Isaac Jonstone sat down to be interviewed by me, just two weeks after finishing up with the army, I was surprised by a few things. The first was how young he was, and the second was that he looked exactly like a soldier. Silly on my behalf... it's just that you don't really get to see soldiers around these days. So now Isaac is out, he is looking forward to growing his hair beyond the standard 3-inch length. Apart from that, he really doesn't have a complaint about his experience as a young modern soldier and reckons he may one day re-join. His deployment in Afghanistan was his first trip overseas, his unit was based in South Australia, and after just ten days back home, Isaac is off on a year long holiday abroad. He says he wishes he was here for ANZAC day, but might have his own little ceremony in Japan, his first destination. Produced, Filmed and Edited by Emily Bissland

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                • Oat Vaiyaboon - Passion for quad-copters

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                  Oat Vaiyaboon has a particular way of seeing the world. He began as an architect, then opened a restaurant and took up landscape photography, so he has always had a creative lens through which he sees the world. It seems that he's continually looking for a different perspective. Now he has one, in the form of a quad-copter. Some of you may call it a drone, others might think of it as a remote-controlled helicopter. I myself call it a Go-Pro flying machine (*not the technical name). When I first saw a snippet of the video footage that Oat was capturing up there in the sky, I found it hard to believe that he had caught them with a tiny little digital camera, and that they were from around where I live, Port Fairy, Warrnambool, near the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. The same places I walk most days are, from Oat's perspective, rendered stunningly, breathtakingly, 'tourism-video-style' beautiful. That said, they are gorgeous from foot level too! Wanting to share Oat's work on a broader platform than just Facebook, I asked him if I could do a little profile of his quad-copter flying hobby, using the footage he had already captured. Not being one to big-not himself, it took Oat a little bit of convincing, but here it is. Enjoy the ride! Edited / Produced by Emily Bissland Quad Copter Footage by Oat Vaiyaboon

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                  • Go out the back paddock and jump on the trampoline

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                    I am often surprised at the ways in which people can seem so different, but still share so many human experiences and emotions. This little video promises to reveal some of the ways that people are similar - the places where we meet each other, find similarities and shared experiences or sentiments. Imagine if we could do this all around the world? Would we be so different? This video was filmed by Rhonda Mc Donell, she also conducted the interviews. With a bit of help from me, Rhonda set up an interview booth at the Sustainability Festival in Warrnambool. The aim was to ask a bunch of different people some of life's big questions, for ABC Open's new national video project of the same name. We set up shop in the foyer of the Warrnambool Art Gallery, which you can see in the background. Rhonda manned the camera while I would wander out into the crowd and coerce sustainable people into revealing something about themselves. Neither myself or Rhonda had chosen the questions and we were both a bit nervous about how people would respond, as some of them were pretty personal; What's your most annoying trait? What do you do when you feel sad? What advice would you give your 16 yr old self? But geez, we shouldn't have worried. These folk could handle it and then some. I decided to just edit together answers to two of the questions we asked, so here you will get some excellent advice to 16 year-old selves, and some pointers for what to do when you feel sad. Enjoy! Filmed and Interview by Rhonda McDonnell Produced / Edited by Emily Bissland

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                    • How are you sustainable?

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                      Many locals living in Warrnambool Victoria popped in to the Sustainability Festival last weekend. Myself and community film maker Rhonda McDonnell asked them this; "How do you make your life more sustainable?" Here's what they had to say. Inspiring right? Produced / Edited by Emily Bissland Filmed / Interview by Rhonda McDonnell

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