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Why Do I Study Media?

Why are we studying media – thats an excellent question.


This question brings me back to when i was deciding what i wanted to do after school, i wanted to do a uni course and i wanted to do one that i enjoyed. Easier said than done…


I thought about doing a science at first, perhaps going into engineering or product design, but realised that my passion was really within media. So why not choose media? well this was the thing – i knew that if i wanted to learn how to make movies i didn’t really need to go to university – what! Yes, all i had to do really was watch a few youtube videos and then get out into the field. I thought this story was one that had long been put to rest until today in the ‘lectorial’ (We are working on getting that word added to the dictionary). Adrian Miles, who is one of the RMIT lecturers came in to talk to us about why we were there. The guy didn’t mess around – he straight up told us all that if we were there to learn how to make movies we were in the wrong place. He said that if we just wanted practical skills we could have gone onto youtube. agreed. He then went on to explain that we are doing the course to innovate, to become forward thinking people, create the future of media…


Im paraphrasing… what he said was not as grand as that. But – it did remind me of why I AM here… I am here because I don’t just want to learn how to use a camera and press some buttons – i really do want to make a difference (yes yes cliché thank-you)… But i suppose now i realise that i need to make the best of this opportunity…


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We also talked a bit about closure and the space in between two thoughts or edits… so try and link this video to my above reflection…




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