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in the loop & giveaway oct 23: the pause that enlivens

pause digital festival melbourne 2012


Edward Bennett, Leanne Rowe, Lovesong, Frantic Assembly Edward Bennett, Leanne Rowe, Lovesong, Frantic Assembly
courtesy Digital Theatre
FOLLOWING ITS SUCCESSFUL DEBUT IN 2011, PAUSEFEST RETURNS TO MELBOURNE IN NOVEMBER AND THIS YEAR (PRESUMABLY EVERY YEAR?) IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FUTURE. PAUSEFEST IS THE BRAINCHILD OF GEORGE HEDON WHO AIMS TO SHOWCASE THE HIGH-END OF THE DIGITAL CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AS WELL AS INTRODUCING SOME OF OUR LOCAL GEEK GENIUSES (OR GENII).

For industry the centrepiece of the festival is the one-day professional development opportunity, PauseStage, which will bring together some of the leaders in commercial digital culture such as Rick Chen co-founder of Pozible, Jeremy Boxer from Vimeo and a range of speakers from cutting edge special effects production companies. There’s also a workshop series, PausePlayground, which looks particularly impressive, offering sessions in areas such as location-based tracking systems with Francesco Anselmo from ARUP and Aaron Tan from the University of Melbourne; and an insight into open frameworks and Kinect technology with Pierre Proske presented by Media Lab Melbourne. The PauseView sessions offer insights into some interesting interactive projects in development.

Maelstrom from Future Shorts Maelstrom from Future Shorts
For those who are not so up with their C++ coding, there are 14 screening sessions featuring digital treats such as Forget The Film, Watch Titles 2005-10, a retrospective of film and TV titles; Best Animated Ads; PauseED, a showcase of student and graduate work; and Future Shorts, the best of future themed short films from 2012. There will also a be a special screening and Q&A session of Lovesong, a theatre work created by UK company Frantic Assembly and written by Abi Morgan, whose film and television credits include The Iron Lady, Shame and Birdsong and The Hour. The production explores a couple's relationship at both the beginning and end of their lives together and is said to be a "visual and emotional feast" (press release). The filmed production is presented by Digital Theatre, the UK production house working in collaboration with a range of high profile British theatre companies and venues to make documentation of live works available online via streaming and downloading. (See our recent coverage of Random Dance’s iTunes download of Entity).

There’ll also be activities in Federation Square including an evening of DJs, interactive installations and a free screening of the Rest of Fest program, while MPULab’s Snake the Planet, an interactive street game (reviewed as part of the DorkBot Exhibition at Serial Space) will be roving around Melbourne’s CBD.

GIVEAWAY

Courtesy of PauseFest RealTime has:

2 x double passes to
Future Shorts (screening)

Fri Nov 9 9pm
ACMI - Cinema 1, Melbourne

2 x double passes to
Lovesong by Digital Theatre (screening)

Sun 11 Nov 11, 7pm
State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Email onlinegiveaways@realtimearts.net with your name, address and contact number. Please indicate which screening you'd prefer.
Note this event is in Melbourne.


Pause Fest, various venues Melbourne, November 8-11; www.pausefest.com.au

RealTime issue #111 Oct-Nov 2012 pg. web

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