Transferring Below-the-line Skillsets Across Creative Industries in Early Television​

Presented by Dr Alex Bevan

Date: Friday 24 May, 2019
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37) 

Abstract:

The article makes use of an, as yet, unpublished archive that documents the process of unionisation between the early television industry in the mid-1950s and the primary entertainment union at the time, the Australian Theatrical and Amusement Employees’ Association. The article uses this archive to explore intersections among the creative production industries of radio, film, and theatre, and how this network responded to the entrance of Australian television. Lastly, it uses these findings to argue for more pervasive historical patterns that involve the entrance of disruptive media technologies, industry standardisation and professionalisation, immigration, cultures of creative labour, and trade unions. These findings present a fruitful understanding of how new technology affects the nature of creative work and its organisation.

Presenter:

Alex Bevan is a Lecturer in Digital Media at the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland. Her book, The Aesthetics of Nostalgic TV (Bloomsbury 2019) studies the aesthetic politics and creative process behind the television production design and art direction of shows that reference the American baby boomer period. Her areas of expertise are industry studies, design history, gender, ethnography, labour, and television history. She has published in Convergence, Cinema Journal, Television and New Media, Adaptation and Feminist Media Studies, among others.

 


 

About Research Seminar and Workshop Series

 


The research seminar and workshop series' occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

Unless otherwise advertised, the seminars occur on a Friday afternoon from 3-4 pm in the Digital Learning Space (Room 224) in the Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37).

Semester 1, 2019 Seminars & Workshops

 

Friday, 1 March
3pm-4pm

Honours Welcome

Level 6, Michie Building (#9)

 

Friday, 8 March
3pm-4pm

The Media, Populism, and Polarization in the German Context

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Bernhard Goodwin (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) 

Friday, 22 March
4:30pm

Roundtable: On New Dramaturgy

Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)

Katalin Trencsényi (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)
Bernadette Cochrane
Kathryn Kelly (QUT)
Stephen Carleton

Friday, 29 March
3-4 pm

Storifying Science: Translating Environment through Ecobiography

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Jessica White
Friday, 12 April
12noon-1:00pm

CSC Exchange

Participatory methods to understand decision-making processes of Filipino rice farmers in the face of climate change

Room 208
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Jaime A. Manalo IV 
Research specialist at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)

Centre for Communication and Social Change
https://www.uq.edu.au/ccsc/

Friday, 12 April
3-4pm

Streaming, disruption and the evolving cultures of use

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner

Friday, 26 April
3-4pm

Journalism by Numbers: What the Census Tells us about Journalists and Journalism since the 1960s

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Prof Tom O'Regan and Catherine Young

Friday, 3 May
3-4pm

The Pedagogy of Listening / Listening to people in the age of investment thinking

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Linje Manyozo (RMIT)

Friday, 10 May
3-4pm

The Sweden of the South: Australia's Eurovision Love Affair

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Chris Hay
Friday, 17 May
4-7pm

Visual Disturbances: An Essay Film

Room214, Otto Hirschfeld Building

Dr Eric Faden (Bucknell University, USA)
Friday, 17 May
3-4pm

Workshop: Tips and insights on applying for non-ARC funding

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

A/Prof Kelly Fielding
Friday, 24 May
3-4pm

Transferring Below-the-line Skillsets Across Creative Indisutries in Early Television

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Alex Bevan

 

Venue

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)