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Americans Fall for Aussie Television Ad

It took just 30 seconds for Peter Carstairs to announce to 300 million people that he was a director of comedy. The television commercial Ultrasound Peter directed for the Doritos competition Crash the Super Bowl, converted 100 million social media viewers, and, at best guess, nearly 200 million television watchers into fans. Peter of all genres […]

From the 15th Century to the 21st in the Blink of an Eye

After nearly 40 years, former Namoi Valley Independent newspaper owner, Rod Coe is washing the last ink stains from his fingers and heading out to the golf course. The Gunnedah-based bi-weekly hired local boy Rod in 1971, fresh from a brief stint at the local meat works. The popular community newspaper needed an apprentice hand […]

What Lies Beneath

In Adelaide, printing company Openbook Howden is taking surefooted steps into the future. It recognised a long time ago that in order to survive in this increasingly competitive industry, it would have to be alert to, and quickly exploit, new technologies. Now among only a handful of early adopters, augmented reality [AR] has become an […]

Young Executive of the Year Barracks for Print

Murray Scott is only 37 years old, but he sees an exciting long-term future for the print industry, and he’s keen to be part of it. Winner of last year’s Western Australian Young Executive of the Year title, Murray represented WA and took out the 2016 national gong. ‘It’s good to know you’re on the […]

‘The Play’s the Thing…’*

Marilyn McIntyre is a human dynamo. She has been a film, television and theatre actor for a ‘number of decades’ – that alone describes her tenacity, her energy and her success. And it might never have happened if an ageing Hollywood screenwriter hadn’t offered her North Carolina Quaker college the opportunity to stage his interpretation […]

The First Fragments of Success

If a young woman approaches you after you’ve done a hilarious five minutes on shared housing for your mates in the pub and asks for your phone number, give it to her. Chances are it’s Kacie Anning talent scouting funny people for her Fragments of Friday web-based comedy series that she writes, directs and co-stars […]

TRY AGAIN. FAIL AGAIN. FAIL BETTER.*

Persistence. That’s the entry level skill needed to build and maintain an acting career that spans more than 40 years. Media Super member Don Bridges has done it, and will continue to do it while there are still audiences captivated by screen and stage. Don learned his craft on the job. It was instilled in […]

A LIFE IN PRINT

At 73, print industry legend Arthur Frost plans to keep on working despite the burden of a ‘not-too-good’ knee replacement. From humble beginnings, sleeping on the floor of a laundry in Paddington in his teenaged years, the winner of this year’s Media Super Print Industry Legend award got off to a rocky start. He claims […]

INSPIRATION FROM WEEING ON A STICK

Ali Crew and Angela Blake met in 2013 while considering weeing on a stick. This collision of creative fervour became the driving force behind SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3), a national film festival of short films made with smartphones. Weeing on a Stick was the title of the soon-to-be-award-winning 10-minute play that each was drawn to […]

THE CRAFT OF PRINTING IS ALIVE AND WELL IN YARRAVILLE

Listen. Shicketty, clacketty, clunk, shicketty, clacketty clunk. That’s the sound of Greg Rose’s Chandler and Price New Series Platen Press leaking out of his Yarraville shed. He’s printing something beautiful with this exquisite piece of engineering that first saw the light of day in 1919. Greg’s day job is graphic design; but you don’t get […]