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The Western Metropolitan Partnership will hold its first annual assembly on 4 October 2017, 5:30 – 8:00pm, where where the priorities for the region will be developed and refined, before being finalised as advice to government. I like to publicly post my answers to these, because often they disappear…

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Links for designing your artist statement

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Word clouds? Questions to ask yourself? Via Arts Access Victoria In my work I aim to… As an artist I am interested in… My work is influenced by… My work references… My current practice explores… What are you wanting to say/portray with your art? Who is your…

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How to Write for VR

By | Film and TV, VR | No Comments

Here’s the first tweet in the thread. Click it, view it, scroll down, learn how to write for virtual reality. All right well fudge it, here's what we've learned about storytelling in VR (thread!) #creativestate — Simon J Green (@simonjongreen) June 29, 2017 Here’s the video where I go into…

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Here to be Creative

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I’m not here to do exactly what you want, however you want me to do it. That’s a complete waste of my skills, time, and your money. Some people who hire creatives can be under the false impression they’ve hired a trained monkey. That that monkey should know how to follow…

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IMAGE: Mill Children in Macon, showing two kids from 1909 peddling on a large device.

Paid vs Unpaid Work

By | Film and TV | 2 Comments

In the Australian film industry, passion drives us. Passion, however, isn’t always great for our bank account. In a country where capitalism or at least the need for money is embedded in our society, how do you balance creativity with food? This problem got to me recently, after I saw…

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IMAGE: Simon in hospital taking a selfie with a surgical mask that looks like an orange duck beak

Duck Faced Doctors

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I’m walking down Commercial Road on a warm spring day in Melbourne’s south. The green man pings, letting me cross to the food court with excellent, unrestricted wifi. My phone rings, and the nurse is asking me to come back to the ward. There’s doctors that want to chat to…

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4 Tips To Writing A Post With Impact: You Don’t Want To Miss This And Look Like A Loser While All Your Friends Talk About It Behind Your Back At The Conference

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You’re probably sick of writing posts, and you’re often paralysed staring at the keyboard, thinking, “How can I write one post a week! I don’t have that much brandy on the shelf!” The first paragraph of your post should make people shit their pants because they’re doing stuff wrong, and…

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There’s a Way to Replace Money Scott Morrison Takes Away

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“Corporate responsibility is the view that a corporation ought to deliver social and environmental dividends while pursuing its primary economic interests.” “In a sustainable society, corporations optimise the development of economic, social, environmental and governance capital to produce diverse community dividends.” Those aren’t the words of a not-for-profit or left-leaning…

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