BY AMIE BATALIBASI A few weeks ago, I exited my local post office clutching a cardboard cylinder addressed to me, from a prominent Australian university. When I got home I flung the cylinder on the table and considered not opening it. I knew what was inside. Last year I completed a Master of Film and … More Ticked Off: ‘Gender Matters’ but only if you can meet the ‘3 tick test’
It’s spring in Melbourne and the warmer weather is coming (which I am very much looking forward to because I love sunny days and balmy nights…). It’s been and intense few months (through winter… brrrr) as I’ve been “in the edit”. This translates to eating badly, no socialising and basically sitting in front of a … More Summer is coming!
Here’s a funny story… When traveling, free stuff is always so sweet – especially free music right? Guarenteed awesomeness right? In this instance…. wrong!!! LOL! So I found out about a free Summer Concert Series down at Brighton Beach, Coney Island – a Latino music concert. I figured it would be good because Aretha Franklin … More NYC 2010 Mix Tape Adventures: SIDE A: Song #4 – Silent Morning.
I draw a lot of inspiration from old school hip hop and 80s breakdancing – this has to do with growing up in the country town of Rockhampton, Qld, and generally just being bored and needing something to do and occupy time as a kid. Like so many kids around the world, I too tried … More Side A: Rappers Delight – New York City Mix Tape Adventures.
SIDE A: 2. ‘The Ghetto’ by Donny Hathaway. So, for the first 8 days of my NYC adventure I stayed on Quincy Street, Brooklyn… I thought Brooklyn was a suburb… like Footscray or New Farm… but no, it’s a Borough (like Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan) and in fact covers a really large area. After … More The Big Apple – Part 2 – NYC Mix Tape Adventure
It’s been busy times… I thought I would take the opportunity to share a few travel stories from 2010. I made a website documenting my travels to New York City – not many people saw it so I thought I would share it here. Each ‘chapter’ is entitled with a song name – this story … More A NYC Story from 2010: NYC Mix Tape Adventures
So things are hotting up at Colour Box Studio… We are in the midst of our Fashion Month program where we have been focusing on Sustainable Ethical Local Fashion (SELF). We’ve resurrected the Pop Up Shop but this time we’re showcasing 14 local fashion designers who use sustainable and ethical practices like: • New Model … More Time to jump in front of the Camera!
Well it’s been a long hard haul over the last month or so since I got the keys to 236 Nicholson St, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria. With the help of wonderful volunteers we have managed to transform what was an old Tattoo Parlor into Colour Box Studio. Here are a few photos of the outside taken … More Colour Box Studio Rises…
Wow! September has been and gone and October is here. It’s been a busy time and my film work has had me “out bush” in remote Northern Territory continuing video training with young people in a small Aboriginal community. (Check out this video to see what we get up to out there: Watch Willowra Old … More A new beginning
I have been busy collecting more stories for the “Sunshine Stories” photo series. Across the road from my studio is a lovely shop called the “Roli Poli Delicatessen”. Not only do I love the name, I love the shop and the people who run it. Every time I go into the shop I have a … More Stories and Cosies