My Worldview: An International Competition for Staff
School of Media and Communication
We are pleased to announce the winners of our staff competition:
Honourable mention: Simon Lovell
Winners: Brianne Johnstone, Martin Koszolko, John Dingeldei
Brianne Johnstone (video)
RMIT has a reputation as a global institution. Brianne was attempting to portray that global image by illustrating cities where RMIT has partnerships and relationships with institutions.
Brianne chose music from the film "Catch Me If You Can", to portray RMIT as a step ahead of our competition, with everyone else trying to catch up to the standard we have established.
Martin Koszolko (video)
‘Global Citizens – Global Perspectives’ is a short film by Martin Koszolko documenting four different perspectives and experiences of international students from RMIT's School Of Media and Communication. The students interviewed represent four different courses from the school and come from Turkey, China, Czech Republic and Thailand.
The short film also contains footage from a variety of media productions and music performances from the School Of Media and Communication. The music featured in the short film utilizes a mixture of a student’s live performance and a song titled ‘Whispers’ (composed by Martin Koszolko), which received a Special Mention in the Best Songwriter category in The Music Aid Song Contest and Music Awards (United States, 2010). Elements of this composition have been recorded at RMIT University.
The focus of the interviews was on documenting a variety of international student experiences of being a part of a global university. In the interviews the students were asked about the reasons for choosing to study at RMIT, their experiences and details about some of the projects and productions that they have worked on in recent months.
Simon Lovell (logo)
An identity was created to showcase the School's international engagement. Global in attitude, action and presence were the key words that brought about the design. The logo symbolises the global engagement of people with different interests, backgrounds and thoughts, working together for a common interest.
John Dingeldei (poster)
To convey that RMIT is global in attitude, action and presence, John created a poster with a scene from the classic 1978 game 'Space Invaders' with a slight twist. Replacing the original spaceship with RMIT's logo we see a direct line shooting an alien; representing the extraordinary challenges for which RMIT prepares past, current and future students. The image is globally recognised and we do not need language to process and understand it.
The headline 'For challenges that are out of this world' gives meaning to the image. To the right, RMIT's logo remains the same with the word 'University' translated into various languages to further highlight RMIT's international presence. The score (73, 904, 100, 120) is an approximation of current student enrolments, followed by then number of countries from which they come and the years RMIT has been in existence, amplifying the impact that RMIT has on the world and education.
Applicable to a wide target audience, the concept can be easily executed in press, outdoor, online or electronic media.