Language Films in the West

Local Ceduna Filmmakers creating a Seed Collecting Pilot for First Nations Rangers

Being mobile is a huge advantage to my project work so when I was invited to Ceduna by Lynette Ackland CEO of the Far West Language Centre, to create six language films with young up and coming filmmakers, I jumped at the opportunity.

Filmed on country over three months the six language films were based on mai (food). Along the way the participants learnt language as well as essential skills around composition, camera work, interviewing, story building, lighting, audio, editing and presentation.

From this time in the West, Lyall Ware has gone on to be part of the Country Arts South Australia Art Squad and the South Australian Film Companies roster.

Lyall Ware working on the Wadu (wombat) Hunting Documentary at the Far West Language Centre.
We even had a bit of time to play with some photography.
Bush Supermarket Film (film still)

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COBRA

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