Ms Jeanette McGown
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Jeanette McGown is a Lecturer specializing in film, video and digital editing and has been teaching at QUT since 1993. She held the position of Study Area Coordinator from 2006 to 2009 and again from 2012 to 2014. In 1998 she also served as Acting Discipline Head. In 2008, Jeanette received a Dean's Award for Excellence in Academic Management. Jeanette has been a member of the Creative Industries Board of Studies and a member of the Faculty Academic Board and Equity Committee. Prior to joining QUT, Jeanette completed courses in editing, cinematography, radio and television; worked for ABC Television in Brisbane as an assistant film editor and news editor; worked for many years as a freelance editor and continuity supervisor in the FTV industry; and has edited on Avid systems since 1995. She produced, directed and edited two short dramas for a Masters degree completed at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Jeanette has been a professional member of the Australian Screen Editors Guild and the Australian Film Institute. From 1996 to 2001 she served on the WIFT (Women In Film and Television) QLD committee and as a training advisor. In 1996 and 1997 she was a member of Arts Training Qld FTV Committee representing WIFT and QUT, and on advisory panels for AFTRS and PFTC. Jeanette's current creative practice is in documentary.
Film - new filmmakers' programs, Film, video & digital editing
Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- MAVA (Film & TV Production) (Griffith University)
- ADArts(F&TV) (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)
- 1976: Completes an Air-TV radio and television course.
- 1976 to 1983: Employed as a main-frame computer operator, various office work, and has extended overseas travel.
- 1982: Completes a cinematography course.
- 1984 to 1985: Gains an Associate Diploma in the Arts (Film & Television Production) at the Brisbane College of Advanced Education (eventually becomes QUT). Student works, directed and edited, a documentary, “Stradbroke – The Final Link”, and a music clip, “Stairway To Heaven”, both win Highly Commended in the Australian Teachers of Media Awards (ATOM).
- 1986 to 1987: Employed by ABC-Television, Brisbane, as a news editor and an assistant film editor, working on children factual and drama programs, and long form documentary. Also completes an ABC-TV production assistant’s course. Completes the vision and sound edit of a 48 minute 16mm drama "Vertical Interval" (Wr/Prod/Dir: Stephen Frost). Edits Film Queensland funded 16mm film "Saxophone" (Prod:Mark D. Chapman; Dir: Nabil Fassey).
- Late 1987 onwards: Works as a freelance editor and continuity supervisor. Productions include drama, documentary, corporate, monthly magazine programs, TVCs, music and art videos, training education, and language videos.
- 1987: Employed as an assistant film editor on a documentary for a series “Black Futures-Building Dreams” in Sydney under editor, Matthew Tucker.
- 1989: Engaged as editor on“Arts on the Move,” a 28 minute promotional documentary on Queensland artists. Commissioned by the then Premier of Qld and Minister for the Arts, Mike Ahern, Talking Pictures and the Qld Government Arts Division (Prod: John Hetherington; Dir: Stephen Frost). In 1989 and 1990 it screens at Government events overseas and is used for various promotions.
- 1990: Completes short courses in post-production sound and location sound recording, with AFTRS; and a course on Shotlister edit decision list software. Edits a short art video,“Voodoo Pee Hunk Baby,” about Brisbane artist Pat Hoffie (Prod/Dir: Stephen Frost) which is invited to screen at Festival Internationale du Film Sur L'Art, Montreal, Canada.
- 1991: Completes a short course in Creative Management of Film Editing with AFTRS. Continuity supervisor and editor on an AFC funded 48 minute 16mm film, "The Lonely Ones," (Prod:Mark D. Chapman; Wr/Dir: David Glazier) which wins the Sydney International Film Festival Dendy Award for Short Fiction. Edits a 38 minute documentary "Signs of Life" about the Australian deaf community (Prod/Dir: Cameron Davie). “Voodoo Pee Hunk Baby” is invited to screen at the Anniversary of the International Festival of Films on Art, at the Palais de Unesco, Paris, France.
- 1992: Edits a 25 minute documentary on Australian deaf sign language Auslan "Signs of Language" (Prod/Dir: Cameron Davie). Engaged as continuity supervisor and editor of “Rushes” a 48 minute drama funded by Film Queensland (Wr/Prod/Dir: Stephen Frost). At the Queensland Film and Video Awards (ACS), receives a silver award for editing "Rushes" and a highly commended for editing "Signs of Language." "Signs of Language" is also awarded creative excellence in the Cultural-Linguistics Section Industrial Film and Video Festival, USA.
- 1993: Joins QUT as an instructor in film and video editing. Completes a short course in negotiating skills with AFTRS. Also presents an editing lecture at Visual Realities for ATOM & A.S.E.A. Continuity supervisor and editor on a 33 minute educational drama "Walking on the Edge- Suicide Intervention" (Prod/Dir:CameronDavie). At the Queensland Film and Video Awards (ACS) it receives a highly commended for Editing Drama. "Signs of Language" is an ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards finalist.
- 1994: Completes a course in Lightworks non-linear editing with AFTRS. Is a founding member of Brisbane’s Australian Creative Editors group. Walking on the Edge - Suicide Intervention, is the winner of the Video, Computer-Based and Print Media section of the ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards.
- 1995: Engaged by AFTRS as the lecturer and Avid editor for their Directing for the Screen course with feature film director and then head of directing George Whalley. Edits the 70 second 35mm cinema trailer for the Brisbane International Film Festival, “Special Delivery – Pippies” (Prod/Dir: Simon Humphries). This trailer is so popular and successful it screens in cinemas and on television during the Brisbane International Film Festival in 1995, 1996, and again in 1999; it also screens at festivals in Europe and Scandinavia.
- 1996: Employed as an associate lecturer at QUT to teach 16mm film, video and Avid editing, plus the role of continuity supervisor. Completes a short course in AVID Advanced Media Composer Effects. Invited to be on the Arts Training Queensland Film and Television Standing Committee in 1996 and 1997 for WIFT and QUT. Also engaged to edit a documentary on the Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, for the Queensland Art Gallery.
- 1997: Promoted to Lecturer. Invited to be on a sub- committee to advise on post-production competency standards for the film and television industry.
- 1998: Gains a Master of Arts in Visual Arts (Film & Television Production) from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University; specialising in producing, directing and editing. Made Acting Discipline Head of FTV at QUT for 12 months. Also engaged as editing supervisor and teaching mentor for a WIFT (Women In Film & Television) short film project titled “A Dozen Eggs” (Prod: Judy Hamilton; Commissioning Editor: Barbara Marrioti), funded by the Pacific Film and Television Commission with SBS Television. The project has a number of national screenings on SBS-TV in 1999 and 2000. It has screenings at the Dendy Cinema for the Pacific Film and Television Commission; Queensland Shorts WOW Touring Film Festival, Brisbane; and WIFT Women on Women International Film Festival, Sydney.
- 2000: Invited to be the QUT representative on a PFTC/ QPIX roundtable on education, the government and industry. Edits a 15 minute drama “Bad Ass Mono-Winged Angel” which receives PFTC post-production funding (Prod: Vickie Gest; Wr/Dir: Kieran Galvin). It is a finalist for the Dendy Award at the Sydney International Film Festival and has numerous invitations to screen at festivals in Australia and overseas including being an award finalist.
- 2001: Completes a course in desktop video compositing (After Effects Intensive) at AFTRS. Engaged as continuity supervisor on the AFC funded short “Mother of an Attitude” (Dir: Priscilla Cameron). Edits a 55 minute documentary about Argentine artist Ricardo Carpani The Artist: In Difficult Times (Prod/Dir: Stephen Frost) which screens in competition at Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Estonia; in the Personalities in Arts category.
- 2002: Ricardo Carpani The Artist: In Difficult Times screens in competition at the International Festival of Films On Art and the Lives Of Artists, Asolo, Italy; and at the Festival Internationale du Film Sur L'Art, Montreal, Canada. Edits short drama "'82 With A Bullet" (Prod: Helen Yeates; Wr/Dir: Stephen Lance) which receives PFTC post-production funding and screens at BIFF and Shorts on Screen.
- 2004: Invited to be on the pre-selection judging panel for the Brisbane International Film Festival Fast Film.
- 2006: Made Subject Area Coordinator for the Film and Television Discipline until mid- 2009.
- 2008: Completes a mid-career academic development program.
- 2010: Participates in the Symposium on Creative Production hosted by Griffith University. Invited to be on the Brisbane International Film Festival preview panel shortlisting short dramas, documentaries and animations.
- 2012: Becomes a founding committee member of the Queensland chapter of the Australian Screen Editors guild. Attends an Editing Symposium hosted by Griffith University and CILECT where the Australian Screen Editors guild hosts an event to honour Australian feature film editor, Jill Bilcock. Edits a 21 minute video installation, "Singing Dada," (Wr/Prod/Dir: Stephen Frost) which becomes a finalist for the Blake Prize in art of a religious or spiritual nature.
- 2013: Edits a 26 minute documentary, "Malangan SingSing Dada" (Wr/Prod/Dir: Stephen Frost) which is invited to be in competition at the RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Edinburgh. It also screens at the Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival.
- 2014: "Malangan SingSing Dada" screens at USC Los Angeles 13th International Ethnographic Film Festival of the Royal Anthropological Institute.