Friday, March 28, 2008

General Fortnightly Meeting

“The Shed”
28th March, 2008
7pm – 8pm
Rumble General Meeting

Attendance: David Lee, Johnny Jei Le, Rudge Hollis, Jane Lee, Elizabeth Vu, Ryan Peters, Roxie Vuong, Tony Dinh, Brain Lee, My Sang Le, Joseph Dinh, Cuong Tran
Facilitators: Maria Tran & Timothy Ly
Special Guests: “Popper Box” Tak Tran, Tina Tran, Tu Sen Tran.
Apologies: Julian Chung

1.Clean Up Australia Day 08
Roxie Vuong did an update of the event. This year, more garbage was collected to fill up to 20 large garbage bags. Way to go Rumble Pictures!

For the 2007 First Clean Up Australia Day Project, check out: -

2.Update on Maximum Choppage: Round 2
Check out the original "Maximum Choppage"
Part 1 -
Part 2 -
Part 3 -
Bloopers - Behind the Scenes -
Sponsorships – Tim & Maria have been working extensively in this area. Meeting up with film director Craig Anderson to discuss matters. Currently doing a lot of research, making calls and connects with potential clients.
MC2 Trailer – The Official MC2 Trailer is due to be completed and will be released and promoted in the next month. Tim has slaved away hundreds of hours working and perfecting it.
Sound department – Sound is a very crucial component of the film and so far Tim had recently faced the obstacle of “maximising” the sound to align with the footage. Key partners in this area are Robert Trieu and Zeljko Lazic who will work collaboratively with SAE College to produce the audio to perfection.
Mockumentary – One of Rumble Pictures past projects is a mockumentary (a comedy film genre presented as a documentary recording real life, but is in fact fictional). Australia’s recent big hit was “Summer Heights High” and “The Nominees” done by comedy genius Chris Tilley. Thus, RP was inspired to create their own and react “Behind the Scenes of MC2”. This is due to be release in early April.
MC2 Translations – Vietnamese – Maria Tran initiated this project last year, however, it was faced some ongoing bumps on the road as team members have been dropping out of this project. However, Joseph Dinh, a young Australian-Vietnamese youth representative, member of Vietnamese Student Association and the Vietnamese Graduation Association has volunteered to fulfil the translations role. Dinh speaks a little bit about himself; currently a recent law graduate, emerging MC, fluent in the language of Vietnamese and is passionately pursuing literature and advocacy.

3.Marketing and Promotions
90.1 2 NBC FM Vietnamese Community Radio Interview
When: Tuesday 4th of March, 2008, 9-9.30pm.
Where: 33 Baumans Rd, Peakhurst
The Vietnamese community have a radio program every night on Tuesdays and Thursdays on 90.1 FM. This down-to-earth, bilingual and relaxing radio program touch base with other community organizations and community leaders.

A very nerve wrecking experience for me as it was my first time being interview live on a radio station. The interview was conducted in Vietnamese so I had to encapsulate “Rumble Pictures” to the best of my abilities; retelling the beginnings, the challenges, the community, projects, and the possible future. A couple bloopers here and there but overall it was an exciting experience.

4. Events
Seminar Series: Where do you get it? Funding your arts project.
When: Thursday 27th of March, 2008, 6-8pm.
Where: Performance Studio, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cnr Campbelltown & Appins Rd, Campbelltown.
Timothy Ly and 1 was at this ICE event to hear out what Arts Council and CCD worker has to say about funding and touching on some of the barriers around funding assessments.

Key speakers included:-
· Dr Paula Abood – Writer, director, community cultural development worker
· Frank Panucci – Director, Community Partnerships, Australia Council for the Arts
· Louise Walsh – Director, Artsupport Australia.

The community partnerships category was still very confusing and I agree with what Dr Abood said about the orgnisation being distant from the artist. Even Director Frank Panucci had admitted that sometimes its who you know that are on the assessing committee.
Louise Walsh from Artsupport Australia (a sector of Arts Council) services was very appealing. They are basically set up to mentor individual and group artists in finding corporate funding, something of which Tim and I are veering towards.
I have booked in a meeting with her on the 21st of April, 2008 to discuss Rumble Pictures case.

4.Project Proposals
Graphics Design Workshop “I-Design”
Preliminary planning stages are underway for a graphics project lead by “Rumble Pictures”. The rationale is the growing number of Rumble members that are skilled or interested in Graphics Design and may want to develop facilitators skills and go on graphics social outings.

New Rumble member, My Le Sang, from Cabramatta will be heading this project and is currently learning the ropes of grant writing and project management.

A steering committee is underway with expression of interests from Johnny Jei Le, Quoc Do & Tuan Tran. Community First Step are interested in developing this project.

Video – Log online series
Inspired by you tube kevjumba’s series of V-Logs, RP are set to explore this area of film. Ryan Peters will head this project.

Closet Romantics Music Video
After the success of the first music video of “Homebound Carriage” screened at youth events “ShortCuts 07” and “WestXpress”, there are plans to collaborate with local rising artists “Closet Romantics” in another music video. This project will be directed by Rudge Hollis.

Check out "Homebound Carriage" Music Video.

5.Upcoming Events
ShortCuts 08 - Western Sydney's premier short film festival for young people, as part of National Youth Week 2008.
When: Friday the 4th of April, 2008.
Where: Fairfield Community Centre, Barbara St (Cnr Harris St) Fairfield
Cost: $5.

Bring It On Festival
When: Saturday, 13th of April, 2008
Where: Fairfield Showground
This year, Rumble Pictures will be submitting a couple of entries including Timothy Ly’s “StreetFu” and launching the Official “Maximum Choppage: Round 2” Trailer. Maria Tran will be submitting “Happy Dent”, a short doco/ fictional film on a 6 year old street kid’s life in Vietnam. Ryan Peters will also be submitting. 2007 Shortcuts winner, Michael Zhu will feature his latest works in a special presentation.

Check out "Street Fu" at

6.Guest Speakers
Emerging arts group “Popper Box”
Collaborative notes from Roxie Vuong, Brian Lee, Jane Lee & Joseph Dinh.
“Popper Box” is a collaborative arts group that have formed sinced November 2007. Members include Matt Huynh, Tak Tran, Tina Tran, William Leong, Helena, Kevin Vo, David Tang & Haline Ly. Most are emerging artists in comics, graphic design, literature, software design etc… and come together as an arts hub to exchange and develop ideas and put them into action. They have completed two projects to date; the first is a is a 2 day large wall paintings that have been recorded and sped up to depict the changing nature of the project; the second, is a night project using LED lights to depict playful images and recorded on a low shutter speed camera. Their future projects will be with Cabravale Leisure Centre.
Check out their website at

7.New member
My-Sang Le is 19 years of age, living in the area of Cabramatta. She graduated from Canley Vale High School in 2006 and is currently studying the combined B Design/B Art Education degree at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Le would like to pursue a career in the design industry as a Graphic Designer. She also enjoys photography and teaching students. With Rumble Pictures, Le is in the progress of establishing graphic design workshops to assist and inspire the local youths in the field of Graphics.

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