Project Review

“Drawn to Illustration”

Producer – Rose Fyson

Director – Karen Damiani

Tag: Drawing’s not a real job – or is it?

Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: A reunion of lecturers and graduates from the Diploma of Illustration, Chisholm discuss how the course influenced their hopes and dreams and where they are now.

What is the current single-minded proposition (i.e. the one idea you want the audience to get)

To explore the potential pros and cons of the Diploma of Arts Ilustration, Chisholm for future potential students to consider their own expectations for doing the course as well as potential outcomes they might expect.

What is your unique selling point?  (i.e. how is your doco uniquely different)

Our documentary is unique as it comes from the perspective of previous students and teachers in a candid discussion.

What new directions/ideas have you discovered as a result of your investigation.

After initial investigation we have been considering interviewing some current students to get some insight of the overall experience while it’s current.


Pre Production

‘Drawn to Illustration’

By Rose Fyson and Karen Damiani


Drawing’s not a real job – or is it?

Target Audience

Our Target audience are future Diploma of Illustration Students and the documentary is a tool for lecturers to use with students.

One line Synopsis

A reunion of lecturers and graduates from the Diploma of Illustration, Chisholm discuss how the course influenced their hopes and dreams and where they are now.


The documentary opens scrolling through a variety of illustrations with the sounds of greetings heard.  The scene then opens to show a group of Chisholm, Diploma of Illustration graduates and lecturers seating themselves around a table of food and drink.  Close ups and observational images are shown of the participants eating and discussing the topics having been provided.  One of the film crew is part of the group to prompt discussions to stay on topic. Even so the group discussions take their own directions that participants feel rise from the supplied topics.  The closing scene is again of a range of different illustrations created by these participants while we overhear what the participants say they are doing now.

Production Schedule
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 complete
Contact participants
Arrange release forms
Book venue
Book equipment, video, sound
Images of artwork from participants


Call Sheet
Drawn to Illustration Director: Karen Damiani

Producer: Rose Fyson

Call Time: 12 noonShooting Call: 12.15

Today’s date: 8/4/2010

Date of Shooting: TBA

Scene Description Scene No Time Location
Inside classroom participants meet and greet each other 1 12.15 Classroom, Chisholm
Inside classroom participants sharing a meal 2 12.25 Classroom, Chisholm
Director Rose Fyson2 Chisholm Institute Teachers Illustration Graduates from 2009Illustration Graduates from 2010
EquipmentTable, chairs. Special InstructionsFood and drink, table setting


Shot List


Description of the Shot

Shot 1 Images of participant’s artwork with a soundtrack of greetings
Shot 2 Shot of the group greeting and settling around the table for a meal
Shot 3 Close ups of the different participants speaking
Shot 4 Shots of the meals, glasses being raised etc
Shot 5 Wide shots of the group talking
Shot 6 Close ups of the different participants speaking
Shot 7 Shots of the meals, glasses being raised etc
Shot 8 Images of participant’s artwork with a soundtrack of participants saying what they are doing now.


ScriptParticipants will be handed a script of topics for discussion prior to filming.  These topics include
  • Aspirations, hopes, dreams coming into the course
  • Benefits and drawbacks of the course in achieving these goals
  • What they are doing now, future potential and how the course influenced these outcomes

Location Permission Request

Chisholm Institute, Frankston Campus

Fletcher Road
Frankston VIC 3199

Dear Sir/Madam

We are requesting permission to film a documentary video at the Chisholm Campus Frankston for the purpose of completing our competencies in ‘The Advanced Diploma of Multi Media” Our documentary title is ‘Drawn to Illustration’ and it will comprise of images and audio from interviewing a group of graduate Illustration students and lecturers to explore how they may have benefited from completing the Diploma of Illustration.  We would like permission to utilise a classroom or suitable room for three hours without cost for this purpose.  As yet a date has not been fixed so we would require a liaison to finalise a booking with.  The resulting documentary will be used for completion of our course unit and also included in our folios.  The documentary would be the property and copyright of Rose Fyson and Karen Damiani for the purposes outlined above.

Yours Sincerely

Rose Fyson

Student of Advanced Diploma of Multi Media

Art Department, Frankston Campus, Chisholm Institute

Mobile: 0403 807 788


Model Release Form

MODEL RELEASE FORM for ‘Drawn To Illustration’

The undersigned enters into this Agreement with Rose Fyson (“Producer”) and Karen Damiani (Director). I have been informed and understand that Producer and Director are producing a videotape program and that my name, likeness, image, voice, appearance and performance are being recorded and made a part of that production (“Product”).

1. I grant Producer and Director and its designees the right to use my name, likeness, image, voice, appearance and performance as embodied in the Product whether recorded on or transferred to videotape, film, photographs, audio tapes or other media, now known or later developed. This grant includes without limitation the right to edit, mix or duplicate and to use or re-use the Product in whole or part as Producer and Director may elect. Producer and Director or its designee shall have complete ownership of the Product in which I appear, including copyright interests, and I acknowledge that I have no interest or ownership in the Product or its copyright.

2. I also grant Producer and Director and its designees the right to broadcast, exhibit and otherwise distribute the Product, either in whole or in parts, closed-circuit exhibition, for the purpose of their course, The Advanced Diploma of Multi Media as well as for inclusion into their folios.

3. I confirm that I have the right to enter into this Agreement, that I am not restricted by any commitments to third parties, and that Producer and Director have no financial commitment or obligations to me as a result of this Agreement. I hereby give all clearances, copyright and otherwise, for the use of my name, likeness, image voice, appearance and performance embodied in the Product. I expressly release and indemnify Producer, Director and its officers, employees, agents and designees from any and all claims known and unknown arising out of, or in any way connected with, the above granted uses and representations. The rights granted Producer and Director herein are perpetual and worldwide.

4. In consideration of all of the above, I hereby acknowledge receipt of reasonable and fair consideration from Producer and Director

I have read the foregoing and understand its terms and stipulations and agree to all of them:

Model’s Name (Please Print)


Signature ____________________________________________________

Date ________________


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Rose Fyson and Karen Damiani present..

Hi, this is Rose here. Karen and I have created a blog to record our adventures to create a documentary about the journey of our friends to become Illustrators. It is know throughout the industry that to survive as an illustrator is extremely hard, normally requiring extra alternative jobs to sustain a living.

We will interview them and discover how the expectations from their first days at Tafe through to the completion of Diplomas turned out and prepared them for their life as an Illustrator.