Technological Change in the Postproduction Film Industry: Case Studies in Melbourne, Australia
The shift from mechanised to computerised editing systems in the Australian film and television postproduction industry has resulted in major dislocation of traditional career paths. Many entry-level positions have vanished and those that remain have become technically rather than creatively orientated. At the same time other employment opportunities have emerged.
Drawing on a series of case studies from focus-group interviews, this article suggests that computerisation has intensified existing patterns of advantage and disadvantage created by gender and reputation.
Keywords: Gender, Work Histories, Employment, Technological Change, Film and Television Industries
Dr Virginia S. Murray
Lecturer in Scriptwriting, School of Creative and Communication Studies, Deakin University