Position

Lecturer
Department of Screen & Media

Biography

Helen Carter is an award-winning, masters-educated, cinematographer with 20 years' experience in the film and television industry. She has been recognised by her peers, winning eight awards from the Australian Cinematographers Society as well as numerous awards from the AFTRS, Kodak and the Sydney Film Critics Circle. Helen began her film career as a clapper loader on television series and went on to work on many documentaries, commercials, short dramas and feature length films. She is a graduate from the AFTRS, receiving the highest achievement in her year. Her film-making passion lies in the area of documentary. In 2011, Helen shot her first feature film, Double Happiness Uranium. 

Qualifications

2001-03      Master of Arts in Cinematography at the Australian Film TV and Radio School. Awarded AFTRS Cinematographer of the Year, 2002

1986-88      Bachelor of Arts majoring in Drama, Film and TV Production and Psychology at Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants

Winner AIMA shipwreck photography competition 2012

AFTRS 2002 Highest Achievement in Cinematography

http://www.aftrs.edu.au/search?query=helen+carter

Key responsibilities

Lecturer at Flinders University in Screen Production. Responsible for writing and teaching curriculum to undergraduate, honours and Post Graduate students with a particular emphasis in skill acquisition.

Academic Coordinator, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Digital Media) in Hong Kong, CUHK.

Teaching interests

Cinematography
Underwater Camera
Production Techniques
Natural History Film-Making
Archaeology on Screen

Topic Coordinator:

  • SCME1060  Screen Production Techniques A
  • SCME1070  Screen Production Techniques 1
  • SCME1071  Screen Production Techniques 2
  • SCME7053  Honours Production 6: advanced camera
  • SCME8001  Screen and Media Production 1
  • SCME8002  Screen and Media Production 2
  • SCME8003  Screen and Media Production 3: minor project
  • SCME9001  Screen and Media Production: Major Project

Research interests

Publication: the Transition by Emerging Filmmakers From the Short Film to the Longer Format Feature Film or TV Project (2017) in Arts and Humanities as Higher Education. http://www.artsandhumanities.org/journal/the-transition-by-emerging-filmmakers-from-the-short-film-to-the-longer-format-feature-film-or-tv-project/

Discovering Agnes Varda; published by AFC website, Senses of Cinema online journal http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/02/varda.html

Gillian Armstrong; published by AFC website, Senses of Cinema online journal http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/02/armstrong.html

Screen and Shipwrecks: Bridging the Divide. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage in Manilla. Refereed conference proceedings published by the Museum of Underwater Arcaheology at http://www.uri.edu/mua/

Our World War 1: remembering Mitcham Camp - Trove

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/209459107?selectedversion=NBD57679786

Publications

  • Carter, H.E. and Jateff, E. (2011). Screen and Shipwrecks: Bridging the Divide. In Dr Jennifer Craig, ed. Asia-Pacific Underwater Cultural Heritage Conference Proceedings. http://www.uri.edu/mua/: Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Asia-Pacific Underwater Cultural Heritage Conference. Manila, Philippines. Nov 2011.
    [Web Link]
  • Carter, H.E. (2002). Discovering Agnes Varda. Senses of Cinema, 22 pp. online.
    [Web Link]
  • Carter, H.E. (2002). Gillian Armstrong. Senses of Cinema, 22
    [Web Link]
  • Kennedy, L. and Carter, H.E. (2016). Our World War 1. Adelaide
    [Web Link]
  • Young, T., Carter, H.E. and Hawkins, M. (2015). Researching Creative Microcomputing in Australia. adelaide
    [Web Link]
  • Carter, H.E. (2014). protecting Australia in WW1. South Australian Maritime Museum
    [Web Link]
  • Carter, H.E. (2013). Through Your eyes. Eye Bank of South Australia
  • Young, T., Hawkins, M.P. and Carter, H.E. (2012). Stay at Home Dad. Adelaide
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Wotherspoon, A., Abigail, W. and Carter, H.E. (2012). Sexual and reproductive health promotion for women, including those aged over 30 years. Flinders University
    [Web Link]
  • Carter, H.E. (2011). In My Case. Adelaide
  • Carter, H.E. and Jateff, E. (2011). Screen and Shipwrecks: Bridging the Divide. In Dr Jennifer Craig, ed. Asia-Pacific Underwater Cultural Heritage Conference Proceedings. http://www.uri.edu/mua/: Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Asia-Pacific Underwater Cultural Heritage Conference. Manila, Philippines. Nov 2011.
    [Web Link]
  • Carter, H.E. (2002). Discovering Agnes Varda. Senses of Cinema, 22 pp. online.
    [Web Link]
  • Carter, H.E. (2002). Gillian Armstrong. Senses of Cinema, 22
    [Web Link]
  • Kennedy, L. and Carter, H.E. (2016). Our World War 1. Adelaide
    [Web Link]
  • Young, T., Carter, H.E. and Hawkins, M. (2015). Researching Creative Microcomputing in Australia. adelaide
    [Web Link]
  • Carter, H.E. (2014). protecting Australia in WW1. South Australian Maritime Museum
    [Web Link]
  • Carter, H.E. (2013). Through Your eyes. Eye Bank of South Australia
  • Young, T., Hawkins, M.P. and Carter, H.E. (2012). Stay at Home Dad. Adelaide
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Wotherspoon, A., Abigail, W. and Carter, H.E. (2012). Sexual and reproductive health promotion for women, including those aged over 30 years. Flinders University
    [Web Link]
  • Carter, H.E. (2011). In My Case. Adelaide

Professional and community engagement

Helen Carter continues to work professionally as an academic as well as a freelance cinematographer, and a mentor to emerging cinematographers, especially female ones. She has a passion for using her Documentary Filmmaking to give a voice to those who would otherwise go unnoticed. In addition she is an accomplished classical musician as well as an active visual artist.

Australian Cinematographers Society - Member
Flinders University Chamber Ensemble - cello
Time For Kids - respite care
Adelaide Film Festival - preview committee

Judge -ATOM awards.

http://atomawards.org/2016-judge/helen-carter/

Contact

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Phone: +61 8 82015902
Email:
Location: Sturt North Wing (N333)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

Instagram @helcat23

Making of DHU video:

https://youtu.be/0KL8fTss-CI

Short Film - Love 2.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjIFqSuiFXw

An excerpt from Our World War 1 can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb3Y2yqug-g

Short doco - HMCS Protector

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx0-sCvx65c&feature=youtu.be

Short Doco - Creative Micro-Computing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD5cYyjexCE&feature=youtu.be

Web series - Stay At Home Dad

http://www.stayathomedad.info/index.html

Seeking Light - bio pic

https://youtu.be/Vdztc1lHEOM

MACO login

inspiring achievement