Xavier Herbert

Rogers, Wendy Kaye (2010) Xavier Herbert. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


As a biographical documentary concept develops, its intention and its form are impacted and may be transformed by market demands. The documentary idea about the life of Xavier Herbert has been in development through a number of iterations within the shifting landscape of the Australian documentary industry from the mid- 1990s to 2009. This study is, on the one hand, an endeavour to find a workable way to express and practise the multi-layered complexity of creative work, a long-form documentary script on Herbert, an Australian literary icon. On the other hand, this thesis represents a cumulative research exercise, whereby my own experiences in the documentary industry in Queensland, Australia and overseas are analysed in an effort to enlighten the broader documentary community about such a complex, even labyrinthine, process.

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ID Code: 41241
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Portmann, Geoffrey & Yeates, Helen
Keywords: documentary script writing, biographical documentary, creative practice, Australian documentary industry, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia, Xavier Herbert, Percy Trezise
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 12 Apr 2011 05:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2012 01:42

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