Joran Mandik joined RMIT in 2014 as an exchange student studying urban planning. His life in Melbourne brings friendship, new experiences and inspiration.
J?ran Mandik: ... people enjoy being in.
VISUAL: J?ran Mandik and unidentified female sitting on the timber wavy bench.
VISUAL: J?ran Mandik sitting beside the unidentified female holding a small black dog. J?ran is petting the dog.
VISUAL: J?ran Mandik and the unidentified female holding the dog on a leash walk across Smith Street, Fitzroy towards the camera. A shop called We All Love Cheesecakes on the corner of Stanley Street is in the background.
J?ran Mandik: As an exchange student, you can ...
VISUAL: Close up of a person in a sandwich shop using tongs to place some ham into a roll.
J?ran Mandik: ... experiment and broaden your horizons ...
VISUAL: J?ran Mandik standing at the sandwich counter inside the shop with his back to the camera.
J?ran Mandik: ... which is kind of what you do being on exchange anyway ...
VISUAL: J?ran Mandik and the unidentified female sitting at a table outside the sandwich shop eating the salad rolls.
J?ran Mandik: ... learning a new culture or getting to know ...
VISUAL: Video of J?ran Mandik, the unidentified female and three other friends (one female and two males) sitting on a lounge in a house speaking together and smiling at each other.
J?ran Mandik: ... new places, people.
VISUAL: Close up of J?ran Mandik smiling at something off screen.
J?ran Mandik: Just those moments are fun that we have whatever that might mean ...
VISUAL: J?ran Mandik and a male friend playing table tennis outside, possibly in his backyard in a suburb of inner Melbourne.
J?ran Mandik: ... for you, for anyone else.
VISUAL: Video in slow motion of J?ran Mandik hitting the ping pong ball. The camera is side on to the table with J?ran on the right of the screen and the male friend he is playing with is on the left.
VISUAL: Video of J?ran and his male friend playing table tennis, J?ran has his back to the camera and his male friend is facing the camera on the other side of the table as he hits the ball back to J?ran.
VISUAL: Video of J?ran Mandik playing futsal on an indoor soccer court. There are two other male players running behind him.
J?ran Mandik: Just try to make ... create as many of those as possible.
VISUAL: Video of the two teams including J?ran Mandik playing futsal. The camera is outside the court looking through the nets.
VISUAL: Video of J?ran Mandik riding his bike along Swanston Street and crossing the intersection with La Trobe, trams, cars and pedestrians are in the background.
J?ran Mandik: That's a happy life.
VISUAL: Close up of lower part of bicycle as J?ran Mandik rides it along Swanston Street.
J?ran Mandik: What I love about Melbourne is that I can actually cycle to the beach.
VISUAL: Video of J?ran Mandik walking past a few painted beach huts and concrete buildings along a wharf at Black Rock, the camera is following behind him.
J?ran Mandik: The other day I had an exam and I just went to the beach afterwards and hung out on the beach for a little bit ...
VISUAL: Close up of J?ran Mandik’s feet walking along the concrete edge of the wharf. The ocean and a jetty is in the background.
J?ran Mandik: ... before I cycled home.
VISUAL: Video close up as camera pans across grassy cliffs and eroded sandstone cliffs called Red Bluff at Black Rock.
J?ran Mandik: And that's something (chuckling) I can't do in Berlin because there's no ocean.
VISUAL: Close up of J?ran Mandik sitting on the cliffs at Black Rock looking out at the ocean, the camera is side on to him.
J?ran Mandik: Yeah, just all these trips you can do outside the city.
VISUAL: Video of J?ran Mandik wearing a backpack climbing down and walking along a rock face. The sandstone cliffs, a beach and the sea is in the background.
J?ran Mandik: You're in paradise.
VISUAL: Video of waves gentle lapping on the seashore and J?ran Mandik’s feet walk past the camera and stand in the waves. J?ran has the bottom of his long pants rolled up to mid calf height. The waves gentle roll in and lap around his feet, the water comes up to his ankles. At the end the image on the screen fades to black.
J?ran Mandik: This is definitely like my second home now, mm.
VISUAL: RMIT University Logo and website www.rmit.edu.au. Filming & Editing: Filip Laureys, AC’s: Eddie Ng, Kah Chan Choo. Production Assistants: Jung Bin Park, Heather Mofflin, Assistant Editor: Chenchen Ni. Music Licencing: the Music Bed.
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