Issue 1
Monday, 26 February 2018
Charles Darwin University
E-news
CDU Screen and Media trainer Mikey Boyce (second from left) with students Francis Pedrezuela, Sabian McLaughlin-Liddle and Jees Philip
CDU Screen and Media trainer Mikey Boyce (second from left) with students Francis Pedrezuela, Sabian McLaughlin-Liddle and Jees Philip

Lights, camera, action in screen media class

By Patrick Nelson

Next-gen movie makers and digital storytellers have been developing vital industry skills in the Screen and Media course at Alice Springs campus.

Trainer Mikey Boyce said the group of nine Certificate III students had plenty of enthusiasm and innate talent.

“We’ve been reinforcing their basic understanding of lighting, filming and editing skills in the context of working together safely,” Mr Boyce said.

“We visited the offices and interacted with staff at CAAMA and the ABC, as part of a move to infuse industry into our teaching program.”

Sabian McLaughlin-Liddle, a Centralian Senior College Year 12 student, said he liked the idea of becoming a film-maker.

“I made a short film at school as part of an assignment,” he said.

“I have thought about making something for a short film competition and might try for a traineeship in the industry. I might also try to get some behind-the-camera work experience when they shoot the Pine Gap TV series in Central Australia.”

Other courses on offer through the Vocational Secondary Students program in Alice Springs include music, automotive, welding, construction, beauty, hairdressing, business, retail and cookery.