Class exercises have begun. The first few weeks of Term 1 are intensive, with lots of hands-on learning. Below are some stills of students participating in the ABC Open One Small Window project. The aim of this project is; in a single shot of 30 to 60 secs ‘detail a moment in life’.
Mick, Michelle, Billy, and Ellie
Sam, Mick, Jo and Maria
You can see the final product, plus lots of other contributions at the following Vimeo link. Check out Sam and crew’s re-interpretation of Hawaai 5-0!
Grafton TAFE videos are no 195, and 198.
It’s great to be back at Grafton TAFE. I grew up in rural Victoria, and coming back to this regional town full of clear blue skies, empty paddocks, and beautiful green vistas truly nurtures my soul.
This year’s student group are a positive, enthusiastic bunch, with that distinctive laconic, laidback country town feel.
Teaching and studying rurally creates it’s own set of differences and challenges. Students travel from far and wide e.g. Iluka,Wooli, Nana Glen, and Bellingen. A fair bit of brainstorming occurs in car pools! Flooding seems to be the only deterrent to attendance – in 2009 students from Coffs Harbour travelling via the Pacific Highway were cut off three times.
One of the simple pleasures in the teaching day is to see students’ rushes. Time after time a student will show another perfect location for filming – whether it be the natural beauty or the relics of abandoned industry. 2011 should be no exception…
I spent most of 2010 in Melbourne teaching Diploma in Screen and Media at NMIT. Below are some stills from the last few weeks of night classes. This was a great group to teach and work with, being highly motivated and creative. Thanks everyone – we had lots of fun!