Ambitious film graduate lands dream job


2 May 2017

anes Mujkanovic HERO



Ambitious film graduate lands dream job

2 May 2017

Anes Mujkanovic is no ordinary 21-year old. His short life has seen many challenges thrown his way where he has had to overcome adversity by staying positive and maintaining the ambition to succeed.

Having recently graduated from SAE Institute in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Film, Anes believes that "success knows no boundaries, the more you put in, the more you will reap in return".

Living to this matra, Anes set out to achieve his dream career after graduation and he now works as a Video Editor for the boutique production company Visual Domain, producing client videos for some of the biggest companies in Australia.

SAE alumni and film graduate Anes Mujkanovic

We spoke to Anes to find out more about his life, his experiences studying film at SAE and where this has led him in his career…

What inspired you to enter into the world of film?

Ever since I was a little kid I would watch films like Jurassic Park on repeat, I was fascinated in the way the dinosaurs were modelled. I moved from my home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Australia in my early high school years which was when I started filming and editing stop-motion videos. Editing was something I really enjoyed, so in Year 9 I did my work-experience placement at Creswick Creative. This gave me my first taste of what it was like to work in the industry – I was hooked! After high school I wanted to learn everything there was to know about film and television.

What are your fondest memories of your time at SAE?

I think my fondest memory was the connections I made while studying. Some great friendships were made and we went through some fun times together doing what we loved, making films.

What did you love most about studying at SAE?

I met so many like-minded people and made some great connections which is really what this industry is all about. You're working on projects with your classmates, but that's not all, you're also collaborating with students from other disciplines such as Animation, Design and Music, to add that extra bit of spice to your film.

Can you shed some light on how studying at SAE has lead you to where you are now?

I would say that studying at SAE improved my confidence... A LOT. I learnt how to talk the talk of the film world, and also how to pitch my ideas clearly to clients. I started my degree as a teenager and graduated as an adult, fully equipped with the skills I needed to chase my dreams.

What have been your career highlights?

Two months after completing my studies at SAE, I landed a trial role as Editor for the boutique Melbourne production company, Visual Domain. I must have impressed the company as I'm still here now, and couldn't be happier! I've worked on many TVC's, edited over 100 videos for clients such as NAB and Australia's biggest real estate giants; Ray White, Jellis Craig and RT Edgar. 

Property profile edited by SAE film graduate Anes Mujkanovic

My biggest achievement came about just recently when I was given the opportunity to edit a series of videos for the A-League.

What do you enjoy most about working in your industry?

I love the variety of projects I get to work on and the awesome people I work with in the company – it really is my dream job! 

What projects are you working on at the moment?

I'm editing a series of A-league interview videos with players like Tim Cahill and Besart Berisha. You can watch one of the interviews here.

SAE film graduate Anes Mujkanovic editing A-League footage

Can you share an artist that inspires you? 

They’re not artists as such but I've been inspired by my mother and father, not only have they supported me in so many ways, but they're people I look up to. They had the courage to leave a war-torn country with nothing, move to a foreign country and build a life for our family in Australia. I so admire the mentality, to be successful in life you must never give up.

SAE film alumni Anes Mujkanovic at his graduation

What advice would you give to students aspiring to become successful their field?

My advice would be to start making connections now. Always give your best in everything you do, then strive to be better. Success knows no boundaries, the more you put in to a project, more you reap the returns.

This and That Game

Converse or Vans
Coffee or Tea
Apple or Android - I'm an apple fanboy (I know, I know)
Instagram or Snapchat - Why not both?


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