Putting film students in spotlight

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22 May 2015




Putting film students in spotlight

22 May 2015

Film students from SAE Creative Media Institute will get up close and personal with Australia’s top designers at the Good Design Awards, being held in Sydney on May 29.

Six of the institute’s film and audio students will put their new skills to the test, interviewing and filming the country’s most innovative, creative designers at the gala awards dinner and preceding Design As Strategy Forum.

The Good Design Awards, which have been running since 1958, have shone the international spotlight on Australia’s most iconic designs including the Hills Hoist, Caroma

Dual Flush toilet and RODE microphone. This year’s event incorporates a category for emerging designers and innovators under the age of 25.

As a sponsor of the Good Design Awards and forum, SAE has provided unique internship opportunities for its final year creative media students.

“All our degree students must complete an 80-hour compulsory internship program as part of their studies,” said SAE’s Sydney Campus Manager, Radovan Klusacek. “We actively seek out great ways that our students can connect with industry leaders, gain hands-on work experience and potentially create a portfolio piece of work that will impress future employees.

“Good Design Australia is the type of organisation that SAE seeks to partner with. We are both world-class organisations committed to developing future innovators and recognising the accomplishments of our highest achievers in the creative media space.”

The six students selected to work at the Good Design Forum and Awards include film students and college mates Alvin Lopez, Declan Boyd and Vincent Duverge.

All three agreed that the internship with Good Design Australia was a fantastic opportunity to get real-world experience at a world-class event.

“It’s a great opportunity to get exposure and a real honor for me to be involved,” Duverge said.

Boyd said he had only seen a poster promoting the event a few days earlier and “couldn’t wait to get involved”.

The other three students selected for internships with Good Design Australia are Carla Berry-Tonna, Jessica Ameduri and Jordan Saville.

All students will be working to a formal brief that includes filming guests and speeches, interviewing entrants and winners, shooting the Vivid lightshow and producing a five-minute showreel of event highlights.

SAE is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries. In Australia, the institute runs government-accredited certificate, diploma and degree programs in across six disciplines - film, audio, design, animation, games and web & mobile. Campuses are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Byron Bay and Adelaide.