Students volunteered their expertise for an incredible sound and light display at the 2nd Red Hill Music Festival.
RMIT Sound Production and AV Technology students had the opportunity to combine industry experience with a worthy cause at the event, recently held on the Mornington Peninsula.
Sound Production teacher Tim Johnston praised the students for their work at the festival, which raised nearly $14,000 for the Cancer Council.
"It was an exemplary team effort from all students on the production team in delivering such a highly professional show across the board, from sound to lighting to cameras," he said.
"Students took ownership of everything from front of house mixing, to monitor mixing, multi-track recording, stage lighting, and film capture across a range of fixed and roaming cameras."
The student’s expertise ensured an industry standard of sound and lighting for live music stalwarts such as Vaudeville Smash.
As part of the practical focus of the two programs, students complete at least 40 hours of work integrated learning alongside industry professionals at The Corner Hotel and other iconic Melbourne venues.
However, running off generators with a stage purpose built in the middle of the forest, the Red Hill Music Festival presented a unique challenge for the students.
"With 22 lines of audio being split to 3 different areas and bands with varying instrumentation and technical requirements, a level of adaptation and thinking on your feet made for some real world learning experiences for the students," Mr Johnston said.
Event Organiser Kee Doery said the festival would not have been possible without the RMIT students.
"As it was a fundraiser for the Cancer Council, we simply couldn’t run the event without the help of the students," he said.
First run in 2011, all proceeds of this year’s festival will go toward the Cancer Council and the 2014 Shitbox Rally, one of the council’s largest independent fundraisers.
Video: Cameron Goard, AV Technology student.
As part of the practical focus of the two programs, students complete at least 40 hours of work integrated learning alongside industry professionals.
The Festival presented a unique challenge for the students.
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