After producing a number of short films throughout high school, I decided to study film, with an open mind to where it would take me.
Multimedia Coordinator, Carlton Football Club
I chose RMIT because of the focus on hands-on, practical learning. For film and video work, it’s all about putting in time on the equipment and processes, RMIT provided an opportunity to do this while also preparing us for future industry work.
I took part in work experience at Network Ten shortly after the completion of my studies. My name was put forward by one of my RMIT teachers and it ended up transforming into my first full-time job in the industry, which then led to everything I have done since. I also took on a number of unpaid jobs and internships that were presented through RMIT, which allowed me to build a strong CV while still studying.
Graduates from my program can find themselves in a huge variety of roles in the film/video industry. Depending on their skills, they can end up in digital video production, TV production, the film industry, web video, art departments, writing and pretty much any crew role you can imagine.
I am currently heading up the video department at the Carlton Football Club, which has grown exponentially in the last few years. Day-to-day I produce documentaries, web content, stadium video, highlights, interviews and video content for all social media platforms, currently with a focus on long-form video. Sports video provides a dynamic subject with a huge scope of possibilities for content. Some of my greatest achievements to date have been travelling internationally for work, producing content for TV release and leading the AFL in video statistics.
I feel that my studies at RMIT gave me the hands-on experience to be able to work in the industry without extra training. The connections I made at RMIT have also been invaluable since graduating.
I think that anybody looking to work in this industry should try their hardest to build a broad, high-quality showreel and then work to get it in front of as many people as possible. Find what you want to do then go after it with determination.
I chose RMIT because of the focus on hands-on, practical learning. For film and video work, it’s all about putting in time on the equipment and processes. RMIT provided an opportunity to do this while also preparing us for future industry work.