The Bakehouse Project has been building for five years and involves five vocational education programs, more than 120 RMIT students and a number of high-profile music industry professionals.
Students from the School of Media and Communication work together on an event that is part television broadcast program and part live music concert over six production days.
The media and events training project was developed by Elena Popa, who teaches in the RMIT Sound Production program, in collaboration with Bakehouse Studios owner Quincy McLean to give students a more active role in learning in an industry environment while still studying.
It is an ideal format for work-integrated learning for media and entertainment industries, requiring a diverse mix of students to implement their skills and knowledge in a workplace environment, and to bring together their collective abilities to complete one major production in real time, working with industry professionals (directors, camera operators, sound engineers) throughout.
During the project, students in the Live Production and Technical Services program looked after multi-camera operations, lighting and lighting control and live vision mixing while sound production students were responsible for the front-of-house sound reinforcement, stage monitor foldback and studio recording.
Photo documentation of production was undertaken by students in the Photo Imaging program.