🎉 Huge shout out to Media Mentors Australia and all the fantastic attendees at the recent ‘Set Educated’ workshop held at the Geelong Library.
What an amazing vibe in the room!
A fun action-packed day, filled to the brim with valuable information for all the aspiring filmmakers and industry enthusiasts out there.
We’re thrilled to see so many passionate Geelong individuals ready to dive into the vibrant world of the film!
From Grips to Gaffers, Art Directors to Location Officers, there’s so many roles involved in the making of a film – all playing such an important part.
The workshop included details on how to join the industry and work on the set of a TV or film production. Experts in their own fields such as make-up artists, hairdressers, carpenters, electricians, caterers, fashion designers where given hints on how they can join in on the fun.
A fantastic line up of speakers included:
Todd Embling – Assistant Director on Picnic at Hanging Rock, Glitch and The Wrong Girl
Paula Salini – Production Office for Wentworth, Neighbours and Aunty Donna.
Prince Nediyedath – Camera Department on John Farnham – Finding the Voice, Birdy and tons of commercials.
Caitlin Bryan – Electrics Department on Woody Woodpecker, Surviving Summer and Jack Irish.
Geelong Waterfront Film Director, Belinda Lyle enjoyed catching up with Friends of Geelong Waterfront Film members who attended and also meeting new people who a keen to play a part in creating a film industry for Geelong.
We all walked away inspired, empowered, and armed with knowledge to chase our filmmaking dreams.
Getting started in film.
If you are looking to work on the set of a TV or film production, Media Mentors Australia offers a range of skills-based workshops, both in person, and online to get you started.
Many workshops for example the Grip/Gaffer or Boom Operator one day session require no prior experience.
Words: Belinda Lyle