TAFE students get hands-on with Power Games

2013-09-07_0127Tomorrow night’s Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story has given work experience opportunities to Film and Television students at TAFE’s Northern Sydney Institute.

Production company, Southern Star Entertainment, spent two days at the Institute’s St Leonards Campus shooting scenes for the Nine mini-series.

During the two days of shooting, Building A was made to look like an Adelaide airport gate lounge from the 60s and studio B was transformed into a studio and control room from the 60s and 70s (pictured).

Four students from the Film and Television Faculty were also given the opportunity to work with the crew and gain some hands-on industry experience.

“It was fantastic for our diploma and certificate IV students to be involved,” said Margaret Purcell, Head Teacher, Film and Television.

“As a result, some of them have been offered further work experience with Rake series three, which will be shooting here on Campus next week.

“It is always good for our students to be involved in “real world” productions even if it is only to observe how the production runs. It reinforces what we teach them in terms of communication, team work and set etiquette.

“It is also a great networking opportunity for the students, as they get to make professional contacts,” she said.

Series 3 of Rake will be shooting on campus next week.

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