26 September 2023

VicScreen points camera at film industry

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A new training program from VicScreen is to invite hundreds of Melbourne and Geelong locals to kick-start a career in the screen industry.

Launching Set Education, the Minister for Creative Industries, Steve Dimopoulos said the program would help aspiring screen workers break into the industry while also showing professionals from a range of industries – including accountants, electricians and designers – how they could transfer their skills to the sector.

Mr Dimopoulos said the program, in partnership with Media Mentors Australia and Freelancer Promotions, was created to meet the growing demand for skilled workers across the screen industry.

“Kicking off with sessions in Geelong and Melbourne, the program will provide comprehensive introductions to the screen industry before launching into skills development sessions and talks from industry experts,” Mr Dimopoulos said.

“Based on their skills and areas of interest, participants will undertake sessions to learn how screen content is made before launching into workshops in areas such as camera operating, lighting and sound,” he said.

“The program will also offer tailored workshops on specific roles which are currently in high demand, including crew roles such as production office, location managers, grips and gaffers, production accountants, electricians, carpenters, hospitality workers and designers.”

Mr Dimopoulos said Set Educated sessions would be held in Geelong on 14 May and in Melbourne on 20 May.

Further information on the program can be accessed at this PS News link.

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