20 July 2017
Our VET acting students spent their first excursion at the Athenaeum Theatre in Collins Street. This informative and exciting industry time was spent with well-known agent Ian White of Centrestage Agency and Ian White Management, who spoke about how to get an agent, current trends and how to audition and screen-test.
Second-year students worked with five industry guests on their elective filming project: Declan Eames, Neighbours' Director; Jan Russ, casting consultant; Warren Parrot, TV producer and ex-student; makeup artist Hannah Pierce and TV cameraman Bill Robinson. All students worked with Warren who talked about industry needs and how to present on screen and how to excel in interviews and auditions. This was a great session for confidence building.
Chris Peters, a stunt coordinator, delivered a practical session on action acting for first-year students. This session helped the students extend their physicality within scripted work.
This course gives students current information, knowledge and skills with its connections to Melbourne’s film and television industry maintaining real industry exposure. We look forward to another exciting semester.
Mrs Tonya Frost - VET and Pathways Officer