Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


UCOL video student to live the dream

UCOL video student to live the dream

UCOL Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging student Michael Watson is about to live a filmmaker’s dream through a video production internship in San Francisco.

Michael has been selected to travel to renowned video production/post-production studio, Lobitos Creek Ranch in San Francisco, at the beginning of January for a nine week visit.

“It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says the 24 year old.

The internship was conceived two years ago by Californian and Lobitos Creek Ranch owner Steve Michelson, and Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival Director Brent Barrett and Warren Jones. They approached UCOL Video Lecturer Mel Edmon to seek suitable applicants for the internship, “and it grew from there,” she says.

Michael’s interests lie in post-production, editing and visual effects. He says he is keen to get to San Francisco and observe “those who have been doing it for a while.”

Mel says Steve Michelson is a renowned networker and a great conduit for introductions to all the right people and industry contacts. “He also operates an impressive distribution company so Michael will get an appreciation of the business end of the industry,” she says.

The internship has proven to be a successful career launch pad for a talented UCOL BAVI video student each year. Joshua Hardgrave was the first UCOL Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging student to embark on the internship and now works at WETA Digital in Wellington.

Last year’s recipient Nicole Baker now works in film production in Melbourne.

Michael’s living expenses and accommodation are included in the internship and UCOL will sponsor the return airfares.

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Business Steve Sorsby says, “We are delighted to support this terrific opportunity that aligns well with our work-ready graduates’ philosophy. We congratulate Michael on winning the scholarship and trust his time in California is both enjoyable and productive.”

Ultimately, Michael wants to work in film post-production. “I love all aspects of film-making but post-production is my passion,” he says. “It would be great to work with the big boys at a huge production company like Industrial Light and Magic or Dreamworks…”

Michael’s dreams continue.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Fringe Review: Rossum’s Universal Robots

Written in 1920 by Karel Capek in a newly independent Czechoslovakia, its prophetic tale of artificial intelligence, automata and human morality was initially a big hit, but it then vanished from view, in New Zealand at least, before being revived in Hamilton last year. More>>

SELECT FRINGE SHOWS:

Pictures Of Media: Call For Photographs For Reimagining Journalism

In August this year Freerange Press is launching its next big book. This time we are gathering the best writers and thinkers in the country to look at the changing media landscape in New Zealand. To illuminate and give voice to the writing we want to include around 25 excellent photos. We want these photos to document the different aspects of how journalism is made, how it used to be, and how it is changing. More>>

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Safe Online More Important Than Ever

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet safety and encourages positive use of technology - with a strong focus on young people. More>>

ALSO:

We Have The Technology: Zephyrometer Up And Moving

“The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not being correct. We also added an extra 300kgs counter-balance – made from zinc coated steel triangle plates. These adjustments will now stop it bending low over the road in high winds.” More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news