23 July 2010
Hot stuff on the small screen
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Over the past semester, students from across the University have been working hard on an exciting new media project, The Temperature’s Rising.
Wind farms have never been so romantic.
Live music in the TV studio.
The Temperature’s Rising is an entertaining six-part television series that explores the everyday realities of climate change, using drama, comedy, current affairs, music and interviews.
It premieres on Sunday, 25 July, at 8.30pm on Channel 31.
The series was created by TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Media, Music Industry, Professional Communication, Professional Screenwriting, Advertising, Interior Design, Multimedia Systems, Public Relations, Fine Art, AV Technology and Master of Creative Media programs, as part of a new elective called Screen Production Project.
Screen Production Project was developed out of the Learning and Teaching Investment Fund and is designed for students across sectors and Schools to work together on a high-quality television series for Channel 31.
Leo Berkeley, course coordinator for Screen Production Project, said: "After some early caution, students seemed to really appreciate the possibilities of collaborating outside their home programs on a project like this.
"And with C31 now available on digital TV, the potential for their work to be seen by a wide audience was an added incentive to be involved."
Every aspect of the TV production, from script writing and production to marketing and website development, was the responsibility of teams of students, who are getting invaluable experience in their field of study in a real-life media environment.
Emma Judd, a third-year student in the Media program, said: “Working in such a large, eclectic group of people on the one project meant that I got to learn a lot about different fields of study outside my own program.
"By working in new areas of television, online production and marketing, I have received so much practical experience, as well as the confidence to look into television as a future career."
In addition to the TV broadcast, individual episodes, short segments and other content is available online.
Talking climate over coffee.
In the control room: this is for real, folks!