NewsTuesday 23 Sep 2014

On the job training for TAFE Media Hub

Behind the scenes countless local people contributed to creating a successful community event on the 20th September. In a partnership between Kempsey TAFE and the Kempsey Shire Council, Macleay River Festival media coverage was conducted by the TAFE Media Hub.

A group of eight enthusiastic students worked on the day of the festival to collect still images for upload to the festival’s Facebook page, film vox pops (short videos) of festival participants as well as conducting numerous festival surveys. 

‘In regional communities there aren’t always the opportunities to do this kind of work. This gave them a real taste of what it’s like to be involved with a festival in a media role,’ says Elizabeth Bond, TAFE Media Hub Coordinator.
‘The students worked tirelessly throughout the day using mobile devices to collect the media material. The coverage was of a high standard and they conducted themselves like true media professionals. The feedback from the Council and the community has been really positive,’ says Elizabeth.
‘For us it’s great that TAFE gives their students access and engagement in the festival as part of their studies. Being involved is a good way of connecting with the community, building civic pride, creating opportunities and sharing cultural experiences,’ says Olivia Parker, Community Projects Officer and Festival Coordinator.

For more information about courses being run at Kempsey TAFE please contact (02) 6560 2900.

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