Our film and TV training studios are among the largest and
best-equipped in the state
There are lots of buzzwords, names and phrases trending around the
86th Academy Awards ceremony – Best Picture, Cate Blanchett, Phillip
Seymour Hoffman, Ellen, The Wizard of Oz…
If nothing else, the ongoing popularity of this high profile annual
awards ceremony indicates the ongoing fascination and appeal that the
world of moviemaking continues to hold for many of us. Indeed, many
people often consider the possibility of a career in the film and TV
industry, no doubt inspired by the seductive idea of celluloid
immortality, not to mention global fame and celebrity.
But what happens in front of a camera, and what we see on the screen
is only one part of the entire movie-making process. Much of it
happens behind the camera and behind the scenes. And these days, with
the burgeoning use of digital media and computer-generated imagery
(CGI), there are more career pathways than ever into this glittering
Emerald City of dreams.
The Northern Sydney
Institute has its own glittering Emerald City of dreams, located
in the leafy surrounds of our St
Leonards Campus. Our film and TV training studios are among the
largest and best-equipped in the state, and include digital widescreen
multi-camera studios with the latest professional equipment,
non-linear editing suites and a sound recording studio.
So if the film and TV industry intrigues you, but you're not
interested in being the next Brad Pitt or Cate Blanchett, there's
loads of career options constantly opening up for film and technology buffs.
For instance, have you heard of an asset management operator? This
role is responsible for ensuring that program content and commercials
Perhaps you've thought about being a data wrangler. This is the
person who makes sure that what gets recorded on camera makes it back
to the editor without any loss or corruption of data.
Or you may have great organisational and interpersonal skills which
would make you an ideal second assistant director. As the first
assistant director's right hand, it's your responsibility to make sure
that cast make it to set on time.
Going further, have you ever wondered who the lighting cameraman was
on a production? Or who was the sound engineer? And what these roles
The Northern Sydney Institute offers a range of qualifications that
will provide you with the right skills for film and television
production. Our regular consultation with industry means that what you
learn is aligned to what they need. Our graduates are work-ready and
highly regarded by employers in film and television.
Next time you're watching a movie or TV show, take the time to read
the credits and you may be inspired to take on a role behind the camera.