Lights, camera, new opportunities

Lights, camera, new opportunities

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Cecil Andrews College student Jason Cole with Member for Armadale Tony Buti, principal Stella Jinman and City of Armadale councillor and chairman of the college board Colin Campbell. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

The next generation of film stars and television producers will learn their craft at their high school thanks to the installation of a new recording studio.

Cecil Andrews College officially opened its studio last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a test run of the new technology.

Principal Stella Jinman said the facility had been in the pipeline for some time.

“The television recording studio includes a purpose built room that is split into two with one section for overseeing the recording and editing the raw footage and the other for capturing the broadcast,” she said.

“It contains $35,000 worth some of the latest technology for capturing and editing video.

“We also have the ability to be mobile meaning we will be able to capture other community events both on and off campus.”

Six of the college’s staff recently completed their Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved remote pilot’s licence meaning they can legally fly a multi-rotor drone to assist the students in getting video footage.

The studio will be used by all staff and students through a booking system managed by the college’s IT technician Adam Grima and head of arts and technology Nathan Setzinger.

The $50,000 television studio was mainly funded through state government community project grants.