|TV WORK EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP IN PERTH||
Are you interested in a career in television, television production, editing or scriptwriting? Experience the best of Perth's community action whilst gaining vital work experience at a local TV station. This placement will be an excellent addition to your CV and will give you good experience of how the sector works Down Under!
If you do any placement in Perth, a FREE Indigenous (Aborigine) Heritage tour in Kings Park, Perth's No. 1 tourist attraction, is included In your itinerary!
Community television produces and broadcasts locally-produced programs that are relevant to the community, including educational institutions, independent film makers, ethnic and specialist interest groups and local businesses. Local news, entertainment and information are presented as a way of addressing issues and presenting information that commercial or government-funded stations do not cover. Volunteers can learn about producing and presenting television programs and how to run a television station.
The service provided by community television reflects a diverse range of expressions and views; cultivates a sense of community; encourages participation, learning, innovation and promotes competence in audio-visual skills. As a result, community television produces programmes with the community and for the community which reflect Australia’s rich multicultural diversity and heritage. The principal aim is to encourage participation and provide access to the airwaves for all of the metropolitan community, as well as special interest, ethnic and minority groups. Community television stations are non-profit organisations. This means that they do not make money from the services they provide. Instead these stations use sponsorship arrangements to cover their day-to-day running costs.
Community television provides numerous opportunities for producers and community members to use the production equipment and facilities in order to present the many distinctive programmes offered. Community television in Western Australia has a unique eleven year track record of multi-award winning quality television productions which have been broadcast for community TV stations throughout Australia in both digital and analogue. Productions can now also be viewed by a wide audience of Community Television in the USA!
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
Once you have applied for a placement, we will send you detailed information about Australia, as well as an equally detailed Safety Guide - both of these will help to make your stay in Australia one that you will never forget!
"I came back to the UK from my travels in May and in September I was offered a 6 month contract with MTV as their creative intern, and upon nearing the end of my contract, have now been offered a year contract at the BBC as production co-ordinator. I just wanted to say a massive thank you for my experience, both work and culturally, in Australia. I would hugely recommend this to anyone, especially those who want to break into media via an alternative path. Even for those who do not want to obtain a career in the media, my employer said she was impressed with the month I did in Australia, because it showed I had the initiative to get out there and do something productive, and it was something that stood out amongst the hundreds of CVs she received!"Carmen Butcher
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EXPLORING ART THROUGH THE
EYES OF THE ARTIST:
'The Gallery Watch experience - Through The Eyes of the Presenter' by Travellers Intern Frankie Aldaiji.
An account of Frankie's first presenting role assigned to him via the TV work experience programme.
Gallery East in North Fremantle, WA, was the venue for the
most recent episode of Gallery Watch to be screened on Friday April 20th.
For those not familiar with the contents of the program, it’s basically a
weekly show focusing on visual artists displaying their works in and around
Perth galleries, and in this case involved me, the presenter meeting up with
and chatting to the painters as they talk us through the thinking behind
Established in 1991, the gallery is run by directors David Forrest and Jánis Nedéla. Director of Gallery East since 1992 and Chairman of The Association of Western Australian Art Galleries, David boasts a wealth of knowledge on the work of artists and craft practitioners presently working within Western Australia. Jánis himself is and an established Western Australian Artist himself contains impressive works within Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth's foremost contemporary art gallery, and with Uber Gallery, Melbourne.
Two of the nation’s finest painters were exhibiting on the night at Gallery East. With renaissance inspired artist Drusilla Williams showcasing her work under the theme 'Fishes and Loaves', focusing on still lifes, and cleverly combining the use of colour and light to good effect. Established artist Phillip Cook displayed his fine pieces under the banner of ‘Here and Elsewhere’ a reference to landscapes we see all around us in our daily lives.
Filming for the
program was undertaken by acclaimed producer Tibor Meszaros who came up with
the concept for the show itself more than six years ago, which has been
hitting the screens of Access 31 Perth, Channel 31 Melbourne and currently
in the past two years on Aurora channel 183 on the Foxtel Digital network.
Indeed it was at Gallery East where the very first episode shooting of
Gallery Watch was made.
Accommodation: Your accommodation is located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth, Western Australia. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district.
You'll be accommodated in a centrally located lodge that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays. You'll most likely your own room, but will share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.
Click here to visit the Lodges' website for more information.
Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor activities! You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other things to do in the region!
The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or you can head over to Northbridge for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus, which stops outside your accommodation.
Food: Not included but that we recommend a weekly budget of AUD$70
A little about Perth: Perth was built on the banks of the magnificent Swan River over 150 years ago and is now a city rich in culture and filled with theatres, art galleries and museums. The city is modern and vibrant - a fun, friendly and 'laid back'
You will fly into Perth airport (Perth is the capital city of Western Australia)
where you will be welcomed by our Australian Volunteer Liaison Officer or
another one of our staff. They will then transport you to a city backpackers
where you will stay for one night to give you time to catch your breath and
relax after your flight.
You have the option to arrange your own flights or we can assist you with your flight arrangements. If you would like us to do this for you, we will liaise with you regarding available flights and dates to suit you. All arrangements for your flight bookings/payments will be fulfilled by Murray Rogers Travel Limited, ATOL No. 6856. Where possible, we arrange for two or more people to travel on the same flight and we will let you have the names and telephone numbers of other volunteers on your flight, so that you can chat to each other or even meet up before leaving for your placement.
VISAS: We will liaise with you about specific requirements, if any, and make the Visa process very easy.
Where possible, all flights we arrange for you have changeable return tickets because many of our volunteers choose to extend their stay once they are in their destination country. Changeable return tickets enable you to do so, within the limits of your visa and the level of your air ticket, of course. If you choose to book your own flights, you should endeavour to get a changeable ticket.
To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your programme, please click here.
We can also arrange your flight dates to give you additional time at the end of your project for travelling around and sightseeing - this is a fascinating and wondrous country!
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