Day 1 – On Board the Puffing Billy: Experience the magic of Puffing Billy as you climb on board this historic steam train. Students will be provided with exclusive access to film inside and outside of the train, capturing breathtaking footage of the scenic Yarra Ranges. Get up close and personal with the locomotive, learning about its fascinating history and intricacies. Throughout the day, students will work in teams, brainstorming ideas, and planning their video projects.
Day 2 – Yarra Ranges Tech School (YRTS): Head to YRTS for a day of editing and producing your masterpiece. Utilize cutting-edge video equipment and software to bring your vision to life. Expert instructors will guide you through the editing process, offering tips and tricks to enhance your storytelling skills. This hands-on experience at YRTS ensures that students not only capture incredible footage on Day 1 but also learn the essential post-production techniques required for professional video creation.
Key Program Elements:
- Media Studies Integration: Tailored for students studying media, the program seamlessly integrates media studies concepts into the hands-on filmmaking experience.
- Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with your peers to brainstorm ideas, assign roles, and bring your creative vision to fruition.
- Exclusive Access: Enjoy special access to film inside and outside of the Puffing Billy train, as well as close encounters with the historic locomotive.
- Professional Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of instructors at YRTS who will provide valuable insights into video production and editing techniques.
- Promotional Video Creation: Craft a compelling promotional video showcasing the charm and allure of the Puffing Billy Railroad.
Participation in the Puffing Billy Filmmaker Experience involves associated costs to cover the unique opportunities provided during the two-day program. These costs contribute to exclusive access to the Puffing Billy steam train and expert instruction. The program offers an invaluable chance for students studying media to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical skills in a real-world setting.