AFTRS Hits the Road

Jul 1 2016

Aspiring film and T.V. sound professionals of the Northern Territory got a boost to their skill set this week as AFTRS hit the road in partnership with Screen Territory and headed north for two sound workshops. 

The introductory location sound recording workshops which were held in Alice Springs and Darwin, had a total of 16 participants, selected from production companies working across the Northern Territory as well as talented individuals from diverse professional backgrounds.

“I hope this is the first of many workshops to be held in the Territory. AFTRS is committed to partnerships that enable us to offer training and professional development for Australians screen practitioners regardless of where people live or their cultural background. AFTRS has a leadership role to play in ensuring diversity in our screen industry,” said AFTRS CEO, Neil Peplow. 

Over three days, the participants began to fill their tool kit, learning the latest sound recording techniques for capturing speech and sound effects using portable recording equipment.

Screen Territory Director Penelope McDonald said, “The sound workshop was in recognition of the need for more sound professionals in the Northern Territory. This workshop provided a great opportunity for the participants to learn and test new skills in sound recording."

“Every film needs good sound, and this workshop will go some way toward addressing an industry gap in the Northern Territory.”

“Screen Territory looks forward to future partnerships with AFTRS that benefit the screen industry in the Northern Territory.”


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Image: Still from AFTRS Northern Territory Workshop
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