A ready made pool of international-calibre creative workers from Flinders University awaits global movie production company Technicolor when it establishes its Australian operations in South Australia.
And in a promising start to the French firm’s Mill Film Studio and associated Technicolor Academy in Adelaide – located right alongside CDW studios and Flinders University’s Visual Effects and Entertainment Design Program – two Flinders students have won paid roles as junior artists.
Amy Nguyen and Courtney Paech will contribute their creative skills to Mill Film during a one year, fully paid contract with the Academy.
Vice-President of the College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Professor Vanessa Lemm says Technicolor will have a rich pool of talent from which to fill the jobs it is advertising now and into the future.
“South Australia is home to highly regarded visual effects and film studios, and with the entry of Technicolor our global recognition in this space continues its meteoric rise.
“The world-class experience, and outstanding creativity and professionalism of teachers and mentors at the CDW / Flinders University Visual Effects and Entertainment Design program, are quite literally, second to none.
“We are immensely proud to be strengthening South Australia’s vibrant creative arts industry and producing graduates who are fuelling its growing reputation in the dynamic world of digital arts,” Professor Lemm says.
The Flinders-CDW collaboration has twice been named the world’s best digital illustration school by the prestigious Rookies awards. Often described as the Oscars for young creatives, the Rookies are the top accolades for students in creative media and visual effects, and provide incredible opportunities to showcase their work to the world and kick-start careers.
Rookies founder Alwyn Hunt personally presented the 2018 Best Digital Illustration School award to Flinders and CDW at a showcase event last night that exhibited the exceptional talent of its students.