[Press Release by Queensland School of Film and Television]

For many students, final assessment means a boring 2000 word assignment. But for the students at Queensland School of Film and Television, final assessment means making a music video clip for a real life rock band.

The lucky Diploma of Screen students at Queensland School of Film and Television shot the music video clip for local Brisbane goth/rock band, Empty Art, as part of their final year assessment. Empty Art has recently been featured on Triple J Unearthed as a new band to watch.

Empty Art guitarist, Dan Cleaver, said band members were so impressed with the extremely professional look of the video that they hope to have it aired on ABC Television’s popular music video program Rage and have also entered it in the high-profile Music Oz competition.

“We were all blown away with how professional the clip looks” Dan said, “They did such an amazing job. It was way beyond our expectations. We couldn’t be happier with the result.”

The music clip was made for the band’s original single “Machines of Love and Grace” and was shot in the school’s state of the art facilities.

“It was a really great experience,” said student Stephen Cunnington, who took on the role of both director and editor for the project, “There was a great vibe on the set and I think that shows in the finished product.”

“The band were really great to work with,” said Gabriela Purri, assistant editor/continuity on the project, “ They did everything we asked, and for one scene they even let us paint them completely white!”

Aside from music video clips, students at Queensland School of Film and Television are also required to make television commercials, short films and work on documentaries, television, and feature films.

Queensland School of Film and Television is currently taking enrolments for 2009. To find out how to enrol or for more information on the courses offered at the school, call 1300 765 354 or visit the school online www.qsft.qld.edu.au

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