Costume designer Pele Hehea explains her path to working in film and TV, and how she wants to create space for people who ordinarily wouldn't have access to a career in the arts.
Queensland-based location manager Roger Paul almost got into the screen industry as an assistant when the 'X Files' was filming in his street in Canada. Instead, his journey to becoming a location manager has been a little more winding.
“[I ask] ‘How would I want to be treated in this situation, how can we get what we need, and how does that translate also when dealing with other departments?’ While it is a very technical job, I think it’s the people skills that make for a good HOD.”
Michelle Nagy's journey to running the art department on 'NCIS: Sydney' was a twisting one, with a few speedhumps along the way.
“Listening to your team and always spending a moment to take on board what they have said before making decisions is important to achieve the best work,” - Oscar Knott, virtual production supervisor, on getting the best out a department.
Media Mentors Australia has opened applications for management and leadership training for early career HODs or 2ICs ready to take the next step in their careers.
Screen Australia has taken the next steps with its below-the-line training initiatives, unveiling the recipients and host companies for BTL Next Step, the Production Crew Skills Training Fund, and the Transferable Skills and Returning Crew Training Fund, while also announcing $1.7 million of industry development funding across the programs.