Work Integrated Learning with MaPS:
The School of Journalism and Communication's Media and Production Support (MaPS) Team is introducing a range of Work Integrated Learning opportunities for students seeking to gain production skills and develop a folio of work. These opportunities are targeted at students of varying levels of experience and competence, and are designed specifically for students contemplating careers related to photography and photojournalism, video, radio, and documentary film and television.
We will be gradually releasing and promoting these opportunities as they become available, and further information will appear on this page as details are confirmed.
On Location: (L-R) Ali Rae and Steph Gall
1) On Location with UQ News TV (available now)
UQ News TV is a joint venture between the School of Journalism and Communication and the Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC). In conjunction with journalists and producers from OMC, the MaPS Team, with your assistance, produces a regular video news story (currently fortnightly) based on a story from the UQ News paper publication. These stories highlight interesting happenings in teaching & learning, research, and engagement, and attract a large domestic and international audience (recently, a UQ News TV episode was seen nationwide on the Fairfax news network). You can watch UQ News TV episodes here: www.vimeo.com/channels/uqnewstv.
Your role will be as a MaPS Production Assistant, and you'll be responsible for meeting and marshalling the talent, assisting the director in shot framing, lighting control and setting up and monitoring the sound recorded on location. You'll also help in reviewing the recorded material onsite for quality control. You will then be involved in the subsequent editing and post production process with an experienced member of the MaPS team to produce the final result.
This opportunity is open to FIRST YEAR students in Journalism and/or Communication programs of study. Production dates and times are unpredictable, so interested students are placed on a "hold list" in order of signup, and as the shooting date for a particular episode is confirmed, students at the top of the list are offered a position on the shoot, working our way down the list.
Register your interest in On Location with UQ News TV for Semester 2 2011 here: http://maps.eventbrite.com.
2) Untold (commencing 2012)
The Untold project will take a group of Journalism students interested in photojournalism and video journalism to an offshore location for the collection of stories based on topics not typically covered by the news media, following the production process from research and discovery, organisation, travel, production, sub editing, post production and distribution. Locations and costs will be available on this page when finalised. It is thought at this stage that part of the student cost will be covered by the UQ Advantage Grant (to eligible and successful students).
Your role as a photojournalist, director of photography, journalist or sound recorder will cover the full gamut of journalistic field production, and as a prospective student you will need to demonstrate competence in the area of your choosing.
This opportunity will be open to SECOND or THIRD YEAR students (pending the successful completion of Journalism in Sound, Journalism in Text, or Visual Journalism). The production segment will occur in the mid semester break (between Semesters 1 and 2).
3) Stockpile (commencing 2012)
The Stockpile project will offer Communication students the chance to work on a range of video projects in conjunction with the Office of Marketing and Communications. More details will be available here as they are confirmed.