FILM + TV

It’s up to us to create something meaningful and beautiful – to make this world a better place...

The world just can’t get enough of the magic of the moving image, and the global uptake of digital technology is creating unprecedented demand for professional content creators. From producers to directors, cinematographers, scriptwriters, motion-graphics designers, editors and more, entertainment production is big business.

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Film + TV at JMC is a hands-on production-based course that will give you the knowledge and the creative, technical and managerial skills to create and produce leading content for film, TV, live broadcasts, documentaries, commercials and music videos.

Both Bachelor degree and diploma are structured to help you develop above-the-line practitioners in key crew roles (which will appeal if you’re into serious filmmaking), as well as the range of skills you need to meet the diverse requirements of the industry.

Courses Available in Film + Television

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film + Television)
Duration: 6 Trimesters (2 Years, Full Time)
Upcoming Intakes: September 2020 | February 2021 | June 2021
CRICOS 0811982E

Diploma of Film + Television
Duration: 2 Trimesters (6 Months, Full Time)
Upcoming Intakes: September 2020 | February 2021 | June 2021
CRICOS 058465K

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Curriculum

 

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internships

Internships are the perfect opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience and learn how the industry really operates. At JMC we have a dedicated Internship Program which provides students the opportunity to work in real-life industry roles at reputable organisations during their course.

Undertaken as a credited course unit, you’ll be given the time to gain invaluable experience in your chosen field and make new contacts - all while gaining credits from the experience. Our Internship Program to date has successfully also led to paid freelance opportunities and to career progression post-graduation. 

Here are just a few of the incredible companies our students are interning at:

  • MTV
  • Universal Music Australia
  • Foxtel
  • Pozible
  • Mixdown Magazine
  • Vevo
  • Austero
  • Kiss FM
  • Animal Logic
  • Seven Network
  • Hidden Sydney
  • Channel 10
  • Viskatoons
  • Liquid Animation
  • Cutting Edge Studios
  • Alt VFX
  • Studio 301
  • Live Ideas
  • Brain Studio
  • ARN
  • Nikelodeon
  • Inventor
  • Mirk
  • Street Science
  • Elastic Studios
  • AdCreators
  • Ministry of Sound
  • Mountain Sounds Festival
  • Cobbstar Productions
  • PWR VR Game Design
  • 3MBS Radio
  • Ditto Music
  • The Base Recording Studios
  • Immersive Video
  • Minus 18
  • Jigsaw
  • Great Big Events
  • RedBean Productions
  • The Voice Plant
  • JuicedTV
  • Penske Commercial Vehicles
  • Airlock Studios
  • Luna Audio
  • AT Professional
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Twisted Pair
  • TMRW
  • Messiah Studios
  • Slate VFX
  • Red Cartel
  • Vivid VR Project
  • Yours & Owls
  • Hub Artist Services
  • Top Dog Group
  • TEN Network
  • Princess Pictures
  • Music Victoria
  • 3MISS
  • RSPCA
  • Riffs and Licks Music 60
  • Khemistry
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Acoustic Technologies
  • Continous Music
  • FBI Radio
  • Damien Gerard Studios
  • Main Street Studios
  • The Guitar Gym
  • Tall Poppy Studios

MEET THE TEAM

SYDNEY CAMPUS

David Opitz
Head of Department (Sydney)

"David has been in the screen and media industry for over twenty years working on multiple award-winning projects.

Among those that stand out are two tours of Iraq six months apart, first under the last few weeks of the Saddam regime, then in the final stages of the American invasion. As the Co-Producer, camera and sound recorder in a two-person video journalism team, David produced an exclusive for the SBS Dateline program featuring Saddam’s only female minister, whom the American’s named Dr. Germ, and who was accused of being in charge of biological weapons production. During David’s second tour he also shot, sound recorded and co-field produced around 17 sequences for the Michael Moore feature length documentary “Fahrenheit 911”

Anton Beebe
Film + TV Lecturer

Bachelor Graduate of The Australian Film, Television & Radio School

Anton comes from a background of Directing which includes numerous television commercials, short films and a television series. Some commercials include; LG, Sharp, Panasonic, Philips, McDonalds, Tip Top, Singapore Power, Singapore Army, Pepe Jeans, Myer, SBS, Cornetto, Medibank, Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph and Bacardi.
Anton was also the Director on the Science Fiction TV Series Charlie Jade, which was shown on the Science Fiction Channel in USA, FX in the United Kingdom, Fox in Japan, AXN in Hong Kong, Space Channel in Canada, and was also distributed in Eastern Europe, France, Italy and South Africa.

Because of Anton's hard work and dedication, he has won and been nominated for multiple awards which include; Melbourne Art Director's Club Silver: Best campaign - Client 'Pepe Jeans', Saatchi & Saatchi, Best New Commercial Director, Cannes, France, Brit Awards: Nominated Best Music Video- 'Twisted'. Artist- Skunk An ansi e, MTV Awards, USA: Nominated Best Foreign Music Video, 'Sick With Love'. Artist- Robyn Laou.

Antony Waddington
Film + TV Lecturer

Bachelor of Arts (Communications)
Master of Performance Studies 
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

From 1989 Antony worked in conjunction with Paper Bark Films where he associate produced many training films as well as music videos for Sony Music, WEA, EMI and Mushroom Records, with performers such as the Divinyls, Icehouse and Kate Ceberano. He has executive produced several documentaries for the ABC, SBS & commercial networks.
Antony recently developed an produced the $15 million independent Australian film, The Eye of the Storm (2011), a feature adaptation of Patrick White's novel, directed by Fred Schepisi and starred Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis.

MELBOURNE CAMPUS

Peter George
Head of Department, Melbourne

"Production Management and Budgeting - Australian Film, Television and Radio School
Postgraduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - University of Melbourne"

"As a Producer, Director, Writer, Interviewer and Script Editor, Peter brings a resume of credit and awards to JMC Academy. As a filmmaker, major credits include the award winning documentaries Original Schtick, Schtick Happens, The Dream of Love, Not So Straight and The Triangle Wars, and fiction films Absence and William. Original Schtick won 2 AFI awards and the prestigious Rouben Mamoulian Award at the Sydney Film Festival. Almost all of Peter's films have travelled widely around the globe, including Original Schtick and William, which were invited to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. 

The Triangle War premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival as part of the MIFF Premiere Fund, and recently won Best Australian Documentary at the inaugural Antenna International Documentary Festival.

In addition to filmmaking, Peter has also worked as a copywriter, a book editor, an industry consultant, an Advertising Account Executive and was the former Editor of If Magazine.

Steve Newman
Melbourne Lecturer

Diploma of Arts (Film and Television), specialising in Cinematography and Editing, Australian Film, Television and Radio School 

Steve is a Director of Photography with broad experience in Visual Effects including Motion Control, Green/Blue Screen, Miniatures, Animation, Special Effects/VFX integration, In-Camera Effects etc. Credits include: Where the Wild Things Are, Superman Returns, Hating Alison Ashley (DP), House of Wax, Ghost Ship, Anancondas, Inspector Gadget 2 (also 2nd Unit DIRECTOR), Red Planet, Babe and studio DoP on serial Television drama Neighbours.

Justin Viney
Melbourne Lecturer

Bachelor of Creative Technology (Digital Television Production), JMC Academy 

Justin has a Bachelor in Creative Technology through JMC Academy, and is a member of the ASE. Justin has always had a keen eye on the editing process. With a growing tool belt of technical applications, Justin thrives to excel his skills as a young entrepreneur, freelancer and educator of post-production practices. He has produced content for reputable artist, brands, organizations and labels during his time in the field, and is an active member of the film community.

After graduating from JMC Academy with a Bachelor in Creative Technology, Justin was welcomed to conduct workshops within his home community to teach his craft to young filmmakers, which is what attracted him to the position as a post-production lecturer.

BRISBANE CAMPUS

Mark Overett
Head of Department, Brisbane

"Mark Overett is a writer/producer and founding partner of Australia/New Zealand production company New Holland Pictures Two. Mark’s films include 6 x AFI Award winning drama “Unfinished Sky” (2007, dir.  Peter Duncan); NZ comedy “Separation City” (2009, dir Paul Middleditch), Danish/Australian action/comedy “At World’s End” (2009, dir Tomas Villum Jensen), and Finnish/German/Australian sci-fi comedy “Iron Sky” (2011, dir. Timo Vuorensola),  thriller “The Fear of Darkness” (2014, dir. Chris Fitchett). Recently, Mark's film AZZURO, starring Olivia Simone and Grey's Anatomy's Giacomo Gianniotti, won Best International Short Film at the 2018 Santa Monica International Film Festvial. 
Mark also likes to keep his toes in documentary production and is currently producing a definitive documentary and concert film of legendary punk band The Saints.  He was also Writer/Post Production Supervisor on “ABBA – Bang-A-Boomerang”; and Executive Producer on “Shadow Play – The Making of Anton Corbijn”.  He also wrote the UK documentary “Albatross” produced by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds”; and “Running Away” documentary (Ch 9). In 2018 

As Script Editor/Script Supervisor, Mark’s credits include some 12 short films including the multi-international award-winning “The Landing” (2013, dir Josh Tanner ); “Maiden” (2013, dir Stephen Kanaris); “The Streak” (2013, dir Michael Gillett) and “Jacob Fights Giants” (2012, dir Janelle Rayner & Simon Toy)"

Dr Kayleigh Hughes
Brisbane Lecturer

Dr. Kayleigh Murphy is a film and screen researcher with a background in international and transnational cinema, film genre and the zombie and horror sub-genres. She has published work on subjects varying from Australian film education to Japanese zombie films and has a passion for exploring unconventional films and filmmakers. 

 

 

Steven Caldwell
Brisbane Lecturer

After graduating top of his film school class, CE founder Steven Caldwell built his hands-on capacity in the camera and editorial departments of several Australian feature films. Steven has worked with Chris Nyst, Firass Dirani, Jay Laga'aia, Josh Lawson and Margot Robbie.

In 2010, Steven Caldwell produced and edited his debut feature film, Bad Behaviour, a serial killer thriller starring John Jarratt, Roger Ward and Jean Kittson. Bad Behaviour's Australian release was in 2013 and the film won six festival awards, including an industry award for Steven's editing.

Steven has produced and directed music videos across the R'n'B, pop and metal genres, with each of his productions screening on the ABC's Rage, various Channel 10 music programs, and MTV. For underworld raconteur Mark 'Chopper' Read, Caldwell produced and directed Chopper: The Last Chapter, and was editor and key contributor for the feature-length documentary Chopper and Hammer: Legends & Lunatics. Steven has also worked on TVCs and other content for clients including City Beach, Super Cheap Auto and Nestle. 

In the corporate world, Steven has produced and directed projects for clients including Queensland University of Technology, M-Tech Marine Technologies, Business Network International - Paradise Chapter, Bravehearts, the Queensland Government, Gold Coast City Council, Surfers Paradise Alliance, AC-TEC Services and Box Advertising.

ALUMNI

JMC really kicked the door open for me. With solid skills training and industry networking opportunities, JMC really does hold the key to success in this industry.

Charles Duncombe, Head of Creative, SoHO & Showcase Channels - Foxtel Network, 2014 Alumni Award Recipient and Promax and Astra Award Winner, Film and Television Production Alumni

Tom Fletcher + Liam Mahoney (TEEL Studios)

Thomas Fletcher & Liam Mahoney met at JMC midway through completing their degree and almost immediately began collaborating on projects both in and out of their course. Tom & Liam recognized that they both shared a similar passion for visual storytelling through digital media. Before they completed their degree, they started working together creating digital content for brands and businesses, this venture went on to birth Teel Studios. Over two years later, they have moved into their second studio space in Wollongong, where they offer themselves as a full-service creative agency as well as a collaborative space where they host exhibitions, workshops, and other events.

Alumni In Focus - Teel Studios from JMC Academy on Vimeo.

Dean Musumeci

Dean is the in-house Director of Photography and Post Production Coordinator at Valiant Film Company. Dean has also worked at Method Studios, working on DC's Aquaman. Dean's grad movie from JMC is also sitting on 1.8 million views on YouTube.

 

Stephanie Watts

Since graduating, Steph has been in continuous work with Australia's largest production company, Endemol Shine,  working on shows such as MasterChef & Gogglebox, as well as major events including the TV Week Logie Awards & the Australian Open. 

 

Read more about our alumni, as well as some of our top tip articles and industry advice here.