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CALLING ALL CREATIVES

On Friday, August 5th 2016 join industry experts for a fun and interactive careers expo showcasing opportunities within the creative and digital fields.  This is a unique opportunity for teachers to expose their students to the incredible career opportunities within the creative world!

 

Learn from industry experts, hear their stories and discuss the future of creative industries through a huge selection of speeches, presentations and panel discussions. Join creative workshops for focusing on web design, Photoshop, coding, animation, illustration, character design, games design, film making and more. Students will be exposed to the latest developments in:

  • Film
  • IT
  • Animation
  • Games
  • Graphic Design
  • Programming
  • Web Development
  • Apps
  • Virtual Reality
  • And More

Essential Information:

Limited Space:  25 students per school (2 teachers per school)

Day Format:  Each 3 hour session will feature a range of creative workshops, presentations and panel discussions. All students will undertake a workshop and attend presentation/panel discussions of their choice. Please note due to time commitments, each guest speaker will generally present 1 or 2 sessions throughout the day.

Cost: FREE

Transport: AIT is located opposite Southern Cross Train Station, 120 Spencer Street MEL.

Registration:  Please book your tickets using the Eventbrite booking button. Select either the morning or the afternoon session. Select the number of attendees you will be bringing INCLUDING teachers. Closer to the event, AIT will release a schedule of speakers and workshops and students will be able to pre-select their sessions.

 

For More Information Contact: Kirsty @ AIT – [email protected] or 03 9005 3304

Check out some interviews from our presenters and what they think about creativity in their fields:

Keynote speaker Lee Gordon: Experience designer for RG/A

Filmmaker Jesse Perez speaks about his varied career:

Some presentations included:

  • The Changing Space of Digital Design
  • Fake it till You make it
  • Animation: The world beyond Pixar and Disney
  • How to make money off your website
  • Model Making in the 21st Century
  • Careers in online video production – Film making is NOT just a pipe dream
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Example Workshops:

  • Intro to games design
  • Film editing techniques
  • Make an app in an hour
  • Intro to 3d modelling
  • Concept art
  • 2D Animation

Some images from last years Creative Careers Expo

In the workshops, students got some hands on experience from AIT teachers in subjects such as Drawing, 3D Modelling, Games Design, 2D Animation, Film Editing and Stop Motion Animation. The workshops provided a taste of what AIT students produce in their Degrees and Diplomas. You never know what skill you might find out you have until you try it!

2014 presenters included:

  • Epona Schweer – Keynote speaker “The Game industry is awesome!”. Indie game designer, Animator for “happy feet”. indiebits.com
  • Lewis Morley – Keynote speaker. Prop Designer for Star Wars and The Matrix. www.morleypride.com
  • Matthew Costain – “Technologies Changing TV and Online”. Technical Director, Online & Emerging Platforms, SBS. www.sbs.com.au
  • Andrew Seidel – “How I started a web design business”. Founder of Quantum Web Solutions. www.quantumweb.com.au
  • Adam Katz – AIT teacher. Animator for The Discovery Channel – www.ait.nsw.edu.au
  • Ben Tan – “I am a creative technologist” Creative Technologist Digital Arts Network – digitalartsnetwork.com.au
  • Alex Wain – “Making Money from your Interests”. MySpace, Universal Music, Founder of SoBadSoGood – sobadsogood.com
  • Angela Graham – “Social Media for a living”. Professional Social Media Manager NBN, NRMA, e-finity – www.nrma.com.au
  • Owen Lansbury – Web Design. Award winning designer and Managing Director of Next Presence – www.previousnext.com.au
  • Jesse Perez – “Film making beyond Hollywood” Video Content for World Nomads – www.worldnomads.com
  • Nick Barry – “The Digital Creative Career Journey” Director of Interactiveinc Recruitment: Digital employment specialists – www.sbs.com.au
  • Eric Bae – ”How I Plan to teach my 7-Month old to Program” Software engineer, data geek and a lover of designing apps – www.cmc-is.com
  • Mitchel Bellach – “Graphic Design: A Freelance Dream” – parkmyvan.com.au
  • Paul Nichola – “Integrating Traditional Media Skillsets Into Emerging Technologies”
  • Mike McGee – “Inside an Internship Start-up” – booodl.com
  • Helen Goritsas – “Film Careers in Australia” – www.ait.nsw.edu.au