Video specialist comes to Barkly and Central VAMPtv
Video, Art, Music, Production television (VAMPtv) — a multimedia project hosted by the Northern Territory Music School — now has its first Alice Springs-based video content producer.
Stuart Liddell, who was appointed to the inaugural position last October, will create films about Barkly and Central region schools.
“As a producer my job includes camera operation, lighting, directing talent, scriptwriting, story creation, editing, uploading to the web, photoshopping, animating, and meeting and talking to lots of people,” he said.
“I am working very hard to partner with Central Desert schools to get their kids on the NT schools map.
“Many schools may have recorded footage of school activities and haven’t put it online or shared it with folks. This can be presented as a small package on VAMPtv, whether it was shot on a phone or a kid grabbed a camera and filmed their acrobatic skills!
“I have just finished filming some very funny impromptu dance videos with Braitling Primary School, and I’m producing a feature with Yirara College on their own digital department — YiraraTV.”
The one-time Alice Springs freelancer has produced videos for CAAMA and the Central Land Council, documented the performances of local bands and the Alice Sings Pop Choir, worked with Barkly Regional Arts, and run a one man production company in Melbourne.
“I want to show kids in remote and city schools that there’s a lot of fun to be had at school, and that there’s pathways to jobs in less conventional sectors like the media, music and acting industries,” he said.
“And I want to create a space to harness and nurture ingenuity, and show that the boundless creative potential in us all never goes away. It can be utilised in an adult world of work and responsibility.
“There’s a VAMPtv episode every two weeks starting in Week 6. So if I could feature one school each episode I would be doing well to engage 20 schools out of the 100 available!
“But ultimately, the real gold is seeing young people and their families lead extraordinary lives in one of the most unique parts of Australia.”