Education and Arts

'Walk a Mile in my Shoez' Channel 31 series underway at ACU

Students and staff from the Media Communication department within ACU's School of Arts and Sciences (Vic) are well underway with the production of a Channel 31 series, now titled Walk a Mile in my Shoez.

The six part panel style TV series, funded by a Community Broadcasting Foundation grant, will be produced as part of the Bachelor of Media Communication program and involving students enrolled in the Media Production for Social Justice unit.

This unit introduces students to the production of media appropriate for the needs of community groups with an emphasis on promotion of social justice issues.

"Presently, our students are learning how to operate the studio and are producing 18 segments for the show," says Bachelor of Media Communication Course Coordinator Dr Diane Charleson. "All people featured in the segments will then form part of the panel show to be shot in our ACU TV media studio in early October. These are shots of the students shooting a segment with Les Twentyman."

Third year Media Communication student Courtney Petalas comments: "What an experience, working with a professional with so much knowledge and direction. We all had our different parts to play when filming the segment and it was amazing to watch each other excel at what we do best. We have come so far since our first year at ACU."

This new and vibrant project aims to highlight important issues related to social justice that are of relevance for young people such as youth homelessness, refugee youth, aboriginal youth, disabled youth, and ethnic minorities.

Dr Charleson says the project has brought "a real buzz" to the campus with our students working collaboratively to produce the program series taking on all key roles from writing, research, production, technical roles, and editing with an emphasis on industry practice.

The series concentrate on highlighting positive projects and initiatives that are operating in the Victorian community.

Students Madeline Kennedy and Joseph Mccarthy Students Madeline Kennedy and Joseph Mccarthy
Madeline Kennedy, Les Twentyman and Maggie Raworth (L to R) Madeline Kennedy, Les Twentyman and Maggie Raworth