TAFE NSW Loftus students create music video

Screen and Media students at TAFE NSW Loftus campus recently got some hands-on experience creating a music video for up-and-coming singer-songwriter Tim Richards.

Richards, of Cronulla, is a TAFE NSW alumni, having completed an Advanced Diploma in Music Performance at Ultimo TAFE in 2016.

Having recently released his debut EP, Richards wanted to create a music video to go with his new song "Amy", and reached out to TAFE NSW Screen and Media teacher Nick Bleszynski.

"At TAFE NSW, we are always looking for ways to have our students work practically on real-world projects," Mr Bleszynski said.

"When Tim came to us with the idea it was a no-brainer.

"This opportunity gave the students hands-on experience in how to visualise, film and edit a music video from start to finish and how to adapt it for social media.

"The students were offered creative freedom over the project and really relished the chance to dive straight in."

Students completing their Certificate IV in Screen and Media developed a social media profile and filmed the music video at Sydney Tramway Museum, Loftus.

"Developing a project for a real client with real needs is the best way to build up the skills and professionalism TAFE NSW students will need to succeed in what can be a very competitive industry," Mr Bleszynski said.

Student Amy Cashman said working on the music video had given her valuable experience.

"Working on this project means I've gained practical skills and work experience that I can demonstrate to potential employers," she said.

The music video and accompanying interview can be viewed on YouTube.

"We really were able to dive right into the project, which is what I like most about studying at TAFE NSW.

"This opportunity has been great for everyone involved and we're so proud of what we've achieved."