You can choose how much or how little you do, but by getting your hands dirty on an RMITV production you:
- gain valuable television production skills
- build up experience to bolster your CV
- build a network of capable volunteers and meet people working in the industry
- build good teamwork and organization skills
- and most of all, have FUN!
At the end of the day, we’re here for you to enjoy making television, even if it’s not your chosen career path!
To get involved fill in an RMITV Membership Application Form and drop it off at the RMITV office located opposite the RMIT City Campus information hub.
By becoming an RMITV member you’ll receive all our crew calls by email and will be able to jump in with both feet! Some of our productions require a full season commitment but others are happy to have you work on a few episodes as it suits.
Each crew call includes information about the production and when/where the shoot takes place, as well as contact details for the producer or production manager. Be sure you respond to the person nominated in the crew call or you may miss out – if you respond to an RMITV Management Team member by accident we will let you know but this sometimes takes a few days, and as places can be limited we want you to get your details to the correct contact as soon as possible!
Our productions are many and varied, some are in the RMIT University Studio in Building 12, and some are on location, but the roles you can undertake here at RMITV include:
- Vision Switcher
- Tape or Graphics Operator
- Lighitng Director
- Technical Producer
- Camera Operator
- Audio Manager and Audio Assistant
- Floor Manager
- Production Assistant
- Production Manager
- First Assistant Director
- Boom Swinger
- Director of Photography
- Stills Photography
- Camera Assistant
Each role has a distinct set of skills, which come with it, and we encourage you to try them out and see which one you like best! Once you know, specializing in that area allows you to really hone your skills in and to take it to the next level, so stick with it!
As a crew member, you usually don’t get paid, but that’s not saying it never happens, in any case our producers are expected to provide you with a meal if the shoot goes over four hours or runs across what would be considered a ‘regular meal time’ (eg midday – one PM for lunch), that includes breakfast where the shoot begins at or before 7 AM. At the end of the day everyone gets a free high five (unfortunately i don’t mean money) for all your time and hard work.