VIDEO: Students gets hands-on media training

STUDENTS from Northmead Creative and Performance Arts High School worked behind and in front of the camera to film and produce a documentary.

About 18 students provided media coverage for this year’s Youth Eco Summit — an annual sustainability event — at Sydney Olympic Park at the end of October.

Their documentary will be used to promote next year’s summit.

Roberto Giunta, of Web Video Productions, said in the lead-up to the event, students were trained in producing, camera operating, researching and news reporting.

"It’s about teaching these kids what will happen over the next few years when it comes to media, journalism and technology," he said.

"They also learnt a lot about sustainability. The kids really loved it and I was very impressed."

During the event the students interviewed Robyn Parker, the NSW Minister for the Environment and Heritage, and some stall-holders about innovative sustainability projects.

The students’ coverage was streamed live on YouTube and viewers could interact on Twitter.

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