A recent intensive series of lessons in multimedia news production culminated in an exciting challenge for PJ Major students on ANZAC Day. Up well before daylight and working in teams of two, twelve final year students covered commemorative services and activities in the CBD, Port Melbourne, Northcote, Upwey, Box Hill and Williamstown. Later in the morning the action shifted to DigiLab 2 at PSC, where video footage, stills and audio were edited and handed over to Fairfax Senior Video Editor Tom McKendrick, who published a combined five-minute package to The Age website that afternoon. Tutors involved in the multimedia classes and workshop were PJ Major Coordinator Bill Bachman, freelance multimedia specialist Rodney Dekker, Tom McKendrick and PSC Senior Fellow Michael Coyne.
The finished product can be seen on the Age website.