Rising Sun collaboration – a new dawn for UniSA media arts studentsAugust 25 2015
From this week a new collaboration with one of Australia’s most successful visual effects companies, Rising Sun Pictures, will give students of UniSA‘s Bachelor of Media Arts program a rare opportunity to learn from the best.
Nine third year students from Media Arts will undertake 18 units of their degree program in a real-world work environment as part of a new relationship with Adelaide’s flagship visual effects company, and top performers may have the chance to land their first job in the film production industry when they graduate.
Founded in 1995, Rising Sun Pictures is an award winning visual effects creative team working in the feature film, television and transmedia industries. Having worked on more than 100 movies, including major films such as Gravity, The Great Gatsby, X-Men: Days of Future Past, , and top TV dramas including Anzac Girls.
UniSA lecturer in CGI for the Bachelor of Media Arts, Dr Josh McCarthy, says the opportunity to work with some of the leading experts in the country as part of an undergraduate program is exceptional.
“The Bachelor of Media Arts at UniSA is one of the only degree programs that embeds visual effects software such as Houdini in its teaching and thanks to this important collaboration with Rising Sun Pictures, students will now have the chance to learn how industry-standard tools are used to their maximum potential in the workplace,” Dr McCarthy says.
“We’re excited about this collaboration because it will give our students experiential learning opportunities of the highest level, one that is sure to inspire them and fire up their creativity.”
Managing Director and co-founder at Rising Sun Pictures Tony Clark says he hopes the partnership will encourage new generations of talented visual effects experts.
“At Rising Sun Pictures we understand what it is to work hard to achieve something exceptional,” Clark says.
“It goes without saying that twenty years ago not many people would have imagined an internationally successful film industry business would be born in Adelaide.
“Part of our role now should be about encouraging new talent in our home town. Through this partnership with UniSA we want to develop the creative talents of local students but also their belief in what is possible through enterprise and commitment.”
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