Right off the back of the hugely successful My RODE Reel 2019 short film comp, RODE Microphones is bringing back another popular filmmaking. The Rode Microphones Master Your Craft competition is back for 2019 and following the hugely successful inaugural competition last year, RODE are once again opening doors and giving passionate aspiring filmmakers the chance to win the opportunity of a lifetime: a year-long paid internship working as a part of the RODE Video team in Sydney.
Getting your foot in the door in the industry is getting harder and harder each year, but getting valuable on-set experience at RODE can give you a significant boost in the early stages of your career.
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Launched in 2018, Master Your Craft invites young filmmakers to create a short film that tells RODE about themselves while showing off their filmmaking talent. The winner – or in the case of last year, winners – will be flown to Sydney, joining the RODE team for a 12-month paid internship learning from RODE’s world-class Video crew.
Last year’s three winners, Mariona Ferriz, Conrad Lexow and Rohan Merrill (from Spain, Germany and the USA respectively), are currently at the tail end of their internship. Over the last 9 months, they’ve been mentored by industry pros, flown around Australia making films, and sharpened their skills working in a fast-paced creative environment, and this year’s winners can expect the same.
“Mariona, Conrad and Rohan are talented young filmmakers and they’ve each become an integral part of the RODE Video team,” says RODE’s Head of Marketing, Daniel Woodall. “Working with them has been an absolute pleasure.”
In order to enter the competition, you must submit a 3-minute short film that demonstrates to RODE why you are the best person for the job while showcasing you filmmaking skills and potential.
“I’m very excited to see who enters Master Your Craft this year. The competition is an incredible opportunity for young filmmakers from anywhere in the world to take their skills to the next level and develop an extensive showreel while earning a salary and living in Australia – I encourage every aspiring filmmaker out there to get cracking on their entry. Who knows where it could take you!”
Submissions for Master Your Craft 2019 officially open October 22nd. Find out more here.