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IN THIS ISSUE
+ BIGSOUND PARTNER
+ JMC ACADEMY NOMINATED FOR 'HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR'
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FOLLOW #TIM

+ 'RAW THE MOVIE'
+ ALUMNI IN FOCUS - IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!
+ SYNC UP
+ iPAD WINNERS
+ SIBLINGS TURN UP THE AUDIO
BIGSOUND PARTNER

We are excited to announce that JMC Academy, together with the themusic.com.au, has been invited to become an official Partner of BIGSOUND2012. Together with themusic.com.au, JMC Academy's student crew of 24 will be bringing you media coverage of one of Australia's largest music conferences. As our students film, record, edit and produce content around the clock, we'll be able to get insights into exclusive artist interviews, speaker panels and stripped back performances across the three day event and beyond.

Read the official announcement and stay tuned to themusic.com.au to watch all the post-action brought to you exclusively by JMC Academy. "We are proud to have been chosen to support the coverage of BIGSOUND, giving our students real opportunities and experience in the Creative Industries", Karen Markakis, Director of Brand and Marketing.

JMC ACADEMY NOMINATED FOR 'HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR'


We are proud to announce that this year, JMC Academy was nominated as ‘Higher Education provider of the Year’ at the 2012 Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET) Awards for Excellence.  Of thirty submissions, JMC Academy was awarded runner up, with the SEEK-owned Think Education Group scooping this year's award. Winners were judged by a panel of eminent independent judges from industry groups, industry skills councils, government departments and other stakeholders.

The awards showcased the commitment to quality outcomes, and demonstrated the diversity of vocational training and higher education offered by private education institutes in Australia.

JMC Academy congratulates all 2012 Award winners.

FOLLOW #TIM 

Brisbane Music students were invited to 'pitch' for the opportunity to win a delegate pass to BIGSOUNDincluding full media access to all live shows and events. Following nominations by Heads of Department and an interview, music student Tim Orchard was chosen to attend and cover the event. Tim believes this opportunity is timely as he explores options for the next stage of his career.  "I've been looking at pursuing further studies such as a Diploma of Education, for teaching purposes, or a Masters Degree in Creative Industries". Tim's band 'Brother Fox' also won this year's Bluesfest Busking competition. Having recently recorded their EP, Tim is looking to connect with BIGSOUND contacts to help him build momentum with its pending release. 
 
We urge you to follow Tim's journey as he posts his way through BIGSOUND over the next two days.

RAW THE MOVIE 

Talented and determined JMC Academy alumni, Mark Brightwell, is a testament to his proclamation that “if you don’t try, you can’t succeed”. A graduate of JMC Academy's Film and Television Production course, Mark moved on to further studies in Communications at UNE, while continuing to collaborate with best friend and fellow creative, Cohan Banfield. Together they have produced 'RAW THE MOVIE', a film based on Mark's passion for surfing. The success of the film has lead Brightwell and Bandfield to secure a worldwide distribution deal with 'RAW' to be screened at the New York Surf Film Festival.

Before you start saving your pennies for a trip to the 'Big Apple', 'RAW' is NOW screening in selected Events and Hoyts Cinemas nationwide. Be sure to attend a session and show your support for Australian film makers and JMC Academy alumni. Mark's full inspiring creative journey will be released in our next 'Alumni In Focus' email piece next week. For further details about the film visit the official website, Facebook or Twitter pages. Let us know what you think of the film on JMC Academy's Facebook.

SYNC UP

EB Games Expo
5 -7 October, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. Come and visit the students and staff of JMC Academy's Animation and Game Design Departments. 
 
Performance Showcases
Syd: 13 Nov, 6:30pm (doors open) Beresford Hotel, 354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
Bris: 14 Nov, 6:30pm (doors open) Tivoli Theatre, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley 
Mel: 22 Nov, 6:30pm (doors open) Red Bennies, 373 Chapel Street, South Yarra
 
Martini Film Festivals
Syd: TBC
Mel: 21 Nov, 7pm-11pm Capital Theatre, Swanston Street, Melbourne
 
Third Year Music Recitals
Bris: 12-13 Nov, 10am–8:30pm, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Mel: 14-15 Nov, 5pm-10pm, Red Bennies, 373 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Syd: 19-21 Nov, 12pm-6pm, Blue Beat Bar, 16 Cross Street, Double Bay

Animation & Games Exhibitions
Syd: TBC
Mel: 12-14 Nov, 6:30-8:30pm, Smart Arts Gallery, 2 Alfred Place, South Melbourne


Open Days
Bris:
19 January 2013, from 10:30am
Syd: 21  January 2013, from 10:30am
Mel: 30  January 2013, from 10:30am
Register now at
www.jmcacademy.edu.au

iPad winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our expo ipad competition. They are Mia O’Sullivan of Warrnambool, Victoria, Tom Creasey of Asquith, New South Wales and Brisbane student (name withheld).
 

Siblings turn up the audio

Did anyone see X Factor finalist and Sydney JMC Academy student, Ross Pirrelli, on the cover of MX in Sydney last week? Here it is in case you missed it! Now watch out for the release of their forthcoming EP, Morning Of My Life
ALUMNI IN FOCUS

In case you missed it! 


Jason Endfield graduated from JMC Academy in 2010 and is now working for Untitled Entertainment in Beverly Hills, representing Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Naomi Watts and Simon Baker (as pictured). “JMC Academy gave me the knowledge that I needed to not only get into the industry, but to secure work at a company of the calibre of Untitled Entertainment.” Read Jason’s inspiring interview here.
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