Whoever said ‘those who can’t do, teach’ clearly hadn’t met Roleystone Community College teacher Daniel Holliday!
When Daniel isn’t busy teaching and heading up the college’s Academy of Digital Media, he is a professional film producer and cinematographer – and his latest feature film collaboration, 3rd Night, recently made its world premiere in the heart of London’s West End.
Daniel always keeps his finger on the pulse thanks to the college’s commitment to industry-based professional development, and the real winners are his students.
“The importance of remaining relevant and practicing what I preach is both a privilege and a challenge that I’m happy to say is something Roleystone Community College has always supported,” Daniel says.
“Without the encouragement and understanding of the school community, these milestone moments just wouldn’t be possible, and it’s great to be able to share these experiences with my students.”
While in London for the launch of 3rd Night, Daniel said it proved that lifelong learning and collaboration can bring success if you aren’t afraid of hardwork, and he wants to share this lesson in his classes.
As the State’s only specialist school in digital media (film), students learn from a range of acclaimed industry professionals.
Recently Year 10 students studying the certificate II in short film met award-winning director Martin Wilson. As part of his visit, students gained valuable new skills from a pitch video Martin is developing for an upcoming international feature film.
Last year, two short films by the college were finalists in the prestigious Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards, which celebrates the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and screen industry professionals.
With outstanding talent and state-of-the-art facilities, it’s exciting to see what’s next for students at Roleystone Community College.