Lighthouse stories on DVD



THE stories of South Solitary Lighthouse keepers have been captured on DVD by Southern Cross University (SCU) Bachelor of Multimedia students.

'Solitary Lifestyles', developed by students Marcus Arruzza and Sue Pearsall, includes interviews with lighthouse keepers as well as an overview of the history of the lighthouse.

The DVD, completed for the Coffs Harbour and District Historical Museum, is one of a number of projects conducted by students as part of their assessment.

SCU lecturer Ms Leone Woodcock said the students, all in the final year of their degree, were required to put in tenders to produce a CD, DVD or a CD and website for a non-profit organisation in the community.

Among the other projects completed this year were: 'Cats Claw Creeper' CD, designed by Darren Lee, Phillip Young and Ben Whitaker, to help the Upper Clarence Landcare group seek funding; 'Coffs Harbour Challenge', for Challenge Foundation; 'CHATS productions'; and 'Tintenbar Hall Restoration Project' ? a booking system and history.

International students have also put together an 'IT Showcase', designed to provide other prospective international students with information about SCUs three campuses.

Ms Woodcock said the projects provided invaluable experience for the students, while the clients gained a product at virtually no cost.

She said she was now looking for new community groups and non-profit organisations interested in being involved in the project next year.

For information contact Ms Woodcock on 6659 3199 or email lwoodcoc@scu.edu.au



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