RØDE’s Master Your Craft Competition returns for 2019

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My RODE Reel 2019 has just finished and RØDE Microphones has already kicked off the return of Master Your Craft competition which gives the opportunity for aspiring filmmakers the chance to win a year-long paid internship, working as part of the RØDE Video team in Sydney, Australia.

Master Your Craft 2018 winners: (Left-right) Rohan Merrill, Conrad Lexow, Mariona Ferriz

FAQ & What’s included?

A filmmaking internship sounds great but 12-months is a long time and living abroad can get expensive. The good thing is that the internship includes a salary and accommodation which will cover most of your expenses.

Here are RØDE’s responses to a few of the key questions you may ask before considering making an entry.

What are the salary and employment terms? The salary will be commensurate with your skills and experience – but will be a minimum of $40,000 AUD gross of taxes per annum. You will also receive four weeks’ paid holiday, as well as all the other perks of working at RØDE like free gym access and regular social events.

How long is the internship?
You’ll be here for 12-months, unless your Australian working visa terms are for less than this. The minimum period is 3 months.

Do I need an Australian working visa?
Yes, but we’ll help you apply for one, as well as pay any application fees. However, you’ll have to pay any local expenses yourself, such as getting a medical certificate etc if needed.

What kind of work will I be doing?
The team works on a huge variety of content – short films, product demos, interviews, tutorials, documentaries, and more (check out our YouTube!) – and you’ll be an integral part of the crew, working on everything from ideation right through to production and editing.

Where will I be working and living?
RØDE Microphones is located in beautiful Sydney, Australia. You’ll be working at our HQ in Silverwater, which is a 30-minute drive from the city centre. We’ll put you up in comfy accommodation close to work and the city, beaches and other attractions, so you don’t have to stress about where you’re living.

How do you apply?

To apply for the internship, entrants must submit a 3-minute short film that tells us why they are the best person for the job while showcasing their filmmaking skills and potential.

Entry opens from October 22nd. Visit the Master Your Craft website for more info.

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