Top category win for Tamworth TAFE student

A TAMWORTH TAFE student has taken out a top category prize at this year’s Imagine Video Clips competition.

Daniel Garner’s short film, Unit 12, won the Best Animation category and a $500 prize. 

Despite making it to the finals of the statewide competition, he and two of the Tamworth campus’s other diploma of interactive digital media students, Bart Riley and Wiehan Bester, didn’t win the major $3000 prize announced last weekend.

It was the first time three Tamworth TAFE campus students had made it to the finals from a record number of student entries this year. 

Six Tamworth students – the others being Peter Simon, Carolyn Morris and Marcus Wilson – entered in total and the three local finalists had been picked from a group of 36 semi-finalists. 

Their brief was to make a short 40-80 second video featuring the theme of “12”. There was $7000 worth of prizes up for grabs and a week’s worth of work experience at the ABC in Sydney for the winner. 

The common element of the Tamworth entries was music, with Marcus Wilson’s video even featuring an appearance by performer Blake Saban. 

Their videos ranged from a dozen singing eggs, to a robot picking a 12- petalled flower, and four clips of 12-second “vibes” showing creepy, happy, winter and battlefield settings. 

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