Netflix tech coup for Tighes Hill TAFE

PIONEERS: Media students at TAFE NSW Newcastle inspect the new Avid S6 sound console, the first of its kind in an Australian training institute.
PIONEERS: Media students at TAFE NSW Newcastle inspect the new Avid S6 sound console, the first of its kind in an Australian training institute.

A PIECE of “360-degree” sound editing equipment used by Netflix will soon be available to media students at Tighes Hill TAFE.

The Avid S6 sound console with satellite workflow, and equipped with Dolby ATMOS 360-degree sound capability, was installed at the campus this week in a first for any Australian training provider including universities and the private sector.

Head Teacher for Music and Performing Arts Teresa Conicella said TAFE students will be able to use the console to hone a “trifecta of transferable skills needed across the creative industry”; the ability to edit dialogue, music, and sound effects on one platform.

“Our media students will learn to use cutting-edge editing technology that so far has been limited to major production studios,” Ms Conicella said.

Ms Conicella said the technology has been adopted by streaming platforms Netflix and Stan in their films and television series.

TAFE NSW aims to be the leading provider of Avid certification in Australasia.