Deakin TV are all smiles this week after celebrating their incredible win at the 2019 Antenna Awards on Saturday 5 October, coming home with the gong Best Youth Program.
Held at Deakin Edge in Federation Square, Deakin TV were applauded by fellow industry peers as they were recognised for their cutting-edge music television program ‘Melbourne Underground’.
Melbourne Underground explores the independent music scene in our thriving and buzzing VIC metropolis, capturing all aspects of music culture at big and small venues. These venues included record stores, cafes, train stations, sports grounds, radio stations, organisations, restaurants and even churches!
Originally a final assessment piece from a TV Studio Production class, Deakin students decided to pitch Melbourne Underground to Channel 31 and were amazed when it was picked up for an entire 8 episode season.
Sponsored by Deakin University Community Bank, Melbourne Underground was then created in collaboration with Deakin TV which involved in-studio segments and performances, including visits to hundreds of locations around Melbourne. A phenomenal display of collaboration, commitment and teamwork!
Deakin TV President, Joshua Machuca, said he couldn’t believe it when they called out Deakin TV at the awards ceremony.
“It was amazing! Deakin TV is absolutely honoured to have produced Melbourne Underground and what’s even more exciting is that the last Antenna Awards were held in 2014, so this year’s ceremony included a pool of nominations from the last 5 years!
“Creating this program was a once in a lifetime experience for all of our members and we wish them the very best for their careers in television,” said Joshua.
Deakin TV is an exciting student community production house operated entirely by Deakin University students, focusing on Film, Television and Animation. Members have the opportunity to have on-set experiences, get involved in exciting projects and meet other talented creatives throughout the year.
To watch the award-winning Melbourne Underground, please click here.
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