GRADUATE PROFILE – ADRIAN ORTEGA

ADRIAN ORTEGA

What year did you graduate?

I graduated in 2011 with a Diploma of Screen and Media.

What have you been doing since graduating?

Since graduating I have been working in the film industry as a freelancer mainly in camera, directing and editing departments. I have also been self-funding my own projects having made several documentaries and narrative films, mainly with people I met from FCF.

What are you working on at the moment?

At the moment I am in post-production for my very first independent feature film ‘Cerulean Blue’. I worked closely with people I met from FCF who helped make this film achievable.

What did you like most about studying at Footscray City Films?

What I enjoyed mostly was the level of practical learning over theory. Most film schools I researched when coming out of high school focused a lot on theory but I was all about learning how to make films simply by making films. FCF was great at throwing students in the deep end where we can make mistake after mistake until we learn how to actually make a film with a functioning crew.

How did Footscray City Films help get you where you are today?

FCF helped me by pushing me hard to achieve set deadlines with both the organisation of and the completion of a film. The guest speakers also gave students great insight to what it’s like to work in the industry.

Do you keep in contact with people you were at film school with?

My co-producer, executive producer, cinematographer, first camera assistant, second camera assistant, sound recordist and script editor were all people I met at FCF and who still continue to work in the industry.

See Adrian’s work via his website

Below is the URL to my website where you can watch 3 of my documentaries which together have a total of over 70,000 views on Vimeo, as well as my latest documentary which premiered in the top 100 short films at the St. Kilda Film Festival in 2016.

www.adrianortega.net

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