PHOTOS: Bringing movie magic into our schools
THERE'S nothing like a bit of hands-on learning.
And that's exactly what Wooroolin State School students got when the cast and crew of Danger Close visited.
Proving it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg to experience some movie magic, students were treated to a presentation about costumes, make-up, prosthetic effects and hair design.
School principal Carol Price said the presentation, delivered in May, gave resident movie buffs a chance to get ahead.
"The producer of Danger Close Martin Walsh came together with some of his make-up team and support crew and some of the extras in full Australian and Vietnam uniforms," Ms Price said.
"The children were asked questions about the uniforms and the exciting part was the make-up section where they demonstrated techniques.
"The children got to see how they made cuts and use props to make severed arms, skulls and fake blood.
"It was great to know that the film crew and producer were willing to engage with the community.
"They were generous with their time, they really made the behind the scenes for students and certainly ignited a passion for working in the field.
"The students are really interested in knowing about acting as a job, but also being an actor as a hobby."
Producer Martin Walsh, along with make-up and hair designer Tess Natoli, prosthetics and effects make- up artist Sean Genders, extras coordinator Dan Cole, NVA extras Alex Ricketts and Stanley Lam, line producer Peta Ross, and extras casting Director Bud Hopes visited the school.
Danger Close, a Battle of the Long Tan movie was filmed in Wooroolin.