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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 2007 and
Bachelor of Contemporary Arts 2006
Arts Graduate Sarah Elijah recommends spending twenty-four hours in an editing suite with no windows as a great way to 'improve your well being, and become a stronger person'.
As a Video Editor, Sarah certainly knows her way around an editing suite with her work at the Mooroolbark-based firm Citizen X in Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs.
"I enjoy my work with Citizen X as it enables me to enhance my editing skills, learn new skills and new software. I also get to edit corporate imagery and work on mini documentaries and the best part about it - I get paid to do something that I enjoy" she explained.
A graduate of Deakin's Contemporary Arts degree with Honours in 2007 with a major in Media-Arts Screen Studies, Sarah was a star pupil in her three years at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood. However she explained that she initially enrolled to study a dance major.
"The Media-Arts Screen Studies major at Deakin wasn't what I first started out in - you could say I went in a dancer and came out as an editor glued to a computer - but I am glad now I made the change from dance."
"I enjoyed many things about Deakin, especially making new friends and contacts and the research involved in completing my Honours thesis. The course more or less helped me to realise my career ambitions and foster my interest in editing and film," she said.
Sarah has already notched up some impressive career highlights over the last few years including having some of her films have been shown at various film festivals, including; Moi je chante le jazz at Snowyfest in 2005,Minds Eye at the Pause and Play International Film Festival in Dubai 2007, and Fly Away at Danceflicks in 2008.
Over the next few years Sarah would like to travel overseas and continue to edit and make short films.