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Adapting 'Bindarella' for YouTube - Creative Industries student to the fore

Published:17 April 2015

Catherine Gamble dressed as 'Bindarella Queen of Garbage Couture'.

CQUniversity Creative Industries student Catherine Gamble is working on a project assessing whether the popular outdoor festival character 'Bindarella Queen of Garbage Couture' can translate to YouTube.

Bindarella is involved in presentations by Eco-tainment Inc, which delivers educational environmental messages on behalf of clients including Moreton Bay Council, Unity Water and Logan Eco Action Festival.

The character engages with festival goers, especially children, to make clothing from found objects and to run environmental-themed games.

Catherine and a small film crew recently transformed a room at CQUni Noosa into a green-screen studio. They spent eight hours to get five minutes of film.

When the YouTube video is ready, Catherine will liaise with stakeholders to gauge its effectiveness in getting across environmental messages in a fun way. The project results will inform her project work for the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries (Creative Pratice) as an internal student of Noosa Campus.

Creative Industries Tutor Denise Beckton commented that "one of the best things about the Creative Industries program is that it caters for students from many different creative fields to undertake projects".

"We currently have students working in the visual arts, performing arts, creative writing, film and music. The interactive nature of the program means that students gain inspiration and strategies for their projects by sharing past experiences and also examples of their work."

Professor Donna Lee Brien has been coordinating the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries for internal (Noosa campus) and external students for three years.

“Students come up with the most fantastic projects and, in the project refinement and development stages, we are always focused on a balance of the creative with professional and community outcomes. This project is an exemplary example of that,” Professor Brien said.

The next intake to the program will be in Term 2 in July.