''UTAS Master of Teaching student Jeremy Sibson is the lucky winner of the Faculty of Education's 2012 "A day in the life of a UTAS education student" video competition.
Jeremy's entertaining video, which shows him going about his daily business at UTAS narrated in a Dr Seuss-style rhyme by a child, has earned him a prize of $1000.
"I'm studying multimedia and music and I have a graphic arts certificate, so this sort of thing has always interested me.
"We've done a lot of video work in the course, particularly the last two semesters," he said.
"I got myself a video camera, good editing software and thought 'a thousand dollars, I could do with that.'"
Jeremy originally wanted to use an existing song for his video, but copyright proved a hassle. Instead, he wrote a rhyme himself.
"At three o'clock in the morning I woke up and thought, 'I'll have a child narrate it and do it in the style of Dr Seuss.'"
He then consulted a variety of Dr Seuss books, documented his daily activities and carefully constructed rhymes to go with the footage.
"Getting the rhymes and alliteration right took a long time!"
His friend's child got the narration perfect in just three takes.
Jeremy has used his prize money to buy a tablet and fund a family trip to a friend's wedding.
"I'd wanted a tablet for a while but couldn't justify spending the money."
"It's expensive to do trips like that as a family, so the prize is a godsend."
View Jeremy's video on YouTube.
Published on: 20 Sep 2012 9:38am