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Cora Bedwell

Kia Ora, I'm Cora! I'm a second year screen student at NZBS.


Ever since I was a little kid I've always been interested in film and making videos, at the time that was LEGO stop motion, but I eventually moved on to making my own films with friends in high school. I studied film and animation at Yoobee Colleges before switching to NZBS due to Covid-19. This has given me a strong background in cinematography, colour grading, editing, and basic visual effects, but I am most passionate about narrative cinematography/camera operating.

My time at NZBS has been spent focusing on honing my camera, lighting, and editing skills. I have operated camera in many different contexts, including single camera drama, news camera, live studio camera, documentary, etc. I feel that this has given me a wider understanding and appreciation for visual storytelling. I have also spent a lot of time in the colour suite, grading films and music videos. I have also done camera jobs on the side, including advertising for Kidds Cakes & Bakery, and live roaming close-up camera for the Lincoln University Thomson & Whelan Basketball Championships. 

I enjoy working in a team to bring a film to life, and would love to work in the camera or lighting departments

Learner's Licence, aiming for restricted as soon as possible. 


SHE: Episode 2

SHE: Episode 2 is a short film I worked on as part of my final project at NZBS as Director of Photography.

SHE: Episode 1

SHE: Episode 1 is a short film I worked on as part of my final project at NZBS as Director of Photography.

Adverse (DoP)

Adverse is a film that I worked on at Yoobee Colleges, Directed by Kane Pickett, that I DP'd for. It is a film that follows a lightsaber duel between three characters.

Psychosis (DoP)

Psychosis is a short film I DP'd on (directed by George Meehan) while I was at Yoobee Colleges.

Knight Rider Returns (DoP)

Knight Rider Returns is a film I DP'd on pre Broadcasting School. The film was made in conjuction with George Meehan and Kane Pickett, with a replica KITT from Black Shadow Project.

Ashburton locals take to the street

The car racing junkies of the South Island have taken to the track in the annual Ashburton Street Sprints. But what is it about this event that is getting locals to come back every year?