A very special guest speaker
– David Brill AM
At today’s Senior School assembly, students were fortunate to hear former Scotch student, David Brill (’63), speak about his career, his experiences and what has driven him to become one of Australia’s greatest news cinematographers.
David’s career in reporting started with his coverage of the 1967 Black Tuesday bushfires in Tasmania. His footage was screened around the world and since then he has covered wars, disasters and humanitarian stories from around the world; places such as Vietnam, Cambodia, El Salvador and Serbia.
In his address to the Year 9 to 12 students, David spoke about how wars, famine and various disasters affect the everyday people of a country or region and why it is so important for people around the world to know and understand what these poor souls are enduring. Reporting on the plight of these people often gives rise to the provision of vital supplies and medical aid that sustains life and enables the innocent population to endure the disaster or whatever had befallen them.
However, David also spoke of the importance of telling the good and uplifting stories from around the world that so often go untold. His passion for his chosen career was evident as spoke to the students and it may be that he inspired one of the students in the audience to follow their passion in the future.
For our students to hear first-hand about David’s amazing life, his drive and determination, and the positive effect he has had on those across the globe was truly inspiring.
A dedication to David’s career can be found at: http://abcnewsgathering.tumblr.com/post/157560986086/cinematographer-david-brill-shares-insights-from.