Megan Woods receives her scholarship

The second ABC John Bean Memorial Scholarship in Cinematography was awarded last week to Griffith Film School student Megan Woods.

The scholarship was created in memory of ABC Cameraman and Griffith Film Alumni John Bean, who was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in 2011.

ABC Camerawoman Julie Hornsey made the announcement, commenting on John’s willingness to share his art, while at the same time being the typical cameraman who loved “everything tekky”.

Megan will use the scholarship to “further her experience as a cinematographer and learn new ways to tell stories through image”.

The $10,000 scholarship will also include an intensive four-week internship with the ABC News camera crew.

Professor Herman Van Eyken, Head of the Griffith Film School believes the scholarship continues to be a wonderful initiative by the ABC and a fitting tribute to John Bean.

“John dedicated considerable time over many years to encouraging our students to pursue excellence in the field of cinematography,” he said.

“Megan will now have the opportunity to work alongside John’s colleagues to further her passion for being behind the camera.”

The event also included the presentation of several awards for the 2012 Honours and Postgraduate students from the Griffith Film School. View the full list of winners here.