Mason Rudd


Screen-capture of the documentary editing timeline during post-production

Bachelor of Creative Media Production

VAKA is a 20 min. documentary about the remote island community of Tokelau, a Pacific leader in action on climate change. The story reveals the inroads that Tokelau is making toward long-term solutions, as the community weaves together customary wisdom and collective resilience with scientific knowledge and modern technologies. Celebrating the Tokelauan people's dedication to preserving their islands, VAKA aims to inspire the world to follow their environmental leadership.

The Editor and Sound Recordist of Vaka, it was an honour and privilege to film a documentary on-island with the people of Tokelau. I was responsible for capturing the sounds of Tokelau, recording the people's songs, stories, history and culture through various interviews. Through the editing process, I treated the footage with grace and respect.





Block 1 Level D