A book for young adults based on the 26-episode half-hour TV series.
A group of students choose to take Media Studies in year nine. Some of them are genuinely interested in the subject, while others see it as a soft option. What they all come to realise is that the video camera can be a tool of expression, exploration and communication. But it can also be an instrument of manipulation, secrecy and lies.
'Short Cuts' depicts a group of young people facing all the normal challenges of growing up, in and out of school, but using a camera in all its functions to learn about their lives.