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28 March

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Ahhh Which Editing Software??!!?!?!

It’s hard to keep up. Taking the time to learn new software or upskill is a big undertaking, so how do you decide where to put your time and effort? The consensus seems to be that currently, independent filmmakers use Final Cut ProX, the professional Film and TV industries run on Avid and Adobe Premiere is used by a combination of both.

To make this decision you really need to ask yourself some questions – What do you want to achieve with your editing software? How much are you willing to spend? Are you Mac or PC? Do you need other tools like Photoshop or effects programs?

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Situate Art In Festivals

SITUATE Art in Festivals

Digital Media and VFX Designers you have a short window of opportunity to apply for SITUATE Art in Festivals to reach mass audiences nationally. The Arts Lab application at Dark Mofo is open to all types of creative practitioners. Applications close 8 April at Midnight.

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Sydney Film Festival 1954 To Now

Sydney Film Festival Online Launch

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary, Sydney Film Festival have released a free online publication. This groundbreaking initiative is a world-first, designed as a free digital-only publication with thousands of pages of content and images, creating something so large it could never have been printed.

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The 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) is coming to Sydney 7 – 16 June featuring the latest in technology, art and science through a conference program, events, exhibitions and workshops. The 3 day conference is a must-attend for anyone interested in peering in to the global future of technology.

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Go Slow

The latest fun toy to chew up your loooong weekend is the slow motion App for phones and tablets. SloPro creates super slow motion videos from your real time footage in beautiful quality. Watch how everyday mundane scenes become transformed by seeing every detail in slow motion.

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Create Visual Effects Short Course

Award winning tutor Cathy Vogan will teach you:

- After Effects software
- Making Motion
- Using Photoshop
- Creating 2D and 3D graphics
- Filters and multiple layers
- Animation
- Compositing techniques

Part Time course runs 3 April to 28 April. Get a certificate.

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Multiplatform Filmmaking Short Course

Transmedia expert tutor Sohail Dahdal will teach you:

- Principals of multiplatform filmmaking
- 360 degree storytelling
- Developing content for online audiences
- Pitching your project
- Business models
- Marketing and funding opportunities

Course runs from 11 April to 16 May Part Time. Get a certificate.

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Visual Effects


Blackmagic Cinema Camera For Hire

Finally you can shoot true digital cinema film footage with a camera that won't blow the budget. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is great for all production sizes achieving cinema quality pictures with the ease of digital production, it’s the perfect solution for all camera departments. It features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range, making it a true digital film camera. Packed into this exciting hand held camera is a built-in SSD recorder, popular open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats including Apple Pro Res 422 and DXNHD, compatibility with quality EF or Passive Micro Four Thirds lenses and LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera


Teenage Kicks Pozible

$67,000 in 67 days is an ambitious target but this is no ordinary feature film. Teenage Kicks is made up a talented team who have multiple awards under their collective belt. Crew and Casting will be announced in April, stay tuned. Watch the introduction video to hear from the talent involved and maybe chip in.

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Teenage Kicks


Latest From The Forum

Submit To Forum

Submit your job, event, film festival entry opportunity, Give Away or News Item to the Forums anytime.

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DOP Wanted for Drama Short – Without

Talented and passionate DP required for drama short shooting in June/July this year, Sydney. Looking for someone who loves cinema, who has shot in a variety of formats, and is commited to realising both the characters and story.

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 allows filmmakers to connect with new, worldwide audiences and interact with some of the biggest industry personalities. Over 200 short films will be screened at this unique event, in 15 iconic locations across York, UK, from 7th to 10th November 2013.

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A Night of Horror/Fantastic Planet Festival 2013

The full programme has been announced for the A Night of Horror/Fantastic Planet Film Festival which runs from 11th to 21st April 2013 at Dendy Newtown. The programme includes International features,  Australian premiere’s, shorts screenings and international guests with fantastic red carpet events.

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Cert IV Graduates Making First Feature – The Margin of Things

An emotionally drained theatre usher is bullied into a petty crime that will free him from his debt to a local underworld mogul. Unfortunately, the brains behind the operation is an idiot. We’ve just successfully completed our funding campaign to get the film off the ground. Shooting has now started, we are right in the thick of it.  Take a look at our latest news for more details. Shooting on the red in Sydney.

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Cult Classics Program at Dendy Newtown Giveaway

This Autumn, for the first time, Dendy Newtown will be screening a selection of films from the styles of Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Robert Rodriguez, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg. Re-live the classics that have acquired certain cult status and have impacted future generations of film-makers to come.

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Red Dawn Giveaway

A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky. Shockingly, the US has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation.

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Bathing Franky Giveaway

Bathing Franky is an Australian independent film that has spent the last 12 months touring across Australia and really built up a great following and support base. Australian legends of the screen Henry Szeps [Mother & Son] and Maria Vanutti [Fat Pizza] star in Bathing Franky, a moving story about a young man who develops an unlikely friendship with the carer of the elderly Franky. After an Australian-wide tour, filmmakers Michael Winchester and Owen Elliot return to Sydney to screen their film and tell stories from the road.

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