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12 July

Metro Screen

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Filmmakers time machine

This image is by Australian Cinematographers Soceity Australia's GOLD award winner Andan Chowdhury who is currently in production on his first feature film in Bangladesh. Andan is exibiting video work and talking about Cinema, for many filmmakers recently, as becoming the modeling of a single consciousness experiencing at the Time Machine festival in July. Metro Screen is a proud supporter of the inaugural TIME MACHINE festival presenting time-based art forms including performance, installation, workshops, talks, and experimental music. Time Machine showcases the work of more than 50 Australian and International artists, taking place across a series of venues in Sydney, Australia. Filmmakers and digital media enthusiasts don’t miss these 4 Metro Screen picks highlight in our BLOG.
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New Audience research

What to Watch? Audience motivation in a multi-screen world, the first comprehensive analysis into Australians’ motivations for watching feature film, TV drama and documentary, was launched by Screen Australia CEO Ruth Harley at an industry forum in June.
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how to market yourself

Selling yourself and your idea starts at the very earliest stages of all creative concepts. Learn tips and tricks from industry experts at Screen Australia, The Loop and Metro Screen at Pimp My Profile event Wednesday 25 July at Metro Screen
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From Cert IV to feature film

Six graduates from the Certificate IV course have joined forces and are in pre-production for their first feature film based on a stage play written by Martin Williams. Donate to their Pozible campaign or check out the project - The Margin Of Things


Graduation Screening INvitation

The Certificate IV Graduation Screening will be held at the Night Parrot in partnership with KINO Sydney on Monday 23 July – if you would like to attend email Carine Chai to register your interest. 


Craft of Directing  15 July
Craft of Directing focuses on the visual aspects of directing drama, exploring script interpretation, visualisation, shot choices, pacing, and point of view. Participants discover how camera angles, aspect ratio, shot sequence and staging all effect the power of a story. The course covers the analysis of a wide range of scripts and films to discover how best to use the language of film to tell a powerful story. Learn how to think visually and enrich your mise-en-scène.

Fundamentals of VFX  31 July
This comprehensive special effects course is a complete package for the aspiring animator and/or designer. Participants use After Effects, Motion and Photoshop to create stunning 2D and 3D graphics, experiment with filters, multiple layers, animation and compositing techniques. Completion of the course will see participants with a core understanding of visual effects techniques and practices.

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Craft of Directing 25 July

Fundamentals of VFX 31 July

Production Management 6 Aug

Sound Design and Editing 25 Aug

Film Producing 30 Aug

Camera Essentials 1 Sep

Multiplatform Filmmaking 6 Sep

Camera and Lighting Techniques 15 Sep

Video Game Design For Kids 24 Sep

Young Filmmakers Workshop 3 Oct


Stream your event

Increase your audience and document your next live event or seminar by booking in a Live Streaming Webinar with Metro Screen. Broadcast your event live with a3 camera multicam shoots from any venue with a broadband connection. Call the Hire team on 02 9356 1828 for a quote.


Only One is a 10 minute live action short film supported by Metro Screen's First Break program. It will be produced and filmed for October 2012. 'Only One' is written and directed by Anita Lee. The trailer for the film is now online.
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Latest From The Forum


Producer Wanted for Feature

A passionate producer is needed for a production company specialising in music videos and producing a feature film next year. We need someone unafraid to try new things, willing to pour their heart into something, and willing to try to run things unconventionally.
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The Sandfly Film Festival

The Sandfly Film Festival is now open for entries for its 3rd year to be screened in October 2012. The Sandfly Film Festival showcases and promotes Australian and international short films and music videos. From award winning works to cutting-edge new comers, from tear-jerkers to rip-snorters, thrillers, classics and indies, Sandfly presents films with bite!
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Storm Surfers 3D Movie

6ixty Foot Films and Madman Entertainment are pleased to announce the launch of Storm Surfers 3D, a ground-breaking new 3D adventure movie following best friends and surfing legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest, most dangerous waves in Australia. Storm Surfers 3D premieres in Sydney on August 14 ahead of Special Event Screenings around the country with guest appearances from the fearless big-wave explorers. Limited release screenings follow in selected 3D cinemas nationally. 
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Upstairs Downstairs Series 1 + 2 Giveaway

The modern Upstairs Downstairs returns to 165 Eaton Place with six episodes and two stellar additions to the cast: Alex Kingston( ER, Doctor Who) and Kenneth Cranham (The Night Watch, Made In Dagenham). Following the lives and loves of the Holland family and servants, Series 2 is set in 1939 in the months leading up to the outbreak of the Second World War.
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Upstairs Downstairs Series 1 + 2 

The modern Upstairs Downstairs returns to 165 Eaton Place with six episodes and two stellar additions to the cast: Alex Kingston( ER, Doctor Who) and Kenneth Cranham (The Night Watch, Made In Dagenham). Following the lives and loves of the Holland family and servants, Series 2 is set in 1939 in the months leading up to the outbreak of the Second World War.
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Any Questions for Ben? 

For 27-year-old Ben (JOSH LAWSON – Thank God You’re Here), life couldn’t be better. A well paid job, friends, parties, girls and nothing to tie him down. But when he is invited back to his old school to join several other ex-students including Alex (RACHAEL TAYLOR – Red Dog, Transformers) and Jim (ED KAVALEE – Thank God You’re Here) in talking about their personal achievements, something goes wrong.
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Happy Giveaway

From the Academy Award nominated director ROKO BELIC (Genghis Blues) comes a new cinematic adventure. Happy is a feature‐length documentary that leads viewers on a journey across five continents in search of the keys to happiness. The film addresses many of the fundamental issues we face in today’s society: how do we balance the allure of money, fame and social status with our needs for strong relationships, health and personal fulfilment? 
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The Curse

12 Double tickets to Sydney premiere of Australian doco,  a great filmmaking example, about The Curse of the Gothic Symphony Thursday July 19 at Cinema Paris, 7pm. Filmed over seven years, The Curse of the Gothic Symphony charts the parallel stories of the life of the late English composer Havergal Brian and the dedicated team who aspire to mount a performance of his infamous symphony – the largest, longest, most complex in history, performed only four times despite repeated attempts and thus declared ‘cursed’ - in Brisbane.  Entries close 13 July at Midday email to enter.

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