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17 January

Metro Screen

Nyan Cat

Making Video Go Viral

Over 48 hours worth of video is uploaded every minute, and that statistic has probably changed while I am typing this. You get the picture, there are more videos out there than people or devices, so what makes that tiny little percentage reach 1 million and now over 1 billion views? Is it magic? No. There are common threads to all of them that you can learn from. So here is your D.I.Y. Self-guided crash course to making a video go nuts!

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Featured Items

Wayne Blair

Wayne Blair in Variety Magazine

Wayne Blair talks filmmaking and his early start with an NYU education and the hands on support of Metro Screen to kickstart his amazing career. The future is bright for this incredibly talented Writer / Director now firmly on the international stage.

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Forum Sydney

Forum Sydney now on DVD

The popular Sydney based current affairs style program Forum Sydney produced at Metro Screen as part of the Live TV Production course, is now available to own on DVD. The six episodes cover topics – Urban Planning, Environment, Transport, Crime, Arts & Culture as well as Health. Get all 6 episodes for $10.

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Cinemadamare Festival

Travel Subsidy to Italy

The Cinemadamare Festival in Rome is offering travel subsidy to Italy with a finale event at the Venice Film Festival for young filmmakers. CinemadaMare is the biggest gathering of young filmmakers in the world. Come to Italy they say, yes please!

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Digital Kitchen

Funding: Digital Kitchen

DIGITAL KITCHEN provides a cash grant for three to five emerging developers to mature their interactive projects beyond concept stage to a ‘ripe for investment’ or market ready level. Deadline for applications is 8 February 2013.

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Young Filmmakers | 21 January

Designed specifically for 11-17 year olds this three day workshop will teach the fundamentals of filmmaking from script to screen. Students have the chance to write, act, shoot, light, direct, edit, add a soundtrack or produce during the creation of a short film project.

Introduction to Screenwriting | 6 February

Learn how to develop an understanding of effective storytelling, dialogue and industry standard formatting.  This course will teach you how to hone your concept or idea into a work that is compelling and unique, whilst developing solid techniques to deal with characterisation, genre and plot types.

Also Enrolling

Camera Essentials | 9 February
Final Cut Pro 7 Fundamentals | 9 February
Introduction to TV Producing | 11 February
Camera and Lighting Techniques | 23 February
Final Cut Pro 7 Intermediate | 5 March
Fundamentals of VFX | 3 April
Multiplatform Techniques | 8 April
Film Producing | 16 April
Directing Actors | 4 May
Sound Design and Editing | 12 May

Young Filmmakers


Every year we check our equipment and facilities hire prices to make sure you are getting the best possible deal we can offer you. Download the rate card or get an instant quote online 24/7. Some highlights include the Sony PMW-F3 with three PL Lenses for only $350/day and the RED Scarlet-X (body only) for $475/day.

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Latest From The Forum

Submit To Forum

Submit your job, event, film festival entry opportunity, giveaway or news item to the Forum any time.

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Colour Grader Wanted for Web Series

Jump is looking for a colour grader to work on four 2-minute web series episodes. This is an unpaid position.

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Shoreline Scripts Screenwriting Competition 2013

The Shoreline Competition is a great way for new screenwriting talent to get discovered. The 2012 Winner has had his screenplay, The Oriental, optioned by Christopher Figg, producer of We Need to Talk About Kevin, Dog Soldiers, Hellraiser + Many More.

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Seven Cities to Screen Tropfest

Food stalls, live music and interactive film events are what can be expected when Tropfest kicks off around the nation on Sunday 17th February 2013. Sixteen lucky finalists will have their work screened to a massive audience at Live events across Australia.

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Wayne Blair in Variety

Metro Screen Alumni, Wayne Blair, who made is first short films with Metro Screen is featured in Variety as one of the 10 Directors to watch in 2013.

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Looper Giveaway

In 2072 time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a looper, a hired gun like Joe [Joseph Gordon-Levitt], is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decide to close the loop, sending back Joe’s future self [Bruce Willis] for assassination.

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