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26 April

Metro Screen

Snoop Dog and Tupac

How Film Can Raise The Dead!

The recent internet frenzy over a hologram appearance of deceased rapper Tupac at the Coachella festival (NSFW language warning!) has opened a huge can of technological worms. The NPR article detailing the bizarre trick of light and moving images hints at a future where Elvis may be coming to a stage near you and old footage remixed together can literally raise the dead. Australian video artists Soda_Jerk are dealing with this subject matter at an exhibition coming up called Hauntology at Serial Space Sunday 13 May.

“Cinema films death at work. By embalming traces of the living, film functions as a form of mummification as well as a site where the dead are incessantly resurrected through the life-giving motion of the film projector.” Soda_Jerk

Perhaps this is the holographic representation of what various Indigenous cultures have believed for centuries – capturing a person’s image can steal their soul. In Maori culture this is why representations of people in art are stylized and more and more Australians are becoming aware of the sensitive nature of images representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

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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. 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.

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The aim of this course is to explore the ways in which a person's culture may inform their values, behaviour, beliefs and assumptions. Debra Hocking, a descendant of the Mouheneener people, is a survivor of the Stolen Generation. She takes students on a journey through her personal experiences to inform a discussion on cultural awareness. Through a series of exercises and hypothetical scenarios, the course is designed to make you more informed, understanding and culturally aware.

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Camera Essentials is the perfect introduction to camera operating and cinematography techniques. In this hands-on practical course, participants learn High Definition camera operating and lighting skills. Topics covered include framing, exposure, white balance as well as handling techniques, lighting set up and lay out and an overview of shooting formats. In order to maximise hands-on experience the course is limited to 12 places.

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Participants learn the fundamentals of editing techniques using Final Cut Pro 7, one of the world’s most popular and widely used professional editing software. Topics covered include basic set-up, preferences, capturing video and audio, editing and cutting techniques, audio editing, finishing, and exporting video. The course is run by a Metro Screen Apple Certified Trainer and covers the first half of Apple’s Final Cut Pro 101 training syllabus.


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