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27 June

Metro Screen

Metro Screen Jump Start

Quietly Propping Up Australian Production for Over 25 Years

Getting enough money and resources together with the right people to make a film or documentary happen is a huge challenge. For over 25 years Metro Screen has been helping make production budgets balance through the Production Subsidy Scheme, relaunched as the Jump Start subsidy program. Many projects made possible with equipment subsidies have gone on to win awards internationally and screened on network TV.

If you’re looking for broadcast quality equipment, a professional green screen studio or post-production facilities, the next round closes 1July (but don’t fret there are 3 rounds per year). Check out the recent projects made possible with the help of Jump Start at Metro Screen.

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Featured Items

Filmmaker Apps

Apps for Filmmakers

Its been doing the rounds but worth a revisit – The 10 Must have Apps for Filmmakers. So what’s missing then? Love to hear your favourite finds while your furiously searching the App store.


Google – How Do You Work??

Schmoogle. We use it everyday, but how the hell does it work? This little video How Search Works is a good start to explaining the process. If you want to get all technical, check out this infograph.

Hot Tub Cinema

Hot Tub Cinema

So you’ve seen it all. Cinemas on water, on roofs, in ice. Well how about a hot tub with your popcorn? Love your tips on Unique Screens to add to the collection.

Dendy Awards

Dendy Awards

Congratulations one more time to the two fantastic films Metro Screen Breaks funded films Ngurrumbang and Ravage that screened in the Dendy Awards finals at the Sydney Film Festival. It was a fantastic night and a pleasure to watch your work on the big screen.


Sydney Film Festival DOP Leads Course

Starts 6 July

Take the Camera and Lighting Techniques course led by Steve Arnold the cinematographer of the sold out ‘Red Obsession’ at the Sydney Film Festival. This course will make you a great camera operator, improve your cinematography skills and knowledge of the role of the DOP.  In just 4 sessions you'll learn to create mood and style using camera and lighting techniques.

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Photo credit: Red Obsession

Intro to Screenwriting

Starts 15 August

Develop your understanding of effective storytelling, this part time accredited course will show you how to write your story concept into a compelling and unique script. Watch, analyse and evaluate excerpts from feature length and short films in class to improve your screenwriting knowledge. If you have a script in process please bring it to class, although this is not a requirement.

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Enrolling now

Young Filmmakers Workshop 2 Jul
Camera and Lighting Techniques  6 Jul
Diploma in Multiplatform 23 Jul
Introduction to Screenwriting 15 Aug
Part Time Certificate IV in Screen & Media Studies

Red Obsession


PRODUCTION CREW FOR HIRE | Camera, Sound, Lights, Editor

With over 30 years of industry networking and hands-on training, we have your operator and technician needs covered. Only the best and experienced operators are sent out on jobs so you can rely on trained reliable crew to get the job done. We can cater for any scale of production with skilled camera operators, sound recordists, lighting technicians, editors and graders. Give your production the professional and creative edge, from $55 - $65 per hour.

Production Crew for Hire


Latest From Classifieds


Program Coordinator – Japan Foundation

Salary and conditions: 55-60K (depending on experience) including bonus equivalent to one month’s salary plus 9% superannuation. Permanent appointment subject to 3 months probationary period. Working conditions (hours, entitlements) apply. Commencement date: August, 2013.

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My Story My Content Short Film Competition 2013

Margaret Pomeranz, co-host of ABC TV’s At the Movies and celebrated film critic, will be judge of the inaugural My Story My Content Short Film Competition (Tertiary category). The My Story My Content short film competition is an opportunity for Australian students at all levels to tell a unique story about themselves, their creativity, and why that is worth protecting, in a short film (no longer than sixty seconds).

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LARP: The Crowblade Chronicles

LARP: The Crowblade Chronicles is a ten part web series currently in the final stages of post-production. It focuses on the adventures of a band of Viking misfits as they face impossible danger and ridiculous situations. The project was filmed in 2012 and has been a labour of love by the cast and crew, who all donated their time and effort. What began as a simple pet-project, soon grew into a full scale production with dozens of colorful characters and a myriad of often gruesome special effects.

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Money Tree Continues Film Festival Success

Money Tree has been selected for the Auburn International Film Festival For Chidlren and Young People, The First and Last Experimental Film Festival and Aurora Short Film Festival. It was selected for both Critic Choice and Viewers Choice in the latter. Funded by Metro Screen’s First Break Program 2011, Money Tree is an animation about Solomon, a destitute African boy trapped in poverty and his dreams of becoming rich. One day while roaming the village market he finds a coin belonging to a female shopper.

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Reality Giveaway

From the acclaimed director of Gomorrah, Matteo Garrone, Reality takes audiences into the heightened reality of Italy’s obsession with reality TV and celebrity culture.  A funny, incisive satire on the very nature of truth and illusion, Reality is the story of Luciano, a garrulous Neopolitan fishmonger who tries out for Big Brother. In chasing this dream, his perception of reality begins to change. Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2012.

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