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23 August

Metro Screen

Revenge Of The Great Camera Shootout

Camera Wars

In Part Three of Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012, Zacuto pitched nine cameras of varying prices against a scene from the nightmares of any cinematographer. Highly experienced DOPs shot the best they could with their camera in the Empirical Scene before having the chance to relight the same scene based on the strengths for each camera in the Creative Scene. Cameras ranged from the Apple iPhone $200 through to high-end $65,000 cameras like the Sony F65 and Arri Alexa. As you might expect, the price does affect quality. However one camera stood out for its versatility and affordability. The consensus seemed to be that the Sony F3 a $14,000 camera “seemed to handle everything”. Check out the F3 for yourself for just $405 a day from Metro Screen. Hire the Sony F3 for 2 days and we’ll let you keep it for 3 days, or hire the F3 for 4 days and you can have it out for a whole week.

Music Credit: Extra music provided by Luke Neumann

Featured Items

Directing Documentary

Directing Documentary

Due to popular demand there will be a second course offered with award winning documentary maker Dylan Blowen. The first round filled within a week and the second class is already half full. Make sure you get in quick.

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Cockatoo Island Film Festival

Cockatoo Island Film Festival

Our partners at Cockatoo Island Film Festival have announced their 2012 online ticket sales are now open. Be one of the first to score a pre-program release pass to the festival, on the picturesque and historic Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour from October 24-28.

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Beached Az

Get Beached Az Bro

Creator of the popular series Beach Az, Jarod Green is leading an introductory short course in webisodes at Metro Screen in October. Places are strictly limited to 15 people and filling fast.

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Vyclone Social Video

Now you and your friends with iPhones can be a mobile multi-camera team and share your shoot with the world. Vyclone have released an app that stitches together multiple viewpoints taken on different phones into one video ready to go viral.

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Sound Design and Editing 25 August

This program explores the art of screen sound design and introduces the practical skills required to record sound. Participants design a complete soundscape for an existing film excerpt and complete practical exercises recording sound in a variety of locations, whilst troubleshooting common problems.

Film Producing 30 August

Take an in-depth look at producing independent films, from recognising a good concept through to distribution. Covering the essentials of securing funding, pitching, hiring crew, legal responsibilities, selling your film and running a production company.

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Camera Essentials 2 September
Multiplatform Filmmaking 6 September
Intro to Game Design and Development 11 September
Camera and Lighting Techniques 15 September
Final Cut Pro 7 Fundamentals 16 September
Video Game Design for Kids 24 September
Craft of Directing 26 September
Young Filmmakers Workshop 3 October
Introduction to Webisodes 6 October
featuring the creator of Beached Az, Jarod Green
Introduction to TV Producing 9 October
Camera Essentials14 October
TropJr Young Filmmakers 18 December

+ many more short courses in Film, TV and Digital Media


Sony’s new PMWF3 Super 35mm Digital Cinematography Camera, has been upgraded and now comes with S-Log Gamma 4:2:2 profile. This camera gives you cinematic image quality for DOPs and filmmakers working within tight budgets.. To make your entry into the world of 35mm as easy and economical as possible, the PMWF3K comes supplied with three high quality Sony prime lenses [35mm, 50mm and 85mm, T2.0]. Phone 9356 1828 or email to make a booking.


Latest From The Forum


Crew Call for The Bunyip Movie

We're looking for some super crew to join our indie filmmaking team in the final shoot days of our creature feature The bunyip Movie. All roles are unpaid. Dates: 2-8 days in September. Mostly week days or week nights and number of shoot days will vary depending on the role. Some jobs, like Unit Manager/ Runner can be shared so don't be shy to apply, just make sure you give us an indication of your availability through September if you have other commitments.

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Entries, Australia’s leading online youth mental health service, is seeking talented young film students who want professional exposure and a chance to show off their skills. Entries have now opened for the ReachOut Film Crew Competition, a six month program specifically tailored for young people with digital video production skills. This competition gives young people the opportunity to be innovative, respond to real-life briefs, network with industry leaders, and compete with other young digital producers to create ongoing video content for

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Korean Film Festival 2012

The 3rd Korean Film Festival in Australia is finally here! This year’s KOFFIA will showcase 20 of the best and latest Korean feature films as well as some past classics, in a diverse program that will allow audiences to discover their connection to Korean cinema and culture. The Korean Film Festival will begin in Sydney from August 22-28, followed by Melbourne from September 8-12 and for the first time, Brisbane from September 27-30.

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Love Giveaway

After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller (Gunner Wright) becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and as life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity – and to simply stay alive. His world is a claustrophobic and lonely existence, until he makes a strange discovery aboard the ship.

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The Grand Design

The Grand Design has made Official Selection at the San Diego Film Festival. The film was produced via Metro Screen's First Break 2011 program and written and directed by Samuel Bartlett.

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Brad Fitt Will Be Mine

Metro Screen alumni Shailla Quadra has written, produced and directed quirky dark comedy, Brad Fitt Will Be Mine. The film got into the official selection at the Columbia George International Film Festival, which starts this week, and it will screening along some of the best films from around the world.

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