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20 September

Metro Screen

Beached Az

Beached Az Bro

From its humble beginnings as a short film 'Beached Whale' has become a world wide viral phenomenon and TV sensation – Beached Az. Jarod Green animated and directed the original short then went on to be a founding creator, writer and voice actor for other characters that developed later in the series. In between overseas trips and juggling a bunch of projects on his desk Jarod is finding the time to share his wealth of knowledge with 15 lucky people at the Introduction to Webisodes workshops at Metro Screen over three Saturdays in October. Don't miss out on your chance to bring in a project concept and develop it in a supportive small group. You'll also get tips on making key industry contacts to help you get your project off the ground. This will fill fast. Enrol today.

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Featured Items

This City Speaks


Metro Screen Alumni Emma Morris, who was part of Multiplatform Producer course in 2010, has won a SXSW award for digital excellence for the project Goa Hippy Tribe.  With funding from City of Melbourne Emma has embarked on a new online music project, This City Speaks working with artists Jordie Lane and Mojo Juju.

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Dream Accelerator


This Monday the Dream Accelerator finalists will be pitching their projects in front of an industry panel with Justin Donoghue (Screen NSW), Sarah Noonan (Curious Film), Steve Crombie (Cordell Jigsaw Zapruders) and Christina Alvarez & David Opitz from Metro Screen. The winner will head over to SPAA Fringe to compete in the national finals. Stay tuned for the winner next week.

Speed Networking

Speed Networking

Nearly 300 people have registered for the biggest screen, TV and digital media Speed Networking event in the country. It's taking place as part of SPAA Fringe and the Cockatoo Island Film Festival, Friday 26 October 6 – 8pm.

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Piracy Debate


Piracy is a major issue for the Australian screen content industry. Get front row seats for the biggest industry debate, Wednesday 7 November 6.30pm at the Chauvel Cinema. Hear from a range of industry guests hotly debating this divisive issue. Check out the full background Blog post and recent articles.

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Craft of Directing 26 September

Craft of Directing focuses on the visual aspects of directing drama, exploring script interpretation, visualisation, shot choices, pacing and point of view. Discover how camera angles, aspect ratio, shot sequence and staging all enhance the impact of a script. Study a wide range of scripts and films to discover how best to use the language of film to tell a powerful story.

Video Games for Kids 24 September

School holiday fun where kids learn how to develop and create their own video games.  This highly practical, fun and engaging new workshop aims to teach basic design and development skills for video games for 11 - 17 year olds. During the course the participants will create two games which they can take home with them and play again and again. A great way to engage young people in new technology and give them the head start to express their creativity.

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Final Cut Pro 7 Fundamentals 25 September
Young Filmmakers Workshop 3 October
Introduction to Webisodes 6 October
Directing Documentary 8 October
Introduction to TV Producing 9 October
Camera Essentials 14 October
Intro to Drama Screenwriting 14th October
Final Cut Pro 7 Intermediate 23 October
Drama Screenwriting 27th October
Camera Essentials 3 November
TropJr Young Filmmakers 18 December




A Local Feature Filmed with the RED Scarlett-X

Check out the trailer of Dean Francis's feature film beautifully shot with the RED Scarlett-X and let the images speak for themselves.

The RED Scarlett-X kit is available for hire at Metro Screen from $600/day. Make a pledge to Drown's indiegogo campaign and receive 10% off the camera hire. Call us on 9356 1828 or


Latest From The Forum


Volunteers Required for Cockatoo Island Film Festival

Want to be part of the first ever Cockatoo Island Film Festival? Volunteer and make film festival history! Great opportunities are available across a number of areas.

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Cockatoo Island Film Festival


The 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project will be held the weekend of 12 to14 October, 2012. Festival producers, in association with Parramatta City Council, invite filmmakers to compete. Cash prizes and international exposure await the winners. First prize for the competition is the Parramatta Prize worth $8000 cash. In addition, a representative from the winning team will be flown to the US to show their film to an international audience and compete in the world championships. The 14 best films from the championships will be shown at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.

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Kino Turns 60!

Kino is an open-mic night for filmmakers, a place for filmmakers and film-lovers to network, meet cast and crew and watch great short films. Kino provides filmmakers with the equipment and support to write, shoot and edit their projects as well as the opportunity to show their work to a large audience. Kino Sydney is a non-competitive, inclusive and accessible series of events, attracting over 2,000 fans each year to twelve monthly events. At every Kino night we screen films, serve food, beer and wine, and feature live entertainment by local musicians or performance artists.

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Dark Shadows Giveaway

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet--or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine.

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On the Road Giveaway

The defining story of the Beat Generation is now on film.  Showcasing an A-list and eclectic cast, On the Road is based on the seminal beatnik novel by Jack Kerouac, about a young man who sets out to travel the roads and railways of America.   After the death of his father, Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), an aspiring New York writer meets Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con.

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Tai Chi O Giveaway

Tai Chi O is the first instalment from the epic TAI CHI Trilogy. Produced by Jet Li and from the creators of Detective Dee and legendary martial arts choreographer Sammo Hung, comes this steampunk kung fu throw down trilogy. Premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, this highly anticipated blockbuster follows a young boy’s journey to learn the art of Tai Chi.

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