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24 May

Metro Screen


Sydney Film Festival Picks by ollo

With such a great selection of films at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, we thought it might be helpful to get some recommendations from seasoned regulars to help you make the most of that flexipass. This week Sydney electronic outfit ollo share their selections. For the lowdown on each of these selections, check out the Metro Screen blog.

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Featured Items

Apps Lab Seminar

More Speakers Announced

The Metro Apps Lab seminar on 5 July now features even more speakers including industry experts from Google, Mobile Experiences, Quickflix, PayPal, ABC, TigerSpike, Web Directions, Tapit, Portable, Jumptank and MOD Films will take the stage to discuss future directions and the business of mobile apps.

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Screen Australia Webinar

Screen Australia Live Webinar

Keep Thurs 14 June from 3pm free in your diary to log in to the Screen Australia webinar produced by Metro Screen. Screen Australia will release the results of a comprehensive new research project revealing why Australian audiences watch what they watch. This event will be broadcast to you live from Sydney. Stay tuned to Metro Screen for details.

Jump Start Funding

Jumpstart Funding Closing

Just over a week to get your application in for Jumpstart - substantially subsidized access to high quality industry standard equipment, studio and post production facilities here at Metro Screen.

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Sustainable Screen Course

Green Credentials

Get accreditation and bump up your sustainability qualifications at the Sustainable Screen short course, subsidized by the NSW Department of Education and Training through the Green Skills and Energy Efficiency Strategy. In just two Thursdays in June you’ll pick up your certification to give you the green edge on your next production.

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Book in to any course today and get a free Screen Hub membership.


Study part-time and add an accreditation in a digital media course to your CV -

Video Game Design and Development Introduction 7 June
Multiplatform Techniques 12 June
Or join the waitlist for Webisode Creation or iPhone Apps courses.


Remember when school holidays meant babysitting your cousins or maybe hanging out in a park playing with rocks? Kids today are lucky enough to get the chance to make a short film or a behind-the-scenes documentary or even design their very own video game at the Metro Screen school holiday youth program. Places are filling fast for the July and September intakes.

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Camera Bonus

Book any camera hire this week and receive a bonus five-day Media Lab pass to edit your project (valued at $200) plus a Screen Hub membership valued at $89.

New Sony Radio Microphone

We have just acquired a new Sony UWP-V6 Wireless Microphone System with BOTH a bodypack lapel transmitter AND a plug-on transmitter that converts a wired microphone to a wireless microphone via XLR. Thatmeans no more cables with your boom microphone! It's a bargain at $50/day ($40/day member).

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Latest From The Forum


Paid Production Designer

Sequence Films is in need of a Production Designer for a paid position on a short film production shooting in early June. The film is on the subject of time travel, and stylistically will be in the vein of '60s Hitchcock.

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Good Dog! International Film Festival

The First Annual Good Dog! International Film Festival 2012 is now calling for Short drama, documentary, animation, comedy, experimental, music videos and films by kids. Duration under 15mins and must be a dog or dog related story Good Dog! is unique and has set up its kennel in the heart of the dog mad suburb of Balmain, New South Wales.

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Good, Better, Best: Making Your 3D Shots Stand Out in a Crowded Market

A Professional Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. For our June and July events this year, Metro Screen has generously offered us a home while the CoFA building site closes EG02 [our venue of recent years]. Please travel that extra few blocks up Oxford Street to Paddington Town Hall and the Chauvel Cinema where you will find us in the Studio at Metro Screen.

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Madman Top 20 Anime Giveaway

For the last two months, anime fans across the country have rallied together to cast their vote in Madman’s ‘Top 20 Anime Titles of All Time” poll. Along the way, there have been laughs, tears and triumphs but in the end, there can be only one to claim the top spot. As voted by the fan community the winner is……

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Get the Gringo Giveaway

It’s been a bad day for Driver [Mel Gibson] and it’s not getting any better. He just made a big haul of millions that would give him a nice summer vacation on easy street. A good idea that went South, literally. During a high-speed car chase with the US Border Patrol and with a bleeding body in his back seat, Driver flips his car, smashing through the border wall, tumbling violently, coming to a stop… Mexico.

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Metro Screen Apps Lab Giveaway

Metro Screen presents a one-day seminar investigating the future of mobile apps with industry experts on Thursday 5 July  in Surry Hills. This seminar will show you how to develop an effective strategy for your mobile app and clearly outline what you’ll need to give it the best chance of success.

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The Bind Audience Choice

The Bind recently screened at Adelaide Shorts Festival where it was voted Audience Choice for its screening session. It will also screen at this year’s Dungog Film Festival. The film, co-written by Edmund Jory and Director Michael Chrisoulakis [former Metro Screen Network Co-ordinator] and produced by Annmaree Bell [Metro Screen Cert IV graduate] is a psychological thriller about Carmen, a corporate lawyer, who is recovering from a horrific car accident.

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The Burnt Cork

The Burnt Cork has won the Black Shorts Award for Best Indigenous Film at Adelaide Shorts Festival. The film was written and directed by Metro Screen alumni Alexandra Edmondson and produced by Cassie Kelly via Metro Screen's First Break 2010.

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