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12 April

Metro Screen

Andrew Dickey

D.I.Y. Audience

Non-team sports such as skating, surfing and BMX biking have been represented online along with music videos and funny cat photos since the cost of production came down and the prosumer market blossomed. The trend has continued to evolve to other little-known sports such as bike trials where bikes don’t have a seat and riders are as brave as sky divers. The quality of production in these home-produced, zero budget clips has become so good that local Australian rider Andrew Dickey’s recent post on You Tube clocked 1.3 million views in less than a couple of months. This phenomenon was triggered by legendary trials rider Danny MacAskill’s combination of exceptional scenery, shooting skills, breath taking tricks and a great track. At 29 million views this video is proof that you can develop your own audience.

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Featured Items

Speed Networking


Metro Screen is partnering with Vivid Sydney to host the largest annual networking event for film, TV, mobile and content makers in NSW - Speed Networking - on Wednesday 30 May at the Vivid Ideas Exchange located on the top floor of the newly refurbished Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

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Press Play Pause Screening

Cake Wines in collaboration with FBi Radio and Metro Screen are proud to present the debut screening of the Cake Film Series, Press.Pause.Play, a film about the democratisation of creative culture.

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Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival has given a sneak peek of the 2012 festival program, announcing a cross-section of films with a diversity of style, subject and country of origin that will make for thought-provoking, memorable and entertaining viewing. These first 25 titles include 22 Australian premieres, 15 features and 10 documentaries.

Digidolly For Hire

Hire Our New Dolly

New Digidolly Pro 3.8m – with seamless joins, it allows the operator to enjoy smooth movement along the 3.8m aluminum track. There are no tools required to put the Digidolly together. Every component slides together and is held by a single threaded bolt!

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Metro Screen is offering 20 scholarship places for a Live TV Production course. Gain the skills to produce a live TV show with access to a professional multi-camera studio and equipment. This nationally accredited course is valued at over $6,300.00. Be quick, applications due 5pm, Monday 7 May 2012.

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Final Cut Pro Intermediate -  17 April – 3 May

Taught by a Metro Screen Apple Certified Trainer, this course covers the second half of Apple's FCP 101 training syllabus and is designed for those with a good basic knowledge of Final Cut Pro 7. Participants will cover advanced editing functions, including titles, graphics, audio mixing, motion tools, multi-camera editing, filters, colour correction, grading and outputting formats.

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Multi Media Game Creation – 17 – 20 April   (Youth Program)

This 4-day workshop throws kids into the exciting world of Alternative Reality Games (ARG's). The participants will play an ARG designed just for them and  learn about the famous ARG's (I love bees, why so serious, The Dharma Initiative etc.) that have changed the media landscape.. Then it will be time to get creative with the kids in groups making their own ARG using Facebook, blogs, twitter, iPhone apps and even real world problems puzzles and clues.

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Camera Essentials – 21 April

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 and white balance as well as handling techniques, lighting set-up and layout and an overview of shooting formats. In order to maximise hands-on experience the course is limited to 12 places.

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Craft of Directing – 1st May – 19 June

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 analyses a wide range of scripts and films. Discover how 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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Latest From The Forum


Students/Graduates Required for ABC's Who's Been Sleeping In My House?

Joined Up Films is a boutique factual documentary production company. We are currently filming the 2nd season of ABC's factual television series 'Who's Been Sleeping In My House?', and we have opened up opportunities for final year or graduate students to join the team to gain real industry experience.

More info.


Trailer Festival

The mission of The Trailer Festival is to sell films and scripts to the entertainment industry, with whom we have direct contact. The third festival is now open for submissions. The first two events were attended by industry exclusively and included Fox, Disney, Paramount and PBS.

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Online Documentary: Homeless Teenagers

I aim to film an online documentary series around the globe about homeless teenagers. From Australia to Hong Kong to South Africa to the UK and around Europe, to name a few locations. These human beings around the globe need our help and I intend to get to the core of the issues we are facing. Its not just about giving money to a charity or passing on a coin here or there, its about using whatever skills we have that can be donated to show we care.

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Trishna Giveaway

Trishna is due for national release on 10th May through Madman Entertainment. Based on Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Trishna is the story of one woman’s life that is destroyed by love and circumstance. This tragic story tells the tale of a woman who becomes embroiled in a ‘love’ affair with a man who claims to want the best for her.

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The Way Giveaway

Martin Sheen, plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France tocollect the remains of his adult son [Emilio Estevez], killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his son better, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage, leaving his 'California bubble life' behind.

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Metro Screen Alumni Kathleen Hrayssi’s film Lie To Me has been announced as part of the Montreal World Film Festival (23 August  – 3 September 2012) in the Focus on World Cinema section of the program. Lie To Me was funded as part of the Metro Screen First Break program in 2011.

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