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14 February

Metro Screen

Music Video Show+Tell


Metro Screen presents the second installment of Music Video Show+Tell, a chance for filmmakers and music makers to get together and talk about the process of making music videos.  It’s happening Thursday 28 February from 7.00pm – 8.00pm at the Cake Wines Tropfest Pop-Up Bar at the Rocks.

Join us at to hear from a panel of experienced music video makers including Natalie van den Dungen, who has produced and directed over 25 music videos for local and international artists, recent FBi Radio Sydney Music Arts and Culture Award finalist, Melvin J Montalban, who has clocked up over half a million views on Youtube for the clip ‘I met You’ and cinematographer Adam Howden, who has worked with numerous directors to create visually vivid music videos . Each filmmaker will screen their clips and talk about their trials and challenges that they over come to get the job done.

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Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Next crop of Australian filmmakers are in the building

Our flag-ship course the Certificate IV in Screen and Media is in full swing with 15 talented students starting their practical studies with us. Over the following 20 weeks these soon to be emerging filmmakers will learn what it takes to be successful film and television makers, while producing their own documentaries and short dramas in class.



Three Metro Screen films are screening this Sunday; ‘Pretty Normal Activity’ made at the Young Filmmakers workshop is in the TropJr finals. At the main Tropfest event you can watch ‘Scene 16’ funded through the Metro Screen Breaks program and ‘CA$H COW – a 63% true story’, produced by Rachel Fiddes our Learning and Development Manager, and with several recent graduates on the crew.

Digi Quick Pitch


Come along and pitch your project or your skillset to a pool of like-minded practitioners and maybe find the collaborator of your dreams who can help you realise your vision. You will have one minute to self yourself or your idea in a quick pitch and then time to headhunt and chat to those who caught your eye at the Cake Wines Tropfest Pop-Up Bar.

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The role of the VFx Supervisor in Feature Films

Ron Roberts, VFX Supervisor at Cutting Edge will talk about his career as one of Australia's most highly respected VFX Supervisors working on major international feature films including Dark City, Babe, The Matrix and as an animation director for Bioshock and director of Justice League Heroes games. Ron will showcase Cutting Edge's VFX work and leading the creative team.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013

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Production Management 25 March
Demystify the role of a Production Manager with this in-depth short course. Gain the confidence and skills you need to run any scale of production. Learn how to manage all aspects of a shoot including budgets, expenses, call sheets, schedules, contracts and awards. Be provided with comprehensive take home course notes and production templates.

Fundamentals of VFX 3 April
This comprehensive special effects course is the complete package for any aspiring animator or designer. You will use After Effects, Motion and Photoshop to create stunning 2D and 3D graphics, experiment with filters, multiple layers, animation and compositing techniques. Gain a core understanding of visual effect, techniques and practices.


Camera and Lighting 23 February
Craft of Directing 5 March
Production Management 25 March
Fundamentals of VFX 3 April
Multiplatform Filmmaking 8 April
Film Producing 16 April
+ Part-time Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Production Management


Pimp your camera with our new range of super wide-angle zoom lenses from $60 a day

Pimp your camera with our new range of super wide-angle zoom lenses. Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM: Solid build quality, fast and quiet HSM including the widest focal length available in most rectilinear (not fisheye) lens. Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX II AF 11-16mm f2.8: Compact ultra wide-angle zoom has a bright constant F/2.8 aperture make viewing and auto focus possible in low light and comes fitted with gear to achieve excellent contrast and sharpness. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM: Weather-resistant construction, a rear gel filter holder, close-focusing to 11 inches (0.28m), a circular diaphragm and a superb lense that covers nearly every professional wide-angle task imaginable.

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Production Assistant Intern (Part-time)

Our start-up production company is seeking an part-time production assistant intern for current development work on our feature documentary (for the next 3 months).

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Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films

Submission of Australian short fiction films (either animation or live action, less than 40 minutes in length) requires filmmakers to complete an online submission form and payment, and send four copies of their film to the Sydney Film Festival office in Sydney.  Cash prizes are awarded in three categories: Best Live Action Short ($5,000), The Yoram Gross Animation Award ($4,000) and The Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director ($5,000).

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Summer Choc Tops

NAFA presents SUMMER CHOC TOPS. Choc Tops are educational networking meetings for actors, screenwriters and filmmakers.

Mon 18 Feb 2013. 6.30 pm – 8.30pm. The Dolphin Hotel, 412 Crown Street, Surry Hills

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The Oranges Giveaway

David and Paige Walling and Terry and Cathy Ostroff are best friends and neighbors living on Orange Drive in suburban New Jersey. Their comfortable existence goes awry when prodigal daughter Nina Ostroff, newly broken up with her fianc Ethan, returns home for Thanksgiving after a five-year absence.

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10 Years Giveaway

10 Years follows a group of friends on the night of their high school reunion who, a decade later, still haven’t quite grown up. Channing Tatum plays Jake, who is deeply in love with his girlfriend (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and ready to propose–until he runs into his high school flame (Rosario Dawson) for the first time in years. Jake’s friend Cully (Chris Pratt) married his cheerleader girlfriend (Ari Graynor), and has been looking forward to the reunion so he can finally apologize to all the classmates he bullied in high school.

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Lawless Giveaway

The true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic outlaw tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County In The World”, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave.

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