Dubbo Filmmakers roaring into 2019

After a busy and successful 2018, members of Dubbo Filmmakers have already made a mark in 2019.

Are you interested in filmmaking? Join our Facebook group to stay up-to-date with what’s going on. No experience necessary:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/336929136407969/ 

Oorjjam receives special jury award at international festival

Jose Sunny’s short film, Oorjjam, which premiered at the 2018 All Sorts program, was selected for the Don Bosco International Short Film Festival in Kollam, India. The Malayalam language film received the Special Jury Award, which was accepted by Mr Wilson Myloth, on behalf of Jose, from the Mayor of Kollam. Oorjjam was screened as part of the film festival in January, 2019. Congratulations to Jose and all the cast and crew.

Oorjjam is an interpretation of an Einstein theory that states energy can not be created or destroyed. It can only be transformed from one form to another. The film is a journey through energy, using the characters to describe the journey.

Follow more of Jose’s projects here:

https://monsantojoe.wixsite.com/weekend-fun-prod

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Connection selected for Short and Sweet Festival in Utah

Another member of Dubbo Filmmakers, Erifili Davis, had her short film Connection selected for the Short and Sweet film festival in Utah, USA. This is the second year in a row that one of Erifili’s films has been selected by the film festival, with her short film Space, directed by Margaret Anderson and co-produced with Kellie Jennar, selected and screened at the 2018 film festival.

Connection is a romantic comedy about a socially awkward young man who decides to confess his feelings to the free spirited object of his affections after just a few dates with things not going quite as planned. It was screened at the Short and Sweet Film Festival in January, 2019.

Follow more of Erifili’s projects here:

https://www.facebook.com/QuickSmartPublishing

Writers selected for performance writing  residency

Multi-talented members of Dubbo Filmmakers, Kellie Jennar and Lee Robinson, are two of eight participants selected for the 2019 Live Words Residency Program.

Live Words is a performance writing collective which aims to improve the performance writing skills of writers, and the development of performance-ready scripts in regional NSW. Participants will be mentored over 12 months by dramaturges Johanna Williams and Kay Nankervis, to write a performance ready full-length play.

Fiona Green and Maryanne Jaques will coordinate the program.

Live Words has been made possible by grants through Writing NSW and Create NSW.

Congratulations to Kellie and Lee.

Follow more of Kellie’s projects here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelliejennar/

 

Film Editing Workshop

Script to Screen – Dubbo Film Workshops
Presented by the Dubbo Filmmakers

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2-day-film-editing-workshop-tickets-51642850155

These workshops have been heavily subsidised, thanks to a grant from Create NSW, and sponsorship from the Western Plains Cultural Centre.

2-day Editing Workshop with Gareth Tillson
Jan 10-11, 2019, Community Arts Centre, Dubbo
Includes lunch

About the Course
This will be a practical workshop where participants will take footage, filmed over the previous two days and learn the art of taking raw footage and turning it into a polished finished project. Participants will work with Adobe Premiere Pro software on supplied laptops. Note: If you prefer to work on your own laptop that has Premiere Pro installed, your welcome to do so.

Topics covered:

Premiere Pro Fundamentals: – setting up your project
– PP interface
– assembly/rough cut/fine cut/final cut
– sound design and editing tools in PP
– Titles and Credits design in PP
– colour grading in PP
– FXs and transitions
– Final Output: Mastering and output for web

There will also be a mini-workshop from Dubbo songwriter/musician, Clinton Hoy, on music and songs for film.

About The Trainer
Gareth Tillson is a: highly skilled and experienced; film director; director of photography and editor. Gareth is also a valued teacher at the Sydney Film School and the Australian, Film Television and Radio School.

Gareth is co-owner of Sydney based production company, Front and Centre Media Pty Ltd. You can read more about Front and Centre Media here: www.fcmedia.com.au

Gareth’s work has screened at:

SXSW
Perth Revelation
Sydney Film Festivals

Filming Workshop

Script to Screen – Dubbo Film Workshops
Presented by the Dubbo Filmmakers

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/3-day-filming-workshop-tickets-51642675633

These workshops have been heavily subsidised, thanks to a grant from Create NSW, and sponsorship from the Western Plains Cultural Centre.

3-day Filmmaking Workshop with Gareth Tillson
7-9 Jan, 2019, Community Arts Centre, Dubbo
Includes Lunch

This will be a practical workshop where participants will work in small teams, to film a complete short film, from screenplays that have been developed with assistance from a screen development executive. Teams will be mentored by industry professional, Gareth Tillson.

The opportunity to produce* one of four short film projects is available. To be involved as a producer*, you must complete the 2-day producer course – more details below.

Jan 7, 2019 – Planning your film shoot

Topics covered:

Previsualisation – resonances/genres/styles/inspirations
Planning – shot list/storyboard/scheduling
Logistics – location recces/gear list/transport
Visual storytelling – sequencing, shot size and coverage
Lenses and camera angles
Camera work – camera movement/tools
Following focus
Exposure guidelines/tools

Jan 8-9, 2019 – Filming a short script

Under the guidance of Gareth, teams will film their short film over two days, drawing on the skills and knowledge learnt in the previous 1-day workshop.

Gareth will provide guidance and mentoring in the process of making a short film. Rushes evaluation and feedback at wrap

About The Trainer
Gareth Tillson is a: highly skilled and experienced; film director; director of photography and editor. Gareth is also a valued teacher at the Sydney Film School and the Australian, Film Television and Radio School.

Gareth is co-owner of Sydney based production company, Front and Centre Media Pty Ltd. You can read more about Front and Centre Media here:

www.fcmedia.com.au

Gareth’s work has screened at:

SXSW
Perth Revelation
Sydney Film Festivals

Making & Distributing Indie Films: Crushed Feature Film

MAKING & DISTRIBUTING INDIE FILMS:
CRUSHED FEATURE FILM CASE STUDY

Women in Film and Television (WIFT) NSW and Dubbo Film Makers present a special screening of the feature film, Crushed. The screening includes a follow up workshop on making your first feature film and how to navigate independent distribution with Crushed Director/Producer and WIFT NSW president Megan Riakos. This is a joint WIFT NSW and Dubbo Filmmakers event, sponsored by the Western Plains Cultural Centre with funding support from Create NSW.

Date: Sunday 16 December 2018
Time: 10.30am-2.30pm
Venue: Western Plains Cultural Centre
Price: $15 general / $5 WIFT members plus BF
Tickets: tinyurl.com/y7p9kza2
Ticket includes: screening, workshop & light lunch

The event is open to filmmakers and film-fans of all genders.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/making-producing-indie-films-crushed-feature-film-case-study-tickets-52429433848

Script to Screen – subsidised filmmaking workshops

Thanks to a grant from Create NSW, and sponsorship from the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo Filmmakers is able to offer a series of subsidised film production workshops in Dubbo. These workshops will be facilitated by industry professionals and will give participants the opportunity to build hands-on experience. You can choose to participate in as many of the workshops as you want.

The workshops are ideal for beginner to intermediate skill levels.

The workshops are listed below with links to further details. Similar workshops in Sydney would typically cost $500 to $800 PER DAY.

Click here to send an email if you would like more information.

Screen Producing Workshop

December 8 @ 9:00 am – December 9 @ 5:00 pm

Screen Producing Workshop

Directing Workshop

December 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Directing Workshop

Filming Workshop

January 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am – January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Filming Workshop

Film Editing Workshop

January 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am – January 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Film Editing Workshop