Special event: Film + Food, July 10, 2019

Dubbo Filmmakers invites you to a night of locally made short films and delicious hot soup to support the locally made web series, To the End of the Earth.

Tickets:
https://www.stickytickets.com.au/88515

This is Dubbo Filmmakers’ biggest project yet. You’ll hear about this local production from the creator, Peter Aland, as well as some of the writers and crew. For those who are interested, you’ll also find out how you can get involved, both in front of and behind the camera.

We will also be screening a collection of some of the best local short films from the past 6 years and announce the recipient of this years Australian Film and Radio School Short Course Scholarship, made possible by AFTRS and REX.

Tickets start at $15 which included event entry, bowl of soup, bread roll and tea/coffee. Kids under 5 are free and kids under 12 are $5.

There are other levels of support available for those who are interested in providing additional support to the project in exchange for a film or IMDB credit.

This is an alcohol-free, all ages event with cold drinks available for purchase on the night.

Tickets are available online from:

https://www.stickytickets.com.au/88515

You can purchase tickets at the door but please book to dubbofilmmakers@gmail.com for catering purposes.

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

Directing Workshop

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

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

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/1-day-directing-workshop-tickets-51642554270?aff=ebapi

1-day Directing Workshop with Megan Riakos
Dec 15, 2018, Community Arts Centre, Dubbo
Lunch included

About the Course
Under the guidance of feature film director, Megan Riakos, participants will learn how to direct actors for screen as well as how to prepare for the shoot. This will be a practical workshop, with local actors available for participants to practice their directing skills on.

About the Trainer
Megan Riakos is the president of the Not-For-Profit organisation Women in Film & Television NSW, a writer, director, producer and company director of Crushed Film Pty Ltd and Hemlock & Cedar.

Her debut feature Crushed screened at a number of festivals including Montreal World Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival and Napa Valley Film Festival before completing a successful limited theatrical release in Australia.

Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Media Arts & Production) at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and has completed both a Graduate Certificate in Screen Drama and a Graduate Diploma in Directing at the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). In 2013, she also completed the Professional Screenwriters Program at UCLA.

Megan is also a current member of the ADG, AWG, AACTA, Screen Vixens and Film Fatales.

Screen Producing Workshop

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

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2-day-screen-producing-workshop-tickets-51643101908

highly discounted price thanks to a grant from Create NSW and sponsorship from the Western Plains Cultural Centre.

2-day Producer Workshop with Margaret Tillson
8-9 Dec, 2018, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo
Includes Lunch

Do you make videos, short films, music videos, or screen content for online? Then this is the course for you.

You may not call yourself a producer, but if you are making the content, organising the interviews or actors, putting it online, entering into festivals – then you are performing the role of a producer and the buck stops with you.

As a content maker/producer, you need to be aware of your legal obligations regarding cast & crew (including volunteers), insurance, copyright, permissions, screen credits, and so much more.

This will be a practical workshop where participants will take a short film script and get it ready for production, with filming taking place in January 2019.

Participants can nominate to be a producer of 1 of 4 short film projects*. This is a great opportunity to receive a producing credit on a finished short film and have a completed project to add to your show-reel.

Note: You do not need to nominate as a producer to do this workshop.

Topics covered:

What is a producer? Understanding your role and responsibilities.
Steps to producing a short film
Copyright & Legals; from agreements to release forms and all your on-set paperwork
Insurance
Budgets
Accounting
Hiring cast and crew
Shooting schedules
Locations
Post Production & Delivery

About The Trainer

The facilitator for this course, is industry professional, Margaret Tillson. Margaret is co-owner of Sydney based production company, Front and Centre Media Pty Ltd. Margaret has a depth of production experience across both film and TV on such projects as; Love Child, Doctor Doctor; Hacksaw Ridge and many more.

Margaret holds a Masters in Screen Arts and Business (MSAB) at the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), a Post-Grad Certificate, Film & Video Production, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS); and a BA Hons (1st Class) Theatre & Film, University of NSW (UNSW).

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

2016 One Eye Film Festival – call for entries

The 2016 Dubbo One Eye Film Festival is open for entries until midnight October 21, 2016.

In partnership with the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo Filmmakers will host the 4th annual One Eye Film Festival at the brand new Black Box Theatre on One-Eye-Film-Festival-logo-2016November 11 and 12. Dubbo Filmmakers member and festival coordinator, Kellie Jennar says the One Eye Film Festival is open to all filmmakers who can demonstrate a link to Dubbo and surrounding regions.

“That link might be thematic, geographic or a delightful accident of birth,” Ms Jennar said.

“There is no entry fee, prizes or theme. The festival is all about promoting and showcasing local filmmaking.

“All genres and styles of films are encouraged, however there is a time limit of 7 minutes.

“It’s a great opportunity to showcase your films to enthusiastic local people.

“It’s a completely difference experience to upload a film into the silence of cyberspace, compared with the immediacy and warmth of watching your film with an audience.

“Filmmaking can be quite a solitary activity so it enables filmmakers to get out of the editing studio, see the diversity and creativity of films being made and network with other local filmmakers,” she said.

The One Eye Film Festival has grown in popularity both with filmmakers and audience in the past three years. Last year 30 short films were shown to an audience of more than 350 people at three sittings. They ranged from comedies, dramas, documentaries, animations and art films.

For all entry requirements and conditions, please view the attached entry form. You will need to submit both the form and the film by the closing date.

Entry form:

OEFF EntryForm2016 Final

Key dates:

Entries close: midnight October 21, 2016

Program selection: November 1, 2016

Festival screenings: November 11 and 12, 2016

Stars for a day

It’s been months of planning, refining and rehearsing (pre-production), and a full day of shooting (production). But now what? The lights have been turned off, the cameras packed up, the rubbish put out and everyone has gone home, resuming their former pre-film lives. Or, have they?

The day of the shoot started before dawn, with minds alert and ticking over all the things that could, should, would happen that day. The first of us arrived on location at 7.30am in time to set up and get the make-up underway. By 9.30am, the 1st AD (assistant director) was calling everyone on to the set and it was sometime after 10am before the cameras were rolling.

The process throughout the rest of the day, was one of positioning cameras and the boom, positioning actors on the set, blocking in movements and positions, adjusting, shooting, reshooting, breaking to dump data from the cameras, whilst dealing with wardrobe malfunctions, refuelling bodies, reviewing scripts and rehearsing lines before the whole process started over again.

Prior the last scene coming to life for the cameras, the clapper presented the last slate of the shoot announcing “We really did it!”. The scene was shot and the producer called “It’s a wrap” at about 5.45pm. No more lines, no more scenes, no more makeup or hairspray required. Time to clean up, pack up and turn out the lights.

Celebrations were had the following night with the wrap party – sharing stories from the set, video spoofs, a glimpse of some of the real action and stills from the day, over champagne and Thai food. There was a feeling of euphoria evident in the unanimous “Yes” to the director’s question about whether we’d do it again.

It has now been several days since the wrap party and we aren’t talking about the lead up to the shoot any more and the stylistic development of our stars – the characters of Kandy: the film. That’s done. Now it’s about the editing process, the soundtrack that needs to be written and the marketing…the trailer, the billing poster, the merchandise, the editorials, online content generation and publicity opportunities. Our cast have probably resumed their previous lives, but for many of the crew, we’re now in full post-production swing with only 10.5 weeks until our debut at the One Eye Film Festival on 14 November.

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