A group of passionate film makers will hold various workshops in Dubbo for budding directors interested in learning about the entertainment world.
The Dubbo Filmmakers will hold workshops throughout December and January, where participants will learn how to direct actors, prepare for a shot, how to make a feature film and how to edit film.
Established in early 2013, Dubbo Filmmakers Group is an informal collective of people from Dubbo and surrounds who have an interest in the production of film, in particular locally-made film.
The group consists of 150 online members, with up 15 members at any one monthly meeting.
Dubbo Filmmaker member and workshop coordinator Kellie Jennar said these workshops are important so regional filmmakers have the ability to gain and maintain the same skill sets as their big city counterparts.
"This enables local businesses to hire local filmmakers and content creators for their professional requirements without needing to outsource,” Ms Jennar said.
“By bringing industry professionals to Dubbo to run these workshops, we are removing the geographical and financial barriers regional practitioners often face when trying to access training.”
I love making, watching and advocating for stories told on screen.Kellie Jennar
Ms Jennar loves film and television as a medium for storytelling.
“Stories told on the screen have the ability to create a such a strong emotional reaction in audiences which can range from joy to sadness to horror,” she said.
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“Something very special happens when a group of people watch film or television together - they share this emotional experience together.
“This in turns, creates an opportunity to think, discuss and debate often difficult topics. That is why I love making, watching and advocating for stories told on screen.”
Visit dubbofilmmakers.com for further information.
- One day directing workshop with Megan Riakos on Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9am-5pm
Participants will learn how to direct actors for screen as well as how to prepare for the shoot. As a practical workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to practice their directing skills with local actors.
- Making and producing Indie films on Sunday December 16, 2018 from 10:30am to 2:30pm.
Women in Film and Television (WIFT) NSW and Dubbo Filmmakers present a special screening of the feature film, Crushed (filmed in Mudgee).
The screening includes a follow up mini workshop on making your first feature film and how to navigate independent distribution.
- Three day filmmaking workshop, from December 7 to 9, 2018, between 9am and 5pm each day.
One day of film basics and planning, followed by two days of practical.
Participants will work in small teams, to film a complete short film, mentored by industry professional, Gareth Tillson
- A two day editing workshop with Gareth Tillson, from January 10 to 11, 2019, between 9am and 5pm each day.
During this practical workshop, participants will be using provided raw footage of local short films and will learn the art of turning it into a polished finished project.
The courses have been heavily subsidised through a grant from Create NSW and partnership from the Western Plains Cultural Centre.