New Strategies for your Career: Location Scouting, and 1st Assistant Director, with Robin Murphy.
Conference Room, BNZ Centre, 101 Cashel St Christchurch NZ for 5.30pm start

Robin has worked in the New Zealand film industry as a freelancer for over 40 years on a variety of local and international productions, including feature films, television drama, TVC's and more recently web series.

Her work has ranged from costume work on the kiwi classic Goodbye Pork Pie (1981), through to supervising location manager for The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, and included TV shows Outrageous Fortune and Power Rangers, and to complete the circle in 2016 she worked as location manager on Pork Pie, the remake of the 1981 classic! In 2018 Robin was 1st AD on The Breaker Upperers.

In this workshop Robin will talk about the career paths for both location scouting and Ist assistant directing.  What are the skills required?  How do you get into it? Where does the 1st AD's responsibilities begin and end, and what exactly are they?  As a filmmaker, when should you have a 1st AD on the crew.  So you need a location scout - when should that person come on board?  How much should you expect from them?  What do they need by way of a brief to be as efficient as possible? How do you become a location manager?  What are the plusses and minuses of both these roles? And so many more questions to answer…

Programme is brought to you with generous support from the NZ Film Commission and Foundation North.