The Filmmaker as Shooting Director WTN

The Filmmaker as Shooting Director WTN

Posted Monday 14 Aug 2023

There are many reasons these days why a filmmaker may find themselves shooting their own footage – not least of which being logistics – think Dame Gaylene Preston following Helen Clark at the United Nations, Gwen Isaac in quiet moments with scientist Siouxsie Wiles, Rachel Currie on TVNZ docuseries Unbreakable and the recently funded Hospital Project or so many of you out and about with your latest gear!

Come along to this workshop, with camera in hand if you have access to one, and join Dame Gaylene, Gwen and Rachel as they discuss the pros and cons of directing as the camera person with broadcast quality in mind. This is an interactive workshop. FUN and instructive!!! Clips will be played, including a taster for Gwen's documentary Ms. Information, premiering at NZIFF this month.

Date: Wednesday 16 Aug 2023
Location: The Forge, Block 1, College of Creative Arts, Massey University
Time: 6pm drinks for a 6:30pm start

RSVP essential to

WIFT NZ members FREE, Massey Creative Media Students free; non-members $20 (includes wine and nibbles). Please pay in cash at the door .


It's easiest to park at Wellington High School. The big white building adjacent to Wellington High is Block 1, CoCA. Walk to the left of this building to a short pathway between buildings, and then take the first right to enter the CoCA reception area.

Date: Wednesday 16 Aug 2023
Location: The Forge, Block 1, College of Creative Arts, Massey University
Time: 6pm drinks for a 6:30pm start


Upcoming events...

Wednesday 03 Jul 2024

What can VFX and animation offer to live-action filmmakers?

WIFTNZ and DEGANZ have teamed up for this exciting Wellington workshop. Here's your chance to understand the transition from live action to animation or VFX. Demystifying the creative process, the art form and the terminology, this workshop will give you the information you need to expand your vision successfully!

Join for an illuminating evening with this talented group of panelists: Senior Lecturer Lala Rolls, Director Jo Luping, Director Loren Taylor and Director and Technical Artist, Raqi Syed.

  • Are you looking to include animation or VFX into your next project?
  • Do you want to save time and money by learning what you need to know beforehand?
  • Would you like to ask all your questions now, so you can be smart when the times comes?

This is a workshop for directors, producers, the production team, and anyone else who wishes to increase their knowledge!

Date: July 3

Time: 6 pm drinks, 6:30 pm start.

Venue: 129 Park Rd. Miramar.

WIFT NZ and DEGANZ members FREE, non-members $20, students $10, includes wine and nibbles.


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