DEGNZ 2 Day Directors Toolkit

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

The DEGNZ invites applications for the two day Directors Toolkit Workshop with director Peter Burger on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of November.

Peter Burger brings a wealth of experience as a multi award-winning director of television, film and commercials. He has worked on shows such as 'Go Girls', 'Outrageous Fortune' and 'The Cult', and has directed a number of acclaimed television features, including 'Field Punishment No. 1' and 'Erebus: Operation Overdue', which were both nominated for NZOnAir Best Television Feature at last year's New Zealand Film Awards.

Peter's 2-day workshop will cover topics including:

  • How to best serve your story
  • Finding a good rhythm on set
  • Choosing your lens
  • Directing and leadership
  • Prep, rehearsal and shooting techniques for building characters and working with actors

What: Directors Toolkit Workshop with Peter Burger
When: Saturday 21
st November, 9am - 5pm, & Sunday 22nd November, 9am - 4pm. Lunch and refreshments provided.
Where: MTG RM, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland, Auckland
Cost: FREE for DEGNZ members; $100 for Non-members

Please provide a one-page cover letter outlining why you want to attend this workshop, a CV and links to examples of your work.

Application Deadline:
9AM, 2 November 2015

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Workshop for Emerging Filmmakers (R13)

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

Saturday 5th December 12:30pm - 5:30pm at Park Road Post Production

The Miramar Events Trust is proud to present this workshop for emerging filmmakers, silver screen enthusiasts and anyone interested in learning about the creative filmmaking process.

Come and enjoy and afternoon with three of New Zealand's cinematic mavericks as they share, divulge tales from the deep, talk through their own creative inspirations and impart some of lessons they have learned along the way.

Director Christian Rivers in collaboration with producer Mhairead Connor will screen their short film Feeder followed by a Q&A.  They will talk through the creative process of putting Feeder together.

Liz Mullane will talk about 'understanding the vision of the Director' - how to best translate this into what characteristics you look for in an actor and what are the most challenging roles to fill.

Miranda Harcourt will bring her expert knowledge and experience of coaching and preparing actors for the film and stage.

This workshop is designed to provide an opportunity to share ideas and discuss challenges with some experienced members of the industry in a relaxed and social environment.

We would like as much audience participation with the panel as possible, so please come prepared with some questions to ask.

Ticket price:        $59 including wine and canap�s at the end of the session

$39 for students - please show ID at the door

Timetable for the Workshop will be as follows:

12:30pm               Welcome, introduction to our panellists and overview of the afternoon from our MC and panellist - Liz Mullane

12:45pm               Christian and Mhairead will present Feeder (R13) followed by Q & A

2:00pm                                    Liz Mullane will speak followed by Q & A

2:30pm                                    Miranda Harcourt will speak followed by Q & A

3:00pm                                    General Q & A for entire panel

3:30pm                                    NZ Film Commission Talk and Q & A about funding applications

4:30pm - 5:30pm              Networking with drinks and canap�s in the Caf� (included in ticket price)

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