Location Location Location...

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

ON LOCATION: A NZFC workshop answering the big questions.

One of the most varied and interesting jobs in the business is that of the location scout/manager. It is a vital role and helps the production identify locations to match the creative and practical elements a successful shoot requires.

WHO - People keen to improve their expertise and knowledge of best-practice location research, scouting, planning and management will benefit from this free workshop.

WHY - Producers have highlighted the need to increase the number of experienced location scouts and managers available to work on local and offshore commercials, television series and feature films.

WHEN - Wellington Saturday 3 December and Auckland Saturday 10 December.

WHAT - These sessions have been developed by Sally Sherratt in collaboration with other highly experienced location scouts and the New Zealand Film Commission, regional film offices, key government agencies and others.

Workshops will include:


Understanding a creative brief

Effective research, scouting and filing

Identifying suitable locations

Shooting a quality location photograph

Delivering presentations


Permit processes for agencies such as: district and regional councils, LTSA,  DOC

Iwi liaison

Negotiation and relationship building

Basecamp set-up

Health and Safety Considerations


Please apply  online from Wednesday 26 October to Monday 7 Novemberwith the following:

tell us briefly how your career will benefit from this experience

attach one .jpg of a proposed location photograph you have taken

outline why you consider it to be an ideal filming location and for what describe how you would get approval to film there

CV, list of credits or other relevant work experience and;

your contact details and which city you wish to attend in, Auckland or Wellington

NB: Places are limited and will be allocated at the NZFC's discretion. All workshop participants will be notified of placement by 21 November. Mentorships and work experience opportunities may be supported for selected participants.

A small travel allowance may be available for people located outside of Auckland and Wellington.

Contact profdev@nzfilm.co.nz �� if you require further information

Next Up...

Israel: The Critics Speak

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

WIFT member Sarah Cordery spent years interviewing and making this film. You can see it at Nga Taonga in Wellington this Saturday 29th and next Saturday 5th November.

Notes to Eternity

NZ, 2016, 147 min, M

The lives and ideas of four renowned critics of Israeli policy: Sara Roy, Norman Finkelstein, world-renowned scientist and political activist Noam Chomsky and war correspondent Robert Fisk. Filmed over a number of years and locations, notes to eternity becomes an exploration of the very act of representing injustice suffered by another.

"... impressive film by New Zealander Sarah Cordery." - Bill Gosden, Director, New Zealand International Film Festival.

"An inspired and inspiring example of world-class film craft." - The Lumi�re Reader

Learn more.


When: 4pm Sat 29 Oct & Sat 5 Nov.

Where: Main cinema, Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington.

Tickets $8 / $10 Buy tickets