Leanne Pooley invited to join the Academy

Posted Wednesday 12 Jul 2017

Huge congratulations to Leanne Pooley - she and Christine Jeffs have been invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Known to many in New Zealand for her track record in making excellent documentaries, Leanne was invitied for her work on Beyond the Edge and The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls.

As the article on Deadline says, "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have unveiled 774 new members invited to join the Oscars organization, bringing the total membership closer to 8,500-ish. This is a record number, up from last year's  683.

"The invitees come from 57 countries, the organization says in unveiling its list, with the list comprising 39% female and 30% people of color."

Read more and see the full list at: http://deadline.com/2017/06/oscar-academy-new-members-2017-full-list-1202121509/


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Epic opportunity for 10-day workshop at Park Road Post

Posted Wednesday 12 Jul 2017

Are you a student? You need to read this. Do you know any students? Tell them they need to read this.

Park Road Post Production is joining up with New Zealand's film and digital industry training institutions to offer aspiring Kiwi film makers an advanced industry training programme.

The industry intensive programme offers hands-on experience and is designed to help participants fast-track their development in film and television post production, learning alongside Academy Award-winning engineers, technical practitioners and artists in a world-class post production facility.

The 10-day programme was launched in 2016, attracting both international and New Zealand students. It is open to students who are currently enrolled in a form of tertiary education in film or with previous work experience in the film industry. The tertiary education may be a university degree or another tertiary course relevant to film.

Participants work in small groups, gaining an in-depth understanding of sound and picture essentials, including picture conform and grading, sound editing and mixing and VFX. It gives students one-on-one attention from experts in visual and sound techniques.

Park Road is teaming up with three industry training institutions - Media Design School, New Zealand Broadcasting School and South Seas Film & Television School, with each supporting two students to take part.

The 2017 programme will run from September 4 to 15. For more information, visit http://www.parkroad.co.nz/education2017/