Special screening of Vai aims to raise funds for Pacific teachers

Posted Monday 25 Nov 2019

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Don't miss your chance to see this stunning celebration of the strength of women from the Pacific, and support a good cause at the same time. Vai is a portmanteau feature film by nine female Pacific filmmakers and filmed on seven Pacific islands. It's about the journey of empowerment through culture over a lifetime. All proceeds go to support the costs of the OMEP Pacific Islands Nation/OMEP Aotearoa teacher exchange which provides invaluable opportunities for teachers (this year from Tuvalu and Fiji) to experience Early Childhood Centre settings in New Zealand and to exchange professional knowledge with Kiwi teachers. As well, Kiwi teachers are able to gain invaluable insights into the spiritual and cultural practices of the Pacific Islands.Tickets cost just $25, bring some cash for the raffle!

When:
4 December, 6.30pm refreshments. screening: 7- 8.30pm.
Where: Music Auditorium, Epsom Campus, University of Auckland,74 Epsom Avenue (Free parking - Carpark through Gate 2)

 

 

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NZCS Masterclass in HDR grading with Ben Allen and James Gardner

Posted Monday 25 Nov 2019

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The NZ Cinematographers Society is flying Australian DP Ben Allan ACS CSI (pictured above) over the Tasman to run a Masterclass in collaboration with local colourist James Gardner, on technical guidelines and delivery requirements for HDR acquisition and grading, as currently specified by networks like Netflix and Amazon. If you're shooting on a high-end professional camera system, chances are you are already acquiring HDR capable material, but should you be doing anything differently in the way you capture images? Are you going to get caught out with seeing more highlight or shadow detail than you actually desired? Do you have the latitude to let the practicals burn a little brighter? For an in-depth understanding of the HDR process, join in the Masterclass! Sign up quickly, as spaces will be limited by the theatre capacity. This masterclass will interest not only DP's, but directors, producers, editors and colourists who are looking towards delivery specs for the future.
When: 9 am, 7 December, 2019
Where: Unitec Studio and Department of Post, Auckland
Cost: NZCS Members: $220,  Non Members: $290

Click here to register