How do I get experience on a production?How do I get experience on a production?
TRY CONTACTING ONE OF THE MANY COMPANIES IN NSW to find out if they are employing interns or attachments for any of their upcoming productions. You can find a comprehensive list of companies in the following publications. If you can't find a paid position, and you're really keen to be involved - ask them if you can volunteer in some capacity or be on set as an observer for a few days of the shoot.
The Black Book
The Production Book
VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL Community Television Office
VOLUNTEER FOR THE Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) Volunteer Production Attachment Scheme.
I'd like to learn more about working with actors. Do you have any suggestions?I'd like to learn more about working with actors. Do you have any suggestions?
THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTOR'S GUILD organises a variety of events, and has hosted courses in the past specifically geared toward working with actors. Check out their website for a list of upcoming events
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR DRAMATIC ART offers a variety of short courses related to directing throughout the year. Click here for more details.
AFTRS offers a range of directing courses across all skill levels. Click here for more information.
“Metro Screen offers short and Certificate courses in directing. Click here for more information.
I'm working on a film that has both live action and animated sequences, and I'd like to...I'm working on a film that has both live action and animated sequences, and I'd like to get some advice from a vfx artist or animator. How do I find someone with these skills?
YOU COULD GO TO A MEETING OF THE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND INTERACTIVE TECHNIQUES (SIGGRAPH)
It's an international organisation with a local chapter in Sydney. Once a month, they host a guest speaker - previous topics have been: acting for animators, using the RED camera, and motion capture... just to name a few. Guests can attend any of the events for a mere $5, which covers drinks and snacks. Click Here for more information.
JOIN THE DIGITAL LABOURERS FEDERATION (DLF)
The DLF is a non-profit social group for people working in this realm. Most members work in the television and film Industries, however anybody involved in the creation of digital media is welcome, and it's free to join. Click Here to go to the website.
JOIN THE ONLINE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING GROUP The Loop
Can you suggest any websites that are specifically for directors?Can you suggest any websites that are specifically for directors?
THE BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS (BAFTA)
They have an "Access All Areas" guide to directing section which has a series of video interviews with well-known international directors. Click here for the link.
THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR
This is a monthly online magazine specifically for directors. They have a section called ActionCutPrint - The Professional Film Directing Resource Center for Independent Filmmakers. Click here for the link.
This is an online magazine for independent filmmakers. They have a special section with video interviews with directors of recently released films. Click here for the link.