Abi Binning - General Manager

Sept 2010 - Present

Abi is an independent producer and principal of the production company, Move Media. Abi has a number of credits in both broadcast documentary and short drama. Before entering the film industry, Abi worked extensively across the education sector as a teacher, researcher and curriculum writer.


  • published hiring in about 2017-11-03 15:46:57 +1100


    Admin Assistant, Wide Angle Tasmania

    Wide Angle Tasmania needs an awesome ADMIN ASSISTANT to work with us.

    Admin Assistant Role
    We're looking for someone who is a team player and will keep our office ticking over - everything from checking out gear to raising an invoice. You will have excellent people and organisational skills for dealing with our members and the broader screen sector. Your responsibilities will include answering the phone and emails, scheduling equipment and facility hires and events, updating our website, databases and preparing newsletters. You'll need to be methodical, have a strong eye for detail and take pride in your work.

    Reporting directly to WAT’s Executive Director the Admin Assistant will work closely with the WAT community and with WAT’s Project officer.

    Employment Basis
    The Admin Assistant position is offered as a part time position (up to 22 hours per week over 3 or 4 days) commencing December 2017 for 12 months, with continuation beyond depending on funding. Some flexibility of work hours and out of office hours will be required. The Admin Assistant will work from WAT’s office in Hobart.

    An hourly rate of up to $20 per hour depending on experience, plus 9.5% superannuation, 4 weeks annual leave (pro rata) and leave loading.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties

    ·      Providing accounts support including invoicing and processing payments (MYOB software)

    ·      Respond to general inquiries from screen sector stakeholders

    ·      Co-ordinate the hiring of equipment and facilities

    ·      Assist with event management including venue set-up, marketing (via newsletter, website, social media), managing enrolments and attendees, supporting contract tutors.

    ·      Perform a range of administrative tasks including answering phones & email, collecting mail, processing membership subscriptions, distributing meeting papers and minuting meetings, ensuring the office is clean and tidy and well-stocked. 

    ·      Provide other administrative services to the Executive Director as required

    Selection Criteria

    ·      Great verbal and written communication skills;

    ·      The ability to work with teams and independently

    ·      Familiarity with MYOB or willingness to learn quickly

    ·      Well organised, with an eye for detail

    ·      Interest in the screen, arts or not-for-profit sector

    How to apply
    Enquiries regarding the position can be directed to Abi Binning, WAT’s Executive Director – phone 6223 8344 or email info@wideangle.org.au.  Your application for the role of Admin Assistant should include:

    • Cover letter stating your interest and responding to the Selection Criteria (max. 1 page)
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including contact details, experience, education, and two referees

    Applications must be received by 5pm Wednesday November 15 by email to info@wideangle.org.au Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview. 


    About Wide Angle Tasmania

    Established in 2005, Wide Angle Tasmania is the state’s independent screen resource organisation.  It is a not-for-profit organisation that nurtures local talent by providing advice, training, access to film production equipment and production initiatives.  Wide Angle Tasmania also offers Tasmanian audiences a diverse programme of screenings.


    To encourage, develop and support Tasmanian screen practitioners.

    Collaborating with our members, other organisations, individuals and governments, WAT will:

    1. Take a leadership role in developing Tasmanian screen practitioners
    2. Provide opportunities and resources to support production of local screen stories  
    3. Strengthen the community of screen practitioners who work across the commercial, community and arts sectors in Tasmania
    4. Develop and implement innovative approaches to engaging and inspiring audiences
    5. Be a dynamic, responsible and highly effective organisation


    A vibrant, diverse and renewable Tasmanian screen culture.  Such a culture will be characterized by:

    • Production of screen work that explores and expresses the stories, ideas and perspectives of Tasmanians
    • Tasmanian screen productions that embrace diverse subjects, employ a variety of genres, styles, technologies, platforms and serve a range of purposes 
    • A Tasmanian screen community that is regularly replenished by the inclusion of new practitioners, new ideas and new approaches to production 


    The values that guide our work include:

    • Resourcefulness: making intelligent and creative use of limited resources
    • Openness: being receptive to new and diverse ideas and approaches
    • Community: sharing skills, talents, ideas and resources to support the work of others
    • Accountability: taking responsibility for our actions and their outcomes

    You can view a copy of Wide Angle Tasmania’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan online at: www.wideangle.org.au/about

    Download this information here.

  • Documentary Masterclass with Tom Zubrycki

    A unique opportunity for filmmakers to get up-close and personal with AACTA, ADG, and Stanley Hawes Award winner Tom Zubrycki, one of Australia's most celebrated documentary filmmakers who for the last 35 years has mapped Australia's changing social and political landscape.

    TomVietnam.pngWhat you will learn

    Combining screenings and discussions Tom will explore both the creative and business aspects of documentary filmmaking in Australia, and give insights into how he has developed his voice, style and survival techniques.

    The focus of this masterclass will be on observational documentary and the discipline, craft, intelligence and intuition this challenging documentary style requires. The following topics will be covered:

    • Picking a subject and selecting characters to follow. 
    • Anticipating the story arc.
    • Choosing the right camera & microphone
    • Coverage and single camera shooting.
    • ‘Fly-on-the wall’ versus ‘engaged observation’ (bringing a personal perspective to the project)
    • Timing the shoot, crafting a longitudinal story.
    • Short form (less than 30 mins) versus long form (feature).
    • Forming and developing relationships with characters over time. How close do you go?  Ethical issues.
    • Preparing for the edit.
    • Marketing and distribution

    Tom will show excerpts from The Diplomat, Molly & Mobarak, and The Hungry Tide – all films made in this style.

    Following the master-class will be a presentation of Tom’s new documentary HOPE ROAD, which screened this year at Sydney and Melbourne film festivals.  More info and tickets here.

    December 03, 2017 at 2pm
    Washington Street, South Hobart
    $50.00 AUD · 6 rsvps rsvp

  • published Hope Road in screening calendar 2017-10-30 15:39:44 +1100

    Hope Road

    HOPE-ROAD-poster-Demand-Cinema_2_copy.jpgAustralia's foremost documentary portraitist, Tom Zubrycki, follows refugee Zacharia Machiek from Sydney to Sudan as he dedicates his life to building a school in the village he left behind.  Zacharia Machiek was one of Sudan's 'lost boys', the generation of child soldiers forced to fight in one of the 20th century's most savage civil wars. Award-winning documentary maker Tom Zubrycki was there for every step of Machiek's journey and the result is the inspiring, eye-opening Hope Road

    Director Tom Zubrycki will be at the session to introduce the film and take part in a post-screening Q&A.




     Watch the trailer here.


    December 03, 2017 at 6pm
    6 Washington Street
    $15.00 AUD · rsvp

  • published Stock the Cellar in Donate 2017-10-23 16:37:21 +1100

    Stock the Cellar


    Stock up on wine in time for Christmas... and support Wide Angle Tasmania!

    WAT has partnered with red + white to bring you a terrific selection of wines.  Place your order, pay before Dec 8 and collect from our offices in Washington Street.

    Cheaper than buying at a bottle-shop AND Wide Angle benefits from each bottle sold.

    Download the order form here, fill it in and email it to WAT by Dec 8 for collection from Dec 15.


    Price per bottle

    Price per ‘Tassie 6 pack’ available only for 6 bottles of wine from the same range

    Storm Bay - Sauvignon Blanc 




    Storm Bay - Chardonnay 




    Storm Bay - Pinot Noir 




    Storm Bay - Cabernet Merlot 




    Cape Bernier - Haphazard Pinot Gris 





    Cape Bernier - Hapazard Pinot Noir




    Republic Range - Sauvignon Blanc 




    Republic Range - Shiraz   




    Azahara Range - Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV  




    Azahara Range - Pinot Grigio   




    Azahara Range - Shiraz






  • published Stills in Tasmanian crew 2017-09-05 10:11:21 +1000

  • published WAT's new centre for screen in about 2017-06-27 12:42:20 +1000

    WAT's new centre for screen

    Take a sneak peek at Wide Angle Tasmania's new centre for screen at 6 Washington Street South Hobart!

    Fit-out of the Screening/Maker Space, Gallery and Offices

    We're fitting out the existing hall to create a beautiful screening room to seat up to 75 people... imagine cast and crew screenings, visiting filmmaker Q&A sessions and small scale screenings of works that you can't access in main stream cinemas.  

    We'll be able to empty the hall to provide a 10x10 m space for you to create your screen works, for workshops and meetings.Check out the floorpan above to see how the other spaces can be used.

    We have already received very generous donations of:

    • a cinema projector
    • large projection screen
    • theatre lights (from State Growth)
    • office tables and leather office chairs (Blue Rocket Productions)
    • signage from Emmark Studios

    We're on the hunt for items to create a stylish space for our community, including:

    • Seats - beautiful theatre chairs, comfy stackable chairs, bean bags and deck chairs
    • armchairs and lounges for the reception spaces
    • a lighting mixer
    • audio system - speakers and sub-woofer
    • 60" TV for gallery space
    • crockery and cutlery 
    • outdoor furniture

    Donated items or suggestions of possibilities would be greatly appreciated.

    Help to open and move

    As we get closer to moving, we'd love any offers of help to create the space and move the WAT office and equipment.

    If you have some spare time and would like to be part of a working bee, please let us know.  You can click through here to register your interest in helping - or let us know by phone or email.


    We have a small budget to cover the cost of the fit-out - but any donations of goods, services or cash will allow us to put those funds towards providing opportunities for the screen community.  

    All donations are tax deductible and can be made online here or by contacting us at the office.



  • published Help set up WAT's new home in WAT's new centre for screen 2017-06-27 12:38:52 +1000

    Help set up the new Centre

    Do you have some time and skills to help get WAT's new centre ready to open?

    Towards the end of July we'll be in touch with some dates for working bees and moving dates - please sign up if you would like us to contact you directly.

    Thanks! Become a volunteer

  • commented on Webinar Fast Forward? 2016-09-06 12:39:42 +1000
    Hey Bec – when I replay the webinar it has the usual youtube controls to let me scroll forward or back. I watched via the video embedded on the page in this website, but it was also working Ok when I looked via the original video. Perhaps see if it plays better using a different browser?
  • published Replay of info webinar in step-out web 17 blog 2016-08-30 08:46:11 +1000

    Replay of info webinar

    A great turn-out to the info webinar last night - thanks for the questions and enthusiasm! If you missed it - you can check it out here (skip ahead to where we start at 3mins 32).

    Next step? To participate in the 3 pre-registration webinars you'll need to complete an EOI this week (it's quick and relatively painless I promise!) http://www.wideangle.org.au/eoi_step-out

  • published step-out web 17 in previous initiatives 2016-08-25 13:16:43 +1000

    step-out web 17

    Step-Out Web17 was a partnership between Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) and Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) for Tasmanian filmmakers.  It was a knock-out competition where the crowd decided which web-series were in the running for production investment including up to $20,000 cash (download the guidelines here).  16 teams completed the first 3 challenges, 12 teams completed the next 3 challenges.  The Final 3 teams (plus the wildcard) pitched for production investment on December 17, 2017.  The project selected for support was Women of the Island (Rebecca Thomson, Ninna Milliken & Lara Van Raay), an online series of short documentaries telling the diverse stories of the women who inhabit the island of Tasmania.

    Launched on August 2 to 250 people including Pozible supporters, industry and politicians from all tiers of government, the three films are now available online to view.

    A Farmer's Daughter
    Jenine is a farmer and has been for the past 30 years.  She works along-side her father running the 150 head of black Angus on a stud farm in Cygnet.  She spends her days getting dirty moving, feeding, drenching and calving cattle as well as driving tractors to cut hay or whatever physical work is required day to day around the farm. Once Jenine knocks off though, her world completely changes as she comes out of her dirty clothes and into her pristine home.

    The Radiophonic Artist
    Julia Drouhin is a performance artist with an unusual way of hearing the world. She finds radio static ‘relaxing’, makes records out of ice and chocolate, and delights in recording the ‘mundane’ noises that surround her. Born in France, Julia’s art practice changed significantly when she moved to Tasmania in her adult life.  The landscape, soundscape and community of the isolated island inspired Julia to expand her art practice to incorporate her body, a new circle of collaborators, as well as the new sounds she encountered. Julia’s art is fuelled by a curiosity, playfulness and desire to open people’s ears to hear the world a little bit differently.

    Protector and Defender
    Madeline is a passionate young Tasmanian Aboriginal. Her desire to make the world a better place from a small Tasmanian town flies in the face of the entitled and apathetic stereotypes of young people. She has grown up culturally connected and engaged with the challenges of her people and community, with the question on her lips ‘what can I do?’ Despite serious health issues she is forging a way for herself as a leader; one to watch.

  • published workshops, masterclasses & courses in make 2016-08-09 09:00:19 +1000

    workshops, masterclasses & courses

    Wide Angle Tasmania provides a range of training courses, workshops, seminars and masterclasses designed to assist you enter the screen industry, extend your skills or consolidate your practice.  We also provide information here about workshops, masterclasses and courses that may be of interest to those wanting to improve their craft and business skills in the screen sector.

    Course fee Refund Policy
    Wide Angle Tasmania’s Refund Policy aims to provide fair and equitable standards for course refunds that suit both Wide Angle and students.  Read more here. 

    See all events

  • WAT & AFTRS partner on web series training with best pitch to be produced

    Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) and AFTRS have announced they will collaborate on a new web series training initiative, Step-Out Web 17.

    The new program is designed to provide structured development for Tasmanian screen practitioners to acquire audience engagement skills and develop pitch assets for web series projects.  

    After the development cycle, one team will be selected to produce their web series.

    Read more

  • published membership 2016-06-18 16:03:01 +1000


    WAT membership connects you with the Tasmanian screen sector and allows you to access a range of benefits:

    • receive a 30% discount when you hire production equipment from WAT
    • be part of the WAT crew and/or production company database - a great way to profile your skills, connect with others and gain referrals for work opportunities
    • access initiatives and professional development opportunities that WAT offers
    • apply for equipment subsidy and sponsorship
    • low cost production insurance for eligible projects
    • receive an hour-long consultation with the WAT production team
    • apply to advertise your project or event through the WAT newsletter

    Membership is for 12 months and is available to individuals -

    Annual membership $56

    Concession membership $40 (if you have a health care or seniors card)

    Student membership $20 (for full-time students)


    Company membership ($120) includes 2 individual memberships and is available to production companies, schools and colleges, not-for-profit organisations and private businesses.


    Become a member online by clicking on your membership type - or give us a call at the office.

  • published Canon Legria HV40 HDV Camera 2016-05-31 20:05:07 +1000

    Canon Legria HV40 HDV Camera

    Using miniDV tapes, this is a great camera for traveling light or for those just starting out.
    Requires IEEE1394 Firewire port to transfer footage to PC or Mac.


  • published Go-Pro Helmet Hero 2016-05-31 20:02:59 +1000

    Go-Pro Helmet Hero

    GoPro’s HD Helmet HERO kit includes HD camera, waterproof housing, helmet strap, 16GB SD card and cables. Record up to 2.5 hours on a single charge and up to 4.5 hours total on the 16GB SD card.  In addition to HD video, this digital action sports helmet cam also shoots 5MP still photographs at 2/5/10/30 or 60 second intervals. Suction cup mount available on request. Self-adhesive mounts for mounting the camera to helmets (or other flat/curved surfaces) can be purchased at WAT for $10 per mount.  Check out the specs here.


  • published Canon 60D DSLR Camera Kit 2016-05-31 19:54:01 +1000

    Canon 60D DSLR Camera Kit

    Recording high definition footage on memory card using lenses to provide a 'filmic' look as well as capturing still images. The camera currently has an intermittent  mic connection so if recording sound for your movies it will be necessary to record the audio externally on a separate audio recording device.The cost of hire has been adjusted accordingly.

    Kit includes: Battery Grip with 5 x LPE6 LI-ION Batteries, 1 x Sandisk SD 16GB Video Card, Rode Video Mic Pro, Manfrotto 323 Tripod Plate (fits the DS20 Miller tripod only).  Intervalometer available on request.
    Additional lenses can be hired - the Canon Prime lens kit, 70 -200mm and the 16 -35mm.


  • published library in make it better 2016-05-22 19:09:57 +1000


    We're here to help connect you with others and provide a range of resources for making screen content:

    Our library in well resourced with everything from Screenwriting, Directing through to Legals and running a business. These are just a few of what we have available


    • Writing the Short Dramatic Screenplay Compiled by Jonathan Dawson
    • Storytelling Techniques for Digital Filmmakers by Ross Hockrow
    • Save the Cat - the last book on screenwriting.. by Blake Snyder
    • Screenwriting - A Manual by Jonanthan Dawson


    • FilmCraft: Directing by Michael Goodridge
    • Directing, Film Techniques and Aesthetics by Michael Rabiger

    Film Producing and Management

    • The Production Satchel
    • Film Production Management by Bastian Clevé
    • A Handbook for producers - Film Business by Tom Jeff
    • Hands On All Media Producing by Marcus Gillezea


    • Documentaries… and how to make them by Andy Glynn
    • Filming tips for Documentary by Peter Curtis

    Insurance and Legals

    • Arts Laws Resource Material by Arts Law Australia
    • The Arts Insurance Handbook by Arts Law - Catherine Fargher & Seth Richardson

    Community Organizations

    • Community and Independent Television by Metro Television
    • Strategic Planning for Public & Non-profit Organisations by John M Bryson
    • The Book of the Board by David Fishel

    Film Crew Roles

    • FilmCraft: Editing by Justin Chang
    • FilmCraft: Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman Landis
    • FilmCraft: Production Design by Fionnuala Halligan
    • Lighting for Cinematography by David Landau

    These are just a few of the resources that we have available

    We also have a terrific range of DVDs for you to borrow - stacks of locally produced films that you can browse in the office.
    If you are looking to connect with Tasmanian production companies or find local crew or cast, here's the page for the WAT industry database.

    If you have suggestions for some book titles that you would like us to have, please give us a yell

    You can also check in to our facebook page for links to online communities.

    Check out our lists of Books and DVDs


  • published Art Department in Tasmanian crew 2016-05-22 15:40:08 +1000

  • published Directors & ADs in Tasmanian crew 2016-05-22 15:31:28 +1000

  • published connect 2016-05-22 12:31:50 +1000


    The Tasmanian screen community is talented, experienced and collaborative.  If you are looking to engage a company or crew to work on your project, check out the production company directory and the crew directory for a list of WAT members - you'll find an overview of their work and their contact details.



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