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.

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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 07:30 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Washington Street

    WAT Screenwriters Meet-up (Feb 27)

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    Every Tuesday evening in February, WAT members are invited to come together and

    • learn valuable writing techniques from Tasmanian screenwriters and filmmakers
    • work on a story idea or script
    • share work with other writers
    • meet potential collaborators

    We’ll kick off the evening with our mentor providing an outline of how they tackle their craft – whether it’s working on character, story structure or genre, you’ll be provided with a tangible tool to strengthen your story.

    An hour of sustained writing provides space for participants to work on their own script or explore the technique just discussed.

    In the final half-hour participants will be invited to read an excerpt from their work or discuss their project with the group over a light supper.

    Online participation is available via skype for limited numbers.

    When: 7.30 - 9.30pm Tuesday Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
    Where: 
    Wide Angle @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart
    Cost:
    Available only to current WAT members - $25 for the month or $10 for casual attendance.  

    Not a member?  Join here!

    Session 4 - Feb 27 

    Focus:  The development of characters and their relationships, and how that drives the story.

    Guest Mentor: David Gurney

    David Gurney is the co-founder of Blue Rocket Productions. He has created, executive produced and directed many television series, a feature length telemovie, numerous short films, and has written many television series episodes for the company. David has also created and developed several television series for other production companies, worked as a writer, and as creative director of numerous award winning interactive productions. He was a board member of The Australian Script Centre for six years and holds a Masters in Screen Arts and Business from The Australian Film Television and Radio School.

     

  • Friday, March 02, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Friday Freelancer Knock-off Drinks March 2nd

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    Gather for a knock-off drink with Tassie’s screen community – and join the speculation about the election result.

    The bar will be open from 5pm and open til you head for home… or onto your next adventure.

    Orders for dinner taken before 6.30 for delivery at 8pm.

    Bar prices – non-alcoholic $2, wine/beer $7, spirits $10

    When: From 5pm, Friday March 2

    Where: Wide Angle @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    Cost: Free to all

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 07:30 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Washington Street

    WAT Screenwriters Meet-up (March 6)

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    Every Tuesday evening in March, WAT members are invited to come together and

    • learn valuable writing techniques from Tasmanian screenwriters and filmmakers
    • work on a story idea or script
    • share work with other writers
    • meet potential collaborators

    We’ll kick off the evening with our mentor providing an outline of how they tackle their craft – whether it’s working on character, story structure or genre, you’ll be provided with a tangible tool to strengthen your story.

    An hour of sustained writing provides space for participants to work on their own script or explore the technique just discussed.

    In the final half-hour participants will be invited to read an excerpt from their work or discuss their project with the group over a light supper.

    Online participation is available via skype for limited numbers.

    When: 7.30 - 9.30pm Tuesday March 6, 13, 20, 27
    Where: 
    Wide Angle @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart
    Cost:
    Available only to current WAT members - $25 for the month or $10 for casual attendance.  

    Not a member?  Join here!

    Session 1 - March 6 

    Focus: An exercise that reveals each participant´s distinct creative identity and orientation. Starting with the same "trigger" word, we go through six steps until  each of us ends up with a different one-sentence pitch for a film. 

    Guest Mentor: Russell Porter

    Russell Porter is an Australian documentary filmmaker, teacher, writer and producer with over forty years experience. Experience teaching in major film schools in Australia, USA, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, UK, Spain and Portugal. His films have won awards in Australia and Europe. Head of Documentaries at the EICTV Cuba (2008-11). Associate Professor/Doco Program Coordinator Columbia College Chicago (2000-10). Creative Director of “To Be a Human Being”, six feature documentaries made by young filmmakers in eight communities, six continents and seven languages, winner of several international festival awards (2007-2011).

     

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 07:30 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    WAT Screenwriters Meet-up MARCH

    Do you have an idea for a film, a script that needs some attention, or a desire to connect with other writers? Are you hoping to apply for production support from WAT for your film in 2018?

    Make it happen by joining the WAT Screenwriters Meet-up. Every Tuesday evening the group will meet and

    • learn valuable writing techniques from Tasmanian screenwriters and filmmakers during a 15 – 20 min power presentation
    • spend an hour of sustained writing on your own project
    • share work with other writers over cake and coffee

    Online participation is available via skype for limited numbers. Our guest mentors in March include Tim Logan and Russell Porter – more details coming soon!

    When: 7.30 - 9.30pm, Tuesday March 6, 13, 20 & 27
    Where: 
    Wide Angle @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart
    Cost: 
    Available only to current WAT members - $25 for the 4 March sessions or $10 for casual attendance.  

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 07:30 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Washington Street

    WAT Screenwriters Meet-up (March 13)

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    Every Tuesday evening in March, WAT members are invited to come together and

    • learn valuable writing techniques from Tasmanian screenwriters and filmmakers
    • work on a story idea or script
    • share work with other writers
    • meet potential collaborators

    We’ll kick off the evening with our mentor providing an outline of how they tackle their craft – whether it’s working on character, story structure or genre, you’ll be provided with a tangible tool to strengthen your story.

    An hour of sustained writing provides space for participants to work on their own script or explore the technique just discussed.

    In the final half-hour participants will be invited to read an excerpt from their work or discuss their project with the group over a light supper.

    Online participation is available via skype for limited numbers.

    When: 7.30 - 9.30pm Tuesday March 6, 13, 20, 27
    Where: 
    Wide Angle @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart
    Cost:
    Available only to current WAT members - $25 for the month or $10 for casual attendance.  

    Not a member?  Join here!

    Session 2 - March 13 

    Focus: Explore the concepts of a good story well told and how it takes a lot of work to be simple.

    Guest Mentor: Ranald Allan

    Ranald Allan has worked as a writer/developer for film and television since 1981. In feature film, Ranald wrote The Crossing, Luigi’s Ladies and Deadly. The Crossing was based on Ranald's short-listed Vogel’s Award novel of the same name and was Russell Crowe’s first leading role, securing him an AFI nomination. Deadly, a romantic thriller set against a background of black deaths in custody received an Awgie nomination as Best Original Feature and Luigi’s Ladies set during the 80’s financial crisis starred Wendy Hughes. He script doctored the features Day Of The Panther and the sequel, The Panther Strikes Back. Ranald worked in the UK developing an American feature Never Forget with Simon Langton, the director of the highly successful series Pride And Prejudice and Black Baby, a feature film adaptation of Clare Boylan’s award winning novel, set in Ireland.

    In television, his writing credits include Raw FM, Fire and Clowning Around. He script edited Foxtel’s award winning 8 hour supernatural thriller, The Kettering Incident, the mini‑series, Jackaroo, the courtroom drama series Rafferty’s Rules and the children's series Haydaze and Ship to Shore. In documentary he wrote and directed South Hobart 7004 for the SBS ‘Australia By Numbers’ series and It’s A Heart Thing, broadcast in 2001.

    Ranald ran the Script Office for Screen West in 1992 and 1993. He has worked as a script assessor for the Australian Film Commission and SBS. From 2005 to 2010 he was one of two external script managers for Film Victoria assessing all film and television projects submitted for script development. He has been a tutor and lecturer for the UK based Script Factory and European based Arista programs. In 2011 he was a Development Executive at Screen Australia and also served as a Development and Production Executive at Screen NSW in 2015.

    Ranald has script edited many feature films and continues to assess feature scripts for Screen Australia, Screen Tasmania, Film Victoria and Screen NSW. In 2015 he received funding from Screen Australia to write an adaptation of the Miles Franklin nominated novel, Bereft. He is writing a family film Rainboy for producers Brian Rosen and Su Armstrong, working with David Batty developing his successful follow up to the Bush Mechanics television series, Black As, (65 million views worldwide) into a feature. As the Tasmanian Development Executive for Matchbox Pictures he is developing a slate of three television series for production in Tasmania. He is also helping develop the indigenous online series Yonni Come Lately with Tasmanian Aboriginal writers Nathan Maynard and Adam Thompson.

     

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 07:30 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Washington Street

    WAT Screenwriters Meet-up (March 20)

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    Every Tuesday evening in March, WAT members are invited to come together and

    • learn valuable writing techniques from Tasmanian screenwriters and filmmakers
    • work on a story idea or script
    • share work with other writers
    • meet potential collaborators

    We’ll kick off the evening with our mentor providing an outline of how they tackle their craft – whether it’s working on character, story structure or genre, you’ll be provided with a tangible tool to strengthen your story.

    An hour of sustained writing provides space for participants to work on their own script or explore the technique just discussed.

    In the final half-hour participants will be invited to read an excerpt from their work or discuss their project with the group over a light supper.

    Online participation is available via skype for limited numbers.

    When: 7.30 - 9.30pm Tuesday March 6, 13, 20, 27
    Where: 
    Wide Angle @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart
    Cost:
    Available only to current WAT members - $25 for the month or $10 for casual attendance.  

    Not a member?  Join here!

    Session 3 - March 20 

    Focus: Developing your sitcom

    Guest Mentor: Tim Logan

    Writer/Comedian Tim Logan wrote his first short film in 2004 and in 2005 performed in Triple J’s Raw Comedy national final. Soon after he began collaborating with Nathan Spencer & Shaun Wilson, and the partnership soon evolved into Sky Machine. Since then he has performed comedy in lovely theatres and weird bars in several countries, written iview series Noirhouse, collaborated on numerous external projects with creators such as Every Cloud Productions and RackaRacka, and is now writing a comic strip and developing a sitcom with ABC.

     

  • Friday, March 23, 2018 at 05:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Friday Freelancer Knock-off Drinks March 23rd

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    Gather for a knock-off drink with Tassie’s screen community – and join the speculation about the election result.

    The bar will be open from 5pm and open til you head for home… or onto your next adventure.

    Orders for dinner taken before 6.30 for delivery at 8pm.

    Bar prices – non-alcoholic $2, wine/beer $7, spirits $10

    When: From 5pm, Friday March 23rd

    Where: Wide Angle @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    Cost: Free to all

  • Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 07:30 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    WAT Directors Meet-up April

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    Do you have an idea for a film, a script that you are hoping to produce – or a desire to connect with other filmmakers?  Are you hoping to apply for production support from WAT for your film in 2018?

    Make it happen by joining the WAT Directors Meet-up. Every Tuesday evening the group will meet to watch a locally produced film, meet the director and work on their own film project.

    7.30 – 8.15pm:  Tasmanian directors present a short work and discuss their top tips for project selection, collaboration, producing and distributing their works. 

    8.15 – 9pm:  Spend a sustained block of time progressing your project

    9 – 9.30pm:  Informal discussion about your project with other filmmakers (cake included!)

    Online participation is available via skype for limited numbers.  Our guest mentors in April include Rebecca Thomson, Adam Ransley and Letitia Lamb.

    When: 7.30 - 9.30pm, Tuesday April 3, 10, 17 & 24
    Where: 
    Wide Angle @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart
    Cost: 
    Available only to current WAT members - $25 for the 4 March sessions or $10 for casual attendance.

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