Gather for a knock-off drink with Tassie’s screen community from 5pm.
This month we’ll also be celebrating the achievements of our End Game participants. Over the past three months members of our community have been working incredibly hard on their screen dream - with support from Wide Angle Tasmania. Several of the End Game participants will share their work with you, starting at 8pm.
Bar prices – non-alcoholic $2, wine/beer/cider $7
Kids and friendly fur-babies welcome.WHENMay 10, 2019 at 5pmWHEREWide Angle Tasmania
Abi Binning published The Business of Marketing - Screen Entrepreneurs in Events 2019-03-01 09:55:09 +1100
Screen Entrepreneurs is a workshop series for screen freelancers and business operators that focusses on the core entrepreneurial areas of business skills and planning, financial management and marketing. Workshops will be practical, interactive and fun! Business advisor and creative industries guru Monica Davidson will deliver the workshops over three weekends. Wide Angle Tasmania is pleased to provide this opportunity to the Tasmanian screen sector, supported by the Tasmanian Government.
This is the second workshop of the series
The Business of Marketing - July 27 & 28
Marketing is one of the most despised and least understood aspects of running a screen business or being a freelancer in the creative industries. This fun and practical workshop explores the mystery behind the marketing magic: devising strategy, making measurements and meeting goals. we’ll also talk about websites, debunk your understanding of social media, help you recover from LinkedInPhobia, and debunk the myths of luck and word-of-mouth.
Session Topic What will be covered? Sat July 27, 10am - 1pm The Seven Steps• What is Marketing? No, it’s not that…• The Seven Steps to Strategy• The Basics of YOU• PRACTICAL – How to introduce yourself Sat July 27, 1.45pm - 4.30pm All About Them• Who are your Clients?• Building Characters• PRACTICAL – Let’s Meet Margaret• The Competition• PRACTICAL – Market Research Time Sun July 28, 10am - 1pm Getting Out There• The Myths of Luck and Word of Mouth• Strategies – Your Website• Strategies – Your Social Media• Strategies – Networking• PRACTICAL – I Hate Networking Sun July 28, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Plan for Success• Start at the End – what do you want?• PRACTICAL – Your Marketing Plan• Wrap-Up and Pack-Up (and Wine Time)
Tickets: Tickets are for the 3 x 2-day workshops, include lunch each day and are GST inclusive
$264 WAT members Early bird discount until March 31
$330 WAT members after April 1
More Info and Bookings
More information can be found by clicking through the links for each workshop below or calling Wide Angle on 6223 8344.
Bookings are available here or contact the Wide Angle Office on 6223 8344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart
To assist those living outside Southern Tasmania to attend, applications for travel support are open through Screen Tasmania. Contact Jane Stapleton directly at Jane.Stapleton@screen.tas.gov.au or on (03) 6165 5075.
Who should enrol
Screen Entrepreneurs is designed for screen freelancers and small screen business operators. Monica will cater for those with established businesses and those who are scoping a business opportunity or just starting out.
About the Presenter Monica Davidson
Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group. Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops Monica discusses her own experiences, and shares examples from the 500-plus people she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.
Information about the other workshops in the series
Film Business Fundamentals - May 18 & 19
Ever wanted to turn your film dreams into a business reality? Are you already freelancing in screen and want to know if you're doing things properly? Running a film business and worried that you could be doing it better?
This fast, fun and information-packed workshop covers all the basics for screen practitioners who want to work for themselves. It covers all the business basics from ABN and ABLIS, and focusses on the practical elements of a business plan that actually works.
Money is NOT a Dirty Word - June 29 & 30
The idea that you’ll never make any money from your screen practice (and be a ‘starving artist’) is pervasive, and lots of filmmakers struggle with money and self-employment. This isn’t always just due to lack of funds, however – sometimes you just need someone to explain the basics of money in a way that’s fun, practical, and transparent.
Money is NOT a Dirty Word covers the fundamentals of financial literacy specifically for creatives, and answers some of the most compelling financial questions you might have. It also takes a tour through tax and record keeping, ways to make money, and stops briefly in the lands of “Should I work for free?” and “What Should I Charge?”. A must for anyone working in the screen industry.WHENJuly 27, 2019 at 10am - July 29, 2019 at 10amWHEREWide Angle Tasmania
When a country football team loses its sponsor, the homophobic team captain enters a drag pageant to raise the money.
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Mick Lowenstein
PRODUCER: Mick Lowenstein & Tracey Cosgrove
DURATION: 8mins 17secs
After winning the country football grand final, Jade the team captain, finds out that the club’s major sponsor has pulled out. The team manager, Russell, tries to convince Jade to enter the “You Little Beauty” Pageant to help raise funds. In an op shop, Jade and his mates run into Matthew, a young gay man and tease him. Matthew stands up for himself, inflaming Jade’s aggression. Matthew compares Jade’s violence to his father, which forces Jade to reflect on his actions. Jade reluctantly takes part in the pageant but the event is upstaged by Matthew appearing in stunning drag. The player’s taunting becomes violent. Jade finds the courage to stand up for the person he’d previously abused and points out Matthew’s courage to the rest of the town.
Nerve 2018 Industry screening - Hobart, January 2019
Jade - Connor Carthy
Matthew - Joshua Scott
Russell - Matthew Stolp
Bender - Jared Goldsmith
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Mick Lowenstein
PRODUCER: Mick Lowenstein & Tracey Cosgrove
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Abi Binning
MENTOR PRODUCER: Dick Marks
Script Editor - Ranald Allen
Director of Photography - Aaron Luke Wilson
Production Manager - Cathy Allen
Assistant Director - Cathy Allen
Sound Recordist - Frederic Moll
Boom Operator - Tom Roberts
Continuity - Victoria Woodfall
Camera Assistant/B camera operator - Atak Ngor
Gaffer - Richard Williams
Gaffer - Ralph Williams
Best Boy - Brad Harris
Production Designer - Nicole Winspear
Art Assistant - Eleanor Stancombe
Costume Designer - Nicole Winspear
Make-up Artist -Matthew Stolp
Make-up Artist - Jane Howard
Specialised make-up - Andrew Michael
Stills Photographers - Ken McColl and Brad Harris
Unit Manager - Ruby Grant
Unit Assistant - Tom Roberts
Catering - Tracey Cosgrove and Ruby Grant
Production Assistants - Oliver Potter and Felicity Wilkinson
Casting Director - Cathy Allen
Graphic Design and VFX - Aaron Luke Wilson
Editor - Justin “Pyrate” Smith
Sound Editor and Colour grade– Mike Gissing, Digital City Studios
Two young adults, Andrea and Caleb, come face to face with the complexities of sexual consent and realise technology won’t provide the answers.
WRITER: Adam Ransley
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: George Underwood
DURATION: 9mins 43secs
In the not too distant future sexual consent is still presenting problems for humans. Andrea and Caleb use an app that records each others consent, but there’s something not quite right about Karen, Caleb’s AI home computer. Andrea asks for her to be put into sleep mode before they get intermit, but when things are well under way Andrea notices Karen still standing in the corner of the bedroom, ﬁlming them. Movie-staring her. Caleb’s making secrete pornos. Andrea storms out, but not before enlisting Karen’s help to turn the tables on Caleb.
Nerve 2018 Industry screening - Hobart, January 2019
Samantha James-Radford - Andrea
Felix Jarvis - Caleb
Sara Cooper - Karen
Emalisa White - Chloe
Director/Producer - George Underwood
Writer - Adam Ransley
Executive Producer - Abi Binning
Script Mentor - Claire d'Este
Mentor Producer - Di Drew
Director Of Photography - Aaron Luke Wilson
Production Manager - Emma Wilson
Ellie Smith - Assistant Director
Rose Schramm - Sound Recordist
Ville Karvonen - Boom Operator
Rachael Cleary - Continuity
Mathew Farrell - Gaffer
Caleb Schenk - Best Boys
Lauren Watson - 1st Assistant Camera
Fiona Lloyd - Production Designer
Fiona Lloyd - Props
Oliver Potter - Set Dresser
Emily Roberts - Standby Props
Joanne Collins - Costume Designer
Kaja Piatek - Make-Up Artist
Brad Harris - Stills Photographer
Lauren Wilson - Stills Photography
Emma Wilson - Unit Manager
Cathy Allen - Casting Assistant
Brad Harris - Drone Pilot
Adam Ransley - Drone Pilot
Oliver Potter - Stunt Driver
Jeff Kirkland - Green Screen
Driftwood Restaurant – Catering
Tim Berry - Runner
Holly Bearman - Production Assistant
Nick Storr - Composer
Saxon Hornett - Composer
Mike Sampey - Visual Effects
Benjamin Nelan - Visual Effects
Mike Sampey - Editor
Mike Gissing (Digital City Studios) - Sound Editor
Mike Gissing (Digital City Studios) - Colour Grade
Abi Binning donated 2019-01-22 13:44:24 +1100
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Collecting the equipment: If you are in Hobart, collect from our office. Otherwise, we can courier to most locations within Tasmania; for WAT members, this service is free for 1 parcel for each $75 value of hire).
Allow 20 mins to collect & return gear.
All gear must be paid for before being hired.
Length of Hire:
24 Hour: Pick up between 10am and 4:00pm, return at the same time the following day (only available Mon - Thurs)
Weekend: Pick up between 10am and 4:00pm Friday, return at 10am Monday morning.
Week: Pick up between 10am and 4:00pm Mon - Fri, return at 10am one week later.
Longer hires (eg. Monthly) can be easily negotiated
Washington Residency... the keys to Washington Street for up to three months to work on your screen venture.
The Washington Residency provides Tasmanian screen practitioners with the opportunity to concentrate on their screen project or screen business for a period of between one and three months. This “gift of time” allows filmmakers to work without distraction to break new ground and progress their screen venture. The Washington Residency provides a home base, resources and facilities for individuals or teams of screen practitioners.
What’s on offer:
- Free office space at 6 Washington Street (includes electricity, water and wifi).
- Free access to the studio/cinema, meeting room, common areas and WAT Film Kit (negotiated at application)
The inaugural recipients of the Washington Residency were Lisa Gormley and Aeshlie Wheeler. After a successful three months establishing their business, TAS CASTING have now taken on a permanent office at Wide Angle.
TAS CASTING are so incredibly thankful for the support of Wide Angle Tasmania and the Washington Residency for giving us a productive and positive office space to establish our business. As part of the Washington Residency we received invaluable guidance in regard to our industry and direct contact with film makers and industry professionals. The space was positive, quiet and productive with all the resources we needed to get our business functioning professionally. We were also lucky enough to be enrolled in the End Game initiative which greatly supported us in achieving our goals over the 3 months.
Lisa and Aeshlie, TAS CASTING
Congratulations to Mark Thomson who was awarded the Washington Residency from October - December 2018 to progress his project that involved creating a studio-based discussion forum that was livecast through YouTube and involved participation from online viewers in the discussion and Q+A.
My residency took place in the three months of October, November and December of 2018. My goal was to test and develop an idea I had for a live discussion show about renewable energy to be live streamed on the internet. I had access to an office, some equipment and was able to use the hall and mini cinema for the events I had planned. It was a very ambitious project, which needed a lot of things to go right and ultimately things did not go as planned. That being said, the first month was quite productive with the office proving a useful space to act as a mini studio for filming short videos. I managed to get several short videos out which got some attention and engagement. The first event was beset by technical problems. The second event, though for practical reasons simpler without live streaming, proved more encouraging, with good feedback from participants and new connections made. The final event discussion and panellists were excellent. A benefit of this residency was that it allowed me the luxury of failure and to make mistakes. This in turn has led to reflection on how to modify the idea do it in a better and more practical way. In the meantime, by doing something rather than talking about it, I’ve engaged a number of key stakeholders (who provided good feedback on content and want to support the concept) and also met some great collaborators who have experience in streaming and have provided some valuable advice on how to do it differently going forward. This has made me more confident that I can still achieve my broader goals in the future.
We are excited to be sharing the space with our next residents who will be with us for the month of February 2019, and are looking forward to see the shining faces of Ninna Millikan, Rose Schramm and Takani Clark, representing the Women of the Island team! Welcome to the Widey family ladies!
Applications for the next round of Washington Residency running from April to June are open now. Each round is available for up to three months.
February 13, 2019
Available Residency dates
April 1 - June 30, 2019
Wide Angle provides Tasmanian screen practitioners with their first shot at production through our annual initiative NERVE. Teams receive a cash budget and Wide Angle support to go through the full process of making a short screen project. Previously called Raw Nerve, this model of mentoring, training and support aims to provide screen practitioners with their first experience of an industry standard production that will progress their career, educational and/or creative aspirations.
Three first-time film directors were selected for support through the Wide Angle Tasmania’s short film initiative NERVE 2018. The aim of NERVE is to produce high quality films on a small budget to showcase emerging talent and provide a pathway to industry. This year three filmmakers have been selected, all directing their first funded film. Click through for more information:
Mick Lowenstein – Little Beauty
Victoria Bremner – Printed in Ink and
George Underwood - Karen
Since 2008, Wide Angle Tasmania has helped dozens of Tasmanian screen practitioners to create their first funded short film through this highly successful model of mentoring, training and support. Opportunities to learn through doing are vital for directors, contributing to strong career outcomes. Shaun Wilson (currently directing Rosehaven series 3) directed his first funded short film Henry Finn through this initiative in 2008. Other alumni include Vivien Mason (now studying an MA in ‘Digital Storytelling’ at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London) and Rebecca Thomson (award winning director of the webseries Women of the Island).
The three films produced in 2018 are between 5 and 10 minutes in length. Wide Angle Tasmania helps filmmakers take their idea from script, through each stage of production, to a finished film ready for national and international festival release by December 2018.
Each filmmaker will receive a package valued at over $30 000 that includes;
• mentoring from an experienced screen industry practitioner (Dick Marks, Di Drew, Graham Gates)
• advice through the script editing process (Karel Segers, Claire d'Este)
• $3 000 cash budget
• free enrolment in relevant WAT training
• $7 500 value of production and post production equipment hire from WAT
• insurances for the film and volunteer cast and crew
• a colour grade and sound mix provided by a post-production studio (Mike Gissing)
• a gala launch of the films
Bremner and Foster are participating as part of a Youth Arts Project, assisted through Arts Tasmania and Screen Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. State Growth have also supported NERVE by contributing funds to employ nationally recognized script editors and mentor producers for Little Beauty and Karen.
Our office at Washington Street, South Hobart has some excellent spaces available for short and longer term hire. These include:
Meeting Room (for 10 people)
Screening hall (for 70 people)
Check out the information about our spaces here.
Abi Binning published Help set up WAT's new home in WAT's new centre for screen 2017-06-27 12:38:52 +1000Do 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
Abi Binning commented on Webinar Fast Forward? 2016-09-06 12:39:42 +1000Hey 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?
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
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.
Click through to watch and read about the three films produced.
A Farmer's Daughter
Jenine is a Cygnet local who has spent the last 30 years farming cattle, but when the dirty work is done, the overalls come off and she gets to work on her home which she has meticulously turned into a living museum full to overflowing of collectables.
Welcome to the strange and magical world of sound performance artist Julia Drouhin, where radios are instruments and records are edible.
Madeline is a young woman who has been told she’s too white to be Aboriginal, and while many young people in Wynyard are disempowered, Madeline’s connection to Country and her proud lineage give her resilience and a strong sense of identity.
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.
Abi Binning published WAT & AFTRS partner on web series training with best pitch to be produced in step-out web 17 blog 2016-08-02 15:45:51 +1000
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
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 or venue space with 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 including workshops and events
- 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
- access WAT Shares, a time bank resource for practitioners to exchange skills
Membership is for 12 months and is available to individuals and companies:
Concession membership $44 (if you have a healthcare, student, or seniors card)
Company membership $132 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.