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 Friday Freelancer knock-off drinks May in Events 2019-03-12 13:00:57 +1100

    Friday Freelancer knock-off drinks May

    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.

    WHEN
    May 10, 2019 at 5pm
    WHERE
    Wide Angle Tasmania
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  • The Business of Marketing - Screen Entrepreneurs

    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
    $660 non-members

    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 info@wideangle.org.au

    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.

    Click through for more information

    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.  

    Click through for more information

    WHEN
    July 27, 2019 at 10am - July 29, 2019 at 10am
    WHERE
    Wide Angle Tasmania
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  • published Little Beauty in NERVE 2019-02-06 09:01:55 +1100

    Little Beauty

    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
    YEAR: 2018

    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.

    Screenings

    Nerve 2018 Industry screening - Hobart, January 2019

    KEY CAST:
    Jade - Connor Carthy
    Matthew - Joshua Scott
    Russell - Matthew Stolp
    Bender - Jared Goldsmith

    KEY CREW

    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


  • published Karen in NERVE 2019-02-06 08:58:45 +1100

    Karen

    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
    YEAR: 2018

    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.

    Screenings

    Nerve 2018 Industry screening - Hobart, January 2019

    KEY CAST:
    Samantha James-Radford - Andrea
    Felix Jarvis - Caleb 
    Sara Cooper - Karen 
    Emalisa White - Chloe 

    KEY CREW
    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 


  • donated 2019-01-22 13:44:24 +1100

    pay an invoice

    Thanks for booking equipment, tickets or registering for a course with Wide Angle Tasmania.  If you'd like to pay online, you can do that here!

    Please click the 'other' amount and enter the amount on the invoice.  You will be redirected to paypal where you can pay using your credit card or paypal account.

    If you already have an invoice number already, please reference that so that we can track your payment.

    You will receive a receipt from paypal that the payment has been made.  WAT will email you an invoice once we have received confirmation that the funds have been received.

    Cheers!  Any problems, please contact us on 6223 8344 or email info@wideangle.org.au

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  • published equipment hire in Hire 2019-01-11 11:36:54 +1100

    equipment hire

    WAT provides quality film production equipment in Tasmania and offer a 30% discount on gear hire to all current financial members.  All prices include GST and insurance.  

    To book, please call 0362 238 344, email info@wideangle.org.au or make a request through our website here.

    Download a printable RATE CARD here.

    Click through for tech specs and tutorials for each piece of equipment. 

     

    WAT MEMBERS

     

    NON MEMBERS

    CAMERAS

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

     

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

    Canon EOS C100 HD Camera

    123.2 184.8 492.8   176 264 704

    Canon 5D Mark IV Camera

    123.2 184.8 492.8   176 264 704

    Black Magic 4K Camera

    123.2 184.8 492.8   176 264 704

    DJI Osmo 4K Camera

    53.9 80.85 215.6   77 115.5 308

    Panasonic 4K Camcorder

    61.6 92.4 246.4   88 132 352

    Sony PMW-EXI HD Camera

    61.6 92.4 246.4   88 132 352

    Canon Legria HV40 HDV Camcorder

    38.5 57.75 154   55 82.5 220

    Richo Theta 360 VR Digital Camera

    38.5 57.75 154   55 82.5 220

     

    WAT MEMBERS

     

    NON MEMBERS

    LENSES

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

     

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

    Canon Prime Lens Kit - 20mm, 35mm, 50mm & 85mm

    46.2 69.3 184.8   66 99 264

    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

    46.2 69.3 184.8   66 99 264

    Canon EF 16 - 35mm f/2.8L II USM Wide Angle Lens

    46.2 69.3 184.8   66 99 264

    Canon 24-70mm f2.8L

    46.2 69.3 184.8   66 99 264

    Canon 24 - 105mm f/4L IS USM Lens

    46.2 69.3 184.8   66 99 264

    Canon EF 70 - 200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

    46.2 69.3 184.8   66 99 264

    Lensbaby Pro-Effects Kit

    46.2 69.3 184.8   66 99 264

     

    WAT MEMBERS

     

    NON MEMBERS

    CAMERA SUPPORT

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

     

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

    Miller Fluid Head Tripod

    30.8 46.2 123.2   44 66 176

    Manfrotto Monopod

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    Redrock DSLR Cinema Bundle

    61.6 92.4 246.4   88 132 352

    Redrock Micro Shoulder Mount

    15.4 23.1 61.6   22 33 88

    Digi Dolly V2 Kit

    46.2 69.3 184.8   66 99 264

    Rockn V-7SDI 7 inch LED Camera Top Monitor - w/ HDMI/SDI

    30.8 46.2 123.2   44 66 176

    VF-4 LCD Viewfinder

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    Dinkum Systems Pack  - 3 different packs available

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    Phone Accessories Kit

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

     

    WAT MEMBERS

     

    NON MEMBERS

    STABILISATION

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

     

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

    Steadicam Smoothee

    15.4 23.1 61.6   22 33 88

    Autopilot Stabilizer System

    23.1 34.65 92.4   33 49.5 132

     

    WAT MEMBERS

     

    NON MEMBERS

    LIGHTING

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

     

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

    Dedolight - Dedo Basic Tugsten 3 Light Kit 150W

    53.9 80.85 215.6   77 115.5 308

    Ianiro Redhead Lighting Kit

    46.2 69.3 184.8   66 99 264

    6 Tube Fluoro Lamp - Daylight

    30.8 46.2 123.2   44 66 176

    Lightek 1x1 LED panel

    38.5 57.75 154   55 82.5 220

    LED on Camera Light - 3 Lights Available

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    3 Light LED kit

    61.6 92.4 246.4   88 132 352

    V-Lock Batteries

    30.8 46.2 123.2   44 66 176

    HMI - 150W Light (5600K)

    23.1 34.65 92.4   33 49.5 132

    HMI Gobo Attachment

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    Light Stands - 5 Available

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    C Stand (3.25m) - 2 Available

    15.4 23.1 61.6   22 33 88

    Reflector 5-in-1 or Silver/White/Gold

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    Reflector Holder

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    Super Clamps

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    Green Screen

    46.2 69.3 184.8   66 99 264

    Portable Green Screen

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    Background System

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

     

    WAT MEMBERS

     

    NON MEMBERS

    SOUND

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

     

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

    Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder 

    38.5 57.75 154   55 82.5 220

    Zoom H4 Next Handy Recorder

    15.4 23.1 61.6   22 33 88

    Azden FMX-42 4 Channel Field Mixer

    15.4 23.1 61.6   22 33 88

    Beachtek DXA-5DA and DXA-2T XLR Adaptor for DSLRs

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    Sennheiser ME66, Sennheiser 416, Rode NTG-1 or Rode NTG-3 + Boom Mic Kits

    30.8 46.2 123.2   44 66 176

    Sennheiser EW100 G3 Wireless Microphone

    30.8 46.2 123.2   44 66 176

    RODE Lavalier Lapel Microphone

    15.4 23.1 61.6   22 33 88

    Tama Microphone Stand

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    Rechargeable Batteries + Charger

    7.7 11.55 30.8   11 16.5 44

    Wireless Transmitter Belt

    3.85 5.775 15.4   5.5 8.25 22

     

    WAT MEMBERS

     

    NON MEMBERS

    PROJECTORS

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

     

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

    Optoma DLP Full HD Projector

    77 115.5 308   110 165 440

     

    WAT MEMBERS   NON MEMBERS

    UNIT/ONSET KITS

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

     

    24 HRS

    WEEKEND

    WEEKLY

    Safety Kits x2

    30.8 46.2 123.2   44 66 176

    Catering Kit

    30.8 46.2 123.2   44 66 176

    Wardrobe Kit

    30.8 46.2 123.2   44 66 176

    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


  • published Washington Residency in Initiatives 2018-07-20 12:43:39 +1000

    Washington Residency

    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 plannedThat 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. 

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    Washington Residency Guidelines 2019
    Washington Residency application 2019 (doc)
    Washington Residency application 2019 (pdf)

     

    Applications Open

    February 13, 2019

    Applications due

    March 8

    Notification

    March 22

    Available Residency dates

    April 1 - June 30, 2019


  • published NERVE in previous initiatives 2018-07-20 12:31:11 +1000

    NERVE

    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.


  • published Hire 2017-11-24 15:30:59 +1100

    Hire

    Wide Angle Tasmania provides quality film production equipment in Tasmania and offers a 30% discount on gear hire to all current financial members.  Check out the available gear and hire info here.

    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.


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

  • 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.

    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.

    The Radiophonic Artist

    Welcome to the strange and magical world of sound performance artist Julia Drouhin, where radios are instruments and records are edible.

    Protector and Defender

    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.


  • published Events 2016-08-09 09:00:19 +1000

    events and screenings

    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. 

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  • 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

    membership

    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)

    Annual membership $66

    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.


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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