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.

 


  • rsvped for Silver Screen - The Last Days of Chez Nous 2019-05-31 17:43:44 +1000

    Silver Screen - The Last Days of Chez Nous

    The Last Days of Chez Nous

    Nominated for 10 AFI Awards and written by acclaimed Australian writer Helen Garner, The Last Days of Chez Nous is Gillian Armstrong's acclaimed 1992 exploration of love, trust, betrayal and lust. 

    Beth is a modern matriarch doing her best to raise her teenage daughter Annie whilst enjoying the best of an easy-going marriage to Frenchman JP. When younger sister Vicki returns from abroad and moves into the household she is instantly drawn to the ideal family structure and develops a longing for what is missing in her own life.

    As Beth takes a trip with her dad she leaves JP and sister Vicki behind unaware of the smouldering love triangle that has developed between them and the turbulence that lies ahead. 

    Visually resplendent and in a style that emphasises naturalism over melodrama, this potent drama is set around the life of a family facing change.

    Watch the Trailer here.

    Runtime: 93min
    Released October 1992

    Director Gillian Armstrong

    Screenplay Helen Garner

    Cast: Lisa Harrow, Kerry Fox, Miranda Otto, Bruno Ganz and Bill Hunter

     

    SilverScreen is a free monthly screening programme of iconic and important Australian films.  It’s a great opportunity for audiences to access Australian film, meet other film lovers and hear from the actors, directors and producers at a post film Q&A. The films screen monthly in the comfortable theatre at Wide Angle, with plenty of opportunity for refreshments. This programme is possible through support from the Hobart City Council.

     

    WHEN
    June 25, 2019 at 2pm
    WHERE
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST
    2 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for Documentary Showcase & Info Session 2019-05-31 12:07:20 +1000

    Documentary Showcase & Info Session

    Documentary Showcase and Info session: 6.30pm July 5

    Join us at Wide Angle Tasmania for a showcase of bold and compelling short documentary films.  Presented by documentary filmmaker Troy Melville, you will be introduced to the variety of story and stylistic devices that documentarians use beyond simple interview and overlay.

    Following the showcase Troy Melville and Abi Binning (Wide Angle Tasmania’s Executive Director) will provide a run down of the TasDOCS initiative

    and NERVE 2019 DOCS initiative and address any of your questions.

    The Wide Angle bar will open at 5pm providing an opportunity for you to meet up with other screen creators during our regular Friday Freelancer knock-off session. 

    When: 6:30pm, Friday July 5
    Where: Wide Angle @ 6 Washington St, South Hobart
    Cost: Free

    WHEN
    July 05, 2019 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    Wide Angle Tasmania
    2 rsvps rsvp

  • published TasDOCS in Initiatives 2019-05-31 10:03:44 +1000

    TasDOCS Initiative

    TasDOCS – produce a short (2-5 minute) documentary in two months.      

    Download the guidelines and registration form here (pdf)
    Download the guidelines and registration form here (word)
    Registrations close July 11  

    Download the U25 TasDOCS Scholarship application here (pdf)
    Download the U25 TasDOCS Scholarship application here (word)
    Applications for the scholarships close June 24

    Run over two months, TasDOCS is a combination of practical workshops, resources to produce your film and feedback to strengthen your storytelling.  Designed to build on your existing technical skills, TasDOCS explores ways to strengthen your visual storytelling to create a film that speaks to an audience.

    Documentary director Troy Melville will deliver the TasDOCS programme over two months.  The programme includes:

    • Six half day workshops that develop your skills in visual storytelling and strengthen your story ideas
    • Access to production equipment and facilities to shoot your film to the value of $750
    • Opportunities to network with filmmakers and watch bold and compelling short documentaries
    • The chance to pitch your project for additional support through NERVE 2019 DOCS
    • Feedback on the rough cut of your film
    • A public screening to celebrate your work and share with your crew, participants and friends

    You will come to TasDOCS with a strong story concept for your short documentary – you know the world, location, character/s or subject/s and what’s driving the story.  You will complete TasDOCS with a short film that you can use to promote your cause, use as a calling card or maybe enter in festivals. 

    Who should enrol?

    TasDOCS is designed for

    • Filmmakers seeking to hone their documentary skills
    • production staff and multi-media producers who create content for their workplace
    • journalists and media students

    If you’re planning on working solo on the film, then you will come to the workshop with;

    • The skills to shoot overlay and an interview (even if it’s on your phone)
    • The ability to handle a basic edit.

    If you plan on using a camera operator and/or editor to assist you with the film, we recommend you have their interest confirmed when you enrol.

    About the presenter Troy Melville

    With 20 years of filming experience, Troy has produced, directed and shot documentaries for broadcast TV in Australia and overseas. He has also produced a number of short factual and art films that have been shown in festivals, in art exhibitions and installations, on social media and on TV. 

    Enrol by July 11

    When: Workshops start July 13 & 14 and the finished films screen Sept 20.
    Where: Wide Angle @ 6 Washington St, South Hobart
    Cost: $550 WAT Members, $880 non-members
    Scholarships: Available for three people aged 25 or under - download application here
    Download the registration form and return to info@wideangle.org.au by July 11.
    Payment can be made by purchasing a 'ticket' below or by payment through the Wide Angle office.

    What does the initiative include?

    The workshops are a mix of presentation, demonstration, practical exercises, group discussion, feedback on your project and follow-up resources.  Beyond the scheduled workshops, it will be up to you to put in the hours required for planning, shooting and editing your film. 

    Key Dates for TasDOCS

    Activity/Event Date
    Applications open June 1
    Scholarship for TasDOCS U25 places close 4pm June 24, 2019

    Documentary showcase and info session

    6.30pm – 8.30pm Fri July 5
    Enrolments close July 11
    Documentary Workflow workshop 10am – 1pm, Sat Jul 13
    Documentary Visuals workshop 2 - 5pm, Sat July 13
    Documentary Sound workshop 10am - 1pm, Sun July 14
    Documentary Interviews workshop 2 - 5pm, Sun July 14
    Story Feedback workshop Sat July 20 (9am – 12noon) OR Sat July 20 (1pm – 4pm)
    Shoot your film July 21 - Aug 13
    Documentary Edit workshop 6 - 8pm, Wed Aug 14
    Edit your film Aug 15 - Sept 15
    Rough cut viewing & feedback session 6 - 8pm, Wed Aug 28
    Deliver your film  Sept 16
    Premiere Screening 6 – 7.30pm, Friday Sept 20

    Documentary Showcase and Info session: 6.30pm July 5
    Presenter Troy Melville will screen a series of bold and compelling short documentaries.  This introductory session explores the variety of story and stylistic devices that documentarians use.  It will challenge you to imagine your story beyond simple interview and overlay.

    Troy Melville and Abi Binnning (Wide Angle Tasmania’s Executive Director) will provide a run down of the TasDOCS initiative and Nerve 2019 Docs initiative and address any of your questions.

    Documentary Workflow: 10am – 1pm, Sat Jul 13
    Before you pick up a camera, you need to plan your workflow.  There are technical decisions around camera choice, audio recording, lighting and editing systems that can make (or break) your project.  This workshop helps you to create a smooth pathway for production that best suits the style of your film.  This practical workshop will also alert you to the different permissions that you will need to obtain to screen your final film – and make sure you are tooled up to effectively manage your production from the start. 

    Documentary Visuals: 2 - 5pm, Sat July 13
    The visual style of your documentary can transform the ordinary to the extraordinary.  This workshop explores how to film and find footage that supports your story vision.  You’ll explore:

    • techniques for shooting master interviews and overlay
    • Constructed versus observational approaches to filming
    • Sourcing and using using archival footage and images

    Documentary Sound: 10am - 1pm, Sun July 14

    The soundscape of your film can include interviews, dialogue, narration, music, sound effects and ambient sound.  This practical workshop will demonstrate audio recording techniques to capture clear audio from interviews and overlay using radio mics and boom mics.  During the session you’ll learn about sourcing and using music and sound effects to create a plan for your film’s soundscape.

    Documentary Interviews: 2 - 5pm, Sun July 14

    A master interview is often the bedrock of your story – and filming a great interview takes planning. This workshop focuses on:

    • how to work with your subject to film an authentic interview that works in the edit
    • Planning interview questions that elicit the story
    • Choosing your location and managing the shoot to get an interview that looks and sounds great

    Story Feedback: Sat July 20 (9am – 12noon) OR Sat July 20 (1pm – 4pm)

    This workshop is designed to provide feeback about your story and style before you start filming.  You will discuss your ideas and receive feedback designed to strengthen your documentary proposal.  With a focus on story and style, you will be part of a dynamic group of filmmakers all working towards planning films that are bold and compelling. 

    Documentary Edit: 6 - 8pm, Wed Aug 14

    With the shoot finished and your footage and sound collected, you’re ready to start the edit.  A successful edit requires solid planning – for building your story and managing your media.  This session will introduce you to techniques for planning your story arc and you’ll observe the process of setting up a project within Final Cut X.

    Rough cut viewing & feedback session: 6 - 8pm, Wed Aug 28

    Join us in the Wide Angle Cinema to share your rough cut and receive feedback to strengthen the story you are working on.

    Premiere Screening: 6 – 7.30pm, Friday Sept 20 

    Invite your documentary subject, your colleagues, friends and family to watch the films produced during TasDOCS at the premiere screening of the films.

    Can I use WAT equipment for free?

    Wide Angle’s professional cameras, lights and sound recording equipment are available for those enrolled in TasDOCS to use during the shoot period to a commercial hire value of $750 (that will be enough for two-three days of filming). You’ll need to book in the equipment through Wide Angle so we can make sure it’s available, agree to our usual terms and conditions of hire and acknowledge Wide Angle’s support in the end credits of your film.

    Can I apply for a scholarship?

    Yes – if you are 25 years or under at the time of registration.   Three fee free scholarships are available. To apply, please complete the TasDOCS Scholarship application form and return by 4pm June 24, 2019
    “This Youth Arts Project was assisted through Arts Tasmania and Screen Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.”

    Can I enrol and also apply for NERVE 2019 DOCS?

    Yes – we have designed this course so that it prepares you to pitch for NERVE 2019 DOCS if you are keen.  If you pitch and are selected for NERVE then you can compete the workshops for TasDOCS, but your production will be completed under the schedule and terms and conditions of NERVE 2019 DOCS.  Get in touch so that we can talk you through the pathway. 

    I have more questions!

    Excellent – here’s how you get some answers:
    1.  Come to the Documentary Showcase and info session
    2.  Post a question in the facebook event
    3.  Call us on 6223 8344

    WHEN
    July 11, 2019 at 12pm - September 09, 2019 at 12pm
    WHERE
    Wide Angle Tasmania
    $550.00 AUD · rsvp

  • published Screen Entrepreneurs in Initiatives 2019-05-30 09:19:41 +1000

    Screen Entrepreneurs Workshop Series

    'Screen Entrepreneurs' is a workshop series for screen freelancers and business operators that focuses 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.

    The workshop series includes:

    • Film Business Fundamentals - May 18 & 19 (10am - 4.30pm)
    • Money is NOT a Dirty Word - June 29 & 30 (10am - 4.30pm)
    • The Business of Marketing - July 27 & 28 (10am - 4.30pm)

    Tickets: Tickets are for the 2 remaining weekend workshops in June/July, include lunch each day and are GST inclusive
    $250 WAT members 
    $500 non-members

    Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    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 via this page or contact the Wide Angle Office.

    To register for the workshops, please complete the Screen Entrepreneurs Registration Form, read the course fee refund policy and pay in full.

    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.

        

    WHAT WILL BE COVERED

    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

    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.   

    Click through for more information

    WHEN
    June 29, 2019 at 10am - July 05, 2019 at 10am
    WHERE
    Wide Angle Tasmania
    $250.00 AUD · rsvp

  • rsvped for Speed Networking & Friday Freelancers 2019-05-27 13:50:38 +1000

    Speed Networking & Friday Freelancers - July 2019

    Speed Networking is your chance to meet new faces in the screen industry including producers, directors, writers, editors, cinematographers, actors and more… This is your chance to meet new collaborators and check out rising talent. Our members are keen to meet potential collaborators to team up to apply for NERVE 2019 DOCS - so if you're keen to be involved, be sure to come along.

    Wide Angle Tas' Speed Networking events can attract over 50 people - it'll be a fast and furious affair, so here's some tips to help you prepare:

    - have some business cards and a pen and notebook to trade your details

    - update your online profiles (IMDB, vimeo, website, linkedin, WAT crew directory listing etc.)

    - practice your introduction and think about who you hope to meet and what you want to ask them

    - have fun!

     

    When: 6pm-7.30pm Friday 26th July

    Where: 6 Washington Street

    Cost: Free for WAT members - $10, non-members

    RSVP essential: info@wideangle.org.au or phone 6223 8344 - or purchase tickets below

     

    The bar will be open from 5pm and we'll continue to kick back and socialise after the speed networking concludes at 7.30pm. 

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

    WHEN
    July 26, 2019 at 5pm
    WHERE
    Wide Angle Tasmania
    $10.00 AUD · 1 rsvp rsvp

  • 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 2 remaining weekend workshops in June/July, include lunch each day and are GST inclusive
    $250 WAT members 
    $500 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

    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
    rsvp

  • 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

    Donate

  • 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. 

     

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    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

     

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    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

     

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    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

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    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)

    Applications for the next round of Washington Residency from July 2019 are now open. Each round is available for up to three months. Any questions, get in touch with Abi at Wide Angle.

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

     

    Applications Open

    now

    Applications due

    June 17

    Notification

    June 21

    Residency dates

    Any period between July 1 and Sept 30, 2019

     

    Washington Residency has been awarded to: 

    Feb 2019: Ninna Millikin & Takani Clark

    Jan 2019: U25 Enterprise

    October - December 2018: Mark Thomson

    July - September 2018: Lisa Gormley and Aeshlie Wheeler

     

    Resident Testimonials

    Ninna Millikan and Takani Clark

     

    "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

    "I had access to an office, some equipment and was able to use the hall and mini cinema for the events I had planned. 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... 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."
    Mark Thomson


  • 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. 

    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

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