Wide Angle Tasmania provides a range of training courses, workshops, seminars and masterclasses designed to assist you enter the screen industry, extend your skills or consolidate your practice. We also provide information here about workshops, masterclasses and courses that may be of interest to those wanting to improve their craft and business skills in the screen sector.
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Wide Angle Tasmania is bringing our screen community together every Monday at 4pm. Join us from your own place (via Zoom video conference) to meet some of Tassie’s finest creatives, crew and screen business owners. You’ll gain an insight to the work they do and have a chance to dig deeper with your own questions. Stay connected and develop your networks! Register in advance for this meeting:
This week join Annie Venables as she discusses the qualities and skills of a production manager. Annie Venables has worked as a freelance producer, line-producer and production manager in the film and TV industry for 30 years, both in the UK and Australia. She has worked with some of Australia’s best production companies, filmed all over the world and across a range of formats: documentary, docu-drama, TV series and feature films.
Annie’s recent producer credits include: “Cannery Stories” - a series of mini-documentaries about the history of the Cygnet Cannery and Huon Valley apple industry as seen through the eyes of ex-employees, “Bespoke” –An irreverent but thought-provoking look at the rise of the hand-made. (Documentary series ABC Artscape, 3 x 30), "The Farmer’s Cinematheque"- 1x 54 min documentary – that interprets an archive of films about farming, filming and connection to land. (Selected Adelaide Film Festival ) ) "Making Dust" – a rock musical theatre show about asbestos poisoning (Documentary: ABC Artscape). Other credits include “Death or Liberty”- a 2 x 1 hr Co-Pro Docudrama that tells the story of 5 political prisoners transported to Australia ( TX ABC – Line Producer); “Sisters” A mini documentary series for the Australian Pavilion, World Expo Shanghai telling stories of 21 inspirational women from Australia and China who through their work are making the world a more sustainable place (Producer/Director) and “The Ice Maiden Expedition” – a 1hr documentary about 4 middle aged mums who fed up with the daily grind decide to trek to the South Pole. (Russian Documentary Channel – Producer/Director).
‘Supported by Screen Tasmania’s Industry Development program’
Gather for a knock-off drink with Tassie’s screen community at the Wide Angle Screen Centre. The bar will be open from 5pm til 7pm.
In keeping with our covid-19 protocols, expect to record your name when you arrive - and take a seat while you’re here.
Bar prices – non-alcoholic $2.50, wine/beer $7, spirits $10. EFTPOS payments preferred.
Kids and friendly fur-babies welcome.
When: 5-7pm Friday August 28
Where: Wide Angle Screen Centre, 6 Washington St, South Hobart
While ‘show business’ is often seen as glamorous, fun, exciting, and well paid, the reality paints a darker picture. Recent research by Entertainment Assist shows anxiety symptoms in entertainment workers are 10 times higher, sleep disorders are 7 times higher and symptoms of depression are 5 times higher than the national average.
To coincide with the documentary The Show Must Go On (dir. Ben Steel, 73 mins) and supported by Film Art Media and Wide Angle Tasmania, will be a special online event for Tasmania as part of a national Wellness Roadshow.
This event includes a panel moderated by producer Sue Maslin and including Ben Steel (writer/director) along with Abi Binning (Wide Angle Tasmania) and Lucinda Sharp (Forty South Publishing). The panel will discuss the issues raised in the film, what action the broader industry can take, as well as provide tools and resources to support individuals. A must-see for all those working in the arts and entertainment industry, particularly as our industry is entering a difficult time with more specific challenges coinciding with COVID-19.
Supported by Screen Tasmania’s Industry Development program.
The Show Must Go On is the first film to tell the story of the mental health of the 42,000 people working in the Australian arts and entertainment industry. While 'show business' is often seen as glamorous, fun, exciting and well paid, recent and alarming world-first research from Entertainment Assist and Victoria University paints a darker picture for entertainment workers. Anxiety symptoms are 10 times higher, sleep disorders are 7 times higher and symptoms of depression are 5 times higher than the national average. Suicide attempts in the industry are double the national average. The film follows former Home and Away actor and debut documentary filmmaker Ben Steel on a soul-searching investigation into why are there so many arts and entertainment workers developing and struggling with mental wellbeing issues. Ben shares his intimate experiences living with depression and anxiety for the past few years, and along the way, we are witness to his intimate conversations with key creatives and crew, actors, dancers, musicians, performers - many of them household names - who have likewise struggled and how they have survived. While this film may not reach and save every life, we hope it will have enough impact to at least save one, and that it will spark much-needed conversations about mental health.
‘Supported by Screen Tasmania’s Industry Development Program’
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Wide Angle Tasmania is bringing our screen community together every Monday at 4pm. Join us from your own place (via Zoom video conference) to meet some of Tassie’s finest creatives, crew and screen business owners. You’ll gain an insight to the work they do and have a chance to dig deeper with your own questions. Stay connected and develop your networks! Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIodemqqDMtG9ZLSAmtI23UWxOrJP6s0UtJ
This week join acclaimed cinematographer Sandi Sissel. Sandi has photographed over 100 motion pictures. She began by shooting documentaries such as Seeing Red, The Wobblies, Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall: Chimps So Like Us, Blood In The Face, Heavy Petting, Chisholm 72: Unbought and Unbossed, Free Angela And All Political Prisoners, Roving Mars, Before Stonewall, The Endurance and Oscar winners Best Boy, Witness to War, America’s In Transition, Broken Treaty at Battle Mountain and Witness to War.
Sandi was director of photography on the Oscar nominated Salaam Bombay. Other DP credits include Soul Of The Game, The Reef, Camp Nowhere, Full Eclipse, Drag Strip Girl, The People Under The Stairs, New York Minute, Sao Karaoke and Meet The Browns. Her 2nd unit photography includes Dangerous Minds, Black Knight, Exit Wounds, Rock Star, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Roommates, Uncle, The Believers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Allan Quartermain and The City of Lost Gold, The Ballad Of Jack and Rose, Blow, Cellular and the Oscar winning Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World.
Television movies and series include Class Of 96, The Flash, Young Americans, Night Stalker, Night Sins, In The Echo, Toothless, Suddenly, Radiant City, Great Mom Swap, Dad, The Angel and Me, In The Company Of Darkness, Keeping Secrets and Emmy winners Wonder Years and Drug Wars: The Camarana Story.
She co-directed the documentary Chicken Ranch with Nick Broomfield winning both Sundance and BAFTA awards before helming Highwire and HBO's Nerve: Natacha Merritt.
Sandi served as head of cinematography for New York University’s graduate film program for 15 years and presently serves as a Professor Emeritus. She is a member of the International Photographers Guild, the American Society Of Cinematographers, the Australian Cinematographers Society and the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
‘Supported by Screen Tasmania’s Industry Development program’