NEW RELEASE: HeavyEyed (Mitch Cramer) Talks Audio in Games

Smithstreet resident Heavyeyed (Mitch Cramer) discusses how Silent Hill 2 changed the audio game not only for horror, but for the medium as a whole and even beyond. This video looks at what makes good sound design and why Silent Hill 2 was the 'ushering in' of a new era. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L-zeXAuojM&t=32s Check out Mitch's other … Continue reading NEW RELEASE: HeavyEyed (Mitch Cramer) Talks Audio in Games

VF 48 Hours 2021 Grand Finals – Winners

The VistaFoundation 48 Hours Competition is a staple of Aotearoa / New Zealand's Screen Industry at this point. Operating since 2003, teams who compete have just one weekend to write, shoot, edit, and deliver a short film, with the added curveball of technical and story elements that must be included. This year, an extra challenge … Continue reading VF 48 Hours 2021 Grand Finals – Winners

DoPs Share the Advice Their Mentors Gave Them About Cinematography

From Jo Light of Nofilmschool Are you an aspiring cinematographer? These experts have some important tips for you. Sometimes the best way to learn is to act like a fly on the wall and listen as people discuss their work. How do they talk to each other? What do they all like, or dislike? What … Continue reading DoPs Share the Advice Their Mentors Gave Them About Cinematography

NEW RELEASE: Loading Docs Season 7 Sees Filmmaker Ashley Williams Honour her Late Uncle by Learning to Fly

An inspiring group of eight documentaries were released this morning under Season 7 of Loading Docs, a Notable Pictures initiative that produces short documentaries, with an aim to develop and promote New Zealand filmmaking talent. This season's release sees filmmaker Ashley Williams embarking on a journey to celebrate the adventurous life of her late Uncle … Continue reading NEW RELEASE: Loading Docs Season 7 Sees Filmmaker Ashley Williams Honour her Late Uncle by Learning to Fly

Screensafe Provides Filmmakers with COVID-19 Safety Resources

Safety on set is paramount, and in the age of COVID-19 there are many challenges filmmakers are facing. We have compiled a handy list of Screensafe NZ's resources for easy access - below is a list of services, suppliers, apps, forms, and posters to provide guidance for safe practice on set. SERVICES / SUPPLIERS / … Continue reading Screensafe Provides Filmmakers with COVID-19 Safety Resources

FROM FIGHT CLUB TO BRIEF ENCOUNTER: HOW SELF-ISOLATION WOULD CHANGE CLASSIC FILMS

It’s now difficult to watch movies without worrying about the two-metre rule – here are the retrospective plot changes required to mean old movies pass muster... In the age of self-isolation, I’ve started to change how I watch films. I’ve begun to clock moments when characters break the government rules on physical closeness. Consider the, … Continue reading FROM FIGHT CLUB TO BRIEF ENCOUNTER: HOW SELF-ISOLATION WOULD CHANGE CLASSIC FILMS

HOW TO WRITE A TREATMENT (WITH EXAMPLES)

Start to streamline your writing process with a film script treatment.   Tell me if this sounds familiar to you... You just got out of a great general meeting, and the executive you met with loves your latest idea. You want to develop it together, and that's the first step towards your vision, finding its way … Continue reading HOW TO WRITE A TREATMENT (WITH EXAMPLES)