Monthly Archives: January 2013

The role of the VFx Supervisor in Feature Films

The role of the VFx Supervisor in Feature Films

Date: Wednesday 6th March 2012

Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: the Studio at Metro Screen

Speaker: Ron Roberts

What’s it all about:
Ron Roberts, VFX Supervisor at Cutting Edge will talk about his career which started in production design and led to his being one of Australia’s most highly respected VFX Supervisors working on major international feature films including Dark City, Babe, The Matrix, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Scooby Doo, Visitors, Ghost Ship, Accidents Happen, Beneath Hill 60 and as an animation director for Bioshock and director of Justice League Heroes games. Ron will showcase Cutting Edge’s VFX work and leading the creative team.

Cost: Free for Siggraph members. $5 cover charge for refreshments for guests and non-members.

(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $50 for professionals and $25 for students)

RSVP: Seats are limited at our current venue so RSVPing via Facebook is essential.

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

Marketing the Artist

Marketing the Artist

Date: Wednesday 6th February 2012

Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: the Studio at Metro Screen

Speaker: Anna Hildebrandt

What’s it all about:
Anna Hildebrandt who has worked with Digital Media World, Animal Logic and Fuel VFX and developed branding, advertising and marketing campaigns for traditional and online presentations will talk about establishing your profile and developing your portfolio in a competitive market. Anna is on the board of the Visual Effects Society (Australian Section) and was an inaugural advisory team member for Digital Sydney, concentrating on the marketing and branding for the launch.

Cost: Free for Siggraph members. $5 cover charge for refreshments for guests and non-members.

(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $50 for professionals and $25 for students)

RSVP: Seats are limited at our current venue so RSVPing via Facebook is essential.

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

Metro Screen Open House – funding and course information night

our friends at Metro Screen are holding the following (free) event which may be of interest to our membership:

*Metro Screen Open House – funding and course information night*

Wednesday 16 January, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, RSVP online.

Find out about our new development and funding programs; Breaks funding:
Story to Screen, Digital Kitchen interactive fund and the revamped
Certificate IV in Screen and Media.

Full description of event:

6.00pm – 7.00pm.

Breaks funding: Story to Screen for six short films up to 10 minutes across
drama, documentary, animation and experimental, plus three story based
projects created for online or small screen delivery. The program includes
development workshops, equipment subsidies and cash support with a focus on
getting stories from script to screen. Applications close 7 February,

Digital Kitchen. Cash grants for three to five emerging developers to
mature their interactive projects beyond concept stage to a ‘ripe for
investment’ or market ready level. Producers with projects that offer a
rich interactive experience for audiences and users are encouraged to
apply, applications close 8 February 2013.

7.00pm – 8.00pm.

Certificate IV in Screen and media full time and part time. Learn hands-on
skills with a view to opening doors to employment in the industry. Includes
three real productions – including a chance to make your own short film
with a focus on storytelling, character and dialogue. Early bird discounts
save you hundreds and ends 25 January.

Talk with graduates, successfully funded filmmakers and multiplatform
practitioners along with the staff who coordinate these programs.

A selection of works will also be screened.

Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington

http://metroscreen.org.au/event/open-house-january/