Series: Making Movies
Writer, director and actress Matilda Brown talks film: from the development of an idea to the cinema release. It's a complex process involving tons of equipment, hundreds of people, enormous persistence and years of work.
Actress and conservationist Bindi Irwin talks about the incredibly talented people who work behind-the-scenes on the film and TV shows we all love and we hear from some of them on the impact of piracy on their jobs and the industry.
Killian Maguire talks about the differences between 1st AD, 2nd AD and 3rd AD on a film, the pivotal role AD’s play and why getting up at 2am to work on 'The Wolverine' in the freezing cold wasn’t a problem.
What is a focus puller? The on-set workings of the camera department are explained by Camera Assistant Jack Mayo, who worked in Japan on 'The Wolverine'. He says that putting down marks for actor Leonardo di Caprio was initially ‘quite scary’.
Managing Director Troy Lum describes the role of the distributor and talks about why releasing Australian films is so much harder; how only one in four films are successful and distributing the biggest Australian film of 2012 - 'The Sapphires'.
Editor Jason Ballantine talks about working with the director to achieve the look, tone and story of a film, plus technological changes since the days of handling film strips, cutting frames with scissors and sticky-taping bits of film back together.
Bec Taylor explains how hair and make-up artists help create characters and a ‘feel’ for a film, or help produce tears or sweat for actors on set and why it’s not so glamorous when she’s covered in dirt and blood.
Heilan Bolton talks about the importance of identifying and understanding target audiences when marketing films. She collaborates with her publicity and promotions colleagues and media agencies to find effective ways to reach out to audiences to maximise box office revenue. Show Less
Award-winning music composer Guy Gross talks about how he works with the director, producer, editor and sound designer on a film project. His advice for aspiring composers is to listen, learn and go to parties and film festivals to meet people.
The runner is considered the starting role for people wanting a film career. Hamish Mason shares what he learned working on 'Tomorrow, When the War Began' and 'The Wolverine' and how the runner works with every department on a film.
Ingrid Kleinig spends work days jumping off cliffs, being on fire and crashing or being hit by cars. She has done some terrifying stunts for many famous actors, on films including 'Mad Max: Fury Road', 'Pacific Rim' and 'The Great Gatsby'.
An industry veteran whose CV includes 'Superman Returns', 'The Great Gatsby', 'Tomorrow, When the War Began' and 'The Wolverine', Geoff Naylor talks about how his role interacts with most departments on a film when it comes to characters with wheels.
Chris Godfrey, visual effects whiz who worked on 'Tomorrow, When the War Began', 'Australia', 'Moulin Rouge' and 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' talks about recreating Times Square on ‘green screen’ for 'The Great Gatsby' using state-of-the-art technology. Show Less