Spinning out of control

Surely, there’s no way a simple interview request could result in an investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption? Think again. Filmmaker James Ricketson says “in the Alice in Wonderland meets Kafka Comedy of Errors that is the NSW government, such things are not only possible but par for the course!”

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Why the newspaper audit rules need to change

I was chatting to somebody from a media agency the other day.

They’d run a campaign for a client. Being reasonably sophisticated, they do post-campaign analysis.

Overall, the media investment paid off. But in one medium it did not.

In newspapers, their spend was not cost effective.   Read more »

Australian International Movie Convention: Meeting the right people

Hollie Andrew and Libby FrielsWriting/production partners Hollie Andrew and Libby Friels won the Encore competition and attended the Australian International Movie Convention in Queensland. Andrew now tells other filmmakers why they should consider the AIMC in their future plans.

If we were asked four weeks ago to explain our objective of flying into the Gold Coast, arriving at Jupiter’s Casino, collecting our AIMC show bag and receiving our official AIMC lanyard, we would have said “What is the AIMC?”

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Preventing Infringement: Unpoetic license

Preventing InfringementCreative materials can be made up of several different components, each of which may be subject to various intellectual property or copyright laws, or be bound by a contractual instrument – and the rights may be held by a number of people. Optim Legal lawyer Danny King looks at how to reduce the risk of infringement.

Film, television, and especially TVC production rely heavily on the unique creative that the production itself is based on. But what is ‘creative’? Read more »

Working in Asia: From Red Hill to Ho Chi Minh

TVC Working in AsiaEmerging markets provide ample opportunities for screen practitioners. Executive producer Claire Davidson explains why Vietnam’s TVC scene is attracting directors such as Red Hill’s Patrick Hughes.

I have been posted in vietnam for the past 10 months in the role of executive producer for Sudest Dongnam. Based in Saigon, I have literally worked non-stop since my feet landed on the tarmac. In this short time, this producer-driven company has completed a whopping 46 TVCs. With a team that includes another producer and two line producers, this accomplishment has been no mean feat. This country’s economy is booming, and the ad industry isn’t about to be left behind.

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The Tree: A co-production with strong roots

Pascoe, Bertucelli, Taylor and Fogiel made The Tree bloom as a co-productionIt was French director Julie Bertucelli’s wish to make a film about a tree that ultimately brought together a French-Australian feature co-production, aptly titled The Tree, writes Hansika Bhagani.

In 2004, Bertuccelli was determined her next work would revolve around a tree motif. “I don’t know why exactly, but I was a bit obsessed with the tree” she said. Read more »

How topicality took Gruen to another level

Last night, I’m sad to say, was the last of the current series of The Gruen Transfer.

And for me, it was the most entertaining yet.

But I must admit, I’ve been a little surprised at its ratings success.   Read more »

Legend of the Guardians: It’s not a cartoon

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole is not “a cartoon”, according to director Zack Snyder, but an action film “as good as 300 and Watchmen”. Read more »

Legend of the Guardians: It's not a cartoon

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole is not “a cartoon”, according to director Zack Snyder, but an action film “as good as 300 and Watchmen”. Read more »

Legend of the Guardians: Animal Logic reversing Australia’s brain drain

In conversation with Encore, Animal Logic CEO Zareh Nalbandian explained how, with projects such as the U$100m animated feature Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, the company is helping reverse Australia’s brain drain in the VFX and animation sectors. Read more »

Legend of the Guardians: Animal Logic reversing Australia's brain drain

In conversation with Encore, Animal Logic CEO Zareh Nalbandian explained how, with projects such as the U$100m animated feature Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, the company is helping reverse Australia’s brain drain in the VFX and animation sectors. Read more »

Bundaberg Bear getting the chop? Is that a media stunt I smell?

Now I’d hate to accuse as responsible an alcohol distributor as Diageo as being a big fat media-mainpulating liar.

So I won’t.

But instead, let me draw your attention to a remarkable coincidence.   Read more »

Legend of the Guardians: Writer John Orloff

Writer John Orloff explains how, with the help of technology, he never felt limited when creating the film world of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. Read more »

Bob Ellis’ Rough Cut: Tomorrow, When the War Began

Bob Ellis on Tomorrow, When the War Began, Me and Orson Welles,  The Ghost Writer, The Special Relationship, The Kids are Allright, South Solitary and The Disappearance of Alice Creed. Read more »

Legend of the Guardians: Editor David Burrows

Editor David Burrows had to keep the heart of the story as his first priority when working on Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. Read more »

Legend of the Guardians: Previs/lensing director David Scott

Previs and lensing director David Scott explains how director Zack Snyder wanted all camera work in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole to look like it had been shot by a real owl-sized camera crew. Read more »

Legend of the Guardians: Sound producer Katrina Peers

The sound associate producer forLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Katrina Peers, told Encore how the team provided each animated owl with its own distinctive wing flaps and calls – using a hint of the actors’ voices! Read more »

Legend of the Guardians: Production designer Simon Whiteley

In the second part of our Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole special, production designer Simon Whiteley discusses how Australia’s remote windswept areas inspired the world of the film. Read more »

 
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