Microbudget Filmmaking Symposium
microWAVE audio (mp3, 1.6MB)
Date: Saturday 19th February
Time: 12:00pm - 10:00pm (Registrations open 11am)
Location: University of Technology, Sydney - See car park options
Audience: Early career filmmakers, industry professionals, screenwriters, media arts students and academics interested in microbudget filmmaking
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You will attend many sessions of screenings, Q&As, masterclasses, case studies, workshops and panel discussions by respected presenters from Australia and International personalities in the film and sound industry.
The past decade has seen a rise in the number of ultra low budget features being made, due in no small part to the democratisation of moving image technologies. Filmmakers inspired by the so called credit card features of Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi), Spike Lee (She's gotta have it), Kevin Smith (Clerks) and Shane Carruth (Primer), have taken a do it yourself approach to all aspects of the filmmaking process and in the process are creating new models of production, finance and distribution. Emerging filmmakers such as Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture) and Bob Byington (Harmony and me) are embracing technologies like DSLRs and low cost HD cameras and combining it with this DIY mode to produce edgy and innovative works outside of the Hollywood model.
Single session tickets to ’Harmony and me’ are on sale from 7.15pm on the evening for an 8.00pm start.
$15 concession; $20 general public (only cash accepted)
microWAVE is presented in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Centre for Creative Practice and Cultural Economy at the University of Technology, Sydney with additional support from the Adelaide Festival, the Co-op Bookshop and 2SER.