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eNEWS #59  -  MARCH 2015
 

In This Issue

Welcome from the ASE
State Updates
• Industry News
Meet the ASE Community
Get Involved
On the Web
The Production Book
Sponsor Updates
Education and Training
Sponsors

Find an Editor
Place a Job Ad
Forum

Join the ASE
Facebook
Twitter
 
 














"Infini", edited by ASE Member Adrian Rostirolla
Greetings Editors, 

Thank you to the editors who have volunteered to be “Friends of the Committee”. “Friends” is a group for those that don’t want to commit to a monthly meeting, but want to have involvement in the ASE. If interested please let us know by emailing me at: president@screeneditors.com

Due to his retirement because of ill health, an event to honour the work of Suresh Ayyar ASE was held this month. Fifty guests met for lunch at his home, to listen to Angela Catterns, Frans Vandenburg ASE, Peter Duncan and Rolf de Heer talk about the calibre of Suresh’s body of work and some of the wonderful experiences they have shared together. It was a truly beautiful occasion. Thank you to all who helped organise the day.

 

Suresh Ayyar ASE - Photograph by Lisa Anne Morris

The 2014 Survey has been collated. (Thank you to Daniel Vignolli and Melanie Annan for their amazing work). We have always thought the best way to learn about wages and what you should ask for is by talking to your fellow editors. If we all have an understanding of what is happening, then we will all be in a better position to negotiate ourselves. We observe that 50% of our members are working unpaid overtime often due to an increase in shooting ratio. It is up to the ASE and Editors to help the film-making community become aware that higher shooting ratios mean longer edit schedules or alternately, more editors are needed on a job. 

Read the full survey on the website under Resources and then under Wages and Conditions. Or follow this link: http://www.screeneditors.com.au/resources/wages-condition/

Remember we are here for you. Get involved ... don’t be shy. Let us know what you want. The newsletter needs your contribution. We would love to hear what you are doing.

Regards and have a great month.

Dany Cooper ASE
ASE President 
 

State Updates

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

ASE(WA)  members are still gainfully employed cutting Outback Truckers for Prospero Productions.
Artemis Films have been seeking editors for their final season of Who Do You Think You Are? - Roly Smith and Lawrie Silvestrin ASE have started negotiations with Artemis.  
The 7 network is recruiting for an editor in Perth for Restaurant Revolution
Lawrie Silvestrin ASE starts editing today (March 16) on episode 1 of Joined Up Films's Australia’s Secret Heroes: Vietnam

The next scheduled WA committee meeting is on April 1.
 
David Fosdick
Chairperson
Western Australian Committee

 
 

INDUSTRY NEWS

AWARDS - CONGRATULATIONS


THE FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS
 
Congratulations to Simon Njoo (The Babadook) and Matt Villa ASE (Predestination) for co-winning Best Editing at The Film Critics Circle Awards. 
 


NEGOTIATING A NEW AWARD continued

Nominate the Screen Committee in your state: MEAA Members are encouraged to put themselves up to be a part of the MEAA Screen Committee for film and TV drama. The Screen Committee will be involved in MEAA discussions about the campaigning on pay and conditions in our industry as well as making recommendations to MEAA members on a national level. To participate, please fill out the nomination form: http://meaa.io/18ngavm 

 


AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD CONFIRMS UNION STATUS
 

Tuesday 24 February 2015. The Australian Directors Guild’s application for registration as an industrial organisation was yesterday approved by Vice President Hatcher of the Fair Work Commission. “This has been a long-term goal for the ADG and we have been striving to achieve it for many years,” said Ray Argall, President of the Guild. “On behalf of the ADG board I would like to thank all those members and staff who have contributed to this outcome." "This will enable all our directors to be legally represented by the ADG in negotiations with producers,” added Kingston Anderson, the Executive Director of the ADG.
 
 

WHAT'S ON

(NSW) OZDOX PRESENTS THE CRATER: A VIETNAM WAR STORY Thursday April 9 at AFTRS 6pm 
A ONE TIME ONLY SNEAK PREVIEW + face to face with filmmaker and the crew – discussion traversing such issues as authenticity in re-enactments, shaping the film, casting process, re-enactments vs the real thing, integrating live Special FX with CGI on a modest budget. MORE INFO

(NSW) The Sundowners drinks will kick off from 6pm on Friday 27th March at the Bavarian Cafe Bent Street Entertainment Quarter.  We’d love to see you all there.  New members ~ this is a great way to meet other members and ~ it’s a great way for old members to get to know even older members.  Look for the red balloon. MORE INFO














EDITFEST London and Los Angeles - presents the brightest new names in editing, along with seasoned experts at the top of their game! EditFest provides both a rare opportunity to hear artists talk about their fascinating work as well as interact with the panelists in an intimate theatre. You can book now via this link:
http://americancinemaeditors.org/editfest/editfest-london-2015/

If you have information that you would like published in INDUSTRY NEWS or WHAT'S ON whatever your state, please email president@screeneditors.com
 

MEET THE ASE COMMUNITY

MEET THE MEMBER: WAYNE BLAIR (NSW)

Adrian Rostirolla pic
The other Wayne Blair is making it known he was not the director of The Sapphires. Wayne C. Blair is an upcoming editor, having made his start on a number of short films and music videos, is now focused on developing as an assistant editor to learn about the industry and soak in as much as possible from fellow editors. He has most recently assisted on the feature documentary Sherpa.
 
I knew I wanted to work in post when… I was in my undergrad and touched FCP7 for the first time. Before that, I had dabbled in all aspects of filmmaking, never too sure on where to focus, but from the moment I began working collaboratively and jumped on the editing system, I knew there was nothing else I wanted to do.
 
My first break in the industry was… A 2 week night assistant editing gig on the ABC doco series FamilyConfidential 3 -  which eventually turned into a day gig that lasted 3 months. Such an amazing learning experience. 
 
The thing I love most about editing is… Being able to immerse yourself in the work, searching for gems in the rushes and having the hours slip by in the blink of an eye. 
 
The best tip I’ve got for aspiring editors is... Take as many opportunities as you can get your hands on,  you never know where they'll lead and what skills you'll gain.
 
If I wasn’t in postproduction I’d be… In some other part of film production or photography - I'm far too fascinated by this industry to be doing anything else. 
 
 

MEET THE COMMITTEE: ALISON MYERS (NSW)

Shannon Longville pic
Alison recently completed the Grad Cert in editing drama at AFTRS and is currently the audio description manager at The SubStation and editing whenever she can. She hopes to bring whatever experience she can to the committee. 

I knew I wanted to work in post when… I sat down at a Steenbeck in a weekend film course and realised that after cutting film with a little guillotine and taping two different bits together, you somehow miraculously created a story. I then realised that most of the mucking around with cameras I had been doing over the years was actually editing.

I specialise in… Audio description. To pay the bills while learning editing, I got into writing and mixing audio description, which is a descriptive narrative track on film and TV shows that helps blind or vision-impaired viewers understand what's happening.  I've written audio description (AD) for productions like Underbelly, Red Dog, Hunger Games and The Hurt Locker. AD has kind of taken over, leaving me little time for editing anything but short films and corporate videos, but I believe being an editor improves my AD skills and vice versa.

My first break in the industry was… Editing-wise I met Warwick Young, a director and actor, in 2007 and I've made a lot of contacts through him, most notably Dany Cooper ASE. I was privileged to be her assistant editor on Warwick's latest film Stuffed.

The highlight of my career so far… Editing-wise, working with Dany of course. But I'm also proud of the last film I edited for Warwick, Refuge. I also edited an ultra-low budget feature film The Unjudged which we released online after being unable to get any other kind of release. Despite the film's many limitations, I think the storytelling and structure are strong.

I was inspired to join the ASE committee… I attended the Meet the Makers event on Australia Day, and Dany and Deb Peart ASE suggested I nominate for the committee. How could I dare say no?!

The ASE is important… There is less opportunity for on-the-job training and apprenticeships in the industry these days, the ASE allows editors of all levels to interact and share knowledge and experience. It's also important to have an authority to speak for editors and remind folks that we are a vital part of the film and television creative process.
 
 

GET INVOLVED


The ASE eNews is always on the look out for contributions from members to make the best newsletter possible. But we need your help to make it happen!!!

You can contribute to the following sections:
 

WORKSPACES - (aka WE WANT TO SEE WHERE YOU WORK)

Editors are known for their different and often interesting work spaces so we want to feature the most interesting workspace here on the eNews each month. Do you have a funky home office setup? Or maybe you're working on a beach on some remote island? Post your photos on the Australian Screen Editors Facebook page or email them here
 

MEET THE ASE COMMUNITY

Profiles on Editors and Assistant Editors from all over Australia, as well as current Committee members. Send contributions here
 

ON THE WEB

Sharing links, articles, videos and anything of interest to the world of Editing! Send contributions here
 

FAQ

The guild is endeavouring to increase interaction with members, so please email any questions/suggestions that you have regarding the Guild, eNews and website to: newsletter@screeneditors.com.au. Every month we will publish an answer to a FAQ that you have asked.

If you want to be involved with the guild on the ground level, consider being a "Friend of the Committee" and email your interest to our President Dany Cooper ASE: president@screeneditors.com  
 

ON THE WEB

EDITOR OF THE MONTH

Hugh Wynn (1897-1936)
Working with King Vidor, Hugh Wynn edited classic silent films such as 'The Crowd' and 'The Big Parade'. On 'Hallelujah', Vidor's first sound film, Wynn and Vidor experimented with sound effects and non-synchronised sound, making Wynn an innovator in motion picture sound design. 
 
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0943969/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 


WHAT YOUR FRIENDS REALLY THINK OF YOUR FANCY NEW CAMERA

Something for the editor/cine's:
http://nofilmschool.com/2015/01/what-your-friends-really-think-your-fancy-new-camera
 

ACTORS' ARTISTRY PROVES TO BE FILM EDITORS' TOUGHEST TEST

http://variety.com/2015/artisans/awards/film-editing-oscar-nominees-shape-performance-truest-test-1201421593/
 

AVID EVERYWHERE LEADS DODY DORN'S EDITING TEAM TO FURY VICTORY

http://www.avid.com/US/about-avid/customer-stories/Dody-Dorn-editing-team
 

The Ædventures of Kars & Gretig – Error messages

http://avidassteditor.com/2011/07/20/the-aedventures-of-kars-gretig-3/
 

INVISIBLE ART VISIBLE ARTISTS 2015

http://moviola.com/inside-hollywood/invisible-art-visible-artists-2015/#1
 

TOP EDITORS DISCUSS THEIR CRAFT

https://www.editorsguild.com/FromTheGuild.cfm?FromTheGuildid=502
 
 

AUTOMATE GROUPING WITH GROUP IT FOR ME

Group It For Me! is an online service that maximises productivity by automating the grouping process for Avid Media Composer. It has been tried and tested on a variety of scripted and non-scripted projects, with its speed and proficiency continuing to amaze people in Film and Television industries all over the globe.



 
 

THE CHOPPERS DO COASTREK

 


Fellow Editors, THE CHOPPERS DID IT!

Thank you to all the super-generous people who donated to the Fred Hollows Foundation through THE CHOPPERS Coastrek journey! 55 kilometres walked in 17 hours 2 minutes AND 4 seconds! Palm Beach to Balmoral Beach in ONE (quite full) DAY!! Our fantastic sponsors enabled us to raise $8,950 which put us at No 19 in the Top Twenty of teams who contributed to the overall Coastrek total of $2,783,788! WOW-EE!!! Thank you so much to all the fantastic people who donated to us so generously! (It certainly pays to get up from your computer desk once in a while and get out and about ... and for those keen to check out the FULL THE CHOPPERS Coastrek day AND night of walking have a look at our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.448597081973238.1073741848.368454853320795&type=1 

PLUS THERE'S MORE - anyone keen to see who walked away with THE CHOPPERS Couture ensemble (with a choice of 'black' or 'white' accessories) for the largest individual donations - which were indeed QUITE LARGE!!! - have a look here:

https://www.facebook.com/thechoppersdocoastrek/posts/450250808474532

 

 

THE PRODUCTION BOOK

 







 


Latest version of the Production Book iPad App out now!

The Production Book has released its latest version of the iPad and iPhone apps with the most current details for all the listings.  It also includes UPDATED charts for 2015 for both Australia and NZ, including public and school holidays, tides, sunrise and sunsets, phases & apsides of the moon, latest grips crane chart and update on digital media explained.  Make sure you update to the latest version now! Go to: http://www.productionbook.com.au/mobile.aspx
 
 

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING





 

Nuke Studio • Modo • Mari - Basic and Advance courses starting Mid 2015

Together with The Foundry’s Mariana Acuña, Labspace is pleased to announce the rolling out of Basic and Advanced courses for their Production Collective software. Mariana who trains Weta and Pixar, will deliver the advanced modules such as Advanced Tracking, Advanced Keying, Advanced Rotoscoping and Painting/Cloning. 

Cinema 4D Certification and Advanced Courses
C4D Basic Certification - The ultimate C4D foundation course to learn this incredibly powerful 3D application.
MELBOURNE  13•14•15 April

C4D Advanced - Done the Basic Certification course? This course is your next step in your path to master C4D.
SYDNEY 18•19 April

C4D Advanced Modelling - Use C4D for modelling products, characters, buildings, cars, stadiums. 
SYDNEY 16•17 April

C4D MoGraph - This comprehensive course will show you how to harness the power of the MoGraph tool-set.
MELBOURNE 11•12 April

All C4D courses are delivered by Maxon’s only certified instructor in Australia - Andy Day.

FCPX and Premiere Pro Courses
We have read about the making of Gone Girl (Premiere Pro) and now Focus (FCPX) - are you ready to tackle a feature film using one of these applications? Labspace has foundation courses in both Sydney and Melbourne over the coming weeks. 
Go to www.labspaceaustralia.com

If you have any queries, email me - cedric@labspace.tv 
 
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Diploma in Screen and Media – Group 2 for 2015
Metro Screen is interviewing prospective students now for this sort after 6mth fundamental course in creating and producing film, TV and digital content.  “The most beneficial aspect of Metro Screen has been the contacts made with classmates, previous & current Metro graduates & links to networking with people in the industry.” Robert Leighton 2013 Diploma Screen and Media Graduate. Robert is now working with a Sydney based Ad Agency while working on short and feature films, and freelancing as a web content director and producer. Book your interview today http://metroscreen.nsw.edu.au/diploma-of-screen-and-media
 

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EDITING & VFX SHORT COURSES @ AFTRS OPEN

AFTRS Open Editing and VFX short course highlights between March and May include: REFRAME: No Such Thing as a Lockoff with an impressive line-up of speakers, Colour Grading with DaVinci Resolve, also Introduction to Matte Painting, Nuke Foundation, Avid MC (V8) 101 & 110, Intro to Premiere Pro and TV Assistant Editor. There’s also Running Your Own Creative Business if you’re freelance and need to get your paperwork in order. And that’s just a taste of the courses on offer!
 
For course details visit the AFTRS Open website: http://www.aftrs.edu.au/short-courses

ASE members receive a 10% Discount on all AFTRS Open short courses.
 

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