We attended the Gympie Heart of Gold International Film Festival last weekend. We went on the Friday and saw the following presentations.
Focus on Cinematography by cinematographer Director Emily Avila.
She showed us her award winning short film and explained the pre-production spanning over a year, the process of breaking down a scrip, choosing locations, developing a film’s aesthetic and the joys and pain of shooting on film.
Here is the short movie.
The other presentation was Focus on Editing by Dr Karen Pearlman who writes, directs and edits screen productions and she writes about screen culture and creative processes. Karen is a director of the multi-award winning Physical TV Company . She is also a lecturer in Screen Production at Macquarie University and has held the post of Head of Screen Studies at AFRS for six years.
Below is a video on one of her talks on editing.
If you are able to go next year to this Festival you will see some marvellous short films and speak to some interesting people.