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Sophie Denman - Make-up Guru

19 June 2014
These are some of my good photos (unedited) of my makeup work and the Vancouver Film School.
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Andy MacRae - Busy in Aussie

28 August 2015
I've been up to quite a bit, 

I have been focus pulling for Sydney Film School. 
I recently cam operated a documentary doco on the leard state forest protest.
I'm directing a budgeted music video 
And I am currently in pre production for a pilot tv series that I am going to be the Director of photography.
Andy MacRae 

macraeandy@hotmail.co.nz
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THE NEXT BIG IDEA WINNER IS...

30 May 2014
Greenstone TV and CJZ are delighted to announce Malorie Carey (Crew 27) as the winner of The Next Big Idea.
As well as receiving $10,000, Malorie is taking the opportunity to further develop her family drama proposal High Frequency during an internship at Greenstone. 24-year-old Malorie is currently studying at The New Zealand Film & Television School in Wellington.
CJZ has always been passionate about fostering new talent and the Next Big Idea competition has certainly flushed out some really talented young New Zealanders. We are thrilled to offer the prize to Malorie for her work and equally happy she has accepted to join us as an intern,” says Matt Campbell, CJZ Group CEO.

The Next Big Idea brought in 100 proposals across factual, drama and entertainment genres and the Greenstone team is impressed with the range of original ideas.

“As well as some strong submissions from industry professionals, I was thrilled to see the number of teenagers who sent in really imaginative proposals,” says Rachel Antony, Greenstone’s Development Executive. “Our youngest entrant was just 12 years old, with a lovely sense of story.”

Greenstone is also in discussion with the originators of several highly commended ideas about options and further development, including Faramarz Beheshti (documentary), Peter Feeney and Robin Walters (comedy), Michael Bennett and Jane Holland (drama-doc) and Veronica Schmidt and Felicity Monk (comedy-drama).

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An Isaac and fellow Crew member project

30 May 2014
Kia ora people!  

been hearing how choice it is to hear about everyone's movements! 

Here's the latest project all finished up that myself, Brandon, Brit, Deej and Kaylee have created! 

Take a geez, a short film approach to a music video expressing the strength in woman that have to overcome adversity! 

See the video HERE

Share your thoughts! 
Isaac

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Isaac Cleland - Crew 25

30 May 2014

Its been a massive Journey since leaving school, have immersed myself in a lot stretching as far i could, along side brandon we have been a successful two man team


Started out in Freelance videography
- real estate
- promotional
- educational; Education New Zealand and Porirua City council
- fashion, New Zealand Fashion week

Found opportunities in short film and documentary for educational resources which lead me to discover a lot about my culture
- Tamanui (Short film)
- Te Haa Oranga (Doco)

Lately have been wrapping up the latest project,
- Music video which also express a short film style and story.

Now i'm embarking on to being commissioned for my first commercial project with whitireia , cant wait!

In amongst it all i have been crewing a number of short films mainly in the sound department and now working part time at Awa films along side brandz!

Hei konei ra
Isaac


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Ben Childs - Living his Dream - Crew 25

30 May 2014

"Upon leaving film school I began working full time on getting my next short film, The Space Trash Men, off the ground. I had $3000 of prize money to live on and I had already been developing the project with design students at Massey University in my last months of film school. A few months later we were in production. The team consisted mostly of Crew 25 from the film school, namely HOD's Brandon Te Moananui (DOP) and Kayleighsha Wharton (1st AD), but also included industry pro's such as Brett Saunders, Charles Edwards and Brett Mills.
  The short film stars Jeffrey Thomas (The Hobbit, Spartacus), Will Robertson (Girl vs. Boy, Fresh Meat) and Academy Award nominee, Sally Kirkland (The Sting, Bruce Almighty, JFK).
 
It has been a long post-production process, due to a lack of money and working around the post team's availability. I have been working with 'Birdsong' composer, Ewan Clark, again on a much more complex score. The rest of the sound team is made up of local sound designer/composer, Tane Upjohn-Beatson (How To Meet Girls From a Distance), and Melbourne based designer, Robert Ashbridge. Foley, dialogue and the final mix was done by Phil Burton at Underground Sound.
 
Weta Digital compositor, Steve McGillan, has been in charge of all the compositing and VFX. It is quite an effects-heavy short, with around 51 VFX shots in total. Following that we have only the grade and DCP to complete before we are ready to do the festival circuit, and host a screening!
 
In other news, Crew 25 graduate, Josh van der Waay, and I have spent 2014 writing a web series called LIMBO. We have been taking it through a writers workshop, initially set up by the NZFC and the Emerging Artists Trust. We are now working with Awa Films in Mirimar to get that up and running. We hope to be in production some time next year."

Go to www.benchilds.co.nz for more on Ben Childs success.
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Crew 27's final journey begins...making movies!

11 June 2014
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Will McGuire on the go!

24 October 2012
This was made for the Outlook For Someday competition. The requirements was to make a film no longer than five minutes with the theme of 'sustainability.' Guess what faces you recognize!!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQLGxh0mOGU
 
This was a film made by Jared Gray for the Adobe Cockatoo Competition. The requirements was a 60-90 sec short with the theme 'transport yourself' that displays your skill at making documentaries.

**EDITOR NOTE** It has been chosen as the winner of the Adobe and Cockatoo Island Film Festival! See 'School News' for more info.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBvIJmhE_6s
 
Will just completed production of his second short after film school and its for the tropfest competition. This is the link to the website.
 
http://www.tropfest.co.nz/
  

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Grads working

4 July 2012 | Al
Crew 23
Following their graduation last week, the first person to score work was Jared Flitcroft, as grip asst for Bret Saunders (Crew 10) on a weekend job.   Charlotte Dallison followed close behind -- she's doing Wardrobe on a Gibson Group dramatised doco.   Looks like Scotty will also get some work from Gibsons, as a conceptual artist. 

Crew 22
Nikita has finished her stint as cam asst/vid split on Shopping, and is about to work with gun DP Ginny Loane on a commercial Ants Faifai is working on GG's docu-drama, as is Oren. Tim still in Auckland, tutoring in Sculpture and Production Design at the Cut Above Academy.   James Carroll has just returned from his sound traineeship in Australia, learning the fine art of foley, and rumour has it he is about to start work on something large out at Park Road.  Jesse is working in Toronto in the grip department on the second series of the acclaimed Suits.

Crew 21
Malcolm Weekes is working for an independent film company in Los Angeles, and he says it's a type of apprenticeship where he helps with editing and casting etc.    A large proportion of c21 seem to have left Aotearoa - Isla in New York, Charlee and Kaylen in LA, Alastair in Melbourne, Sarah also in Australia.  Amber is somewhere in the US and Emma is off to the UK.  Tristan has been keeping the homefires burning and has had a couple of gigs with Gibson Group, the most recent on their Fresh Meat feature, directed by Film School visiting tutor Danny Mulheron, which wound up just before Xmas.  Isla has just finished her first New York short as production designer - paid (unheard of!) - and is working as assistant to a set designer, which she says is mostly on magazine shoots.

Crew 20
Mark Jackson continues to do a stunning job as The Film School's technician, while possible cousin Paul Jackson spent much of last year lighting on The Hobbit, soon after winning the 2011 Kodak Filmschools Cinematography Award for his work on Devil's Door to Heaven.  Josh K is now a rotoscope artist at Weta Digital, while Josh O has returned to the UK soon to take up a job offer as a DIT (details soon).  Late last year Pavel, Helmut and Joe scored NZFC 'Fresh Shorts' funding for their next short, working title The God Painter in Kiwi Kingdom.  They screened their most recent short, Weekend Graffiti at the Paramount late January.

Crew 18
Juliet Bergh's first feature, Existence will screen at Wellington's Film Festival (Paramount 3 August 7 p.m. and 6 August 1.45 p.m.).  Existence was part of the Film Commission's low budget Escalator funding scheme, and stars Loren Taylor as Freya.  Bergh maintains her early post-Film School success is a fluke.  Others know better ...

Jonny Eagles and Jared O'Neale and a bunch of buddies crossed the length of India in 3 rickshaws a while ago. To see the trailer for the series they shot along the way, go to http://vimeo.com/39565597.

Crew 16
Judith Ritchie's website, www.purplehouseproject.co.nz, is the story of the house that Jude built, and a great collection of articles both by and about her.   We look forward to the documentary ...

Crew 15
Rose Youmans is doing her second season on True Blood (Hollywood!) in the art department.    As a result of working for free on short films in the space between she is also being offered lots of other work - karma.  See how it works? Good system.  Most recent gig, art director on the indie flick Free Ride, shot in Florida and starring kiwi Anna Paquin. 

Crew 9
Jason Howden has now completed shooting on The Light Harvester, for which he and producer Sarah received a Fresh Shorts grant in the 2011 funding round. It's been ages since his last film The Veil, but his work as a rotoscope artist at Weta Digital doesn't leave him much time.  
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