As part of Metro Screen’s Certificate IV Screen & Media Studies course, now accepting
applicants for the July – December 2012 intake, a short film ‘The Art of Play’ is currently
|When Director Georgina Veneziani had to decide at the start of the year whether to pursue filmmaking seriously or to return to university, she chose filmmaking and enrolled in the Certificate IV Screen & Media Studies at Metro Screen. Georgina was initially drawn to films through her acting experience, and then wanted to move behind the camera for a broader understanding of storytelling.|
|She and her fellow students, taking on various roles on the production, are now at work on ‘The Art of Play’ in which a hapless theater-goer finds himself lost in a fantasy war-zone. He is forced to step forward and become an action hero to take control of his life. Meanwhile he is thrown into an alternate universe, an army-base that turns into a heightened reality experience where he must battle his insecurities to return to the real world.
The DP Tim Oxford is shooting on the Sony F3 available from Metro Screen, and using the 35, 50 and 85mm lenses. “This project has been hard work, to be honest, but it’s rewarding now to see everything coming together in the shoot. When I started at Metro, I wanted to learn a bit of everything but on this project I’m enjoying concentrating on working as DP. It’s a sink-or-swim experience. You are responsible for making the production work, and learn a lot this way.”
The crew’s Continuity assistant Jade Fisher, after going through the experience of making her own film, remarked that by taking on this role she now realizes how much time focusing on continuity can save later on during the edit.