What is 10 x 10?

10 x 10 is a free project development workshop. We meet every month at 7pm at Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy in Melbourne. Filmmakers can screen up to 10 minutes of their non-fiction works-in-progress and receive 10 minutes of directed feedback in a supportive environment. It's a great opportunity to see some fantastic work, and also to be a part of the Melbourne independent film community.

We present up to 4 projects at our monthly screenings. If you would like to screen please contact Benj and Gen at documentary3000@gmail.com The 10 x 10 format was created by www.doculink.org.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Melbourne DOCO courses

Hey all

Here are some details about two documentary courses coming up.

Pitching Your Way To A Doco PreSale

START DATE: Feb 13 2010
FINISH DATE: Feb 14 2010
DURATION: 2 days, 9:30am-5pm


Pitching is a major part of getting any project financed and screened. This weekend workshop, with on-line components, includes the theory and practice of pitching to assist participants in perfecting their pitch for a documentary project.
Participants will examine the best ways of presenting a written and verbal pitch and preparing a pitch tape. They will also write and present their own pitch to a guest panel and submit a written pitch on-line for assessment after the weekend. Guest speakers will include independent documentary producers and industry representatives.


Through a series of theoretical and practical sessions and sessions with industry and broadcaster representatives, the course will cover:
The definition of the pitch and ways that it is used
The written pitch document
The verbal pitch
The pitch or promo tape
The needs of the film bodies and broadcasters
Pitching at the 2010 AIDC, publicly and privately

Course Presenter
Presenter:Liz Burke
Presenter Bio:Liz Burke is an award winning producer/director/writer, specialising in developing and producing documentaries. Her documentary ?The Needy and the Greedy? was nominated for two AFI Awards and sold around the world. She has produced work for both ABC-TV and SBS Independent. Liz is the producer of ?Just Punishment? which was nominated for an ATOM Award in the Best General Documentary category. Her most recent completed documentary is ?The First Wave? which looks at the effects of climate change on a group of Pacific Islands. Liz has previously worked as the Executive Producer for OPEN Channel Productions. She was also a recipient of a Creative Fellowship from the State Library of Victoria to research a documentary about Australian Cultural identity.

AFTRS Melbourne
Level 4
2 Russell Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
ph: 03 9602 8300
fax: 03 9663 6373

Open Channel Screen resource centre & Documentary course
Open Channel, supported by Screen Australia and located in the Docklands, provides a one stop shop for documentary filmmakers including professional development, production support, events and equipment hire.

From March 2, 2010 Open Channel also has a full time 3 month course running in the art of Documentary filmmaking. During this 12 week course, make your own short 5 minute Documentary for festival competition, and for broadcast on C31. Certificate III in Media - Documentary Production comprises intensive, hands-on training with a focus on the documentary genre. Aimed at entry-level practitioners, the program introduces students to industry standards while encouraging practical learning experiences. This course is a fixed package version of the flexible Certificate III in Media which provides a group learning experience, and as a full time study option, access to Austudy eligibility. Students will have ongoing access to OPEN CHANNEL equipment and facilities over the 12 week study period to make your short film and enhance your learning experience. For more information visit http://www.openchannel.org.au/training/certificate3.html#documentary
Open Channel
Victoria Harbour
Shed 4, North Wharf Road
Docklands VIC 3008
T: +61 3 8610 9300 (Reception)
M: 0430 026575 (Direct Line)
F: +61 3 9614 1780

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