Filmmaking Masterclass Comes to Fringe

What: Filmmaking Mastercalsss with Marcus Gillezeau [Jillezo]

When: Sunday 8th March, 11am till 4pm

Where: Robinson College

More Details: Contact Jason King 0414 917 793

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

Locals will have the chance to attend a filmmaking masterclass presented by International Emmy® Award winning producer Marcus Gillezeau [Jillezo]  from 11am till 4pm on Sunday the 8th of March.  The class, which is funded by the Patton Village Community & Business Association in conjunction with free venu-hire from Robinson College, is entirely free for a limited number of students and even includes lunch.  But alas, the food is not free:  participants will need to come along prepared to work taking notes and learning new skills to take their flimmaking to the next level. There are also a strictly limited number of oportunities to present a project for consideration to be work-shopped with the group on the day (see project incubator blew).

The day  is aimed at both aspiring and more established filmmakers, videographers and documentary makers. The masterclass will cover a range of topics including how to develop a project, identifying your audience, sourcing finance, digital distribution, marketing and pitching. Case studies of the AACTA winning feature documentary STORM SURFERS 3D, low budget feature film NERVE and short films will be presented.

Accelerated Project Incubator:

Participants also have the chance to submit a project idea that will be workshopped with aim of developing a plan for getting it funded, made and distributed.

Submissions should be maximum one page and include: short synopsis, genre, duration/length, basic team bio.

Four projects will be chosen for the Incubator section of the masterclass.

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What people have said about Marcus Gillezeau’s [Jillezo] filmmaking masterclasses;

“Very, very good. Confident, very generous with his knowledge and experience, funny, kept his focus on the subject, and maintained our interest.”

“Stimulating – made me think creatively of my own projects and uncover opportunities.”

Marcus Gillezeau [Jillezo] biography:

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Marcus has won some of the industries’ most prestigious awards. In 2013 he won the AACTA Award (Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts), Best Feature Documentary Award for STORM SURFERS 3D and in 2009 the International Digital Emmy® Award for the drama SCORCHED. In 2010 and 2012 he was honoured by the Screen Producers Association of Australia for Best New Media and Interactive Producer of the Year.

He has developed, produced and delivered prime time television to all the major networks including ABC, SBS, Nine Network, Discovery Channel and National Geographic and has written, directed, produced and executive produced more than 80 hours of film and television that has screened around the world.

He is a specialist in all-media production and has been invited to run all-media workshops for film schools and universities across Australia, including the Australian Film Television and Radio School.

Marcus is also a successful author with his 2004 book “Hands On – A guide to production and technologies for film, TV and new media”, used in numerous universities and colleges across Australia. In 2013 he published his second book “Hands On – Tips and Experiences in All Media Producing”, a dissertation on his experiences producing multi-platform projects and eleven case studies of some of the world’s best all media projects.

He has a Masters in Screen Business from AFTRS and a Masters in Media Arts Production from UTS.


Filmmaking Masterclass Comes to Fringe

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