In a demonstration of filmmaking techniques, actors suit up so their performances can be digitised by CGI motion capture cameras.
See a Simulcam in action as virtual and 3D cameras work in unison with CGI technology to help James Cameron see what will appear on the big screen.
The controversy surrounding sex-in-movies began when the film industry was in its infancy with filmmakers determined to push against limits in order to provoke, enlighten or simply shock audiences. From the introduction of the Hays Code in the 1930s, the Legion of Decency, the establishment of the MPAA ratings, Indie Sex shows where the independent film industry has come from and where it is heading.
The writers stress and guess as the 'Rolling Stone' execs debate, then choose one young journalist to award with the one-year contributing editor contract.
At just 27 Hamish MacDonald is both news anchor and correspondent for Al Jazeera English, the new kid on the block of international news networks. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Hamish has worked for Al Jazeera English since its inception in 2006 and has travelled widely from Afghanistan and Georgia to the USA, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and China.
The writers are asked to report on companies they believe to be America's worst polluters. Russell faces consequences for his erratic behaviour while Krystal ditches reporting for a Victoria's Secret Pyjama Party.
Presented by historian Michael Cathcart, The Extraordinary Tale Of William Buckley is a dramatised documentary that tells one of Australia's great untold stories. On a stifling hot Christmas night in 1803, 23-year-old William Buckley, a young English convict, escapes from the doomed first settlement of Port Phillip Bay in South Eastern Australia, choosing instead to risk the unknown of the hostile Australian wilderness rather than surrender his freedom.
This week, Artists At Work follows the trials and triumphs of The Glass Percussion Project as its creators, Eugene Ughetti and Elaine Miles, prepare for an ambitious performance in the Atrium Gallery at Melbourne's Federation Square. The Glass Percussion Project is a meditative and musical interplay inspired by the themes of air, water and divine melody, where Ughetti is the percussionist/composer/conductor and Miles is the glass/installation artist.
A scriptwriter and a director argue their approaches to the problem of a comprehensive documentary about Australia: one favours an experimental style, the other a more conventional approach.
Peter comes up with an irresistible pitch on unlikely Rolling Stone subject - Lionel Ritchie. Peter has discovered that Ritchie is wildly popular in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. Could he be the voice of peace? Peter lands a golden interview with him that gets published in the magazine.
Gavin's flatmates Charlie and Anna are finally prepared to let him die with dignity, and have found a GP willing to administer a lethal dose of morphine. Gavin's mother and younger brother Simon, with wife and baby in tow, immediately drive to Sydney. Then, in the aftermath of Gavin's death, tempers fray as friends and family grapple ineptly with their loss.
The half-hour documentary, IOU: Mary Hardy, celebrates the brilliant but largely forgotten talent who paved the way for female entertainers in this country. Mary Hardy is an unwritten chapter in the history of Australian television. She was the queen of television and radio in Melbourne in the 1960s and 1970s and won seven Logie awards for the Most Popular Female in Victoria. She was a maverick who redefined women's roles in the medium for decades.
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This is a fascinating documentary-style film about Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino's staging of Richard III and his simultaneous exploration of the relevance of Shakespeare to people in every walk of life. Every scene of the play is dissected by actors and scholars prior to us seeing it performed, thus bringing the play brilliantly to life.
Luke Hunt is a 43 year old journalist based in Hong Kong. Having worked for Agence France-Presse (AFP) for the past 14 years, Luke is about to swap the security of a weekly wage for the life of a freelance journalist. Armed with his stills camera, his computer and his desire to succeed, Luke's first freelance assignment takes him to familiar territory, Cambodia, to cover the upcoming elections.
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