The Daily Telegraph is known for having its provocative front pages and, in this clip, we get to go behind the scenes and meet everyone in the newsroom who makes it happen. What are they looking to achieve with the front page and what sort of thought goes into those memorable headlines
The cast and creative staff behind Modern Family, including Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez and Ariel Winter. Andy Daly moderates.
It may seem self-explanatory, but how a director reads a script has a large impact on the way she/he prepares. This episode looks at how various key collaborators, such as first assistant directors, cinematographers, and editors, read a script in different ways, and emphasises the many different kinds of rereading required of directors. It also examines strategies for improving scripts under the crunch of production schedules.
One of the main elements of prep, in both film and television, is producing the shot list. This episode covers not only what a shot list is, how it should look, and whom to give it to, but also how to imbue camera instructions with emotion and personal investment. Extensive case studies from Lost and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. demonstrate the way personal experience can and should affect everything from lens choice to camera placement.
Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice, Hannibal) takes us through a demonstration of world building step-by-step from conceptualising a project from scratch to a fully realised creation. Graeme Manson (Orphan Black), Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Fargo), Astronaut and Space-X Engineer Garrett Reisman, and Jesse Wente all weigh in on the genre and the critical point at which science meets fiction. The cyclical conversation of fiction informing scientific creativity and science inspiring art is explored.
At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors. Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in order to be available to the actors during production. During production, time is especially precious, and actors require great attention and sensitivity to deliver their best performances. In this double-episode, we take an extended look at the question Bobby is most frequently asked by students and young film makers: how do you get actors to do what you want? Interviews with more than twenty leading actors shed a diverse array of insights into what is expected of directors and the best strategies for building productive working relationships with them.
Accomplished editor Matthew Hannam (Sensitive Skin) sets off to Northern Ontario with his mentors, Don McKellar (Sensitive Skin) and Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo), to create a documentary about their careers. Along the way, the two legends explore the iconic power of the Canadian road movie.
Perhaps the single most make-or-break element of directing is casting. It is also the element of directing that differs most between film and television production. This in-depth look at lessons learned from both film and TV, with case studies from Bobby's independent films Manhood and Jack the Dog, as well as guest casting experiences on Lost, offers practical lessons in how to cast across media, when to trust your intuition and when to listen to casting directors, and which common casting mistakes are easy to avoid.
If casting is the key ingredient of prep, and working with actors is the focus of production, then editors are the main character of post-production. This episode looks at the fast-spaced editing in the television world and compares it with the more flexible possibilities of independent cinema, uncovering multiple lessons that can be gleaned from each. In the end, editing is another type of writing, an essential tool for directors to craft their visions.
Director Taylor Clarke catches Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen in LA on the set of big budget comedy Neighbours and at the premiere of their more personal project, This is the End. On the crux of the next big step forward in their careers, they share their journey from Canadian boys to making it big in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the pair guide rising talent Matt Bass through an endless string of rejections.
Matthew Lochner is on a journey to create his own superhero concept complete with a trailer. Along the way, Matthew enlists the help of Stephen Amell (Arrow), David Hayter (X-Men) and Lloyd Kaufman (The Troma Empire, Toxic Avenger) to understand what it means to be a superhero, what's behind the genre, and what it means to fans while uncovering glimpses of what drives them in their careers.
Wanting to explore filmmaking in a pre-digital era, Phillip Riccio turns to his mentor, horror film icon, George A Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Creepshow). Together they remake one of Romero's lost films. Romero guides Phil through 16mm filmmaking, including shooting and cutting actual film, and through the transition to digital. Romero reminisces about his long career along the way.
Actor/director Clint Eastwood tells his life story, from his childhood in depression-era California to his astonishing rise to superstardom. Each major period of Eastwood's life is juxtaposed with a corresponding phase in the thematic development of his work.
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar returns to its roots with this sensational performance filmed in the UK. An incredible cast including Tim Minchin as Judas Iscariot, Melanie C as Mary Magdalene, Chris Moyles as King Herod and Ben Forster as Jesus Christ, perform hit songs including I Don't Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane, Heaven on Their Minds, Everything's Alright, King Herod's Song and Superstar in an exciting and contemporary interpretation.
For the first time during an Election, each week Wil Anderson, Todd Sampson, Russell Howcroft and guest panelists - political insiders and commentators - will examine the art and science of political persuasion. What works, what doesn't. We'll run a Gruen comb through this election, as well as previous Australian and overseas campaigns.
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders. Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.
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.
While Bishop Egan denies Tomas permission to perform the exorcism on Angela's daughter, Father Marcus breaks out of Saint Aquinas and joins forces with Tomas. On Chicago's south side, a series of bizarre ritual killings begin taking place.
When a body is found on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, two detectives, one from the United States and one from Mexico, must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the border.
Gruen Nation - four exra-length, extra-strength, election-oriented specials will premiere on ABC1. Host Wil Anderson will be joined by regulars Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, Nation legends Dr John Hewson and Annabel Crabb, and surprise guests!
Leo and Tom have an unusual commission. They're to paint the wedding portrait of Petronella, the unhappiest bride they've ever seen. Small wonder when they meet her husband to be, the evil loan-shark, Lucio.
How have Indigenous issues been told in Australian media and what is Indigenous content? Stan Grant hosts this forum on Cultural Intelligence, which brings together media practitioners, academics, politicians, community advocates and commentators, and asks who can and should tell Indigenous stories.
Gruen Nation - four extra-length, extra-strength, election-oriented specials. Host Wil Anderson will be joined by regulars Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, Nation legends Dr John Hewson and Annabel Crabb, and surprise guests.
Claire and Jenny set out to rescue Jaime from his redcoat captors. When Murtagh joins up, they turn to unorthodox tactics to send word to Jaime, and when word finally arrives, the news isn't what anyone had hoped.
Follow the journey of 12 year old Maya as she joins seasoned ABC journalists as a political journalist covering the 2016 Australian Federal Election for ABC3's Behind the News (BtN). #BtNRookieReporter.
While science fiction movies frequently incorporate themes such as fear of technology and alien life forms, filmmakers often use them as a format to discuss such issues as radical politics and questions of human identity.
King Richard is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. Richard calls for a duel but then halts it just before swords clash. Both men are banished from the realm. Richard visits John of Gaunt, Bolingbroke's Father, who, in the throes of death, reprimands the King. After seizing Gaunt's money and lands, Richard leaves for wars against the rebels in Ireland. Bolingbroke returns to claim back his inheritance. Supported by his allies, Nothumberland and the Duke of York, Bolingbroke takes Richard prisoner and lays claim to the throne.
Kat struggles to confront the realisation that her friend, Julia, is dead. Seeking permission to conduct an exorcism, Marcus and Tomas take footage from the Rance home, only to be met with news that will change Marcus' life.
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)