Take a step back in time and discover how the 1998 comedy series The Games (starring the late great John Clarke) became one of the world’s first mockumentaries – and a smash hit for the ABC. In Friday's #RunningFreeSkills we'll take you behind the scenes with director Bruce Permezel, director of photography Jenni Meaney and editor Wayne Hyett - the original production team of the first series to talk about the genesis of a comedy classic. See the full session on ACMI’s YouTub
How to make a social impact film with Damon Gameau Want to make a change in the world? Or perhaps you want to make a film that enlightens audiences about a specific social issue? Well, there is no one more qualified than award-winning filmmaker and actor, Damon Gameau, to tell you how to make a social impact film in Friday's #RunningFreeSkills. Damon is best known for The Sugar Film, which explores the impact of a high-sugar diet, as well as the environmental social impact fi
So, you’ve got an idea… now what? Alex Wadelton, one of Australia’s most highly regarded advertising writers and creative directors, is a mastermind at putting ideas into practice. Alex spearheaded the campaign to create a statue honouring Indigenous footballer Nicky Wilmar, and fought back against Australian supermarkets to get plastic toys out of landfill. In Friday’s session of #RunningFreeSkills, he’ll share some tips on how to “get stuff done” and teach you how to execut
Where do ideas come from? How do you get that lightbulb to go off? Which ideas are worth following, and what form should they take? Amal Awad, screenwriter, journalist, author and performer, talks us through an “ideas stocktake” in Wednesday’s #RunningFreeSkills. See the full session on ACMI’s YouTube Channel here. It goes live on Wednesday 20th May at 10am AEST.
Benjamin Law is an expert at turning what he knows into incredible content. He’s turned his memoir The Family Law into an award-winning series, and dug deep into the histories of China and Australia, two countries that made him, in Waltzing the Dragon. Benjamin shares in Friday’s #RunningFreeSkills what led to him tell his own stories, the pitfalls of putting your life on display, and gives advice to those who have their own stories to tell. See the full session on ACMI’s You
Rachel Griffiths is a household name as an actor and in her diverse career she has appeared in over twenty-six films, including Muriel's Wedding, Ned Kelly and My Best Friend's Wedding and starred in television shows such as Total Control, Six Feet Under and House Husbands. After giving away her ideas for decades, she’s recently fought to get her content on screen. In Wednesday’s #RunningFreeSkills, Rachel talks about why backing your own idea is essential, despite the odds..
Stuck at home? Now is the time to brush up on everything from presentation skills to lighting to budget management. Running Free is a twice-weekly series of workshops for screen industry professionals and enthusiasts – delivered completely free and online! Workshops will be uploaded to ACMI's YouTube channel every Wednesday and Friday at 10am. Presenters will be available to answer your questions on Twitter - simply use the hashtag #runningfreeskills Note: Running Free is a s