MAPS FILM SCHOOL 2013 -- ADVANCED COURSES , DIPLOMA & ADV. DIP
DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED DIPLOMA of Screen & Media EACH IN ONE YEAR
receiving applications now - First Open/Information Night May 28th 6.30pm -Apply 2014 now
Our MOST Successful Video 700,000 views on YouTube.
Watch Here new MAPS Film School Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE8bIv63pwY
Great little Info Video about MAPS Film School and its Alumni- including new clip highlights.
WE ARE THIRTY on FEB 4th 2013. Happy Birthday to the 800+ Alumni !
AS A WAY of Celebration here is the very first film at MAPS 1983 ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhw61uYoBBg
We are on FaceBook. http://www.facebook.com/groups/179632342149377/
This is a course where you make your own films and where many successful media careers begin.
Watch over 200 MAPS FilmSchool Projects on YOUTUBE -Watch Here MAPS YouTube
SASA Awards 2013 give 4 Graduates Awards including Best Feature with Sandra Cook and 'The Ride' Congratulations.
Dan Vink won two with Production and Editing and Dave Gregan won his with Cinematography.
MAPS Film School Graduate wins OzAsia Film competition.
Pardesi, a film directed by Danielle Tinker about two would-be used car salesmen, won first prize at the Guru: GreenRoom Short Film Competition in front of a full house at the Mercury Cinema. Part of this year?s OzAsia Festival, Guru: GreenRoom Short Film Competition invited emerging young filmmakers to enter a short film inspired by the festival?s Indian theme. Winning film, Pardesi, tells a story of two teenagers, who are hoping to sell their old automobile for an exorbitant price to an Indian gentleman. Jacinta Thompson, OzAsia Festival Director and judge, said ?Pardesi was an incredible film that taught us the value of cultural understanding within Australia, . Danielle Tinker was awarded a 5D Mark II DSLR camera and $1000 courtesy of ANZ.
WHAT IS MAPS? MEDIA ARTS PRODUCTION SKILLS FILM SCHOOL
The Media Arts Production Skills FILM SCHOOL
program at Hamilton College
has a history of preparing filmmakers that spans more than twenty years. Over that time it has produced the ruling share of technically trained film and video specialists engaged on film shoots and operating in television stations and production companies in South Australia.
In the initial Diploma
course any given student will work on five short original projects. In the company of artistic collaborators they will experience making a pitch, drawing up a shot list, storyboarding, obtaining sponsorship, casting, finding locations, covering the action with camera and microphone, and assembling sound and image to a finished stage fit for public screening.
The curriculum is practical in material and method. The theory component serves the hands-n project work. There are no academically oriented exercises. Instead vital craft skills are acquired in the problem-solving climate generated by applied creative assignments. A show reel of the annual production slate authored on DVD by class members is the immediate end product of these efforts. The long-term developmental rewards come with the media career that can follow such a solid grounding.
Our graduates get jobs - that's why people apply to study with us.
Media Arts Production Skills - News
James Currie One of our masters reported on in Audio Guild, above
3.2012 SASA Awards nominations announced
Best Film -Horace in Slow Motion: Luke Jurevicius[Andrew Kunzel]
Best Documentary -After Release: Gemma Soloman
The Curse of Grong Grong: Rob Wright
Best Comedy -Horace in Slow Motion: Luke Jurevicius[Andrew Kunzel]
Best Animation-Horace in Slow Motion: Luke Jurevicius[Andrew Kunzel]
Best Music Video -Into Yer Bones (Lyla): Amy Handley
Suddenly Smiling (Some Time Soon): Rihannon Miller
You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man (The Beards): Daniel Principe & Nima Nabili Rad
Innovation in Digital Media -Big Stories, Small Towns: Nick Crowther [Sieh Mcawhala]
Best Direction: -Andrew Kunzel, Arthur Moody & Luke Jurevicius: Horace in Slow Motion
Nicholas Steele: Laser
Maxx Corkindale: A Tale of Obsession
Best Editing -David Ngo & Cleland Jones: Suburban Samurai
Zane Roach: Steak Knife
Best Composition -Caleb Jones: Captivated
Best Performance -Hew Wagner: Captivated
Best Feature Film -Yudum: Terry Cleary/Nick Cleary
These are Nominations in upcoming SASA Awards that are related to MAPS Film School
Congrats to all !!! 17 nominations..........
MAPS Film School Student does well at recent [Nov5] Australian Cinematographers Society Awards.
Gerald Wiblin, a current Diploma Student won a Silver Student Award for his Cinematography [on Super 8!] on
Gemma Salamon's "Dancer in the Garden" and also a Media Resourse Centre's Encouragement Award for Best
Student Cinematographer [$3,000 hire prize] for Adam Camporele's "The Core".
No other Student Awards were issued.
MAPS FILM SCHOOL DOES VERY WELL AT SASA 2011 AWARDS.
April 2011 SASA Award Winners the full list of awards with brackets next to MAPS ..
1. Pro AV Award for Best Non-Narrative Winner: A Moment of Grace [MAPS ALUMNI]
2.Total Photographic Award for Innovation in Digital Media Winner: Portrait Mode
3. The Cutting Room Award for Best Music Video Winner: Frown (by the Giveaways) [MAPS ALUMNI]
4. GooRoo Animation Award for Best Animation Winner: Sumo Lake
5. AIDC Award for Best Documentary Winner: Chasing Shadows
6. Best FX Award for Best Comedy Winner: Cropped
7. Oasis Post Award for Best Drama Winner: The Kiss [MAPS ALUMNI]
8. Mercury Cinema Award for Best Feature Film Winner: Life in Movement [MAPS ALUMNI]
9. SASA People?s Choice Award Winner: Murder Mouth
10. The Carclew Youth Arts MRC Emerging Filmmaker Award Winner: Madeleine Parry
11. The Independent Arts Foundation MRC Emerging Producer Awads Winner: Rose Tucker
12. The SASA Award for Best Production Design Winner: Jessie Mills for Aurora [MAPS ALUMNI]
13. The Chapel Lane Award for Best Sound Design Winner: Michael Darren for Paper Planes
14. The Music SA Award for Best Composition Winner: Christopher Larkin for Toot Toot
15. The Canon Australia Award for Best Cinematography Winner: Nick Matthews for The Kiss [MAPS ALUMNI]
16. The Photographic Wholesalers Award for Best Editing Winner: Cleland Jones for A Moment of Grace [MAPS ALUMNI]
17. The Actors Ink Award for Best Performance Winner: Chantal Contouri for Unfinished Thoughts
18. The SASA Best Screenplay Award Winner: Ashlee Page for The Kiss [MAPS ALUMNI]
19. The Picture Hire Australia Award for Best Direction Winner: Ashlee Page for The Kiss [MAPS ALUMNI]
20. The SAFC Award for Best Short Film Winner: The Kiss [MAPS ALUMNI]
10 out of the 20 Awards going to MAPS Alumni either directly or throu critical association aint bad and i dont know all of this info.. Special congrats YET AGAIN !!! to Ashlee & Sonya et al. our yearly intake is 30 not the hundreds from the other campuses, and we have negligible drop out,[another testimony]
A Tribute to Paul Lawrence by David Donaldson
and thanks go to him for the donation of a Super8 camera and tripod from the estate of this much esteemed man, Paul Lawrence.
Paul Lawrence's life was directed to one single goal: perfection in film presentation. Even while studying to be a dentist, Paul was soaking up know-how in the projection rooms of the popular cinemas in Adelaide's CBD (none left now), so became a relief operator. As the Picture Show Man, he offered screenings to any group with a film to show and acquired a range of quality gear. Paul loved the Bell & Howell 16mm model 1568 with fierce white light from the EZG discharge lamp, astonished audiences with a 20ft wide image from his Elmo GS1200 Xenon with ultrasharp f1.1 lens.
Adelaide community cinemas were Paul?s happy ground after dental hours. When Media Resource Centre moved into a purpose-built arts centre (thanks, Arts SA), Paul was at the 35mm and 16mm in the 186-seat Mercury. He projected whatever came from wherever around the world for the Adelaide Film Festival at the Palace. At the art-deco Capri at Goodwood, Paul was in his element with the two 35mm alongside a Fumeo 16mm, the lighting swirling and curtains swishing for the magnificent WurliTzer around the big stage. Giving up dentistry, Paul made himself expert on presentation for special purposes like double-head projection in the South Australian Film Corporation studio at Hendon.
Not for Paul Lawrence the five sessions a day, everything on a platter, skating down a multiplex projection tunnel. He gave his skills to community film showing, generous to amateurs, tolerant of bumbling event managers.
"Old Projectionists Never Die, They Just Change Over" - Paul Lawrence.