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Making of The Revenant

Jan 9, 2016 | No Comments
Making of The Revenant

In THE REVENANT, the highly anticipated film from 20th Century Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, a fur trapper and frontiersman who is left for dead deep in the unchartered American wilderness by a traitorous member of his team,  John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal […]

NZ film wins Aussie veterans cinematography

Nov 19, 2015 | No Comments
NZ film wins Aussie veterans cinematography

New Zealand short film The Last Night, shot by Mathew Knight, won Best Cinematography at the Veterans Film Festival in Canberra held on Remembrance Day. Filmed in Wellington and written and directed by David Strong. The Last Night is a dramatic story of a young New Zealand peacekeeper in Afghanistan as he struggles to convince an […]

Gear reported stolen

Nov 11, 2015 | No Comments

The following gear owned by NZ Camera Hire was reported to the police as stolen in Auckland a few days ago: Sony F55 camera – s/n 100560 LCD viewfinder – s/n 100063 AXS R5 recorder – s/n 10335 Fujinon Cabrio 19-90mm lens – s/n 7000111 Sachtler Video18 tripod s/n – 18P14776 Alu camera case, Tilta […]

Dave Cameron wins ACS gold

Nov 11, 2015 | No Comments
Dave Cameron wins ACS gold

  Dave Cameron ACS won a gold at the 2015 NSW/ACT Australian Cinematography awards held last week.  Our NZCS vice-president, who holds ACS accreditation, was recognised in the Dramatised Documentaries category for his work on The Monster of Mangatiti. The film aired on TVNZ Sunday Theatre in September and tell the harrowing story of Heather Walsh, a […]

New Camera Pathways program to build talent

Nov 2, 2015 | No Comments
New Camera Pathways program to build talent

The people entering our industry today will determine its strength in the decades to come. Yet it has never been harder to get that first step that will set you on the right path – your first work experience on a professional set. This is ironic because it has never been easier to buy a […]

United States to register UAVs by Christmas

Oct 21, 2015 | No Comments
United States to register UAVs by Christmas

The US Department of Transportation, is about to show how fast governments can move if they want to. They are setting up a UAV task force to report to Transport Secretary Anthony Foxx in less than a month. The task force is charged with figuring out a registration system for UAVs. According to the New […]

Niu Han wins Golden Horse selection

Oct 5, 2015 | No Comments
Niu Han wins Golden Horse selection

Congratulations to NZCS member Niu Han who has been named one of the 14 filmmakers who’ll participate in this year’s Golden Horse Film Academy in Taiwan. The Academy was established seven years ago by then Golden Horse Film Festival Chair Hou Hsiao-Hsien. The Academy’s selection criteria include the ability to speak Mandarin, since part of […]

Affected by events you have filmed?

Sep 11, 2015 | No Comments
Affected  by events you have filmed?

Jasmine MacDonald is a PhD Candidate from Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga, Australia. She is currently conducting an anonymous online survey for TV news camera-operators, sound recordists, and reporters (freelancers included) in order to explore their exposure to potentially traumatic events, the psychological implications, methods of coping, and the positive outcomes of their […]

NZCS records Hobsonville pitch

Sep 1, 2015 | No Comments
NZCS records Hobsonville pitch

NZCS helped pull back the curtain on the Hobsonville Point grand plan last week during a screen industry forum organised to garner support from the industry. NZCS members Murray Milne NZCS and Guy Quartermain provided gear, shot the event, and recorded video diary-style reactions to help convince investors, Auckland City Council, government, and everybody else […]