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Guide to accreditation applications

This guide is for NZCS full members who are applying for NZCS accreditation and explains what you have to do to complete the application.


How to apply

  1. Familiarise yourself with the NZCS Accreditation information.
  2. Log on on this site go to the events page, and register your application for accreditation (if you are not logged in or are not a full member you will not see this event). 
  3. Register your application and pay the application fee online of $275 +GST.  If, when you made a previous application, you were invited to reapply later, and less than two years have elapsed, email accreditation@nzcine.com prior to registering and the fee will be waived.   
  4. After registering prepare your show reel and copies of productions.
  5. Download and complete the spreadsheet application template and email the form, supporting documents, and private vimeo links to accreditation@nzcine.com, and courier any physical media to the address below. 

 

Eligibility

For details of eligibility and the body of work required see NZCS Accreditation Overview


Evaluation of applications

You should enter a wide range of your best work, so that your submission truly reflects the breadth of your range and skill across a variety of challenges. The application form offers an brief opportunity to highlight any particular challenges, or other aspects of the production you wish to draw to the committee’s attention.


Application documents required

The following supporting documents should be emailed to accreditation@nzcine.com

  1. A spreadsheet template listing productions or Application form.PDF
  2. A full and up to date CV in PDF format

Content required

You will need to supply:
  1. A showreel demonstrating the range of your body of work. This reel can be up to 10 minutes in duration or can be a Vimeo or website gallery.
  2. Copies of three long form projects such as features, TV films, TV episodes, feature-length documentaries. If your work is in shorter genres such as commercials, music videos, or current affairs segments, supply copies of at least ten projects. Submission by Vimeo link is preferred but if this is impractical refer the  subheading physical media below.

Physical media 

If it is impractical for you to load your content to Vimeo you may forward USB or HDD media to:

NZCS Accreditation Committee

PO Box 78 360

Grey Lynn

Auckland 1245

New Zealand

If you want the physical media back include a self addressed pre-paid courier bag.


Media submission formats

Examples of work should be submitted as a Vimeo link or H.264 files on USB stick or hard drive. Physical media will be uploaded to Vimeo for evaluation by the Accreditation Committee.

Recommended settings to get the maximum quality upload for Vimeo.

Bitrate Encoding VBR, 2 pass
Target Bitrate [Mbps]

720p HD video: 4 - 10 Mbps (max 10 Mbps)

1080p HD video: 10 - 20 Mbps (max 20 Mbps)

SD video: 2 - 5 Mbps (max 5 Mbps)

Audio Codec AAC Sample Rate 48000 Hz
Channels  Stereo
Audio Quality  High

 








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