Setting the Scene Events

Events, talks and workshops that have featured as part of the Setting the Scene: Film Design from Metropolis to Australia exhibition at ACMI in 2009.

from the lady from shanghai to the proposition

ACMI Education Programmer Gary Simmons analyses excerpts from films like Mon Oncle, 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Proposition.


open studio with carrie kennedy and ben morieson

Be the architect of your own design, in this special set construction workshop with two of Australia's most celebrated production designers.


from metropolis to the matrix

ACMI Education Programmer Gary Simmons presents a discussion about production design, ideology and character in film.


setting the scene symposium

Inspired by Setting the Scene, ACMI will host an industry-focused symposium featuring discussion and ideas from eminent film designers and experts.


in conversation with roger ford and kerrie brown

Join a leading production designer and set decorator in conversation about collaboration.


in conversation with chris kennedy and john ruane

Join two of Australia's acclaimed production designers as they discuss their work in films including The Road, The Proposition, and That Eye the Sky.


in conversation with katie graham

Experience the weird and wondrous role of costuming for film and television.


set in oz

Celebrate the good, the bad and the downright cringe-worthy scenes from Australian film in this special Australia Day green screen event.


green screen genre nights

Join us every Thursday evening this summer on our green screen sound stage and immerse yourself in some famous movie locations!


make your own chronicles of narnia

If you've ever wanted to step through the wardrobe into the land of Narnia yourself here is your chance, via the magic of green screen technology.