set in oz
Can't think of any more free things to do with the family these school holidays that won't make you yawn? ACMI may have just answered your prayers.
Ready for her close-up: Kaye Sera
Celebrate Australia Day this year with cultural nous, and learn about new technologies in cinema in an interactive way. Set in Oz is a special green screen workshop that is fun for the whole family - participants can take a stroll down the memory lanes of Australian cinema.
ACMI's green screen workshops are a fun way for families to engage with the current exhibition Setting the Scene: Film Design from Metropolis to Australia. It's an opportunity to step behind the scenes and gain an understanding of the magic of cinema. Kids will learn about production design, discover how visual effects are created and how characters are projected into other worlds.
It's also a chance for you to acquaint, or reacquaint, yourself with some iconic Australian cinema, stepping right into the worlds of films such as Murial's Wedding, The Castle, even Mad Max! If you've got family of sho-offs, or a performative ingenue amongst your brood, we will provide you with the sets, the costumes, and the cameras, and set you free inside some classic movie moments.
As if you needed more encouragement, your host for the evening will be cabaret singer, writer and media personality Kaye Sera - whom you may know from Joy FM's Breakfast show. Kaye Sera has performed her cabaret act to audiences all over Melbourne including Midsumma and Melbourne Festival, and this Australia Day, she's all yours!
So if you want a break from sport and the beach, come to ACMI on Monday 26th January to celebrate the good, the bad and the downright cringe-worthy in Australian cinema.
Take a chance and see what happens when you channel your inner Darryl Kerrigan, Murial Heslop, "Mad" Max Rockatansky or Mick Dundee!
Set in Oz will be held in Studio 1 at ACMI, Federation Square on Monday 26 January 2009. Admission is free! Just drop in any time between 1pm and 4pm on the day. For more details click here
Published Thursday, 22 January 2009