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About the program

Discover the creative and technical practice of accomplished and talented professionals. Learn from their experience and get tips for your own creations. 

Upcoming sessions:

Friday 25 May: Television and stage acting with Little Lunch’s Heidi Arena.
Heidi Arena is an Australian actress best known as for her roles in television series Little Lunch, Nowhere Boys, and The Librarians. She has since had countless roles in television and theatre, and is set to feature in Gristmill Productions’ (Little Lunch, Upper Middle Bogan) new series Back in Very Small Business in 2018. Heidi will be talking about her wonderful acting career as well as her experiences working in a variety of genres including drama, comedy, and children’s TV.

This session is presented with the ACTF.

Previous sessions:

Friday March 23: Animating and directing with BES Animation's Patrick Crawley.

Patrick is a Designer, Animator, Storyboard Artist and Director from Melbourne, Australia. After working at DisneyToon Studios, he moved to the then burgeoning BES Animation where he became a Company Director. Since arriving at BES, he has co-developed and directed two original properties for Cartoon Network Asia: Monster Beach (2014) & Exchange Student Zero (2015). He has also worked as an Executive Producer and Episodic Director on the Warner Brothers web-series Ginger Snaps (2017). Patrick has now commenced pre-production on Monster Beach: The Series with Cartoon Network Asia, which is due for release in 2019. 

2017 guests included:

Alice Foulcher and Gregory Erdstein, the creatives behind That's Not Me.

Merling Crossingham, animator and Creative Director of Wallace and Gromit at Aardman Animations.

Matthew Holmes, animator, storyboard artist and writer/director of The Legend of Ben Hall.

Plot Media, the incredible production company and web design outfit responsible for the multi-platform project The World Faery Society.

Dom Hellier, visual effects compositor and supervisor at Iloura.

Tara Allen, video game animator from Firemonkeys, an EA studio.

Kate Cawley, a Melbourne-based animator, writer and lecturer.

Program schedule

2.00pm Log into meeting room
2.15pm Videoconference begins
2.45pm Q&A
3.00pm Videoconference concludes
Please note: This videoconference and attendees will be recorded and possibly be made available online.