• Month: June 2018

June: President’s letter

As published in the June newsletter. Sign up here. George Liddle APDG, President Welcome and thank you to all the members who attended the AGM and volunteered their time to take on one of the office holder positions in APDG state committees. We are edging towards a truly national organisation with Casey Van Sebille chairing […]

South Australian chapter of APDG kicks off

  By SA Committee Chair, Casey Van Sebille The inaugural meeting of the SA Chapter of the APDG was nestled between the allure of wine and the winter solstice at the National Wine Centre, on Friday 22 June 2018. The attendees were made up of a mix of well-established designers, educators, emergent designers, and recent […]

2018 AGM: Committee position results

Congratulations to the 2018 APDG committee: President – George Liddle APDG Vice-President – Fiona Donovan APDG Treasurer – Valentina Iastrebova Live Performance Design Committee Chair – Stephen Curtis Screen Design Committee Co-Chairs – Tim Ferrier and Scott Bird APDG Representative to the Australian Film Industry – Igor Nay Website Manager – Daniel Willis MENTORAPDG Program […]

Live Performance ‘Company Drinks’

  By Stephen Curtis – Live Performance Design Committee Chair All work and no play – we all know how that goes – so we thought it was time to play. After more than a year of work on the Live Performance Contract it was a great pleasure to gather the Live Performance Design family […]

AFTRS Open Day – Sat 11 August

Find out how to start and progress your career in the screen and broadcast industries with AFTRS. This is a great opportunity to learn about AFTRS Bachelors and Masters programs, including the Master of Arts Screen: Production Design, meet our professional tutors and check out AFTRS state-of-the-art facilities in action. APDG members receive a 10% discount on AFTRS Short […]

Postgraduate information sessions

Become a Creative Leader in the Global Screen Industry During July and August we’re running a series of Masters Taster sessions around the country to give you the opportunity to discover how AFTRS’ Master of Arts Screen (offered in 10 Disciplines) and Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership are designed to nurture the next generation of visionary screen […]

Remembering Karl Slotboom

By VIC Committee Chair, Aphrodite Kondos In the mid-1980s, Karl moved his small workshop from Ferntree Gully to the inner-city suburb of Port Melbourne and started Illusions Studios, a family business. The film studios flourished, due to Karl’s hard work, passion and dedication to the film industry. Anyone who has ever filmed in Victoria would […]

Passing of Ross Major, respected Production and Costume Designer

Very sad news, one of our most talented and respected production and costume designers Ross Major passed away Sunday 12th June. Ross was in the vanguard of the Australia’s feature film new wave of the late 1970s and 80s with his work on “Dawn”, “Far East”, “Heatwave”, “BMX Bandits”, “Burke and Wills” and later “Quigley”, […]

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