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From Daleks to outer space and killer bees…

The continuing adventures of Australian Designer William Constable in the world of UK horror films. Bob Hill – May 2022 In an earlier article I wrote (Dec 2018) for the APDG on legendary artist, illustrator, theatre, ballet, Opera, TV and film designer William “Bill” Constable (1906 – 1987), I left him heading off to Great […]

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – THE MASK

Leanne Rolton from WYSIWYG 3D wrote a fascinating case study on the mask from the recently performed The Phantom of the Opera.  The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart. First performed in 1986, it has become the longest-running show in musical history and played at the […]

INTERVIEW: With Morgan Moroney on Ghosts

APDG Emerging Designer Screen Representative, Courtney Westbrook interviewed 10th Anniversary APDG Award Emerging Design for a Live Performance winner Morgan Moroney about his work Ghosts. How did you begin the process of designing ‘Ghosts’? Productions of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts can easily become museum pieces, and it is no secret that the plot’s melodramatics can seem archaic and distanced […]

PLAYING WITH THE VOLUME

In what feels like the dawn of a new era, filmmakers around the world are fast embracing virtual production technology to create spectacular visuals and get bang for their buck. Pioneered in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, the technology consists of a giant LED wall also known as a volume screen or LED volume […]

President’s Letter – Winter 2022

George Liddle APDG has held the position of President of the Australian Production Design Guild since its inception 13 years ago. He has masterfully steered the guild through its infancy, ensuring that its foundations have been built on solid ground. Compassion, respect and support of one’s peers forming the bedrock. These qualities have been enshrined […]

Seriously Red – Interview with Penelope Southgate & Tim Chappel

Production designer Penelope Southgate and costume designer Tim Chappel share their experiences working on the film Seriously Red screening at this year’s Sydney Film Festival.  Seriously Red is a rowdy and rambunctious musical comedy. Red (Krew Boylan) is at a crossroads in her life. A vivacious and hilarious redhaired woman grappling with high expectations and low self-esteem, she pours […]

Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme Review

The Government is seeking views on its proposed Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme which it released in February .The release of its discussion paper followed ‘extensive consultation’ with industry stakeholders through its Media Reform Green Paper. The APDG along with 13 other preeminent screen industry guilds and associations, representing the interests of thousands of Australian screen industry […]

SCREEN PARTNERSHIP FUNDS MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

In the lead up to Screen Forever, Ausfilm, Fox Studios Australia, Netflix, and Industrial Light & Magic, and have partnered to work with a new wellbeing enterprise led by Ben Steel, that will up-skill 60 production and post-production leaders in mental health first aid training.  “Mental health first aid teaches you how to notice the early signs of mental […]

NEW CEO AT DOCKLANDS STUDIOS MELBOURNE

Docklands Studios Melbourne have always been wonderful supporters of the APDG and we would like to welcome Antony Tulloch and farewell Rod Allan. The Board of Docklands Studios Melbourne (DSM) is delighted to announce the appointment of experienced film industry executive Antony Tulloch as its new CEO. Antony Tulloch replaces Rod Allan who retires at […]

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