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2019 Queensland Committee Report

First the good news. The 2019 production slate in Queensland across all platforms has grown during the past year, however, as the calendar year draws to a close, the state could be busier. From the beginning of 2019 , the Queensland film, television and associated screen media industries have been consistently active. Screen Queensland has […]

2019 Victorian Committee Report

The Victorian Committee and many of our Victorian members had another very busy work year, with film, TV series and TV commercials experiencing peak levels of production. With little time to spare, the Victorian committee was able to continue working on behalf of the APDG in Victoria promoting the work of the guild. Compared to […]

2019 Vice President Report

The 10th year of the APDG has seen a rise in events and networking opportunities for our members around Australia. Circulation of the APDG newsletter has grown, and with it more member interviews, which has generated greater interest from both within and outside the Guild. This year has seen further engagement with other guilds, including […]

The gravity of mental care and wellbeing for designers

Anna Cordingley – – – Easily one of the wittiest, most whimsical and sought-after lighting designers in the country announced to me last year his decision to exit our industry because of the extreme toll it was taking on his mental health.  We were ambling along the Brisbane River, the sky was gorgeous, we were […]

Black Mirror: Interview with Annie Beauchamp

In relation to the Black Mirror Episode ‘Striking Vipers’ you designed; how do you find your way into the world of the film?   The first read of the script is a very instinctive process and I try to remain open to the material imagining the characters and environments with the emotion and subtext at […]

President’s Letter – Summer 19/20

The 9th annual APDG awards were held in the Melbourne Spiegeltent on Sunday December 1, 2019. The night was a huge success – a wonderful venue, a lovely enthusiastic crowd and hosted by the charming and talented Adam Elliot. It was a lot of fun. Congratulations to all our awards winners. Celebrating the skills and talents of our colleagues […]

President’s Letter – Spring 2019

Scrolling through the APDG website, stopping on our history page and seeing photos of the inaugural steering committee and the list of founding members gave me pause to contemplate the past 10 years of our organisation representing the Australian design community in live performance and screen. It was these members – Michael Scott-Mitchell, Catherine Martin, […]

APDG member Nick Schlieper talks lighting design

Internationally renown lighting designer and APDG member Nick Schlieper was recently at work on a new production of Médée for Saltzburger Festspiele in Germany, working with director Simon Stone (set designer Bob Cousins, costume designer Mel Page) when he put aside some time to answers questions from some Australian designers. What qualities do you look […]

NIGHTINGALE: An interview with Alexander Holmes

Alexander Holmes speaks to the APDG about his work in the recently released film Nightingale. In relation to ‘Nightingale” how do you find your way into the world of the film?   When I receive a script, I try to read it at least a couple of times. Each read digs you deeper into the story. […]

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