South Seas News

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    Post Production Myths – True of False?

    Post Production has changed a lot in the last few years. We wanted to check whether some of the widely held beliefs about it still hold true – or if they ever did. South Seas graduates Senior Colourist James Gardner and Online Editor James Brookes (Department of Post) agreed to help.

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    Housebound 2014 Directed by Gerard Johnstone

    The remarkable success of Kiwi comic horror film ‘Housebound’ which had its world premiere at the South by Southwest film festival in the USA on March 11, 2014 was also the launching pad for successful South Seas 2000 directing graduate Gerard Johnstone.

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    David Schurmann Returns to NZ Filming for ‘Little Secrets’

    David Schurmann graduated from the South Seas Film and Television production course in 1993. After completing the course David went back on board his parent’s yacht and started shooting their amazing adventures while the family sailed back to Brazil.

  • Julia Parnell

    Julia Parnell Features on ScreenTalk

    South Seas Film & Television School graduate Julia Parnell runs her own production company, Notable Pictures, and is the award-winning producer of Wayne Anderson: Singer of Songs, The Exponents and The Dragon Story.

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    Shortcuts 2014 – Behind the Scenes

    Watch the three parts that make this Shortcuts Behind the Scenes videos where the 2014 students showcase their passion behind the camera.

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    South Seas Graduates Working on The Hobbit

    Peter Jackson’s latest film project ‘The Hobbit’ is presently being post produced at Weta Digital and Park Road Post in Wellington, New Zealand. Throughout the shooting and post production, South Seas graduates are making significant contributions to the trilogy.

  • Jabez Olssen

    Breaking New Ground with Media Composer

    South Seas graduate Jabez Olssen has been tapped to be sole editor on all three Hobbit films — and Media Composer (one of the core programmes taught at South Seas) is his key to success.