Thanks to our presenting partner SONY, we have brand new NEX VG-900 and NEX VG-30 cameras to give away to two lucky Kino Kabaret participants this year!
The cameras will go to one lucky winner chosen at random, and the Kabaret participant who best embodies the spirit of Kino Kabaret (more here).
Shall we take a closer look at the cameras?
The Handycam® NEX-VG900 E-mount interchangeable lens Full HD camcorder from Sony lets video makers embrace the limitless expressive power of full-frame imaging. Offering supreme imaging quality and generous creative options, it’s the first Handycam® with a 35mm sensor to fully exploit the artistic potential of interchangeable lenses by Sony and Carl Zeiss.
The NEX-VG900 is joined by the Handycam® NEX-VG30 that builds on the success of the NEX-VG20, sharing the same APS-C image sensor as its predecessor while adding several enhancements. With a resolution of 16.1 effective megapixels, the new camcorder’s Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor assures outstanding image quality with the range of interchangeable E-mount lenses.
Learn more about the cameras on Sony.com.au or Facebook.
Entry to the three weekend Kabaret sessions - on 17-18 November, 23-24 November and 1-2 December – closes on 10 November, so download the application form here or email Adele@thefestivalists.com for more info!
Every film needs a soundtrack, but sourcing licence-free music on short notice is never easy - that's why we've hooked up with 12 of our favourite local bands to provide music for films shot at this year's Kino Kabaret!
You can even work with some of the musicians to shoot their music video! (And possibly kick-start a lucrative career in music videos.)
Check out the list below of bands offering their music and time for soundtracks and music videos, and the list below that of bands who've offered their music for soundtrack use only.
This offer is limited to Kino Kabaret participants, so make sure you're signed up for a session!
If you're keen to feature the band in your film, please get in touch with Adele at least two weeks before your Kabaret session so we can arrange for the band to be available for the shoot.
Audio Tracks & Film Clip Participation
Jordan Thomas - www.facebook.com/thisisjordancthomas
Bellyache Ben - https://vimeo.com/50804249
Xanthopan - http://xanthopan.com/music-for-you/
Fanny Lumsden - http://www.facebook.com/fannylumsdenmusic
Candy Royalle - www.candyroyalle.com
Audio Tracks for use only
Oceanics - https://www.facebook.com/Oceanics.music
The Arachnids - https://www.facebook.com/thearachnids
The Strums - https://www.facebook.com/thestrums
Community Radio - www.communityradio.bandcamp.com
Miho Wada - www.mihowada.com
Orca Straight Ahead - http://orcastraightahead.bandcamp.com/
Here’s a tasty little deal-sweetener – not only will participants at this year’s Kino Kabaret walk away with a brand new showreel of films, a bunch of new filming and editing skills, an address book full of new film industry contacts (and probably a hangover from the Sunday night screening party), two Kabaret peeps will also leave with a brand new pro camera thanks to the awesome folk at SONY!
We have two cameras from SONY that are so brand new, the winners will be the only people in Australia to own one.
Since Kabaret is a non-competitive filmmaking marathon, we’ll be giving away the two cameras to:
1) One lucky winner drawn at random from the three weekend sessions, and;
2) The Kabaret participant who most embodies the spirit of Kino, to “Do well with nothing. Do better with little. And do it now,” and who:
1. Follows the Kino filmmaking rules;
2. Has a super positive can-do kinda attitude;
3. Doesn’t hesitate to collaborate with new people or help out fellow Kinoites when they are having trouble importing/rendering/exporting/turning on the camera;
4. Dances like a mofo at the screening parties;
5. Cheers like crazy at the end of every Kino film;
6. And tries to make a ridiculous amount of films during a 32-hour Kabaret session!
There are still a few places left in our three weekend Kabaret sessions, on 17-18 November, 23-24 November and 1-2 December – download the application form here or email Adele@thefestivalists.com for more info!