Screen Queensland announces the two filmmakers attending the AFTRS Black Shot 2 Cinematography Workshop 


Screen Queensland announces the two filmmakers attending the AFTRS Black Shot 2 Cinematography Workshop 

Screen Queensland (SQ) is proudly supporting two Queensland filmmakers to participate in a one-week intensive cinematography workshop, Black Shot 2, run by the Australian Film, TV and Radio School (AFTRS) and taking place in Adelaide from 19 – 23 November 2018.

The AFTRS Black Shot 2 workshop aims to develop the cinematography craft skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have demonstrated ability and willingness to pursue opportunities to develop their craft.

The successful early career practitioners are Luke Barrowcliffe and Jill Robinson who will strengthen their craft by learning core skills of cinematography including operating cameras, lensing and exploring depth of field for storytelling, visual language and on set cultural practices for drama and documentary, plus the spoken language of film work.

SQ is providing total funding of $4,000 which will contribute towards flights, accommodation and ground travel.

About the recipients:

Luke Barrowcliffe is an early career Aboriginal cinematographer based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. He has managed a multimedia service for the last 11 years, focused on corporate video, photography and traditional knowledge recording, producing broadcast content in the last five years. As an early career filmmaker Luke was engaged for National Indigenous Television’s (NITV) initiative Our Stories producing 165 minutes of commissioned content in 11 short documentaries over three series seasons. Our Stories gained Luke broadcast credit as producer, director, camera, editor, sound and audio post production. Luke completed the Mischief Sisters Life’s a Pitch workshop and in a competitive process the pitch he developed was selected to present to broadcasters at the 2018 Australian International Documentary Conference. Presently fulfilling an SQ attachment with the camera department on Dora The Explorer feature film, Luke is using the most advanced equipment currently available and being mentored by highly-skilled leading industry professionals. These professional development opportunities have increased Luke’s capability and competency as a cinematographer and inspired his continued idea development into pitch ready concepts for potential commission with national and international broadcasters.

Jill Robinson is an Aboriginal woman from the Bundjalung nation of Northern New South Wales and an early career filmmaker currently residing in Brisbane, Queensland. Jill directed an award-winning documentary titled, Don’t Call Me Beautiful created from an Aboriginal standpoint, and which has been screened internationally and nationally. This includes screening at the Liverpool Film Festival (UK), Hamptons International Film Festival, the Heart of Gold International Film Festival and which has won Best Youth Film at St Kilda Film Festival and Best Documentary at Canberra Short Film Festival. Jill also directed Harry ‘the Bullet’ Williams and co-directed My Life in Black which has been screened on NITV’s Our Stories Our Way. Jill’s interest for filmmaking began with photography allowing her to capture still moments through images before progressing into moving pictures which has embedded her a passion for the mise en scene of cinematography for storytelling. Jill’s experience in short films also includes associate producer, camera assistant and first assistant director. She currently is working at Gilimbaa design agency as the videographer undertaking selected projects at remote and rural Indigenous communities.