10 July 2015 We are being assaulted by digital technology and the digital realm and its effects on our chosen careers and our livelihoods are irrevocable. I have written about this previously, but recent events bring it once again to the fore. Digital editing has been around for a long time and for editors it […]

26 June 2015 With the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) just around the corner, I thought it interesting to look at what parts festivals and box office play in the working lives of directors and editors. While television does find a place in some festivals, it’s more usually accorded accolades at awards ceremonies such […]

10 June 2015 Documentary is a hot topic at the moment. I recently attended the Documentary Edge Festival’s Screen Edge Forum in Auckland, opened with an address by Chris McDonald, the president of the second largest documentary film festival in the world, Hot Docs in Toronto. Chris highlighted the growth of Hot Docs from its […]

29 May 2015 As Dotcom seemingly inches closer to extradition, copyright has raised its head here at the guild enough times recently for me to decide to write about it. And before your eyes glaze over at the thought of reading boring copy about copyright, I can assure you that there are a number of […]