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Peter Burger

Call for Applications – This two-day workshop is aimed at providing directors with practical tools that they can bring to their productions, both in pre-production and on set. We’ll work on the shape of pre-production (when do I prep what?), how to really read a script, blocking a scene on set, working with actors, the emotions of lenses, running a shoot day, budgeting your shoot time, and managing your own energy (very important!). Attendees will be expected to have done some amount of directing for screen, but want to develop their long form drama-directing experience further. We invite emerging to mid-career directors to apply.

About Peter Burger

Peter Meteherangi Tikao Burger is one of New Zealand’s premiere drama directors. He started his directing career making television commercials in the nineties. In 2001 his first tele-feature Fish Skin Suit won Best Drama in the Qantas NZTV awards, and the same year his short film Tūrangawaewae was selected for Critics’ Week at Cannes. Since then Peter has directed one feature film, seven tele-features, and more than thirty episodes of television drama. Recently, Peter was the lead director on The Dead Lands, a Māori action thriller series for the American network AMC, and is in post production on the upcoming TVNZ/Channel 7 production One Lane Bridge.

Workshop Details

Price:
DEGNZ member – Free
Non-member – $180

Lunch and refreshments provided

When:
Saturday 21 March 2020, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday 22 March 2020, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Where: MTG RM, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland, Auckland

Travel Allowances:
If selected to attend, DEGNZ Full members may apply for financial assistance of up to $250 (incl. GST) towards their travel costs.

  • DEGNZ has up to 2 travel allowances available for this workshop.
  • Applicants must live in the South Island.
  • For further information and criteria, see here.

To Apply

Applications Close: 4PM, Friday 6 March 

STEP 1: Complete the registration form below.

STEP 2: Send in one PDF to tema@degnz.co.nz:

  • your CV or bio with filmography, and
  • a brief, maximum 1-page letter that summarises why you would like to participate and what you hope to gain from the workshop.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

Registration Form

 

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Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be received by Sunday 15 March. Refunds can take up to approximately 10 working days to process.

 

This initiative is brought to you with the generous support of the New Zealand Film Commission.

NZFC

Peter Burger

 The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites you to apply for a 2-day Directors Toolkit Workshop with director Peter Burger. The workshop will be held on Saturday  21st and Sunday 22nd of  November.


 Peter Burger brings a wealth of experience as a multi award-winning director of television, film and commercials. He has worked on shows such as ‘Go Girls’,  ‘Outrageous Fortune’ and ‘The  Cult’, and has directed a number of acclaimed television features, including ‘Field Punishment No. 1’ and ‘Erebus: Operation  Overdue’, which were both nominated for NZOnAir Best  Television Feature at last year’s New Zealand Film Awards.

 Peter’s 2-day workshop will cover topics including:

  • How to best serve your story
  • Finding a good rhythm on set
  • Choosing your lens
  • Directing and leadership
  • Prep, rehearsal and shooting techniques for building characters and working with actors

What: Directors Toolkit Workshop with Peter Burger
When: Saturday 21st November, 9am – 5pm, & Sunday 22nd November, 9am – 4pm. Lunch and refreshments provided.
Where: MTG RM, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland, Auckland
Cost: FREE for DEGNZ members; $100 for Non-members
 
TO APPLY:
Please email to samantha@degnz.co.nz a one-page cover letter outlining why you want to attend this workshop, a CV and links to examples of your work.
 
Application Deadline:
9am, 2 November 2015