ASP. Association of Screen Professionals. ASP Aims. ASP Aims – ASP is a non profit association supporting those working in the film and TV industry who aim for excellence in their profession through:. striving for the highest standard in their work.
Association of Screen Professionals
ASP Aims – ASP is a non profit association supporting those working in the film and TV industry who aim for excellence in their profession through:
Financial ASP members will be entitled to free entry to two masterclasses each year with a leading industry practitioner. As a non profit association ASP aims to secure funds and sponsorship to access leading practitioners and teachers in the area of film and TV from Australia or internationally, eg., Judith Weston, Philip Noyce, etc
Rowan Woods - Thefirst will be a master class with acclaimed Australian feature film director Rowan Woods (The Boys; Little Fish) in the first week of August, exploring his approach “From Script to Screen”. (First 20 members to join ASP will secure a place at this)
James Bogle– feature film director and writer (In the Winter Dark; Mad Bomber in Love) who has just shot his feature “Elise” in South Australia with Natalia Imbruglia will share his approach to creating films at an ASP masterclass in September.
Peter Templeman – multi award winning director/ writer recently directing a new comedy series for SBS TV “Bogan Pride” will give a masterclass later in the year on directing comedy.
At the completion of each master class a ‘screen drama challenge’ will be offered to ASP members who wish to attempt it. Those interested can work on this with fellow ASP members in their own time over several weeks. Once completed these can been shown at an ASP Screening Night.
In order to gain feedback from peers and colleagues who are at a similar skill level, ASP members can bring their works-in-progress, rough cuts, promos or examples of screen work they are developing for showing on ASP Screening Nights. Only financial ASP members (and relevant cast + crew) will be invited to these. A small entry fee will be charged to cover venue and screening equipment costs. It is envisaged there will be approx 4 ASP Screening Nights per year.
Financial ASP members will be entitled to a discount off PAC Screen Workshop 2 courses they enrol in. This way ASP members will be able to continue to hone their screen skills in any of the 6 week evening courses of which each have a particular theme.
New 6 week Actor/Director Labs similar to those held in LA & New York, will commence and will be available only to ASP members. At these weekly night-time labs, directors will be cast with actors and will rehearse a new scene to show each fortnight in class for feedback. Groups will be given suggestions on ways to enhance the scene and possible rehearsal techniques that could be utilised. Places in the lab will be limited and payment prior to enrolment will be necessary. As with all PAC courses these Actor/ Director Labs will be held at Subiaco Arts Centre.
N.B. Although groups will not be required to film their scenes, should they wish to, they can and show these on one of the ASP Screening Nights.
The most experienced members of ASP may be asked if they would be willing to act as a mentor to an emerging member of the profession. If you are willing to do this please let us know. ASP would confirm with both parties that you would not be expected to contribute more than 1 hour of your time per month to this task.
ASP members will be able to utilise the ASP‘network’ via occasional email for such things as: when an ASP member needs to temporarily re-locate for a production (e.g., Broome) and wants to advertise for house-sitting / temporary accommodation. Or members who require volunteer cast or crew for non commercial/ paid screen exercises outside of a workshop or lab. Or members who have film/video equipment they want to sell.
NB these emails would only go to those ASP members who are happy to receive these occasional emails.
Don’t forget the fun! ( Ross reminds us)
ASP will be a membership association which will have a management committee.
- Delacroix (21/07/1850) thanks to Chris Watson for this quote