This is an opportunity to work on your camera and performance skills with the director of Rake and Devil's Dust. Jessica will work with you on practical exercises including: on camera scene work; performance and presentation; physical blocking of scenes and the psychological effect it attains; static dialogue and dialogue in action. All followed by feedback and discussion.
Bio of host: Jessica Hobbs is one of Australia’s top television drama directors. Her recent credits include lead director on RAKE series 3 and AACTA-nominated mini-series DEVIL’S DUST for ABC and Fremantle Media, for which Jess won an ADG Award. Her ground-breaking work on LOVE MY WAY in 2004 led to the outstanding and hugely popular TV series SPIRITED and TANGLE for Southern Star, followed by RAKE and MY PLACE for ABC. Jessica was set-up director for the award-winning TV series for ABC THE SLAP. Jessica has won AFI Awards for mini-series ANSWERED BY FIRE (2006) and for LOVE MY WAY (2005). Jessica also directed CURTIN – a telemovie about the life of Australian Prime Minister John Curtin.