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Sports Photography /Autumn Art School

by Grum Frith
Sports Photography /Autumn Art School

CANCELLED 

There are 3 basic questions that will become second nature to you.

  1. Know your subject. It’s amazing how many people don’t really know what they are trying to shot so just shoot lot’s and hope.
  2. Simplify the subject. This shot is about what? How can I make them stand out?
  3. Eliminate anything that takes away from the subject.

Master these 3 steps and you will go a long way to becoming an outstanding photographer in any field. 

On a more practical level we will also cover:

ISO, APERATURE and SHUTTER SPEED.  Which one is a priority? Why would I change my settings?  How often should I change my settings or can I set and forget?  Is there a magic formula I can use?

White Balance, Focus and Depth of field, Angles, Composition on the Run, Digital Camera Modes such as Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual Mode, Exposure Compensation and when to use it, What Type of Camera and Lens do I need? What gear other than cameras and lenses should I take? Shooting Etiquette including flash photography

With John Napper

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Introduction to Special effects and Make-up /Autumn Art School

by Grum Frith
Introduction to Special effects and Make-up /Autumn Art School

The Introduction to Practical Effects course gives an overview of techniques and materials used in  a wide variety of special practical effects.

On this course, you will learn tips and tricks for: Sculpting, Life-casting, Mold making, Casting, Makeup appliances, Fake blood, Gore effects, Fur and Hair, Props, Makeup, plus many other cool and impressive techniques for fabrication and filmmaking.

With Chester Dextar

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Modelling a Head in Clay /Autumn Art School

by Grum Frith
Modelling a Head in Clay /Autumn Art School

This is an introduction to sculpting with clay, with the challenge of creating a human head.  Paul will guide you through the sculpting of a bust in clay.  This workshop will benefit painters and sculptors alike with emphasis on the anatomy and proportions of the head, neck and shoulders.  You can even take your work home to be kiln fired afterwards.  Enjoy the tactile hands-on sensations of working with clay, congenial company and Paul’s gentle guidance through the creative process.

With Paul Deans

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AUTUMN ART SCHOOL

by Grum Frith
AUTUMN ART SCHOOL

An annual event that has been hosted in Hanmer Springs for many years. This same event now has a new twist. The Amuri Community Arts Council have passed the baton over to the Music and Arts Hanmer Springs Trust.

Our aim is to offer exciting workshops in a range of music and arts subjects. A continuation of the amazing event that already has an established history.

These workshops will all be held in Hanmer Springs. A combination of local and national tutors will lead participants in a learning experience second to none.

Join us in gorgeous Hanmer Springs for a 2 day break away from your usual routine. Immerse yourself in a group environment focused on extending your skills in an inclusive and friendly way.

There will be a social gathering and official opening on the evening before workshops start. Tutors work will be on display at this event. An opportunity to meet and greet all those involved – Tutors, participants, organisers.

At the end of the workshops a gathering to share learning and give feedback will be held.

Choose your workshop, gather a group of friends, book your accommodation and start an annual pilgrimage to join us at this event…

 

Check out the Course offered for 2018 here: http://musicandarts.co.nz/amuri-arts-council-autumn-school/

AUTUMN ART SCHOOL

by Grum Frith
AUTUMN ART SCHOOL

AUTUMN ART SCHOOL
An annual event that has been hosted in Hanmer Springs for many years. This same event now has a new twist. The Amuri Community Arts Council have passed the baton over to the Music and Arts Hanmer Springs Trust.

Our aim is to offer exciting workshops in a range of music and arts subjects. A continuation of the amazing event that already has an established history.

These workshops will all be held in Hanmer Springs. We are working towards offering these in the Soldiers Block in the hospital grounds. A combination of local and national tutors will lead participants in a learning experience second to none.

Join us in gorgeous Hanmer Springs for a 2 day break away from your usual routine. Immerse yourself in a group environment focused on extending your skills in an inclusive and friendly way.

There will be a social gathering and official opening on the evening before workshops start. Tutors work will be on display at this event. An opportunity to meet and greet all those involved – Tutors, participants, organisers.

At the end of the workshops a gathering to share learning and give feedback will be held.

Choose your workshop, gather a group of friends, book your accommodation and start an annual pilgrimage to join us at this event…

Broken Lexicon House Concert

by Grum Frith
Broken Lexicon House Concert

Wellington based Indie-Acoustic duo Broken Lexicon will be touring the South Island this May, celebrating the recent release of their debut album Springboard, through one in a series of mini-tours around New Zealand. With seven dates booked throughout the South Island, and a couple on the Cook Strait, they will share not only the collection of twelve original tracks from their recent release, but also several pieces that are yet to be recorded.  They produce a sound that is part Folk-Funk, part Gypsy-Jazz, part Indie-Pop and entirely compelling.  The Wellington based duo is made up of New Zealand Singer/Songwriter Brook Davies and Russian born guitar virtuoso Alexey Medvedev.  Together they weave lyrics full of emotion, charm and wit, with a richly percussive, finger-picking guitar style that is unlike anything you will have heard before.

Formed in 2014, Broken Lexicon have played a range of gigs around the Wellington Region as well as various Folk Clubs and festivals around New Zealand.  Recent events have included The Wellington Folk Festival, Launching Whanganui’s La Fiesta 2018 Festival, and the inaugural Just So Festival in the beautiful native-bush clad surrounds of Upper Hutt’s Kaitoke Regional Park. The official music video for their song Springboard is well worth looking up on Youtube. It has been striking an emotional chord, particularly with parents and kids, around the world. As the title track of their debut album, Springboard celebrates the bonds and aching separations of parenthood, in a beautiful and joyous way. The duo’s full album expands on the themes of the title track, with songs about love, connection, heartache, parenthood, nature and politics. This is an album that will grow the more you listen.

Both Brook and Alexey still feel a deep connection to the South Island, with Brook having grown up in Motueka, and Alexey having lived twelve years in Dunedin, so this tour is something of a home-coming for both of them. Starting with a gig booked at Mussel Inn in Golden Bay, the tour has grown to encompass six other locations throughout the South Island, including Picton, Motueka, Reefton, Hanmer Springs, Christchurch and Dunedin.

The 12-track CD ‘Springboard’ will be available for purchase at all live shows ($20), and can be streamed via Spotify and all other major online Music sites, as well as via the duo’s website www.brokenlexicon.com. Further information about upcoming events and tours can be found at eventfinda.co.nz or follow the duo at www.facebook.com/brokenlexicon to be kept up to date.

JAMES KENYON HOUSE CONCERT

by Grum Frith
JAMES KENYON HOUSE CONCERT

 BRING YOU OWN WINE & CUSHION. JAMES KENYON FROM MELBOURNE

James Kenyon James Kenyon is a Victorian singer-songwriter and composer. He has established himself as one Australia’s new wave of songwriters and performs regularly in Australia and internationally at both festivals and on extended tours.
 
Following up his critically acclaimed 2012 debut album ‘The North Pole’, Kenyon spent over 2 years crafting his sophomore release ‘Imagine you are Driving’, which was released through Little Lake and MGM records on October 7, 2016. Kenyon has been touring nationally to critical acclaim and the album appeared in numerous 2016 ‘best of’ lists including Radio National’s Inside Sleeve and Timber and Steel. 
 
In the last 18 months, Kenyon has completed a 10 date tour of the UK and Europe, a four date tour of New Zealand and 3 tours of Australia, including 27 date tour single launch tour in November 2017, and been included in theContemporary Music Program for the Melbourne Festival.
 
 As a composer, Kenyon most recently collaborated with Nick Huggins to create the soundtrack for the New Zealand Feature film ‘The Inland Road’, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017. 
 
“Australia’s most underrated Songwriter” Gareth Evans, Timber and Steel ³
 
 “Exploring the creative potential of soundscape in songwriting, he places the listener in the landscapes he depicts with sensitive artistry. A meditative, authentic journey that is genuinely in tune with its subject.” Jessie Cunniffe. Sydney Morning Herald – Four Stars 
 
 “What a great Songwriter..it’s not hyperbole to suggest he follows in the footsteps of Paul Kelly and Don Walker” PaulGough, The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio 
 
National “What a beautiful songwriter” Nkechi Anele, Triple J

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFfd6sAOaUg