WIFT event: Why don’t we have more women as DoPs in New Zealand?
Women as DoPs
25 January at Images & Sound, 113 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland
7pm for 7.30pm start
Why don’t we have more DoPs in New Zealand?
Women make fantastic cinematographers and yet currently we only have three in NZ. Ginny Loane, Jac Fitzgerald and Mairi Gunn will talk about their experinces as DoPs, answer questions and join in a discussion about women as DoPs and the challenges that come with the profession.
We are looking forward to an energetic discussion, interesting tales and pearls of wisdom from our three guest speakers and we hope it might entice you to take on the challenge and consider a career as a DoP.
We would also like to explore what’s stopping women who currently work in the other camera jobs from progressing on to shoot. ie: from clapper loader to assist to operator to DOP seems to bring a big drop off in numbers. Are the camera assist jobs becoming more ‘techy’ and is this perception driving women away from even the starting crew positions?
This is a WIFT event in conjunction with the NZCS. If you are keen to network please join in a little earlier, around 7pm. We will kick off the conversation at 7.30pm.
FREE for WIFT and NZCS members
$10 for non-members
RSVP through Vicky Cox firstname.lastname@example.org