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dirtgirlworld Blog


Nov 30, 2009
Hi.
I thought you might like to know, from the Australian creator, what dirtgirlworld is about, where its heart is and why it looks the way it does ... so here goes.

Oct 2, 2009
dirtgirlworld is an extremely important show to Cate and Hewey and they have put their heart and soul into it. Their ability to oversee and delegate has grown and they are across every part of production from feeding the crew to working closely with the director on the edits

Oct 1, 2009
One of the first teams brought together was the core production team –Cate's theory is to always surround yourself with people smarter than you and then love them for it.

Oct 1, 2009
The live action shooting sadly had to come to an end. We had shot all the dialogue, songs and dancing and really hanging out together any longer would have raised some awkward questions from the bean counters

Sep 30, 2009
Hewey quickly got to work composing the songs for the series. Having created 16 of them six years before, one of Hewey's first jobs was to remaster these for the screen.

Sep 30, 2009
Music Supervisor – Hewey Eustace
Composer – Hewey Eustace
Vocalist – Cate McQuillen

Sep 29, 2009
While Hewey was in the studio composing, Cate was in the office pulling together the team, writing 26 of the 52 scripts and producing the show.

Sep 28, 2009
The show is a combination of real and unreal so real props were needed to fit into gigantic hands.

Sep 27, 2009
Cate set up a house in inner Sydney where she lived and worked for the 16 weeks of filming with 4 other fellow northern rivers residents.

Sep 26, 2009
Maree Lowes
Michael Balk

Sep 26, 2009
The actors were nothing short of extraordinary. ...Maree Lowes, Michael Balk, Krew Boylan, Gibson Nolte and Jason Davis.

Sep 26, 2009
Performance Directors – Jean Camden, Justine Flynn, Cate McQuillen
Director of Photography – David Wakeley ACS
Additional Cinematogaphy – Tony Gardiner

Sep 26, 2009
The blend of real actors and animation meant that a greenscreen shoot was needed to bring the two together. This saw Cate working with some of Sydney's top technicians.

Sep 24, 2009
Director – Catherine Marciniak
Director of Photography – Annie Benzie
Camera Assistant – Owen

Sep 24, 2009
Another major element of the show is the Green thumbs where real children build upon the show by moving the viewing to doing out into the real world.

Sep 20, 2009
A number of the 52 episodes are now in the can but post-production work continues. The majority of this has been undertaken via the internet using an editing programme called Cinesync and regular meetings take place via SKYPE with the directors and other producers.

Sep 19, 2009
Interactive Senior Creative Producer – Jan Mallis

Sep 19, 2009
With two websites funded by the Bell media fund and Screen Australia, Cate and Hewey keep the ethos of 'moving viewing to doing' firmly alive.

Sep 18, 2009
Last but definitely not least, is our brand guardian, Geof Webb.

Sep 17, 2009
The Australian team is one part of the story. Across the skies and sea the Canadian team toil equally as hard to take the design to the final stage. With our co-production partner, Decode Entertainment, led by Steven DeNure and Beth Stevenson, the vision continues, bursting into life. dirtgirlworld is innovative, to say the least.
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