Baz Luhrmann’s “Set to Screen”



Baz Luhrmann on set of Australia
Baz Luhrmann on set

Back in 2008 director Baz Luhrmann put together a 10-part behind-the-scenes video series for his film Australia. The epic movie, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, captured life in the sprawling country before and into World War II.






baz luhrmann and nicole kidman
Baz Luhrmann directs Nicole Kidman

The series, titled Set to Screen, is available for free download on iTunes. Originally done for Apple as an education project, the series offers a superb look at the creative process. Each video runs for three to 11 minutes.







The topics covered are:

  • Introduction
  • On Set Photography
  • Production Design
  • Costume Design
  • Location Shooting I and II
  • Director of Photography
  • Sound Design
  • Music
  • Editing
On the set of Australia
Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman








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