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Teaching Film and Video on any budget - 2 Day Intensive Workshop

This 2-day workshop goes through the principles and processes of filmmaking in a hands-on and practical environment. Participants will learn the how and why of each of the essential roles in filmmaking and apply this knowledge in producing their own short film.
Sessions include Editing, Camera movement, Lighting, Capturing sound and Cinematography.





2 Days (12 hours) of training, Course PDF, Video access, Food and drinks for the day.


Introduction to Filmmaking – The Director

1 hour and 30 minutes

General Introduction presentation and group discussion moving into the specific approaches to filmmaking that the course will be adopting.
Face to Face PowerPoint presentation.

Session 2 Editing – The Editor

2 hours

This session will introduce the role of the Editor and the main principles that drive the editing process.
Presentation and hands-on Intro to editing application.
Teachers begin their own project.

Session 3 Cinematography – The DoP

2 hours and 30 minutes

Interactive Presentation on the role of cinematographer and the specific choices related to lenses and aperture in composing and controlling images. Participants also, spend time working on coverage and continuity using Digital Cinema cameras and lenses.

Session 4 Cinematography continued – The Gaffer

1 hour and 30 minutes

A hands-on introduction to the 4 essential properties of light and how the Gaffers role is to use light to compensate for the limitations of the camera and create specific interest and tone for each scene and shot.

Session 5 Camera Movement/Stabilization – The Grip

1 hour and 30 minutes

A hands-on introduction to camera movement and the role of the Grip.
Consideration is given to how camera movement influences the audience.

Session 6 Sound/Music – Recorder/Mixer

1 hour and 15 minutes

Intro to Microphones and the principles of Audio acquisition and editing/mixing. Participants work with a variety of microphones to gain experience recording sound in different contexts.

Session 7 Colour Grading/VFX – The Editor II

1 hour

This session builds on the principles from the earlier session on editing and explores the role of colour and image correction in creating consistency and feel to a scene.

Session 8 Watching/Reviewing – The Audience

45 minutes

In the final session participants will have the opportunity to screen their finished film and peer review each others work as well as workshopping programming ideas for specific contexts.

Completing this course will contribute 12 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.3 & 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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