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Video and Film In Practice with classroom exercises

This is a hands-on workshop that gives teachers the opportunity to shoot their own short film and edit it. In the workshop, we will use a range of cameras from Smartphone, DSLRs to RED 8K Cinema cameras. We will cover Lighting, Audio and limited editing using Adobe Premiere Rush.




6 hours of training, Course PDF, Video access, Food and drinks for the day.


Understanding Cameras and Setting for video

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this session, we look at the differences between smartphones DSLRs and Cinema Cameras and go through the settings that are ideal for shooting most videos content. we also look at the teacher’s cameras and how to get the best results.

Understanding lighting

45 minutes

Look at how lighting affects your image and how to use it to get the emotion that wants. We look at the difference between the different types and what to consider when picking a light.

How to capture audio

30 minutes

We go through different microphones and how they work.
We record a scene with different model and listen to the differences.
This allows us to understand the choices we have and when to use each one.

Planning the Shoot

15 minutes

Now we go through the story for our short film and discuss how we will shoot it. The narrative will be given and but how it is shot is up to the teachers.

Let's start shooting our short film.

2 hours

Taken everything we have learnt we are now ready to start.
We will shoot a 6 scene short film in the studio and other available spaces (Carpark, Office, Showroom). We can select the camera, Lens, Lighting and audio. This will be done in small groups giving everyone a chance to play a part.

Editing Time

1 hour

We will edit as a group, going through the steps of using Adobe Premiere Rush. We will then talk about the timing and creative choices we have when editing.

What To Bring

Your camera if you have one
Laptop with Adobe Premiere Rush installed

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 & 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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