AFTRS Filmmaker Short Courses Melbourne

Posted: February 3, 2012 in Filmmakers

AFTRS has a broad range of film, television and radio short courses in Melbourne and across Victoria over the coming months. Courses are taught by industry experts and presented at The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne and other venues in the region. Check them out!

Documentary Writing, Structure and Proposal Planning

This intensive one-day course with industry expert Alan Rosenthal is devoted to furthering the skills of filmmakers who are interested in narration-based documentaries such as drama docs, bio-pics and experimental docs. Sat 11 Feb (9am – 5pm) The Wheeler Centre

Director’s Toolkit

A three-day intensive course designed for emerging directors. Gain practical experience in utilising the three basic tools every director should know in order to feel confident in directing drama: breaking down a script, improvisation and rehearsal techniques and cinematic tools for scene impact and story pace.
Thurs 16 – Sat 18 Feb (9am – 5pm, 3 sessions) The Wheeler Centre

Distribution, Exhibition and International Sales

In this essential workshop for all filmmakers, industry insider Tait Brady will demystify and provide keen insights into cinema exhibition, the international sales world and the Australian distribution business.
Mon 20 Feb – Wed 29 Feb, 4 sessions (6pm – 9.30pm) The Wheeler Centre

Writing Sci-Fi for TV and Film

Explore the art of creating stories for one of the most popular genres – science fiction. In this intensive, two day workshop with Luke Devenish you’ll examine the genre’s rules and expectations by analysing elements of some of Hollywood’s most recent Sci-Fi successes – and some of its failures. You will also gain the skills to assemble a ‘tool box’ for your ongoing Sci-Fi writing.
Sat 25 – Sun 26 Feb (9am – 5.00pm) The Wheeler Centre

The Assistant Director

All you need to know to become an AD. Presented by Paul Walton you’ll learn the importance of pre-production, how to coordinate a film set, the process behind developing a shooting schedule and utilising the latest scheduling software. Thurs 1 – Sat 3 Mar (9am – 5pm) The Wheeler Centre

Final Cut Pro The Basics (Version 7)

Final Cut Pro, Apple’s most popular and powerful video editing application, is widely used by industry professionals around the world. This two-day course covers everything you need to get started editing with Final Cut Pro Version 7. Thurs 8 – Fri 9 Mar (9am – 5pm) The Wheeler Centre

Introduction to After Effects CS5

A two-day introduction to desktop compositing for moving images with Adobe After Effects CS5, a program that allows new levels of creative freedom for designers, animators, art directors and editors. Sat 10 – Sun 11 Mar, (9am – 5pm) The Wheeler Centre

Creating Success with your Short Film

Back by popular demand, Tait Brady gives you an insider’s guide to making the most of your short film and using it to kick start your career. This intensive workshop will teach you how to exploit every aspect of your short film – including how to make some of your money back! Tue 13 Mar (5.30pm – 9.30pm) The Wheeler Centre

Running Your Own Creative Business

This hugely popular AFTRS course is essential for anyone working in a creative field who wants to maintain their financial viability. Tutor Monica Davidson will look at the need for business planning, managing irregular income, tax and financing, contract and copyright basics and marketing. Thurs 15 Mar (9am – 5pm) The Wheeler Centre

The Audition Process for Directors

Ideal for directors who want to be sure they are getting the most from their audition process. Topics covered including choose the right scenes, casting against type and working with casting agents. Sat 17 Mar (9am – 5pm) The Wheeler Centre

Michael Hauge’s Advanced Story Mastery: Creating Stories That Sell

Epiphany and AFTRS are pleased to co-present Michael Hauge in Melbourne for his exclusive one-day masterclass. Suitable for anyone with a keen interest in writing screenplays or novels, storyboarding or analysing scripts for film and television. The seminar is designed for those who are new to Michael Hauge’s approach, as well as those who have participated in any of his previous lectures or workshops. To book, head to the Epiphany website

Field & Segment Producing

This course provides a comprehensive overview of Field and Segment producing for non-drama television. You will learn all the critical elements required to create a magazine segment based program. Ideal for those with some experience and knowledge of TV production processes. Sat 24 – Sun 25 Mar (9am – 5pm) The Wheeler Centre

Back to Basics: Camera and Sound Workshop

Ideally suited to those with limited camera and sound recording experience, this course will introduce you to the techniques and practical skills required to create high quality images and sound for documentary and drama.
Wed 28 – Thur 29 Mar (9am – 5pm) The Wheeler Centre

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