Hello! Please note:
Filmbites’ Term 2 classes will be delivered online!
For specifics about Term 2 classes please click here to go to the Term 2 online page. We look forward to seeing you online!
Alternatively, just register your details via the form on the home page if you’d like an update when Term 3 onsite class enrolments are announced.
AGES 9 to 12
Learn the fundamentals for film making, from story to editing.
Students can join at any time up to week 3 of each semester (fee pro rata).
Max of 12 per class
$280 pr term
Each week they engage in practical, hands-on exercises that test and increase their technical knowledge and require creative decision making, communication and teamwork.
Filmbites’ Filmmaking Boot Camp has students produce a short narrative sequence comprised of three lines of pre-written dialogue to explore three different genres – horror, comedy and drama.
At completion of this term students will be fast-tracked into Filmbites Intermediate Preparation
Bootcamp Film-making class
Thurs 4:30pm to 630pm
Starts 20 Feb 2020 ($280 for 8 week term)
AGES 12 to 15
This year long course develops the young film-makers understanding of the film-making processes.
Students ideally begin at the beginning of the course, but can join at any time up to week 3 of each semester, subject to availability and prior knowledge (fee pro rata).
Max of 12 per class
$400 pr term
INTERMEDIATE YEAR 1
Students analyse choices made by the director and heads of department in key scenes from successful movies. By critiquing key choices and breaking down all the components of the scene, students gain an appreciation of the thought process and deliberate practice that go into story and filmmaking, and gain an insight into how they might apply this to their films. Practical exercises throughout the term allow them to explore choices and techniques to apply in their own filmed exercises. Students recreate a key scene from a film as closely as possible, then adapt the same scene using their own unique choices. In semester 2, students each write, direct and edit their own 2-minute short, whilst contributing to other student’s films in key crew roles.
INTERMEDIATE YEAR 2
A year-long course that explores the role of the cinematographer (DP) and their relationship with the director. Students deepen their understanding of lighting, camera and mise en scene. Filmed outcomes include a group production and a paired production between director and DP.
Intermediate Film-making classes
Sat 10am to 12:30pm (Yr 1)
This course brings together emerging filmmakers with substantial prior knowledge to work with a mentor/guide to develop their professional skills with a crew.
Max of 12 per class
$550 pr term
ADVANCED YEAR 1
The full-year advanced filmmaking course is designed to give students an introduction to the funding process that young film-makers are exposed to as they move into the industry. This experience gives students the confidence to pursue this process as they forge a career, as well as give them opportunities to learn how to pitch and communicate their vision to others. The course focuses on each participant writing, filming and editing a 5-minute film for festival submission. Students have the choice to work individually or in creative partnerships.
ADVANCED YEAR 2
Students collaborate as a class to pitch, develop, write, cast, produce and film a web series. Students specialise in key roles across each episode, with the aim of submitting the end product to web-series festivals and gaining exposure and experience for themselves on the festival circuit.
Advanced Film-making classes
Thurs 4:30pm to 7pm (Yr 2)
Filmbites’ filmmaking students films have been seleted for screening at:
- Revelation Film Festival
- and have also been shortlisted as finalists in the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards.
Filmmaking students can build a portfolio of work. Their portfolio and training can assist gain entry to further studies in film-making such film courses at:
- the Australian Film, Television and Radio School,
- WA Screen Academy,
- Murdoch University,
- Curtin University and
- North Metropolitan TAFE film schools.