Film-making

AGES 9 to 12

Beginner Film-making

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

$350 pr term

BEGINNER SEMESTER 1

Students learn the basics of computer-based editing and how to tell a story by giving and withholding information. They learn how to juxtapose images and sequences of action and to develop their ability to tell a story visually.

We cover basic DSLR basic camera operation and shot construction, and begin to play with lighting for mood and effect while creating short 30-60 second films.

BEGINNER SEMESTER 2

Students are introduced to script structure, story and character arcs. Their scripted assignments seek to demonstrate how character wants drive a story and how conflict is integral to good drama. Technically, students learn about recording sound, as we all as refine their ability to use both camera and lighting, and practice editing. Students collaborate on each other’s short films (60 sec) and deepen their understanding of directing. 

Beginner Film-making classes

Malaga

Wed 4:30pm to 630pm 

AGES 12 to 15

Intermediate

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

HOW TO ENROL: Please email your name, DOB, mobile number and a summary of your previous film-making training and experience to Filmbites Head of Film-making, Ben Andrews at ben@filmbites.com.au

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

Malaga

Sat 10am to 12:30pm (Yr 1)

AGES 15+

Advanced

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

HOW TO ENROL: Please email your name, DOB, mobile number and a summary of your previous film-making training and experience to Filmbites Head of Film-making, Ben Andrews at ben@filmbites.com.au

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

Malaga

Thurs 4:30pm to 7pm (Yr 2)