Home School

Over the years Filmbites has run home school courses in 2D Animation, Screen Acting and Film-making and in 2021 we are adding 3D animation too!

All our home school students will receive a certificate of attendance at the completion of each term, semester or year, depending on course duration.

Please see below for details on upcoming course options in 2021. All classes are at Filmbites Studio in Malaga.

Screen Acting (+ Elements of Drama)

This course is a foundation classes for young actors to gain skills, confidence and versatility, and develop understanding and practice of storytelling and character building.

AGES: 9 – 12 yrs

DURATION: One year, payable by the term

FEE: $298 per term

MAX. STUDENTS: 12

TO ENROL: Online enrolment via the enrolment page. Enrolment is open until week 3 of terms 1, 2 or 3.

2021 classes

Malaga

Thurs 10am to 12noon  (Year 1)

YEAR 1:

Term 1: Students learn the 10 Elements of Drama, foundational drama skills as per the WA Drama curriculum.

Term 2: Students are introduced to the 3 P’s (people, place, problem) and use these to develop and explore scene ideas through improvisation. 

Term 3 & 4: Introduces the 4 W’s – What, When, Where and Who as students develop their own story for filming in Term 4, which will be shown on the big screen at Premiere Night in March the following year.

Film-making

Learn the fundamentals for film making, from story to editing.

AGES: 11 – 15 years

DURATION: One year, payable by the term

FEE: $298 per term

MAX. STUDENTS: 12

HOW TO ENROL: Click the enrol button or go to the enrol page to book your place online. Enrolments are open until week 3 of Term 3.

2021 CLASS

Malaga

Thurs 1 to 3pm (Year 1)

YEAR 1 

This course is designed to get young film-makers up to speed with the skills, tools and processes to produce their own films using a DSLR camera, handling depth of field, exposure and lighting. They also learn about recording sound, importing footage and sound, basic editing and exporting.

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 who wish to further develop their skills will continue on to Filmbites Beginner program, commencing in Term 2.

2D Animation

Animation is an exciting art form which provides a fun, creative outlet and also has great career prospects.

Filmbites’ 2D course may especially appeal to students with drawing skills however it is not essential.

The only prerequisite is a desire to bring a story to life.

Students learn to use OpenToonz, a free software used by famed animation studio Studio Ghibli (Ponyo, My Neighbour Totoro)

AGES: 9-14yrs

DURATION: One year, payable by the term

FEE: $298 per term

MAX. STUDENTS: 12

HOW TO ENROL: Click the enrol button or go to the enrol page to book your place online. Enrolments are open until week 3 of Term 3.

2021 CLASS

MALAGA 

Tues 2-4pm (Beginner)

BEGINNER:

Learn the interface and navigation of OpenToonz to create short sequences, building skills in character, background and audio to eventually produce their own their own short animation in Term 4 production term.

3D Animation

3D Animation has potential for application in many industries of the future.

AGES: 13 to 18yrs

DURATION: One semester, payable by the term

FEE: $298 per term

MAX. STUDENTS: 12

HOW TO ENROL: Click the enrol button or go to the enrol page to book your place online.

2021 class

Wed 2 – 4pm (Beginner)

In Term 1, students will build a character, adding colour, clothing and rigging, plus a small animated action, then develop a concept and storyboard

In Term 2, students build their set, adding lighting and rendering, as well as audio from pre-existing audio files and recording and importing their own voices and foley work.