ONLINE COURSES

 

Term 2 2020

The Filmbites Team have been in full blown ACTION mode over the past 6 weeks!

The last 3 weeks of Term 1 were successfully completed online, and from your feedback we’ve adapted our Term 2 courses to provide the very best possible online learning experience.

Current students – we encourage you to continue your learning with us online in Term 2, so that we are all ready to jump straight back into our regular on-site classes in Term 3.

New students – you are welcome to join any of the courses shown in green.

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW IS AN OUTLINE OF THE TERM CONTENT FOR TERM 2 ONLINE CLASSES ONLY.

TO VIEW THE FULL COURSE OUTLINE PLEASE GO TO COURSES IN THE TOP MENU.

OPEN ENROLMENT FOR CURRENT AND NEW STUDENTS (shown in green)

SCREEN ACTING – BEGINNER 1
Ages 9 to 12
45 mins 
$140
Our online beginner 1 course will practice Term 1 skills including scene basics of the 3P’s and describing, narrating and reporting skills and use these to develop short online scenes together.
SCREEN ACTING – BEGINNER 2 
Ages 9 to 12
45 mins
$140
(we recommend you do Beginner 1 first but not essential / recommended for students close to 12 yrs of age)
Our online beginner 2 course will practice and develop Term 1 learning including the 4 W’s story foundations and working with marks. Students will be introduced to character wants which they will develop through online work on the themes competition, co-operation and conflict.
SCREEN ACTING – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL PREP
Ages 11 to 14
1.5hrs
$200
Our online ILP course will build on the learning from Term 2 with a film focus as actors practice, demonstrate and develop their understanding and use of character arcs in scene work, basic auditions and in developing film story ideas.
GAME DESIGN
Beginner level
Ages 9 to 13
1 hr
$130
Students will learn to Gamemaker, a fun drag and drop program which allows students to explore game design without coding. Students will create 3 different types of games by creating their own sprites, objects, events and actions.
*Students must download Gamemaker at home – $39. 
FILM-MAKING
Intermediate level
Ages 11 to 15

Over 8 weeks, you’ll be working on writing sprints and exercises to develop a kick-* script, honing your abilities as a visual writer of screenplays. We’ll be investigating screenplay format, looking at ways to convey your vision on paper, so that when we enter Term 3, we’ll know just where we are headed in pre-production for your film.

OPEN FOR RE-ENROLMENT TO CURRENT TERM 1 STUDENTS (shown in orange)

SCREEN ACTING – JUNIOR PROFESSIONALS YEAR 1 
1.5hrs
$340
In our online term the Junior Professional actors will work with acting skills on an online environment and work with an instructor and writer to learn and practice skills in character. Actors will develop a series of character journeys to be the foundation for their end of year film.
SCREEN ACTING – INTERMEDIATE YEAR 1
1.5hrs
$220
Our online term builds on the script skills actors developed in Term 1. Actors will practice and apply script skills with new scripts and characters. Actors will learn about and use character and script research skills through the term towards finding their own characters and script to work on for their end of year production.
SCREEN ACTING – INTERMEDIATE YEAR 2 
1.5 hrs
$220
Actors will continue to develop their movement and scene study skills and apply them to scripted scenes and characters. Actors will use the online environment to apply and explore with non-verbal as well as dialogue tools and develop ideas for what they would like to explore in their end of year project.
SCREEN ACTING – JUNIOR INDUSTRY
1.5hrs
$340
Actors will develop, apply and explore with their previous learning in character, story and scene study. Actors will work with an acting trainer and writer to develop characters and story for their end of year filmed project.
SCREEN ACTING – INTERMEDIATE YEAR 3
2 hrs
$270
Actors will continue to develop and extend their audition skills and term 2 will introduce character brief analysis, short film auditions, web series auditions, and TV series auditions. Auditions will be submitted online and feedback offered to students for them to work on.
SCREEN ACTING – ADVANCED
2 hrs
$300
Actors will demonstrate and further develop the inner dialogue and sensory work that was introduced in term 1. Actors will work with script and apply their learning to scripted characters and develop original monologues. Actors will be introduced to foundational Adler techniques.
SCREEN ACTING – INTENSIVE
1.5hrs
$480 
Actors will continue to develop and extend their skills in Guskin and sound work with their Shakespeare pieces. They will develop their understanding of the piece and work on interpreting the monologue as a contemporary piece.
ANIMATION (current students)
Beginner level
Ages 10 to 15
1 hr
$150
Students will begin production on their own animation. We will cover basic storyboarding and scriptwriting and will focus on OpenToonz tween system. 
ANIMATION 
Intermediate level / Studio class
Ages 10 to 15
1 hr
$150
Students will start pre-production on their group animation. Each student will be given a role: scriptwriter, story-boarder, character designer, keyframe animator, in-between animator and background artist.