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Sydney - Nov 03 2017

AFTRS Sydney
Nov 03 2017 - Nov 03 2017
Attendance Pattern
Friday 9.00 - 5.00
Gareth Tillson
Course fee

‚ÄčThis one day NESA accredited professional development course will provide you with the skills to both create and edit films and teach these skills to your students in the classroom setting.

It is suitable for both Primary and Secondary teachers.


In this introductory course you will learn effective strategies for using film and filmmaking in the classroom including:

  • Mapping class content to curriculum for documentary, stop motion, podcasting and screenwriting.
  • Visual literacy with camera angles, sound and symbolism
  • Screenwriting and story-boarding for short film exercises
  • Basic camera and lighting skills
  • Basic video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro

You'll work in small groups to shoot, edit and screen a short film exercise.


The content was terrific. I think it was perfectly pitched and the information packaged very well. I cannot rate this program highly enough. And it was fun too.

A fantastic day. The theory behind film was very interesting. I had a great time playing around with the (editing) tools and functions.

Really valuable, cant wait to show the kids and other staff members.


This course is strictly for registered SECONDARY AND PRIMARY teachers. This is an introductory course so prior filmmaking experience is not necessary.

If you are a Proficient Teacher wishing to claim formal accreditation for this course , you will need to enter your NESA Teacher ID and School Name on enrolment.


One of AFTRS Open's most popular tutors, Gareth Tillson has pursued a career in cinematography since he saw the light during a shoot at New York Film Academy in 1998. Graduating from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (MA Cinematography) in 2004 with the AFTRS High Achievement in Cinematography Award, Gareth has since established himself as a freelance cinematographer in Sydney. He shoots shorts, docos, commercials and music clips. His debut feature as cinematographer, LBF, premiered at SxSW Film Festival in 2011 and has played at Perth Revelations and Sydney Film Festivals. He also teaches regularly for AFTRS Open.

Have any questions? Please get in touch: open@aftrs.edu.au or 1300 065 281


Teaching Filmmaking (AKA Introduction to Filmmaking for Teachers) will contribute 7 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.6.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If a participant wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee. For more information on AFTRS Open's policies, including refund policies, please see our policies page


The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.