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Radio Intensive Radio Intensive / 19-23 June / Sydney
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Writing for TV Intensive Writing for TV Intensive / 10-14 July / Sydney
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WINTER INTENSIVES

Film, TV & Radio Short Courses

Learn new skills and invest in your future at the Australian Film Television and Radio School with our intensive courses. All courses are taught by industry professionals and include: Three Week Film School plus 5-day screenwriting, radio and TV & radio presenting intensives.

Book at least 28 days in advance to receive the 10% Early Bird Discount.

Got a question?  Contact us: open@aftrs.edu.au / 1300 065 281

Three Week Film School

Are you looking to fast track your filmmaking skills and get an opportunity to use professional equipment and studios? Are you looking to collaborate with other emerging filmmakers and add to your portfolio? Three Week Film School is your chance to immerse yourself in all areas of film studies and filmmaking. This intensive course will feature practical exercises along with classroom study and screenings, culminating in making a short film with professional actors in the AFTRS studios.

'Awesome! All resources have been excellent and the industry professionals we have had masterclasses with have been so generous and inspiring. I really feel so privileged and excited about my first step into filmmaking. This is great!'

Monday 5 - Friday 23 June

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Filmmaking Intensive

In this five day filmmaking intensive, you'll get busy in the AFTRS state-of-the-art studio and take a short film script from page to screen. You’ll get hands-on experience operating HD cameras, attending production meetings, and working with professional picture & sound editors all while collaborating to create, light, shoot and - most important - finish a short film. At week’s end, students are encouraged to invite family & friends to our AFTRS Open Summer School 'Graduation' Screening.

"The course was great. The facilities and lecturers were fantastic. The facilities were the top of the line"

Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 June

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Radio Intensive

Develop your own on-air persona and learn skills to develop your career in the media. This course combines AFTRS Open’s regular ‘Introduction to TV Presenting’ and ‘Announcing and Presentation’ courses plus a day of our ‘Voice Over’ course into one intensive week. You’ll receive practical tuition in on-camera presenting skills including writing your own scripts, conducting interviews on camera, voice over skills for TV and radio, announcing skills, working with autocue and developing your own unique presenting style.

“I learned so much and pushed myself on challenging my comfort zones - it has reignited my drive and desire to take my passions to the next level.”

Monday 19 - Friday 23 June

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Short Film Screenwriting Intensive

Write a completed short film script in just five days! Learn from Tropfest winner and Palme d’Or nominee Jonathan Ogilvie and inspiring guest speakers how to take your stories from initial idea through treatment and draft stage, to a finished, polished script ready to be pitched. Story structure, theme, character, roadblocks, arcs, tension, conflict and resolution will be explored as they are used in filmmaking through fast paced lectures and workshops.

"A thoughtfully constructed course with brilliant, knowledgeable tutors…I learned a lot."

Monday 19 - Friday 23 June

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TV & Radio Presenting Intensive

Develop your own on-air persona and learn skills to develop your career in the media. This course combines AFTRS Open’s regular ‘Introduction to TV Presenting’ and ‘Announcing and Presentation’ courses plus a day of our ‘Voice Over’ course into one intensive week. You’ll receive practical tuition in on-camera presenting skills including writing your own scripts, conducting interviews on camera, voice over skills for TV and radio, announcing skills, working with autocue and developing your own unique presenting style.

“I learned so much and pushed myself on challenging my comfort zones - it has reignited my drive and desire to take my passions to the next level.”

Monday 26 - Friday 30 June

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Writing for TV Intensive

Do you have a great idea for a TV show but need help taking your idea to the next level? Learn the fundamentals of creating viable and original TV drama or comedy series concepts, including working in a team writing environment, in this five-day intensive course. You will learn about: the process of concept creation from idea inception to concept presentation, the structure of a TV series, how to run multiple storylines, how to structure a 5 act episode, how to create a written pitch, writing as part of a team and much more!

"This course completely exceeded my expectations. I loved it! I felt the course covered a lot of content and am feeling like I learnt a lot of knowledge I can apply in the real world."

Monday 10 - Friday 14 July

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Lighting Fundamentals Intensive

The aim of this five day course is to teach basic lighting skills in cinematography and how they apply to the visualization of a story or concept. The course will be taught in our state-of-the-art studios examining artificial light sources, and on a location shoot studying the changeability of natural light in both exterior and interior locations.

"I really loved it - loved the practical work. great down-to-earth teachers!"

Monday 19 - Friday 23 June

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Narrative Comedy Intensive: Tim Ferguson

In this five-day Intensive, one of Australia’s most successful comedians unlocks the code to comedy writing. Tim Ferguson (Doug Anthony All Stars, Shock Jock, Spin Out) offers processes and insights necessary for professional screenwriters to expand their skills base into writing comedy for television and film, including situation comedy, sketch, short films and features.

"Tim’s course demystified the mechanics of what makes comedy work. It’s like having a doctor explain how to make people laugh."

Monday 5 - Friday 9 June

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Multiplatform Story & Design Intensive

Are you interested in creating meaningful digital experiences that connect with audience? The current digital media landscape covers a wide range of media formats and platforms, so content creators need to be able to access and engage their audiences in their natural digital habitats. So you need to know who your users/audience are, where they are, what they are viewing, and how they are interacting long before you start producing!

Over this five day intensive you’ll develop a digital “product” or project through to a finished prototype.

Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 June

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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY INTENSIVE

Looking to get serious about your feature length documentary idea? Looking for constructive feedback and practical exercises to get you started the correct, industry standard way? AFI nominated producer Dylan Blowen (The Snowman, A Northern Town) will guide you from concept to pitch, with lectures, peer reviews and practical exercises to guide your feature documentary (60 min+) idea to the cusp of pre production.

"Course was well structured yet flexible enough that we were able to spend more time on those things that were of particular interest to the class. Brilliant course and tutor  - would highly recommend."

Monday 17 - Friday 21 July 2017

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Acknowledgement

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.