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Camera & Sound Fundamentals

Led by experienced camera operator and director-producer you will be introduced to techniques and practical skills that will enable you to produce high quality images and sound for documentary and drama with an eye to great storytelling – the goal of all good filmmaking. Starting with efficiently building and setting-up camera and tripod systems from a deconstructed kit, to correctly link cameras and audio equipment, as well as effective proper placement and use of radio and booms mics on subject, all the fundamentals are covered. Building on this you will be encouraged to start thinking about the frame and coverage to tell a story.

Covers recording optimum picture and achieving good sound, focusing on the basics

Learn about scene coverage and how to tell a story with a compelling series of shots

Be introduced to the practical considerations of ‘freestyle’ filmmaking and the demands of shooting with a one or two person crews, a distinctly different form of filmmaking to larger production teams and projects

Is the Camera & Sound Fundamentals right for you?

This is a hands-on, technical course with a small class size. No prior knowledge or skill is required.

This course does not include any editing

Meet Your Tutors

Rob Gunn

Rob is an experienced Shooter Producer specialising in crafting stories for factual and reality television, from development, field, through to…

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What you will need

AFTRS will provide all equipment required for this course.

This is a practical course, and you will be on your feet a lot throughout the days.

Camera & Sound Fundamentals Offerings


18 Jun 2024 to 19 Jun 2024

Tue & Wed, 9.30am-5pm

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price including the early bird discount, as it is currently more than 14 days from commencement of the course.

Building 130, The Entertainment QuarterMoore Park NSW 2021

For more information please email shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877 or to register for future offerings click here


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This course is for students aged 18+ only.

If a student 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 penalty.

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled by AFTRS prior to commencement a 100% refund or credit note of the course fees paid will be provided.

Should AFTRS need to cancel a course after commencement, but before its completion, reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule. If rescheduling is not feasible, it is at AFTRS’ sole discretion to issue either full or partial credit notes depending on the circumstances.

AFTRS will make every effort to ensure the scheduled run of any course.

If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with AFTRS that the course is confirmed before you make your travel bookings. This decision is dependent on course enrolments meeting minimum numbers. AFTRS is not liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred through course cancellation at any time for any reason.