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Filmmaking Intensive

Behind the scenes of 'Plus Ça Change' | Dir. Christopher Tuckfield

Explore Filmmaking

In this five day filmmaking intensive, you’ll get busy in the state-of-the-art AFTRS studio and take a short film script from page to screen. Experienced industry filmmakers will guide students with lectures and fast-paced practical exercises to conquer the major areas of directing, cinematography and post-production.

How to analyse, breakdown, and rehearse a short script, plan a shoot and work with a budget, actors, set and record sound

Hands-on experience operating HD cameras, attending production meetings, and working with professional picture & sound editors to collaborate and finish a short film

A class screening and reflection of the short film at week’s end

Is the Filmmaking Intensive right for you?

This is a hands-on and collaborative course with a small class size giving a great introduction to the process of making a scripted short film. This course is suitable for beginners to the world of filmmaking or scripted production. Students will explore the technical, creative and logistical considerations of filmmaking.

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

If you are interested in learning the non-scripted production process and essential skills check out of Videomaking Intensive

Meet Your Tutors

Jayden will be delivering the course run on 15th - 19th January 2024 and Kane will be delivering the course run on 29th January - 2nd February

Jayden Rathsam Hua

Jayden Rathsam Hua is a Chinese Australian writer/director focused on documentary and horror, with a Masters in Producing from AFTRS. His…

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Kane Senes

Kane Senes is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer and editor. His feature film credits include "Sissy" (2022), "For Now" (2019)…

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What you will need

AFTRS will provide all equipment required for this course.

Students may want to bring their own means of note taking i.e. notepad & pen or personal device.

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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.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds here.