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Teaching Filmmaking

Behind the scenes of 'The Tunnel' | Dir. Michaela Holmes | Photo: Laura Anna Lucas

Learn filmmaking skills for your classroom

This 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.

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, camera and lighting skills, basic video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro

Work in small groups to shoot, edit and screen a short film exercise

Meet Your Tutors

Gareth Tillson

One of AFTRS Open's most popular tutors, Gareth Tillson has pursued a career in cinematography since he saw the light…

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What you will need

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.

For more information call 1300 065 281, or register for future offerings.


Completing Teaching Filmmaking will contribute 7 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.6.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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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 you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee 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.

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