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Making Movies 3 Practical Production is a culmination of the knowledge and introductory practical components from Making Movies 1 & 2, designed to synthesize these experiences within a focused and immersive filmmaking intensive.
This hands-on, in-person filmmaking workshop spans two consecutive weekends (4 days). Guided by seasoned film practitioners/tutors, students collaborate in small teams to script and shoot two short films across the intensive period. Script development and filming occur within our cutting-edge film studios, utilizing the professional filmmaking equipment of the film and television school.
This subject is aimed at instilling newcomers to filmmaking with the confidence that creating a film is achievable through enthusiasm, passion, dedication, teamwork, meticulous coordination, and a compelling concept. Throughout the intensive, participants will forge connections and collaborate with potential future filmmaking partners, fostering a dynamic environment for creative exploration and growth.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- articulate screenwriting knowledge, including the development of ideas for the workshop films;
- write a properly formatted short screenplay suitable to film in 1 day;
- write and plan your own short film, including character breakdown, writing a script and developing shooting plans and story boards.
- Write a properly formatted short screenplay suitable to film in 1 day;
- analyse a short screenplay and break it down into a shot list;
- have a basic understanding of lighting and sound recording for digital video;
- awareness regarding the importance of OH&S within the film industry including on set safety;
- have a basic knowledge of camera placement and framing techniques;
- be able to apply knowledge of onset communication and basic shooting protocols when working with a small film crew;
- gain the confidence to produce your own short film, and actually prepare a script and shooting plans for your next short film.
Last updated: 20 February 2024