Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Filmmaking Summer School, part of the public engagement program, Screen Studies, Melbourne University

Contact: Sharon Peers, Filmmaking Summer School
p: 03 93475035   e:

Date: 5 January 2016 to 24 January 2016          RSVP: Applications open until course finishes January 2016
Location: Dancehouse, Carlton North, Melbourne

Intended Audience: Teachers & Students

Filmmaking is an exciting, collaborative, creative pursuit and has never been more accessible or affordable. To make good films, however, we need to understand the essentials, using all the tools - and personnel - at our disposal. We can look for information online but there's nothing better than learning from leading, award-winning filmmakers.

The summer courses offer expert teaching in all aspects of practical film production by our leading, award-winning filmmakers including Director Nadia Tass (Malcolm, The Big Steal, Amy, Matching Jack, Fatal Honeymoon), Screenwriters Mac Gudgeon (Last Ride, The Secret River) and Chris Corbett (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Sound Designer Craig Carter (Babe, Cut Snake,Healing), Composer Cezary Skubiszewski (Two Hands, Red Dog, The Sapphires) and Cinematographer John Brawley (Offspring, Puberty Blues, A Beautiful Lie) amongst many others.

Areas taught cover screenwriting for features and shorts, directing actors and the film production and sound design, editing, digital effects, film music, screen language documentary film making and a four day cinematography intensive.

The course/s can be taken in full 12 days or participants can choose their own day and make up their own course.

The Film making Summer School is suitable for teachers and students alike with its practical instruction in feature, short and documentary film making, an introduction to the acting and directing process and presents a realistic picture of the Australian film industry and how to find a place within it.

Highlights of the 2016 summer school are: The 4 day Cinematography Intensive using state-of-the-art equipment and a full gaffer and grip crew, the 2 day Directing Masterclass with Nadia Tass and the revolutionary Low Budget/No Budget Film making using i Phones, Go Pros, Android phone and DSLR cameras.

The Film making Summer School is the only film school taught by Australia's leading filmmakers.
Summer School Brochure