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Sydney Film Base, located in Parramatta, helps you become a professional Film Maker or Film Director with the best film courses, week nights and weekends


1.  Sydney Three Month Film Course
Thursday Night 15th June 2017 – Tuesday Night 19th September 2017
ECR , Parramatta NSW

2 Tabernacle 101 – 95 Minute Feature Film for World Wide Distribution 



Please see the Teaser for our new 100 minute feature film “Tabernacle 101” Shot on location in Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Transmission and their massive success with the movie “Lion”

Transmission, an Australian Film Distributor, has had massive success in the cinema domestically with the release of Lion. Now grossing over $25 million Box Office in Australia, it will be one of the top 5 all time Australian Films at … Continue reading

Joel Perlman from Village Roadshow gives a full report on Current Distribution for Movies in the Australia

Roadshow Films has been responsible for releasing box office epics The Hunger Games, The Hobbit, American Sniper, Red Dog, Paper Planes, and six-time Academy Award winning film and monster box office hit, Mad Max: Fury Road.  I attended a Screen Producers … Continue reading

Tip 10 – A Director perfects his or her postproduction.

Postproduction is a detailed process and the more detail and quality that is put into the post process, the better the film will be. In the last tip we focused on picture cut which is a very important and major … Continue reading

Tip 9 A Director Post Produces

A Director needs to make their very best effort in the season of Post Production. Postproduction on your film is broken down into the following areas. The Picture Edit. Colouring VFX Titles Sound Design Music Sound Mix Deliverables The Picture … Continue reading

Tip 8 – A Director works with his or her actors

Working with Actors is one of the top Directing Skills. Actors play the characters who the audience relates with. The better the performance and the star quality, the more relatable the actors are to the audience. Performance: This is a … Continue reading

Tip 7 – The Shoot – A Director shoots

The shoot is the most intense part of the filmmaking process. A Director should  be prepared to get asked about 1000 questions on each shooting day. This can be stressful as you are supposed to have the answers instantly for … Continue reading

Tip 6 – A Director Prepares

A Film Director needs to prepare diligently for a film shoot.  The areas that a Film Director is involved in, during preproduction is as follows. Casting and Rehearsals with Actors Meetings with the Production Designer ref the design or enhancement … Continue reading

Tip 5 Find the Best Crew Size for your production.

Tip 5:  Find the Best Crew Size for your production.  The best Crew size varies from production to production. I have shot a micro budget short films with 7 Crew and I have directed a weekend feature film with 15 Crew. I … Continue reading

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Tip 1 –   A Film Director must Prepare Prepare Prepare.  Film Directing is divided into four distinct seasons. PreProduction The Shoot Post Production Film Festivals and Screenings Today, lets focus on Preproduction. Having personally worked on hundreds of film … Continue reading

Tip 2 To Direct Like a Pro – Cast like a Pro.

Tip 2 To Direct Like a Pro –  Cast like a Pro.  When we teach on our Film Courses, we always have a full night of casting as one of the sessions. There is a very good reason for this.I have seen … Continue reading

Film Directing Tip 4 _ Build Your Network

Tip 4 Network – Surround Yourself with the Best Team  Networking is one of the most important Film Maker Skills. There are two types of networking. Networking to meet financiers distributors and people who are in powerful positions and can help your … Continue reading

Tip 3 – Every shooting Day, Prepare a Shot List

It amazes me if a Film Director chooses to wing it on Shooting Day. That means do minimal preparation and turn up on Shooting day with no shot list. A Feature Film in Australia takes on average 6 – 8 … Continue reading

Success Stories – Nay Htat

Former Sydney Film Base’s students success and achievements stories.   NAY HTAT   Nay Htat completed the 3 months film making and directing course, and got to take all of his scripts from the drawers and brought them to the big screens. Nay’s films and commitment with his craft along with his new sharpened skills […]

Success Stories – Dan Jones

Former Sydney Film Base’s students success and achievements stories.   DAN JONES   Dan Jones completed the 3 months film making and directing course at Sydney Film Base. After completing the course, Dan wrote, produced and directed “Shrove Tuesday”, an epic dark comedy that attracted some of Australia’s hottest cast and crew; and had his […]

Three Tips for finding the Best Locations

  Locations, and finding them for a film, is one of the easiest parts of preparing a film production . There are three different ways to find location Pay a Location Scout to go out and source your locations Via word of … Continue reading

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Three Month Film Course

Starts Thursday 15th June 2017
  • Learn to make your professional film in One Month.
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Independent Film Club Social
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