Dates and Course Content
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3 Month Film Directors

Course Content & Schedule Dates:

You can see exactly what you will learn on each session and the dates each session occurs on.

MARCH 2015

Thursday Night  5th March 2015  –  6.30pm – 9.30pm     

Film Instructor Colm O’Murchu    3 Hours completed

Story Invention Workshop. In this session we create the Story for the Film Production. Colm O’Murchu shows you exactly how to create a story that grabs the audience.Impossible-Astronaut-bts-3

RESULT By 9.30pm we will have developed an eight minute short film story.
Voluntary Homework: Write the first draft script of the story. Over the years we have found the results of the above techniques have produced a strong short film story for emerging or beginner film makers.

After Course Drinks Social at a local Hotel (Allow $5 for a drink). This is voluntary and totally for the networking amongst the group.

 


Section Two Learning how to Shoot and Cast a Film 

First Practical Film Making Session:

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Thursday Night 12th March  6.30pm – 9.30pm    Practical Hands On with Film Equipment     

Teacher Allan Brady for following sessions    6 Hours completedSAVING MR. BANKS

On this session everyone shall be familiarised with all of the film equipment. You will get to use it and feel how it works and learn about what is needed for a Professional Shoot.

Result: By the end of the session, you will know the names of all of the professional equipment, how it looks and what it is for.
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Thursday Night 19th March  6.30pm – 9.30pm  12 hours completed 

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By the end of tonight you will learn how to operate a Professional Camera and shoot a scene

The Session will end with Shooting an Interview with 3 different Camera Shots.

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Thursday Night 26th March 6.30pm – 9.30pm   15 Hours completed

6.30pm – 7.30pm   Setting up the Casting: We show you how we get the best Actors in town to the Casting.

7.30pm – 9.30pm  The Sound Session. Tonight we train you in how to use Professional Sound Equipment.Booming-300x225

APRIL 2015

Thursday Night 2nd April 6.30pm – 9.30pm  18 Hours completed

The Lighting Session  You learn to use all of the  Lighting and  Gaffer Equipmentimgres

Weather permitting, We shoot and Light an external Car Scene with two actors

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Thursday Night 9th April  6.30pm – 10pm   22 Hours completed

Casting Night – Real Live Auditions with Real Actors 72891eb61a8e80d72915d79f3ca0bc0e

Tonight we have a real live Casting  with real actors  All of the Course participants get to

You will learn and know how to cast a film effectively by doing it for real.This is a favourite session as one learns how to pick the best actors from the audition

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Section Three:   Preparing to Shoot – PreproductionDivergent_-_12_Munites_of_Behind_the_Scenes_Footage

Thursday Night 16th April  6.30pm – 9.30pm  25 Hours completed

Tonight you will learn all about final preproduction for a film shoot

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Thursday Night 23rd April  6.30pm – 9.30pm    28 Hours completed

Final Shoot Preparations; How to prepare for shooting.imgres-1

Tonight you will complete all the preparations and the preproduction for the movie that you will shoot now.


SECTION FOUR:   THE SHOOT AND POSTPRODUCTION

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Saturday 25th April   8am – 6pm       38 Hours completed

The Shoot on Location: Day One ( This is the Real Deal)

Marking a shot on a Sydney Film Base course production Suburban Terror The Film Shoot – On Location.  Today you will work as a crew member on a real film. Every person revolves through the 10 Person Crew roles over the three shooting days.  A designated time is allotted for each crew role. This is 100% hands-on practical. (Allow $15 – $20 for lunch on Shoot Day)

Director Crew Roles for the Film Shoot that you will do.

  1. First AD
  2. DOP
  3. Focus Puller
  4. Clapper
  5. Sound Recordist
  6. Boom Swinger
  7. Gaffer
  8. Grips
  9. Continuity
  10. Make up

7.30 – 10pm – Fun Social Drinks – Voluntary.

Thursday Night 30th April  6.30pm – 9.30pm Edit Day One    41 Hours completed

In the studio, Editing begins on the film. You will learn how a film is edited and how to make the film     professional

Today you will learn how to prepare and edit your movie and get some scenes actually edited. 

Saturday 2nd May   8am – 6pm  Shoot Day Two:  The Film Shoot on Location 51 Hours completedtobias-deml-red-scarlet-desert-film-shoot-kiril-andreev-behind-the-scenes

The Film Shoot – On Location.  Today you will work as a crew member on a real film. Every person revolves through the 10 Person Crew roles over the three shooting days.  A designated time is allotted for each crew role. This is 100% hands-on practical.  (Allow $15 – $20 for lunch on Shoot Day)

Director Crew Roles for the Film Shoot that you will do.

  1. First AD
  2. DOP
  3. Focus Pullerimages-1
  4. Clapper
  5. Sound Recordist
  6. Boom Swinger
  7. Gaffer
  8. Grips
  9. Continuity
  10. Make up

Sunday  3rd May   8am – 6pm

Shoot Day Three:  The Film Shoot on Location  61 Hours completed

Today the Crew shoot on their own on Day 3  You will work as a crew member on a real film. Every person revolvesSOREL_PI_00165.CR2 through the 10 Person Crew roles over the three shooting days.  A designated time is allotted for each crew role. This is 100% hands-on practical. The Film Shoot – On Location.  (Allow $15 – $20 for lunch on Shoot Day)

Thursday Night 7th May   6.30pm – 9.30pm Edit Night  Two

64 Hours completed

MAY 2015 

Thursday Night 21st May   6.30pm – 9.30pm Edit Night Three    67 Hours completed

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Tonight is the Fine Cut of the Film .

  • Finalising the Edit
  • Finalising all the creative decisions
  • Adding Credits
  • Colouring
  • Effects

Tuesday Night 26th May Music Night   70 Hours completed

Tonight, you learn how to match music to the film.
  • Placing Music on the Film
  • Deciding on mood for the film.
  • How to get the best music into your film at a budget___________________________________________________________________________

Saturday 30th May 10am – 3pm   78 hours completed imgres-3

Sound Post Session Channel 9 Sound Post Expert John Hresc cleans and mixes the Sound Session in the Sound Post Studio

This is a wonderful final technical session where the course participant learns the importance of Sound and sees the film in its completed phase for the first time with music and seamless sound track. ________________________________________________________________________________

Section Five  Making Film Making Pay and the Future   

How to become a Film Maker making a living and working on Passion Projects

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Friday Night 5th June   7pm till late The Final Night  81 Hours completedimages-4

  • Review of the Shooting Process Step by Step
  • Where to from here?
  • Independent Film Club and how it works
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Film Makers Certificate.
  • Screening of the Finished Film
  • Celebration
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After the Four Month Film School Completes, Support Structures

  1. Indie Film Club Meetings every 6 weeks after 4 Month Film School to network and find new film projects
  2. Employment Opportunities for the talented
  3. Numerous Film Productions that mushroom from Hot Talent Club
  4. We select Crew for our Feature Film Productions

images “To put it bluntly this course is an inspiration, I still can’t believe how much we got through. I’m still bouncing off the walls with excitement and have already lined up two collaborations with fellow students. Colm’s teaching makes dreams come true.” – Probir Dutt, Rok Starr Films

 

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