Melbourne Course Content Times &  Dates - Session by Session

UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 2ND 2021

PRE PRODUCTION – PREPARING THE SHOOT FOR THE COURSE MOVIE 

Wednesday 3rd November  6.30pm – 9.30pm 

 Casting Night: Tonight we have a real live Casting with real actors. You will get to:

  • ⇀ Learn the process of casting actors professionally
  • ⇀ Set up the Lights and Camera for casting.
  • ⇀ Camera operators will be rotated throughout the night
  • ⇀ Actors should be scheduled for 10 minutes slots
  • ⇀ You will direct the actors during their audition, assisting them to provide their best performance.

Result: You will learn how to cast a film effectively by doing it for real for your short film. This is a favourite session for many students as it is the first opportunity in the course to direct actors and see the characters come to life.

Saturday 6th November 10am – 3pm  Practical Saturday

Being set ready & rehearsals:

This is a Saturday session designed to give you further practice with the camera, lighting and sound equipment to ensure you are “set-ready” and the crew works as a well oiled machine.

Tuesday 9th November   6.30pm – 9.30pm 

Final preproduction:

  • ⇀ Final Shoot Preparations; How to prepare for shooting.
  • ⇀ Direct or preparation: Shot listing and story boarding
  • ⇀ Director preparation: Learning your scenes, understanding the motivation of your character sand preparing to direct your actors performances
  • ⇀ Preproduction: Finalising remaining details such as: Locations, Extras, Props, Wardrobe, Set dressing

Rehearsals

In addition to preparing to shoot, we will invite the core cast (actors) to attend a rehearsal session.This session will focus on assisting the actors in their preparation for the shoot and expose you to working with actors.

SECTION THREE: PRODUCTION “THE SHOOT”

Saturday 13th November : 8am – 5pm

 THE SHOOT: Day One: 9 Hour Shooting Day: 

Film Shoots are on Location: Locations can be a shop or hotel or park or any variable of a film location. This is a very exciting day where one is on a real shoot and real film

The Film Shoot Day 1On Location.

Today you will work as a crew member. Every person revolves through the crew roles over the 3 shooting days.

Revolving Crew roles you will take on:

  1. Director
  2. DOP
  3. Focus Puller
  4. Clapper
  5. Sound Recordist
  6. Boom
  7. Gaffer
  8. Grip
  9. Continuity
  10. Production Runner/ 

Tuesday 16th November 6.30 pm – 9.30pm Edit Session 

You will learn to edit and make your film into a film by actually editing in class the film. You learn to edit the movie, on Adobe Premiere Pro.

We currently have a video tutorial series of 11 tutorials, only available to people on the 4 Month Filmmaking Course. One must use these tutorials with the editing course lessons  and the footage from the film. This way you will edit the entire short film. Editing a short film takes time and enthusiasm to complete outside of class time.   

Therefore it is voluntary section of the course and also the edit itself is a voluntary to complete. 

Allow 20 – 30 voluntary hours over a month, to complete an edit outside of course time.

Please note that editing is a great skill to learn and there is so much work in the film and video business for talented editors. It also pays well.

You will need a Laptop or Desktop computer with a minimum of 8GB of Ram and the Adobe Premiere Pro Software available from Adobe.

Course content for the night:

  • Review of shooting Day One.
  • Adobe Premier Pro Set up
  • How to prepare your Edit
  • How to sync sound
  • How to watch your footage
  • How to edit a scene.

Saturday 2oth November   8am – 6pm THE SHOOT: DAY TWO : 

On Location: Set location – TBA Teacher: Sean Smith

⇀ Your second day working as a crew member on a real film.
⇀ Crew roles continue to rotate over the 3 shooting days.

Sunday 21st November  8am – 6pm Shoot Day 3

THE SHOOT: Day Three

Today the Crew shoot on their own on Day 3. Your last day working as a crew member on the film. Crew roles continue to rotate for the final shoot day, but the crew will be running this shoot almost completely solo. This is 100% hands-on practical and everyone is required to help make the film.

THURSDAY 25th November    : 6.30pm – 9.30pm   –   Film editing Session 2 

Continue to learn how to cut and make your film

  • Learn today how to cut scenes for your film
  • Learn how to effectively tell your story
  • Everyone will learn via actually editing your film in the class live on Adobe Premier Pro.
  • You learn by actually editing.

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The Edit Challenge  –  3 Weeks Challenge   

Edit the Film using our 10 Session Tutorials on Adobe Premier Pro over the next three weeks  

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Thursday 9th December  2021  6.30pm – 9.30pm: Film editing Session 3 

  • Music for your film and how to get the best music easily and cheaply
  • Colouring your film and making it look great.
  • Titles
  • On this session you learn about the importance of Sound and how you can do your own sound design clean up and mix.

SCREENING YOUR FILM , CERTIFICATES & FUTURE DIRECTIONS 

Thursday 16th December 2021   6.30pm till late

:80 hours completed
Teacher and Owner of AFB: Colm O’Murchu

6:30 8:30pm: Final Session 

In this final class, veteran filmmaker Colm O’Murchu will take you through the essentials of being a filmmaker and how to take your passion beyond this course, including:

⇀ Making your next film
⇀ Where to from here?
⇀ Film financing & Film festivals.

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