Sydney 4 Month Filmmaking Course

Do You Want to Be a Filmmaker - Make a Movie - Meet Likeminded People and all in 4 Months?

SYDNEY 5 MONTH FILMMAKING COURSE Starts Thursday 2nd February 2023

Course Venue: Regent Street  Chippendale Sydney

  • Learn to Make your professional Film  by actually working on and making a Movie, during the film course. 
  • Real Movie, completed on Graduation
  • Tuesday Nights and some Saturdays
  • Learn to Direct and Produce Your Film
  • Learn to use professional Film Equipment – Supplied 
  • 3 Day Real Shoot on Location/ Film Set – Saturdays
  • Reliability: We have taught filmmaking courses for 24 years in Sydney. 
  • We teach you on the Black Magic Ursa  Camera, with professional Location Sound Equipment & Lighting 
  • Learn Casting & Directing Actors on Set 
  • \Learn  how to write a professional screenplay
  • You will make and crew on an actual film production 
  • Learn to produce and prepare your shoot
  • Learn to Edit & Colour on Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Learn to source the best music & sound design your film
  • Make new friends to collaborate with on future productions
  • Proper Professional Practices and Training ( like it is on real films) 
  • Film Directors Certificate on Graduation 
    Course Venue Regent Street Chippendale Sydney            Near Central Train Station.
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  • Phone 1800131166
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Former Graduates Review the 4 Month Film Course

5 Month Film Course - Outline

MONTH ONE - Screenplay & CastinG

Learn to Write a Screenplay professionally and Cast a film with real Actors.
You write a 10 minute screenplay for the film production. You experience how to set up a  real casting with real actors. From the casting, you will pick actors for the Film Shoot . 

You learn about Film Directing and The Film Shots and How a Scene is composed. You socialise with your fellow course participants, enthusing about the upcoming film production. 

  Tuesday Nights 

MONTH TWO - Technical Training

Learn how to use Professional Camera Lights and Sound Equipment. We use the Black Magic Ursa Camera and Sennheiser Sound equipment.   Learn how to use the equipment and how to shoot a film scene.

We also have a Real Casting Night with Actors attending the audition.
This is where you learn how to choose the best Actors who then act in the 10 minute Film
Tuesday Nights

We start Preproduction on the 10 Minute Movie 

MONTH 3 - Ten minute movie. Shoot on Real locations with actors

Learn Film Directing and all on a Real Film Shoot.  Learn Preproduction and Production Management. You will be on Location x 3 Full Saturdays . This is a real shoot, shot on various locations. You get to do various roles including Directing and Camera Operations. You work with real actors and experience a real film shoot. And Much More.         

Tuesday Nights & Saturdays

MONTH 4 Postproduction Career

Learn to edit your film on Adobe Premiere Pro.  You actually edit the film and source music and colour the film and Export the Finished 10 Minute Movie with Directing Credit.

Create your Career With our Business of Filmmaking Session. Learn how to get into Film Festivals and Get your Film seen around the world

Plan and find out how to get work in the film industry and Receive your Certificate on our Final Night Celebration.  Tuesday Nights  Please go to this page for  Times, Dates, Course Content 

 5 Month Filmmaking Course  Graduation  

The Film Instructors Taught by Filmmakers for Future Filmmakers

Colm O'Murchu

Colm founded Australian Film Base in 1997 and has since taught emerging filmmakers to make professional films. Colm has guided and instructed over the years on 175 short films made. His new film Tabernacle 101 has just been released theatrically in the USA and ia available on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Apple TV. With a wealth of film teaching and film making experience Colm O’Murchu is one of the very best film instructors.​ Main Focus: Casting & Directing

Greg Woodland

Greg Woodland one of Australia’s great screenwriting teachers, a filmmaker and a novelist. His communication skills and teaching skills are of the highest calibre. As writer/director Greg’s films and documentaries have screened nationally and internationally at over 60 film festivals & many TV channels. Greg has lectured in Scriptwriting at Macquarie University, UTS, NIDA, and AFTRS. His script editing credits include feature films ‘Moon Rock for Monday’, ‘Don’t Tell’, ‘Needle’, ‘Cold Turkey’, ‘The Bet’, ‘Broken’ Teaches Screenwriting and Producing

John Hresc

John has worked in the film, television and music industry for the last 25 years,and is a member of the Australian Screen Sound Guild. He worked for Channel 9 for ten years sound posting many of the TV shows and promos you see on TV.  During his work in Television he also collaborated with a number of short and feature filmmakers, as a sound and dialogue editor, sound designer, sound supervisor and sound mixer. This has culminated in over 20 national and international award winning short and feature films to date. Main Focus Sound Postproduction

Scott Jacobs

Scott Jacobs is a passionate cinematographer and editor. Scott has been working in the film industry for 16 years and has been teaching film for the last three years. He has worked on multiple film productions from short films, feature films documentaries and live broadcasts. Scott is an exceptionally conscientious film instructor and always loves to help passionate film students achieve their dreams. Scott supports all students every step of the way through the course and provides them with all the valuable help they require. 
He helps Film Students with script breakdown, location scouting, setting up schedules, casting and call sheets, right through to the finished product. Scott is always on set with students, guiding them to achieve their best results.

Former Graduates Reviews

Jane Robinson
Jane Robinson
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I'm a newbie filmmaker and didn't know where to start so this course was right up my alley. Great teachers, good advice and I finished this course knowing I could make some great films and even have the confidence to do some freelance film work. Thanks so much for helping me out.. well worth the money spent!
Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis
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Such a good course. For somebody like me that had no idea where to even start or what specifically to get into this is a must go to course. Learnt a bit of everything and the 4 months went fast but learnt so much! 5 stars from me... if your reading this review and contemplating if you should attend this course - YOU should!
Yasmine S
Yasmine S
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I learnt so much here and trust me I've been to so many courses in Sydney. If you want to learn a lot in a short span of time, Australian Film Base is the place to go. The price justifies the knowledge and experience you will get once you complete this and as for me I was able to get a job in the film industry thanks to these guys.
Leo Films
Leo Films
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So thankful I found this place. Me and my mate needed a fast but detailed crash course on film-making as we are looking to start our own film production company (mainly music videos). Learnt a lot from editing techniques, setting up the right angles, how to do deal with actors as well as got to meet some cool film industry teachers. Pretty epic and I also got to network with other people that went there! Thought I'd just come on here and write my honest opinion about this place and how much it has helped us stay ahead of the competition. Good luck everybody.
Oliver Taremun
Oliver Taremun
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Just completed this course! I highly recommend this place, tell them Oliver sent you. 5 stars
Tammy Caraway
Tammy Caraway
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It is so helpful that the film course is on Tuesday Nights and Some Saturdays meaning that one can keep the day job. You learn so much in such a short time. On night one, you meet your fellow course people and they are a mix of beginners and some experienced people who have made short films before. The instructor told us that we would make a film in 4 months and it is hard to believe. But it happened and we had a 12 minute film on the to screen at the Final Night Event with our friends and family and the actors and people from past courses. It was a great feeling of achievement. It is amazing but you learn by doing, by writing a screenplay by casting the film by doing all the preproduction and by shooting on location over three Saturdays. So much fun. For Value for money this course has it in spades. I highly recommend that you do the course!
Jaguar Magneto
Jaguar Magneto
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I've taken many quick courses about filmmaking and this one is by far the best in Sydney. Really in-depth, quality instructors that have knowledge and field experience that are down to earth and really made me feel at home (I had a lot of questions). I left the course more confident in myself to take on the film industry! Everything from lighting to camera angles.. I learnt so much!!
Francis Torres
Francis Torres
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I've been keen to get into filmmaking but wasn't to sure what I really want to be. Editor? Director? or mabye grip? Well I learnt a lot in 4 months and it really helped me map out my goals on the position I wanted to endeavour in in the film industry. Loved every single day here! Peace, Francis.

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5 Month Film Course Starts 2nd February 2023 Central Sydney



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