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Brisbane 4 Month Film School Content & Schedule:

 Wednesday Night 23rd October 2013   - Wednesday Night 12th February  2014

Limited Numbers -  14 People Only

For Bookings 1 800 131166

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October 2013      

Section One   Screenplay   Write a Professional Screenplay

Wednesday 23rd October 2013

6.30pm - 9.30pm  

  • Introductions and Course Overview
  • How to format a script
  • How to structure a story
  • How to spice up a scene
  • The Film Shots and what they are called.

November 2013

Wednesday Night  6th November 6.30pm - 9.30pm

  • Story Ideas Brainstorm and Generation
  • Three Dimensional Character Creation
  • Plot the story
  • We demonstrate how to write a short film using the Impro Technique

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)


Section Two Learning how to Shoot and Cast a Film 

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Wednesday  Night 13th November 6.30pm - 9.30pm

First Practical Film Making Session:

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

  • How to balance a Fluid Head Tripod
  • How to focus effectively using a Focus Chart
  • How to get the best F Stop
  • How to use the Zebra
  • How to frame a shot beautifully
  • How to pan and tilt
  • When to use Prime Lenses and when to use Zoom Lenses

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

(Special Note - All Camera Equipment is supplied by the Film School)

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Wednesday Night 20th November  6.30pm - 9.30pm

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.

  • How to use the Boom Pole
  • We get you to use all the Sound Equipment
  • The Shotgun Microphone
  • The Wind Sock
  • The Foam Sock
  • The Pistol Grip
  • The Boom Pole
  • Wireless Transmitters and Receivers
  • Lapel Microphones
  • XLR Inputs on the Camera and why they are so important
  • Setting the right sound levels.
  • How to record top class Professional Sound
  • The Session ends with shooting a professional one minute scene from multiple camera angles and correctly recording Sound
  • Voluntary Course Bonding: After Course Drinks Social at a local Hotel (Allow $5 for a drink)

Wednesday Night 27th November  6.30pm - 9.30pm

Directing on one of the Film Course Films

6.30pm - 7.30pm   Booking the Actors for the Casting

7.30pm - 9.30pm   The Lighting Session

You learn to use all of the  Lighting and Gaffer Equipment

  • The Film Lights  
  • Gels
  • Blacks
  • Cutters
  • Spun
  • Scrim
  • Reflectors

Weather permitting, we shoot and light an external car scene

Voluntary Course Bonding: After Course Drinks Social at a local Hotel (Allow $5 for a drink)

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December 2013 

Wednesday 4th December  6.30pm - 10pm

Casting Night - Real Live Auditions with Real Actors 

Tonight we have a real live Casting . All of the Course particpants get to

  • Audition Actors
  • Set up the Lights and Camera and operate them
  • Use the Lapel Microphone on the actors auditioning.
  • Every 10 minutes an actor is scheduled for the casting
  • Course participants get to direct the actors in the casting.

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 aution

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Section Three:   Preparing to Shoot - Preproduction

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Saturday 7th December 12pm - 3pm 

Final Preparations for the Film Shoot

  • Finalising Locations for the Film Shoot
  • All Final Production issues are addressed
  • How to Prepare a Schedule and a Call Sheet
  • Final Production Checks
  • How to do a shot list
  • What a storyboard is


SECTION FOUR:   THE SHOOT AND POSTPRODUCTION

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Friday 13th December 3pm - 9pm Shoot on Location - Day One

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 two shooting days.  A designated time is allotted for each crew role. This is 100% hands-on practical.

Saturday 14th December  8am - 6pm The Shoot on Location -Day Two     (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 two shooting days.  A designated time is allotted for each crew role. This is 100% hands-on practical.

Crew Roles for the Film Shoot that you will do.

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

7.30pm - 10pm - Fun Social Drinks and Dinner - Voluntary.

 

Sunday 15th December 8am - 6pm Shoot Day Three 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 two shooting days.  A designated time is allotted for each crew role. This is 100% hands-on practical.

Here are the Crew Roles

  • Director
  • DOP
  • Focus Puller
  • Clapper
  • Sound Recordist
  • Boom Swinger
  • Gaffer
  • Grips
  • Continuity
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January 2014 

Friday Night 10th January    6.30pm - 9.30pm   Edit Night One

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

  • View Shoot Material
  • We edit the film
  • Picture Edit

Saturday Morning  11th January 2014  10 am - 3pm  Edit Day  Two

In the studio, editing continues on the film. You will learn how a film is edited and how to make the film look professional.

  • We edit the film and you learn about the process of cutting a film and placing titles and colouring.
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Saturday 1st February 2014   10am - 5pm

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

  • How to clean up dialogue
  • Using ADR to replace location dialogue
  • Where to place Sound Effects
  • Music

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.

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Section Five  Where to From Here?  

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

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February 2013 

Wednesday Night 12th February -  The Final Night

     7pm till late

  • Review of the Shooting Process Step by Step
  • Where to from here?
  • Hot Talent Club
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Film Makers Certificate
  • Screening of the Finished Film
  • Party and Celebration
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After the Four Month Film School Completes, Support Structures

  1. International Film Directors Club  (Regular networking meetings.)
  2. Employment Opportunities for the talented
  3. Numerous Film Productions that mushroom from the International Film Base Directors Club.
  4. We select Crew for our Feature Film Productions

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"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

 

Professional Equipment that you will operate & use during the shoot

Panasonic AF-100,  JVC HD Pro 720p  Prime Lenses x 2 Camera Fujin Lens with  Manfrotto Tripod Seinheiser Microphone ME66 Rycote Mount Windshield Boom Pole Radio Microphone x 2  Tracks 4 meters 4 x 850 Watt Red Head Lamps Gels and Spun 3 x Reflectors Clapperboard

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