The One Week Summer Film School Gold Coast: 

Students on a Short Film Shoot

This is our Summer One Week Film School in the beautiful Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.This is a one week practical film course, where you learn film making by actually making a real film, from concept to edited film. This is a quick and easy way to learn Film Making. We only take 10 people on the Course, to guarantee that you Direct and Crew on the shoot. All Camera, lights and sound equipment, and all Post production are supplied by the Gold Coast Film School. You receive a copy of the Short Film produced on the Course. The Main Points :
  • Top Quality Film Course with one of the World's Best Film Instructor, Colm O'Murchu
  • You learn how to make professional films that are seen by a World Wide Audience.
  • This Film Course is 100% Hands on.What that means is that you use professional film equipment when you shoot the course film.

    Stedicam Shot on one of our One Week Film Courses Short Films

  • You DIRECT for part of the shoot and get to do all of the other crew positions on a rotating basis.
  • Only 10 people accepted. Numbers are kept small so that you get hands on experience of directing and camera work
  • You actually learn to make a film by actually making a film.
  • Course Venue:  Cooloongatta Gold Coast
  • When: Tuesday 13th December - Sunday 18th December. The course takes place during evenings and on the weekend.
  • Organized by International Film Base.
  • Course Presenter and Instructor:  Colm O'Murchu
  • Phone  1800 131166  :  Email  business@ internationalfilmbase.com
  • Taking Booking applications now

On one of our Film Productions "Dealing with Destiny"

If you are one of the following, 
  • A Passionate Beginner Director or Producer or Screenwriter
  • Emerging Film Maker who would like to make the jump to professional films that make money
  • Beginner who is trying to work out what they want to do in the film world and needs Direction.
  • An Actor who would like to make their very own film that they play the lead role in
  • Industry film professional Producer or Director who would like to learn about making a low budget feature film anytime and how to sell their film Online and in the Film Market.
you will love and benefit  from this Film School:Preview Changes The reason is that we will accelerate your film progress  and a whole world of film opportunity will open up for you that would not have been there before. AT THE END OF THE ONE WEEK FILM SCHOOL, YOU WILL KNOW:
  • How to develop your film story and format it.
  • How to cast your film with the best available actors in your city
  • How to produce and organise your film and shoot with small Budgets
  • How to operate the camera
  • How to get location sound
  • How to do three point lighting
  • Know how a film is edited
How do you achieve the above because we actually create and shoot a five to seven minute short film in one week, where you do all of the above. 
Message from the Course Instructor Hi my name is Colm O'Murchu from International Film Base.  In one Week, I will teach you how to make your own profitable professional short film.  This is the very best investment you could make in your future film career  Spend one week with me and your film career will change dramatically for the better.  Let me tell you about my films.  We have recently produced.  the micro budget and very profitable feature film The Makeover which won Best Comedy Drama at the New York City Film Festival. This film has sold to Pay TV in Europe and to American Pay TV released by the American Film Company, Breaking Glass Films. Here is the trailer. The above 93 minute feature film was made on less than $50,000. For a feature film that is a very small budget and what that means is that it does not take very many sales to make the film exceptionally profitable. With American Pay TV and European Pay TV, this film has become a winner.

Colm O'Murchu directing a Shot on "Dealing with Destiny"

I have now taught up and coming emerging and beginner film makers since 1997. That is 14 years of teaching experience,  instructing film makers how to break into one of the most glamourous careers. And we have had so many success stories. Imagine making festival wining films that get seen all around the world and on top of that make you money. Over the past 14 years, I have worked on music videos, documentaries or feature films or behind the scenes films on big feature films and I have to tell you the lifestyle is awesome.  I have just returned from Doha in Qatar, Dublin ,London where I presented a film course. Then I went to  Paris and Singapore on a film work-related trip. I am back in Sydney now but in November , I will visit   Los Angeles and attend the American Film Market in Santa Monica and film meetings in Mexico. ( it is a hard life!!) My current feature film "Dealing with Destiny" is due for release soon. On this film I was hired to direct and I was paid a very reasonble fee plus share of profits. The Film was made for $1 million dollars. Here is an interview I did with Jonathan Coleman. So how can you learn how to  make a  short film or feature film. Attend our One Week Summer  Film School and 

Learn quickly on the One Week Film School the following:

How to Direct your Film?

One of our Film Course Film Shoots

  • How to shoot your film
  • The Shots that compose a scene
  • How a Director prepares for a shoot in preproduction
  • How a Director prepares a shot list and a Storyboard
  • How to block Actors on a Set
  • How a shoot operates  and how the Director works the set.

How to Post Produce and edit your own Film?

  • The absolute truth about what you need to do in postproduction. This is the difference between Professional and Amateur films.

    Continuity Person taking notes on one of our Film Shoots

  • The Edit: We Edit the film

Casting and Crew

  • We actually have a real live casting  with the best up and coming actors in your city

    Crane Shot on one of our Film Productions

  • You learn how to run an effective Casting by actually casting
  • You learn how to crew as you get crew experience in
  • Camera Operations
  • Lighting
  • Booming  with professional microphones
  • Sound Recording
The Film Equipment 
  • What is the minimal Camera Equipment, Sound Equipment, Lights equipment, Grips Equipment you need to get your film shot. You get to use all of this film equipment on our film shoot on the one week Film Course.
  • Please remember there are only 10 people accepted on the One Week Film School
  • Get in fast as before advertising we all ready accepted four bookings
  • We shoot on real locations in the Gold Coast

35mm Panavison Camera on Dolly & Track

Yes it is a huge amount that we cover and that is why so many previous course participants have said. "It was worth every single cent".
 
When you attend our one week film school, you will accelerate your film career.  You will know what to do to produce and make your own professional film after the course. Your year will change and an excitement will now permeate your ambition. I will show you how to make professional films

What people say about the One Week Film School .

Our feedback is exceptional  on our One Week Film School: Some examples of Very Real Testimonials written in the feedback sheets.   

Probir Duitt

"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
"Colm’s passion for filmmaking is infectious, by around lunchtime, the feeling was “I can do this, doesn’t sound too hard.   The knowledge and skills gained from Colm, through his years of industry experience, certainly fast tracked my own journey into filmmaking, primarily now as a cinematographer for numerous productions, including webseries', short films and features… including one recent short film, written & directed by Shailla Quadra (Shailla is also a beneficiary of Colm’s training), that has been selected for and will premiere at this year’s 2011 New York City International Film Festival." Jack Kelly:  Freelance Cinematographer
“This a highly recommended Film Course for people to start a career in the Film Industry.” Neeraj Matta “ Wonderful to be in the room with such a passionate and skilful filmmaker and teacher. Colm’s ability to cater to a wide range of participant was exceptional” Thanks Colm Liam Worthington “I feel as if I can now go for and make my film successfully,…. And after that the sky is the limit” Jeremy Hill “For the first course I have done in Films, this was excellent. The instructor (Colm) was both informative and a joy to listen to. I love the class participation to cover subject matter.” Jon Diamond (Director) “Colm is not just a fantastic teacher, he is a ‘doer’  and he inspires his students to start with Action right now plus  he gives you the step by step direction and tools and networks to do so….I loved it” Vaughn Clements (Film DOP) “Great information, interactions and knowledge best way for networking with other people who share the same passion. Excellent information to start movie making.” Doshi Kush On our Film Courses, on our feedback sheets, 95% of people score our course as excellent or exceptionally good

The Film Director/Producer Lifestyle

Red Carpet Cannes Film Festival France

What I love about the Film Makers Lifestyle is the variety. You are always working on different film projects and going to interesting film festivals overseas
  • Getting paid to do what you love.
  • Working with so many different types of people
  • Travel A Film Maker travels all over the world.
  • Working on passion projects that you love heart and soul
  • Meeting fascinating interesting people all over the world
Find out how to make it in the Film World
The Main Points Reminder:

Marking a Shot one of our Student Film Production

  • Top Quality Film Course with one of the World's Best Film Instructor, Colm O'Murchu
  • You learn how to make professional films that are seen by a World Wide Audience.
  • This Film Course is 100% Hands on. What that means is that you use professional film equipment on all the shoots.
  • Only 10 people accepted. Numbers are kept small so that you get hands on experience of directing and camera work
  • You actually learn to make a film by actually making a film.
  • Course Venue:  Cooloongatta Gold Coast
  • When: Tuesday 13th December - Sunday 18th December
  • Time Evenings Tuesday - Thursday 6.30pm - 10 pm Saturday and Sunday All Day 8am - 6pm  
  • Organized by International Film Base.
  • Course Presenter and Instructor:  Colm O'Murchu
  • Phone  1800 131166  :  Email  business@ internationalfilmbase.com