AFTRS OPEN Short Course Update

22 February, 2013 by IF

Press Release from AFTRS

Alice Tynan's Film Club
Join film critic Alice Tynan for an exciting weekly look at film history and criticism from the comfort of your keyboard. Under the theme 'First Timers' you'll look at movies including: Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson), Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann) and Citizen Kane (Orson Welles). 8 sessions. (Starts 21 Mar)



Director's Toolkit
This course for emerging directors, including theatre directors, actors, writers and producers includes working with professional actors and the application of concepts and tools in a practical, progressive and insightful way (9 – 10 Mar).

Directing & Producing Documentary Masterclass – Tom Zubrycki
Tom Zubrycki, one of Australia's most successful documentary makers (The Temple of Dreams, The Hungry Tide) will explore both the creative and business aspects of documentary filmmaking in Australia and give insights into how he has developed his voice, style and survival techniques (16 – 17 Mar).
Production Management for TV (Factual)
Up-to-the-minute skills and insights for aspiring TV production managers and production co-ordinators or beginner PAs, producers or APs looking to expand their knowledge. Industry professionals share their experiences of reality, documentary, factual, studio shows and outside broadcast events. (28 Feb – 4 Mar, 5 sessions).
Producer Offset: Don't be afraid of the QAPE
Australia offers a generous 40% production incentive to qualifying Australian feature films and a 20% offset to qualifying TV drama and documentaries. This one-day course run by Sandra Alexander offers an overview of the requirements and processes to achieve these incentives (16 Mar).
Running Your Own Creative Business
An essential course for anyone seeking a successful career in the creative industries of film, TV, visual arts, music, theatre and writing. You'll learn how to manage an irregular income stream, about the legal and taxation obligations of your business and business planning (22 – 24 Mar).
Your Multiplatform and Transmedia Strategy
A two-day intensive with Jennifer Wilson (Project Factory) 'THE' in-demand expert on all things Multiplatform & Transmedia in Australia and around the world. Ideal for emerging producers and creatives who want an understanding of how to engage with the audience on these alternate screens and what their profit generating potential is (6-7 Apr).

Introduction to TV Presenting
Take your first steps towards a presenting career in this two-day intensive with experienced TV presenter Karen Ledbury (Channels 7, 9, 10 & Foxtel). Learn how to develop your own unique on screen persona and develop a strong and individual storytelling style. (23 – 24 Feb).
Introduction to TV Studio Skills
Interested in learning how a multicam television studio works, and what the different roles and skills required are? This hands-on course offers practical skills and insights into the multi-camera television studio (9 – 10 Mar).
Interviewing Skills for Factual TV
Learn a wide range of interviewing techniques including the "Master Interview" (now essential for Reality/Competition style television). The course covers topics like coaxing reluctant talent to "share", educating talent to deliver appropriate television grabs and asking the hard questions! (23 – 24 Mar)
TV Director's Assistant – An Introduction
A practical, hands-on introduction to the role and responsibilities of the Television Directors Assistant. It's an excellent first step into the multi camera control room, and you'll be taught in AFTRS state-of-the-art HD control room (23 – 24 Mar).
TV Presenting Advanced Skills
This four day intensive with the hugely experienced Tracey Spicer provides practical experience, individual coaching and a broad range of practical tips and tools to help further your presenting career.(27 Apr – 1 May).
Research Skills for TV
Over six Monday evenings course participants will learn through practical exercises, lectures, screenings and discussions about how to research and write a one-off or series doco, magazine segment or current affairs proposal (29 Apr – 3 June).

The 2013 Television Writers Studio
A rare chance to learn craft and insider knowledge from world-leading US TV writers, producers and network executives, plus get your ideas in front of the people that matter. Guests include: Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), Ellen Sander (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Jen Grisanti (NBC, CBS/Paramount), Co-presented by Epiphany and AFTRS Open (28 Feb – 2 Mar).
Writing Dialogue Masterclass
Join AFI winning screenwriter Anne Brooksbank (Newsfront, Wildside, Water Rats) and Guest David Caesar (Mullet, Underbelly) in exploring the nature of strong and effective dialogue writing. Find out about how each line of dialogue needs to have purpose and to be part of the construction and escalation of the story (23 – 24 Mar).

Data Wrangling on Set
This five hour course is an introduction on managing data from file-based cameras in an on-set environment (2 Mar).
TV Shooter Producer
This course is designed for TV producers, associate producers and researchers who have some production knowledge and experience but little or no camera expertise. It will familiarise you with the basic principles of recording quality picture and sound, with an emphasis on working in situations where they will have little control over the events they are filming (5 – 7 April).
Underwater Cinematography
In the classroom and with two full ocean dive days Industry veteran Jon Shaw will show you how filming in the water is completely different to everything you know about cinematography (9-12 May).

Voice Over
Learn the vocal skills and techniques required to voice over audio features, commercials, promos and narration. The two-day intensive course taught by Industry expert Gaby Brown (Triple J) features numerous practical exercises in our state-of-the-art studios (13 – 14 April).
Radio Studio Basics
If you're interested in working in the production side of radio, this course is a great hands-on intensive to get you quickly up-to-speed. Be taught by industry experts in a small class and learn how to use a digital radio panel and studio playout and automation systems (6 – 7 April).
Current Affairs & Talk Radio
If you've ever dreamed of working in talk radio this course could offer you an entry point into this exciting career. Industry experts will show you what makes a great story and how to deliver it in a compelling and creative way (6 – 7 April).

Avid Media Composer 110: Video Effects
This two-day course is for video editors who understand the basics of Media Composer and are ready to learn the fundamentals of creating effects. This is the second part of the official AVID user accreditation course (9- 10 March).
Intro to After Effects for Broadcast Graphics
This two-day course provides a detailed introduction to desktop compositing for broadcast using Adobe After Effects CS5.5. After Effects is the most commonly used graphics program in Australia for the preparation of broadcast design/graphics in TV (16 – 17 March).
Intro to Video Graphics
If you are a TV producer/director, aspiring TV editor or someone thinking about beginning a career in graphics for video, this course is a great first step in understanding how to integrate graphic elements into your video production (13 – 14 Apr).

AFTRS OPEN can customise workshops and training to suit the specific needs of a company or school. Our Corporate courses include Make A Film – Build A Team a one-day team building workshop for executive, senior management and project management

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