Bookings now open for the 2018 Filmmaking Summer School

29 September, 2017 by Bgrover

Filmmaking is an exciting, collaborative, creative pursuit and has never been more accessible or affordable. To make good films, however, we need to understand the essentials, using all the tools and personnel at our disposal. We can look for information online but there’s nothing better than learning from leading, award-winning filmmakers who deliver a lifetime’s knowledge and insight into filmmaking and the film industry.

Learn all aspects of practical film production in this intensive summer school, taught by Directors Nadia Tass (Malcolm, The Big Steal) and David Swann (Round the Twist, Crackers), Cinematographers Jaems Grant (Time of Our Lives, Nowhere Boys), Con Filippidis (The 25th Reich), Steadicam Operator and Cinematographer Harry Panagiotidis (I Frankenstein, Offspring), Colourist Marcus Smith, Gaffers David and Chris Parkinson, Grips Dean Garro and Tony Hall and Screenwriter Chris Corbett (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Doctor Blake Mysteries). Fully structured courses are available, or you can choose sessions on topics that interest you, or that you need to learn or improve on.


The courses are open for people with little or no prior filmmaking experience, practising filmmakers or actors wanting to change career direction, as well as Media teachers and students, production companies wishing to train staff, photographers wanting to move to the moving image, and anyone wanting to understand and learn all the steps to making great films.

Held only once a year during the summer school holidays, the Filmmaking Summer School is an industry-based film course and uses state-of-the-art professional equipment and crews. It has the support of the Screen Studies at the University of Melbourne.

The 2018 courses:

• Script to Screen: Thursday 4 – Friday 12 January (9 days)
• Acting & Directing Masterclasses: Friday 5 – Sunday 7 January (3 days)
• Screenwriting: How Stories Work: Thursday Jan 4 (1 day)
• Cinematography Intensive: Monday 8 – Friday 12 January (5 days)
• Low Budget Filmmaking: Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 January (2 days)

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For enquiries, or to book, call (03) 9347 5035 or 0402 359 047,
or email