Short Course Film & TV Training

29 April, 2016 by Undine Marshfield

Skill up and stay current! Taught by industry professionals, AFTRS Open short courses offer up-to-the-minute industry skills and insider insights. 

AFTRS Open has 300 courses on offer, running throughout the year, lasting from 1 day to 10 weeks. Check out a few highlights below. The division also runs events such as Speed Networking in June and TV Talks, the first Tuesday of every month.


Upcoming Highlights:
Our Cinematic Litmus Test with Louis Irving ACS. Learn to shoot six key scenes found in almost all film & TV scripts that DOP’s are expected to effectively – and quickly – to make come to life.
Unique in Australia and approved by the Australian Director’s Guild (ADG), this two day course with 1st Assistant Director Liam Branagan (Wonderland, Home And Away, Doctors) is ideal for those wanting to learn the fundamentals of being an Assistant Director.
Do you have an idea for a TV program, but don’t know how to get it from idea to reality? This two-day course with John Gregory (CEO of Freehand TV), is designed to help you develop your idea into a marketable product and give it the best chance for success.
Three Week Film School 6 – 25 June 
Are you looking to fast track your filmmaking skills, collaborate with other emerging filmmakers and get an opportunity to use professional equipment and studios? This is your chance to immerse yourself in all areas of film studies and filmmaking with award-winning filmmaker Laura Dudgeon.
Get started the correct, industry standard way AFI nominated producer Dylan Blowen (The Snowman, A Northern Town).  Over five intensive days, you’ll be guided from concept to pitch, and take your 60+ minute feature doco idea to the cusp of pre-production.
Advanced Lighting Skills 28 – 30 June
Light a set to various scripted scenarios under the tuition of professional cinematographer Roger Lanser in this practical, hands-on course.
This five-day intensive led by senior Digital Producer Lynette Reeves (The Project Factory) give you the inside scoop on how Digital Producers create, manage and update multimedia content. Don’t get left behind!
To view all courses visit the AFTRS Open website