film, video & TV training | professional development
|Discipline/s:||production | writing & directing|
Date/s & times:
|AD1301: June 8 & 9 (10am - 5.00pm)|
|Fee:||$484 Open Channel Members / $583 (non-members) (Prices are Inclusive of GST)
(Membership: $55 / $44 concession - join Open Channel here)
|Prerequisites:||Prior on-set experience an advantage|
This professional course is designed to provide you with the skills to forge a career as a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Assistant Director.
You will learn how to:
- Schedule a film and keep it on track using EP Scheduling
- Maintain lines of communication
- Prepare call sheets
- Monitor the arrival of cast and crew
- Monitor on-set safety
- Rehearse additional cast and direct extras
- Build a career as an AD
Who should do this course?
Anyone wanting to enter the Assistant Directors department as a freelancer. Directors wanting a better understanding of how to work within the practical constraints of production.
Where can I go after this course?
Graduates can apply for work in the AD department on a professional shoot as an Assistant, or may continue shooting independent productions in an Assistant Directing role to further develop skills.
Kath arrived in Melbourne in 1983 and was lucky to find a Mentor in John Gauci who made her the 1st Assistant Director on 'Saturdee' a children's mini series in 1984. It began her career and made her the first woman in Victoria to become a freelance 1st AD. By 1986 Crawford Productions hired her for The Flying Doctors. She went on to Mission Impossible Series 1 in 1988 as 2nd Unit Co-Ord and occasional 2nd unit Director and returned to The Flying Doctors where in 1990 she directed three episodes. She returned to Firsting for the Series Boys From the Bush and a chance to work with English Producer Verity Lambert a particular hero of hers. Kath had worked for all the major networks and it was in 1994 that her first chance came to work at the ABC on Janus followed by Corelli, Mercury and in 1997 the Mini Series Simone de Bouvoir's Babies.
Brendan is a highly experienced freelance First Assistant Director in the film and television industries. His credits include They Came from Upstairs (2009), Underbelly (4 episodes, 2008), Ghost Rider (2007), Three Dollars (2005), McLeod's Daughters, (2 episodes, 2004), Ned Kelly (2003), The Hard Word (2002) and The Secret Life of Us (2001).
Annie has over ten years of experience as an Assistant Director. Her credits include feature films The Dish (2000), Bad Eggs (2003) and Boytown (2006), and TV series: The Games, Hollowmen, The Librarians (ABC), Thank God You're Here (Ten) Rockwiz and Carla Cametti (SBS).
Are you interested in being Accredited for this course?
Read about Accreditation Options on Short Courses
How do I Enrol?
Simply print an Enrolment Form and return to us with payment to secure a place in the Short Course. See the Enrolment Form for details on how to pay.
Short Courses Application Form (pdf)
If you wish to enrol in this course as part of a full Certificate III in Media / Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, with up-front payment, click here.