film, video & TV training | professional development
|Discipline/s:||writing & directing | production|
Date/s & times:
Register your interest by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Contact hours:||60 hours group study, plus 5 hours individual script session and online component|
|Fee:||$1,740 (full fee)|
|Prerequisites:||Applicants must have completed a Certificate III in Screen qualification or have equivalent industry or related experience. Must be a current Open Channel member - join Open Channel here|
Taught by leading screen practitioners, this ten-week program is designed for filmmakers in the process of creating a script for a longform dramatic program intended for theatrical or television release. Learn how to edit scripts, and how to use feedback from editors, in this extended case study of a project in development across a number of drafts.
The program combines class time with an online learning component and provides core skills needed for creative development of your project.
Learn how to bring together and work collaboratively with your core creative team, and use case studies to learn how to develop a script for the screen, including skills such as:
- Planning development - learn how to develop a script to a professional level
- Script editing techniques
- Using Feedback in development
- Live script readings as a development tool
- Script editing process using short form documents
This is an intensely collaborative workshop where you will receive constructive criticism from the facilitator, and from your classmates.
Enrolment includes an individual 5 hour script assessment session on your own project, and successful completion of the course can provide credit toward our full development-focused qualification program if you are interested in taking your studies further.
Who should do this course?
Any Writer, Producer or Director wishing to develop and understanding of the business side of film and TV.
Where can I go after this course?
Graduates leave with the skills and knowledge required to develop a longform project for the screen as part of the creative team, or working as an independent script reader or script editor.
Are you interested in being Accredited for this course?
Requires application to the Advanced Diploma program. Contact email@example.com for more details.
Participants enrolled in this program can at no further cost seek to be assessed on the skills learned through the course which will provide 3 Units of credit toward our Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media (Features and TV Series Development Program)
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)
This program features a range of experienced filmmakers, including Writers, Producers and Distribution/Exhibition executives. A full list of speakers can be provided to enrolled students prior to commencement/payment of fees.
Past tutors include Script Consultants Stephen Cleary (Eurista), Producer Daniel Scharf (Romper Stomper), and
Producer David Parker (Matching Jack, Hawke).