film, video & TV training | professional development
Young Filmmakers Holiday Workshop
|Level:||13 - 17 yrs|
Date/s & times:
|YFHW1303: Wednesday to Friday July 9, 10, 11 (9.30am - 4.30pm)
YFHW1304: Wednesday to Friday October 1, 2, 3 (9.30am - 4.30pm)
|Fee:||$295 (Open Channel Members) / $325 (non-members)
(Membership: $55 / $44 concession - join Open Channel here)
|Prerequisites:||Basic computer literacy recommended - age 12-18 years. Please bring your own portable pen drive so you can save your project and play with it at home.|
During the school holidays, don't just watch films... learn how to make them! If you love film and TV and can see yourself behind the camera or in the director's chair, then you need Open Channel's three-day, hands-on course for young people who want to make movies. Guided by a professional filmmaker, you’ll work in small groups with professional gear to shoot, act, direct and edit a short movie. Learn about lighting, camera, sound and editing in Final Cut Pro. It’s also a great way to meet other young people who are passionate about filmmaking. All participants receive a YouTube link to the film with their name in the credits. This fun and interactive course is for 13 to 17 year olds only and no prior experience is necessary however basic computer literacy is an advantage.
With limited placements available, this course fills quickly so book now to avoid disappointment and get ready to shout ‘Action’!
Who should do this course?
Excellent for young people interested in filmmaking; wanting an overview of the production process and some hands-on experience to get started. Where can I go after this course? After completing this course, participants will have acquired the basic knowledge and skills required to make a digital film or video content for the web.
Olivia has worked in television, feature film and documentary production, and film festival programming. As London based Assistant Director Olivia worked with leading UK directors including Jonathon Glazer (Sexy Beast) Roger Michell (Enduring Love) and Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) on films in England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, Croatia, Bosnia, The Dominican Republic and Cuba. Upon returning to Melbourne Olivia began her directing career. Her short film Goggles, was a Sony Tropfest finalist, and her short film Stony Point was selected for the Melbourne International Film Festival in where she was selected to attend its Accelerator program. Olivia is currently in post-production of her first feature length documentary Calisthenics: A Love Story.
Rebecca has worked in the Film and Television Industry for over 25 years directing and producing short films, documentaries and countless hours of magazine television both as a director and producer. She has worked on some of ABC TV's most successful factual programs such as George Negus Tonight and The Einstein Factor; as well as Missing Persons Unit (Channel Nine) and Bread TV (Ten Network). She has also lived in Central Australia working for several Aboriginal Media Organisations such as PY Media, CAAMA and Warlpiri Media. She is now Producing and Directing behind the scenes documentaries about the film industry: last year she filmed on the set of Wog Boy 2 The Kings of Mykonos with Vince Colosimo and Nick Giannopoulos. She is currently filming on the set of Fred Schepisi's new film The Eye of the Storm starring Judy Davis and Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling.
Nick has been making films for twenty years. He has worked under all kinds of production circumstances, from DIY guerilla to one hundred person crews and trailers everywhere. Over the years, he has fulfilled many different roles on set and worked in every department. Nick is also an award-winning short film maker, a sought-after editor and was a programmer for the Melbourne International Film Festival for several years.
JONATHAN AUF DER HEIDE
Jonathan recently directed the feature Van Diemen’s Land, which has screened at festivals including Adelaide Film Festival, Brisbane Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Revelation Film Festival in Perth, Edinburgh Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival and Montreal Film Festival. In 2008, Jonathan won Best Student Film & Best Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival. He has several years experience teaching filmmaking. Jonathan's next project in development is set in the 1970s, and follows a touring indigenous boxing troupe.
Hands on directing and trying all roles in filmmaking was great
Using professional equipment was a great opportunity
Making friends and making a film was cool.
This course really opened my mind to new things