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New York Film Academy Australia ACTING & FILM SCHOOL The Most Hands-on Intensive Programs In The World
ACCREDITED PROGRAMS IN AUSTRALIA

CUA60615 - ADVANCED DIPLOMA
of Screen and Media

Filmmaking

Acting for Film

Screenwriting

CUA51015 - DIPLOMA
of Screen and Media

Filmmaking

Acting for Film

Screenwriting

3D Animation & VFX

Producing

Documentary Filmmaking

UP-SKILLING PROGRAMS IN AUSTRALIA
Non-Accredited

SHORT-TERM

Filmmaking

Acting for Film

TEENS CAMPS

Film Camps

Acting Camps

LOCATIONS IN AUSTRALIA

Gold Coast, Australia - Campus

Village Roadshow Studios - Production Workshops

INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS

NORTH AMERICA

New York City - Campus

Los Angeles - Campus

South Beach, Florida - Campus

Walt Disney World® Resort, FL

Harvard University

MIDDLE EAST

Doha, Qatar

SOUTH AMERICA

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

EUROPE

Florence, Italy

Paris, France

Berlin, Germany

Moscow, Russia

Minsk, Belarus

Barcelona, Spain

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Istanbul, Turkey

Athens, Greece

ASIA-PACIFIC

Beijing, China

Shanghai, China

Kyoto, Japan

Mumbai, India

Seoul, Korea

Jakarta, Indonesia

Hands-on 12-Week Filmmaking Workshop

Scene of NYFA Australia students filming in a park NYFA Students observing a film scene through a RED camera NYFA Student looks through a camera at a film set

Overview of New York Film Academy Australia’s 12-Week Filmmaking Workshop

In our 12-Week Filmmaking Workshop, each student writes, shoots, directs, and edits four of his/her own films and crews on 12 of their classmates’ projects.

Students in the New York Film Academy Australia’s 12-Week Filmmaking Workshop receive countless hours of hands-on instruction and actual production experience. The curriculum integrates intensive study in all the major filmmaking disciplines including cinematography, directing, screenwriting, producing, and editing. Students write, shoot, direct, and edit four of their own HD short films (including a final film). All projects are edited digitally.

The 12-Week Filmmaking Workshop is for people who have the passion to plunge into full-time filmmaking, and to commit themselves to a focused and demanding curriculum. No previous filmmaking experience is required. However, participants must work with self-discipline, energy, and mutual respect.

Beginning on day one, students participate in an intensive sequence of classes in Film Directing, Screenwriting, Camera Technique, Lighting, and Digital Editing. They extend and deepen their in-class learning by producing their own short films.

Working in crews of three or four, each student writes, produces, directs and edits four films of increasing complexity. In addition, each student fulfills the essential roles of director of photography, assistant camera operator, and gaffer (lighting technician) on the films of her/his crew members. Thus, everyone has the extensive hands-on experience of working on up to 12 short films in the first two months.

In the 12-Week Filmmaking Workshop students are placed with the Diploma of Screen and Media in Filmmaking students for the first eight weeks of their program. During the last four weeks, students will break from the Diploma program and participate in their own group. Students will also participate in additional production workshops on some weekends.

During their stay, students are introduced to new digital video technology. With its ease of use, the digital video cameras will allow the students to immediately delve deeper into the director's craft. The projects produced, as well as the in-class production workshops, challenge students to explore the dramatic mechanics of motion picture storytelling and the critical collaboration between actors and directors. Supporting classes include Screenwriting, Directing, Editing, and Safety on Set.

Production Goals

  • Write, direct, and edit four films of increasing complexity building your visual storytelling skills:
    • Mise-en-scène
    • Continuity
    • Music & Montage Film
    • Non-Sync Film
  • Perform key crew positions on your classmates' films including: cinematographer, gaffer, assistant director, and assistant camera.

Production Goals

  • Learn the art and technique of visual storytelling including directing, cinematography, editing.
  • Learn the fundamentals of digital video production and digital editing.
  • Immersion in screenwriting craft.
*This is called the 1-Semester Filmmaking Program on the NYFA U.S. Website

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Gold Coast: Main Campus - Southport Central Towers, Central 2E, 5 Lawson Street, Southport QLD 4215 | Tel. +61 7 5555 1300
Village Roadshow Studios, Entertainment Road, Oxenford, Gold Coast, QLD Australia 4210

For Australian locations: All programs and workshops are solely owned and operated by the New York Film Academy Australia and are not affiliated with Village Roadshow Studios.
For U.S. locations: All programs and workshops are solely owned and operated by the New York Film Academy and are not affiliated with Universal Studios, Harvard University, or Walt Disney World ® Resort.

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