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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

UP-SKILLING PROGRAMS IN AUSTRALIA
Workshops

SHORT-TERM

Filmmaking

Acting for Film

TEENS CAMPS

Film Camps

Acting Camps

LOCATIONS IN AUSTRALIA

Gold Coast, Australia - Campus

Village Roadshow Studios - Production Workshops

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Hands-on 12-Week Filmmaking Workshop

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

The 12 week NYFA Australia Short Course sees the students embedded with the Diploma students in their first term*.

The following Subjects will be covered:
Screenwriting
Camera
Production Studio
Safety on Set

The following Learning Outcomes will be achieved:

Screenwriting:

On successful completion of the training and assessment of this unit you will have gained the skills and knowledge to:

Brainstorm, develop loglines, synopsis, understand 3 act structure, subtext, nuances of dialogue, script formatting according to industry standards, editing your screenplay, marketing screenplays, understanding mid points and theme.

This will be apparent with the attainment of the following skills:
  • Generate ideas that resolve problems in formatting, scripts and stories.
  • Analyse needs and opportunities when originating and developing story concept
  • Evaluate and assess ideas, considering timelines, structure, style and tone of story concept
  • Prepare to develop concepts – researching, challenging, testing and experimenting with structure, building character, plot and setting
  • Apply your storytelling skills to the scriptwriting process and draft develop story ideas using appropriate format
  • Apply the creative process of scriptwriting to progressive drafts from rough to completed draft
  • Present, discuss, gather feedback and refine and amend story concept
  • Respectfully challenge test and share personal ideas, demonstrating a willingness to move on as ideas shift or are discarded as others evolve.
  • Understand the relationship of scriptwriting to other key elements of filmmaking
  • Reflect on your role during the creative process and identify alternative ways to approach, develop and implement creative concepts.
Camera

On successful completion of the training and assessment of this unit you will have gained the skills and knowledge to:

Work with the Canon 5D camera and be competent with exposure settings, focus pulling, framing and composition techniques, carry out 3 point lighting, work as a crew, and facilitate rehearsals.

This will be apparent with the attainment of the following skills:
  • Develop a working knowledge of the fundamentals of film and high definition video cinematography.
  • Mount camera equipment securely to compatible stabilizers, checking equipment calibration and minimizing camera shake.
  • Communicate with the crew to determine focus requirements.
  • Measure and mark the correct focus points and adjust correctly on the lens and/or follow focus.
  • Effectively Pull Focus during shooting and rehearsal making necessary adjustments when required.
  • Set and change focus in consultation with the Director of Photography and pull focus on cue.
  • Recognise the role of the Cinematographer in the collaborative process and report to relevant production personnel on completion of shots regarding issues or required adjustments.
  • On completion of shots report to continuity supervisor with camera notes.
  • Plan and shoot material for screen productions under special conditions
  • Conduct 3 point lighting set ups set ups with industry standard halogen lights while incorporating creative techniques, bouncing, cutting, and softening light.
Production Studio

To be a competent filmmaker, you must have an understanding of the entire film production cycle. During the production workshops, the knowledge of cinematic concepts you have acquired in other subjects will be applied to the practical decisions and activities you will encounter during the realisation of a film. Through this process you will develop methodologies in the following:
  • Script analysis
  • Rehearsals and scene blocking
  • Directing actors
  • Working with crew
  • Implementing sound designs
  • On-set procedures
  • Health and safety on set
On successful completion of the training and assessment of this unit you will have gained the skills and knowledge to:
  1. Plan and prepare for rehearsals
  2. Direct rehearsals for a shoot
  3. Plan sound designs
  4. Implement and finalise sound designs
  5. Evaluate performance from a director’s perspective and identify areas for improvement

Safety on Set

On successful completion of the training and assessment of this unit you will have gained the skills and knowledge to:

Manage a location safely for event planning with particular attention to film shoot production.

This will be apparent with the attainment of the following skills:
  1. Determine work health and safety requirements for professional practice
  2. Identify hazards and assess and manage risks
  3. Monitor and enhance safety of the practice

*Week 12: Additional Classes tailored to the 12 week program

The following Projects will be completed:

Screenwriting

Students will write a logline, synopsis, treatment, and screenplayfor the following projects: Mise Scene (1 minute), Continuity (2 minutes), Non Sync Montage (3 – 4minutes)

No Assessment Tasks Method of Assessment
1 Mise-en-Scene Written tasks
2 Part 1 - Continuity Observation – pitch
2 Part 2 - Continuity Written (reflect, script)
3 Non-Sync Montage Portfolio of Evidence

Camera

1 Equipment and focus Written tasks
2 Plan and brief for a shoot Written tasks
3 Set up and pull focus for a shoot Practical demonstration
3 Shoot and review Practical demonstration

Safety on Set

1 Conduct Risk Assessment Practical/Risk Assessment
2 Filming with Children Written
3 Filming in a Public Space Safety Assessment Written/Checklist
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