In our Eight-Week Film School, each student writes, shoots, directs, and edits three of his/her own films and
crews on their classmate’s projects.
Designed for people who wish to learn filmmaking in an intensive environment, the 8-Week Filmmaking Workshop challenges
students to produce three films over a period of two months.
For students with little or no filmmaking experience, the 8-Week Filmmaking Workshop offers the best of all worlds:
focused learning, hands-on film productions, and the opportunity to gain experience producing their own short films. The
goal of the program is to not just instill a better understanding of filmmaking, but to build the practical skills needed
for a student to realize their artistic vision.
The program is divided between hands-on instruction in class and the production by each student of a series of short
films of increasing difficulty. Students direct their own projects in three or four person crews. Throughout their time
at the eight-week filmmaking program,they rotate in the other production positions when fellow crewmembers direct.
Special classes in digital camera and lighting are given before students shoot their films. Students use HDSLR cameras,
lighting packages, and digital editing systems to create their individual film projects. Students have a pre-production
period to cast, scout locations, plan their films, as well as meet with instructors for one-on-one consultation if
Following production and post-production of each film, students screen their work for their classmates and instructors and
engage in critiques and discussion.
All students who successfully complete the Australian filmmaking workshop receive a New York Film Academy certificate and
leave the program with a digital master copy of all their projects.