Film & TV Foundations 2018
Film & TV Foundations is an intensive one-year part-time filmmaking course for aspiring and emerging film writers, directors and editors. It provides emerging filmmakers with invaluable access to a wide range of industry professionals, empowering participants with the insight, confidence and connections required to move forward into this dynamic and competitive industry.
Located in the arts precinct at Melbourne Southbank, this year-long part time course is tailored for people already studying or working. Combining lectures and practical workshops, you will have access to many of Australia’s best film industry practitioners and educators within our state-of-the-art facilities.
Whilst the emphasis is on training writers/directors/editors, you will also develop your knowledge and practical skills by experiencing the myriad of essential roles required on a film or TV production crew, including producing, sound recording, cinematography and production design. Participants will complete one short filmmaking exercise (2 minutes) and will individually write and direct one major short production (5 minutes), adding two short films to your film reel! For the major short production (5 minutes), students film over 2 consecutive days (20 hours in total) either over a weekend or weekdays.
The teaching team is led by experienced industry professional, Andrew Blogg, who has been involved in film and video production since completing the Foundations Program at the Victorian College of the Arts, School of Film and Television, in 2002. Andrew has worked on numerous film and television productions, educational programs, music videos and promotional videos. Andrew’s first feature documentary entitled Camp 32 has screened at the Cambodian International Film festival (2015) in Phnom Penh and at the Cambodia Town Film Festival (2016) in Long Beach California.
Successful previous graduates include:
- Gregory Erdstein - Paris Syndrome (short), Two Devils (short), A Bit Rich (short), & That’s Not Me
- Kitty Green - Ukraine Is Not A Brothel, The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul (short) & Casting JonBenet (featured on Netflix)
- Adam Arkapaw - Assassin's Creed, The Light Between Oceans, Macbeth & Top of the Lake (Emmy Award)
- Kate Lefoe – Plunge (short) & Somersault Pike (short)
Lee Matthews - Emo the Musical
- And Helpmann award winner, Leticia Caceres - The Drover's Wife (Belvoir Theatre)
How to apply
This course is suitable for 18+ year-olds
Places for this course are limited
No prior experience necessary
Course Outline Available here
More information on our 2019 dates and fees will be released shortly.
T: +61 03 9035 8843
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