Digital Filmmaking Course - Western Sydney


The latest course from the Switch Academy @ ICE will equip you with the digital skills required to put together a polished short film in a friendly, accessible atmosphere.

The filmmaking course, which is presented in partnership with The Baulkham Hills Shire Library Service, includes:

1. Digital Photography including. Photoshop for photographers (Tuesday January 6th 2009)
You will learn about framing, composition, exposure and lighting and how they affect and improve images. Upload photographs, and manipulate images in photoshop. Bring along your own digital camera or use one of ours in a group.

2. Video Camera/Lighting Skills (Wednesday January 7th 2009)
Learn the principles of shooting great video footage covering creative principles such as shot composition, depth of field, white balance and exposure. You will learn about lighting for video interviews, lighting types and how colour temperature affects white balance.

3. Writing a Simple Story / Script (Thursday January 8th 2009)
Learn how to develop your characters and setting to create a plot, and write convincing dialogue. We will take you through industry terminology making it easier to secure funding for your film. We also talk about interview technique for documentary making and the secrets of writing well scripted narrative

4. Editing with iMovie / Moviemaker (Friday January 9th 2009)
For people who want to get the most out of editing using their MAC or PC. You will be taken through digitising your footage, using transitions, titles and effects. We supply the laptop and footage, or bring along your own laptop and footage to work on.

Where: Vinegar Hill Memorial Library and Community Centre, Exhibition Area, 29 Main Street, Rouse Hill Town Centre
Time: Sessions commence at 10am and finish 3pm
Cost: $65 each session OR $175 for all sessions
Light lunch provided on the day
Young people over 13 years of age

Contact Kirstie Boerst at Switch Academy by email: to register your interest.

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