Film and Television


The VCA’s School of Film and Television trains students in all aspects of film making from directing, screenwriting and editing to cinematography and post-production. Our breadth subjects give you the chance to experience studying at Australia’s leading film school.

 

FLTV10010 Making Movies 1

Making Movies 1 allows students with little or no background in filmmaking to be introduced to the fundamentals of the role of the film Director, Writer and Producer, and to gain an insight into professional film production techniques. The subject explores topics such as screenwriting, film directing, cinematography, film editing and post-production, actor direction, production aesthetics and film crew organisation.

Campus:  Southbank

Offered in: Semester 1 and Semester 2

No audition required

This subject is open to Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 students

Contact hours: 24

Practical and lecture-based subject

 

FLTV20005 Making Movies 2

Making Movies 2 provides students, who have been introduced to film production fundamentals in Making Movies 1, further insight into the practicalities of professional film production. The subject further advances your skills in areas such as screenwriting, film directing, cinematography, film editing and post-production, actor direction, production aesthetics and film crew organisation.

Campus: Southbank

Offered in: Semester 2

No audition required

This subject is open to Level 2 and Level 3 students upon successful completion of Making Movies 1

Contact hours: 24

Practical and lecture-based subject

 

FLTV30013 Making Movies 3

Making Movies 3 takes place at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and the VCA Southbank campus. Continuing the how and why of filmmaking, from the filmmaker’s point of view, this capstone experience concludes the Making Movies breadth stream, at this iconic Melbourne event.

This semester 2 intensive takes place over a 20 day period (evenings and weekends) during the July / August MIFF Festival season. An initial seminar will discuss the role of festivals for filmmakers, and explore the MIFF programme of upcoming events. Students will attend at least 10 x MIFF screenings and 5 x industry talks*, then discuss these events in three tutorials, spread throughout the festival duration.

* Some of these events will be curated (i.e. pre-determined by the subject co-ordinator) and others will be free choice. There may be themed experiences to choose from (eg fiction, documentary, social engagement, Australian cinema, Asian cinema). Cost of attendance at the festival is the student’s responsibility. Ticket prices are available at http://miff.com.au/index.php . Most industry talks are free.

Campus: Southbank

Offered in: June, July (Last Saturday of Semester 1, Last Saturday of mid-year break, and evenings and weekends during the first 3 weeks of semester 2)

No audition required

This subject is open to Level 2 and Level 3 students upon successful completion of Making Movies 1 & 2.

Contact hours: 27

Lectures, tutorials and field trips

 

FLTV30022 Making Movies 3 Practical Production

Making Movies 3 Practical Production is where all the knowledge and introductory practical components of Making Movies 1 & 2 come together, to consolidate those experiences in a specialised filmmaking intensive experience.

This hands-on filmmaking workshop runs over four days. Working in small crews, and lead by experienced film practitioners/tutors, students have the opportunity to try a variety of film crew roles e.g.: Writer, Director, 2nd Assistant Director, Actor, Camera Operator, Gaffer, Boom Swinger and Grip. Included is shooting time in our state of the art film studios

This subject aims to give those who have never made a film the confidence that it can be done by those with enthusiasm, passion, dedication, team skills, considered coordination, and a good idea. During the intensive you will meet and work with your potential filmmaking crews of the future

Campus: Southbank

Offered in: February Intensive (9 February - 13 February 2015)

No audition required

This subject is open to Level 2 and Level 3 students upon successful completion of Making Movies 1 & 2.

Contact hours: 24

Practical subject