Our campus & facilities
AFTT’s Holt Street campus is located in the heart of inner city Sydney, in Surry Hills. Here, we not only believe in mastering the conventions of creative storytelling, cinematic visualisation and production, we love technology! As an advanced-design campus we offer all the equipment and facilities you would expect of a leading creative arts Academy.
Film and Television Production
Our cinematography, screenwriting, directing and producing disciplines have access to the latest RED® digital cinema cameras – the Black Magic Cinema camera, Red Scarlet, Red One and Red Epic camera, used to shoot films such as The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Great Gatsby, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and The Social Network among many.
The campus includes five theatres/ screening spaces with HD projection and surround sound, computer labs, production labs, a RED edit suite, production offices and rehearsal spaces. AFTT has a dedicated foley and audio recording room directly linked to Audio Suite, dual high-end edit bay for uncompressed HD online post-production with red rocket post-production facility, and an open studio sound-stage space with green screen infinity wall for camera exercises and set-building.
Lighting and sound equipment includes ARRI, DEDO and HMI lighting; Steadicam Flyer and Easyrig scorpion camera support systems; Sennheiser and Sony radio lapel microphone kits, Rode shotgun mics and Marantz digital field recorders; Sound Devices 302 production audio mixers and an extensive range of professional tripods, dollies, jibs and prime lens kits.
Script consult rooms and auditorium space for directing performances compliment two computer teaching labs, installed with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Suite, ProTools for sound editing, Da Vinci for picture grading and many more programs. The Academy also has dedicated sound mix, ADR and foley rooms.
Theatre and Stage Production
With five professional studio spaces featuring TV/ DVD/ iPod facilities, pianos and Tarkett flooring, a soundproof vocal/ singing space, a fully equipped sound studio, soundproof rehearsal spaces, a diverse range of costumes and props and our state-of-the-art auditorium, we’ve got every eventuality covered.
With a range of classical and contemporary theatre shows always in production, and film works being crafted throughout the year, the AFTT is widely regarded for its successful acclaimed performances, staged in our 65-seat auditorium as well as in external commercial theatres such as Belvoir Street Theatre and Bondi Pavilion.
Our courses are delivered by a team of leading theatre and screen practitioners, who train actors in companies such as Bell, Belvoir and the Sydney Theatre Co. The experience and knowledge of AFTT teaching staff is further enhanced by the integration of effective and dynamic acting techniques, including The Eric Morris System and Meyerhold BioMechanics.