AFTT Short Courses Film

Film 6 Week Short Courses

Film Short Courses

Accelerate your Film making skills with a 6 week short course. AFTT is proud to offer a new series of short courses aimed at providing high quality vocational education for young and mature adults. Expand your knowledge, explore new skills and take the big step forward in your career. Courses begin from $400..

Short courses at AFTT are a great option for you to get a taster in broadening your skills in a specific area of study. Get involved with AFTT Tutors and like-minded professionals who share the same interests as you in a fun and creative environment. You'll have access to great facilities and equipment so you can really get hands-on. 

Certification: All attendees are to be presented with a Certificate of Participation at the conclusion of the short course. You will receive an AFTT branded tote bag to be filled with merchandise and information about upcoming short courses, AFTT events and productions - Included in the price.

AFTT short courses do not form part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Avid Short Course

6 Week Course

Dates: Thursday nights 6:00pm – 9:00pm, September 7th to 12th October
Description: This workshop is designed to take students with no prior knowledge of any editing program through the Avid Media Composer program. It can be completed by students of any age or qualifications, as long as they are willing. The primary focus of this workshop is giving students and introduction to Avid, and to basic editing concepts. The class is taught from the ground up, so that by the end the entire class should have the ability to edit their first project on Media Composer. 
$400 early bird (20% off) 
$500 full price
Topics covered:

  • Philosophy of editing
  • Basics of Avid
  • Introduction to narrative editing
  • Transcoding multiple formats

Production Design Short Course

6 Week Course

Dates: Thursday nights 6:00pm – 9:00pm,  September 7th to October 12th 
Description: Want to take you film making to the next level? Fed up of boring locations?  Want to take control of your vision? Then this workshop is for you! All you want to know about production design is carefully taught by our industry professional tutor. Production design can make a film come to life!    
$400 early bird (20% off)
$500 full price

Writing Short Course

6 Week Course

Dates: Thursday nights 6:00pm – 9:00pm, September 7th – October 12th
Description: Have a script idea but don’t know how to start? Maybe you’ve already written a script and looking to improve on it? Character development? Deepening the story? AFTT script writing workshops can help with all these issues and more. Our industry current tutors will help you along every step of the way.    
$400 early bird (20% discount) 
$500 full price

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to character
  • Character development
  • Implementation into script


The Cinematographer (Red Epic) 6 Week Short Course

Dates: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm during 1 week in the January/February break
Description: Are you a budding cinematographer but never had professional training? Maybe you work full time and haven’t got around to it? The AFTT Cinematography workshop will introduce you to the how and why of cinematography. Using the latest RED epics our amazing tutors will introduce you to the magic world of visual storytelling. You’ll get hands on experience with dollies, jibs, you’ll learn lighting, everything you need to get you to the next level.
$800 early bird (20% discount) 
$960 full price

Topics covered:

  • Philosophy of cinematography
  • Introduction to the Red Epic + work flow
  • Camera movement
  • Directing coverage

Cinematography (Red Epic) tickets will be released closer to the date.