Film Short Courses - AFTT

Film Short Courses

Film Short Courses

Accelerate your film making skills with a short course. AFTT is proud to offer a new series of short courses aimed at providing high quality, industry focused education for young and mature adults. Expand your knowledge, explore new skills and take the big step forward in your career. 

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.

Click each heading below to read more about each Short Course...

Content Creation

Dates: 5:45pm - 8:45pm Thursday 8th, 15th & 22nd August 2019 & 9:30am - 4:30pm Saturday 10th, 17th & 24th August 2019 (3 Thursday evenings and 3 Saturday full-days)

Cost: $480 (Early Bird) | $600 (Full Price)

Requirements: You must be 17+ to register for this Short Course.


Are you a journalist? Maybe you work in PR, marketing or communications? Maybe your considering a career in film or media and want to get a headstart? Want to up skill and learn the basics in cameras, lighting and editing? Then this is for you! Set over Thursday nights and various Saturdays you’ll learn how to be a self-sufficient content creator. The course is deigned to work with your busy schedule and give you the skills you need to keep up in this content driven market.

Course Outline:


  • The right camera for the job
  • Lenses
  • Camera Settings


  • Radio Mics
  • Shotgun mics
  • Booms
  • Recorders, mixers


  • How to use natural light
  • 3 point lighting, diffusers, gels
  • How to setup lighting for an interview

Post Production

  • Premier Pro


  • Correct output settings for various platforms


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Finding the Light (Basics of Lighting)

Dates: 9:30am - 4:30pm Saturday 10th, 17th & 24th August 2019 (3 full-days)

Cost: $480 (Early Bird) | $600 (Full Price)

Requirements: You must be 17+ to register for this Short Course.


Lighting is a mysterious skill set that it seems only a lucky few have, well now more, the AFTT lighting short course will teach the basics in lighting, from using natural light to 3 point lighting. You’ll gain confidence in your choices and understand how to actually use light.

Course Outline:

The Equipment

  • Lights
  • C stands
  • Light Stands
  • Gels
  • Diffusers

Natural light 

  • Reflectors
  • Diffusers
  • Bounce

3 Point Lighting 

  • What is it, how to use it
  • Key, fill, back light
  • Differing variables in set up


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Soul Focus

Dates: 5:45pm - 8:45pm Thursday 6th & 13th June 2019 and 9:30am - 4:30pm 15th June 2019 (2 Thursday evenings and 1 Saturday full-day)

Cost: $240 (Early Bird) | $300 (Full Price)

Requirements: You must be 17+ to register for this Short Course.


Feeling a little lost? Disconnected? Then The Soul Focus could be for you. The Soul Focus will take you on a journey that can reconnect you to who you were, are, or maybe want to be. As the name suggests it’s an exploration of you, it’ll deepen you not only as a person but as an artist, it’ll build your confidence and galvanise your next step.

You will create a short video comprising of photos and a 200 word voice over. You’ll be taught the basics of Premiere Pro and sound recording to give you the skill level in order to create your Soul Focus. 

Course Outline:

Story creation

  • What story will you tell and why?
  • Creation of Voice Over script

Post production

  • Recording of Voice Over
  • Basic’s in Premiere Pro


  • A group Screening (only if you are comfortable with sharing your work)


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The Fundamentals of Filming for Social Media

Dates: 9:30am - 4:30pm Saturday 22nd June 2019 (1 full day)

Cost: $120 (Early Bird) | $150 (Full Price)

Requirements: You must be 15+ to register for this Short Course.


This 1 day course will provide a solid skill set in content creation that can be used to up your social media game. Whether you’re just starting out or want to take your production value to the next level, you'll learn valuable skills in creating meaningful social media content that will wow your followers!

Course Outline:


  • What is branding
  • What message you want to convey and why


  • Camera options
  • Sound
  • Basic lighting


  • Premiere Pro basics


  • Best export options
  • Aspect ratios


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