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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