Screen Tools: screen production short course - applications still open
Course dates: 26 June - 21 July 2017
Screen Tools is four-week practical course for emerging filmmakers. Discover first-hand what draws the global film industry here, and create your own short drama episode. Structured around a practical production process based on professional television industry practice, Screen Tools is a hands-on course designed to set you up with the tools you need to launch your career in film, television and digital media industries.
Under the guidance of experienced actor, producer, director and instructor, John Callen, as well as guest instructors from the television industry, you will work with a team to develop the pilot episode of a serial drama. From script production to post production you will experience the entire process, developing your creative and technical skills in drama scripting, acting, directing and producing.
You will have access to our high-end production and editing equipment and facilities to produce multi-camera recorded scenes in our television studio, as well as shooting on location in the beautiful harbourside city of Auckland.
In a time when people are more often turning to new digital platforms for their media consumption, Screen Tools places a focus on the 'saleable' value and digital delivery of your final piece. With your production team, you will decide on a target audience and the mode of broadcast for your production.
Course field trips include a visit to the Hobbiton movie set in Matamata, and a visit to the Academy Award® winning Weta Workshop in Wellington.