Feeding the Chickens

DOCUMENTARY
FILMMAKING

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING 

for

Beginners

We are pleased to again offer our Documentary Filmmaking Course for Beginners. If you are interested please read about the course below, contact us by clicking on leave a message or enrol by clicking on the enrol button.

ABOUT OUR CLASSES

All of Castlemaine Media Schools courses are practical, hands on and step by step guides to enable you by the end of the course to go away and create by yourself. Our teachers also act as mentors, guiding and encouraging you in being creative and developing confidence in your abilities. You will learn from start to finish how to make a documentary yourself.

This course is for anyone wanting to start turning documentary ideas into reality.

COURSE STRUCTURE

This beginners course will run over 8 weeks.

8 classes x 2 hours each

In a LIVE online Zoom classroom

Cost $480

Time 

Wednesday 20th Oct 2021

6.00 - 8.00pm

Class size - This will be limited to 6 people.

Location

Online Zoom classroom

Assignments

Each week students will practice some of the skills being taught. Starting with small film clips, leading up to interviews and editing.

What you'll need

A smartphone and a computer with iMovie or a basic PC editing program.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Each week of this course will build on the week before.

Over the first 1-4 classes we will cover

Documentary Genres

Learning from other documentaries

Establishing shots

Knowing your themes

Camera movements

Shot size

Which shots work well together

How to interview someone

Natural lighting

Lessons 5-7

Editing your footage

Adding Sound, Transitions, Titles

Lesson 8

Screening your documentaries

Final tips

Grants

Festivals

YOUR TEACHER

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Luca Royle - School Founder, Photographer, Documentary Filmmaker

Luca received a degree in architecture from RMIT, followed by training in photography at The Melbourne School of Art & Photography and short courses in filmmaking at NYU, AFI Los Angeles and AFTRS in Australia.​

She ran her own successful photography business in Hong Kong for many years as well as making independent documentary films.

 

She received the Hong Kong Short Film and Video Gold Award for Best Documentary.

(Photo courtesy - Eve Lamb @ Castlemaine Mail)

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STUDENT DOCUMENTARY EXAMPLE

TESTIMONIALS

"I recently completed a documentary making course with Luca Royle of the Castlemaine Media School. 

Having wanted for a long time to make documentaries but lacking the necessary skills, I turned up to the first class full of trepidation. Would I overcome my fear of this technology I was completely unfamiliar with?

With Luca's enthusiasm and her clear step by step approach, it didn't take long before I was filming, editing and really enjoying the process of making my own documentary.

Luca went beyond expectations. She was an extremely generous teacher, offering help beyond class times.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone harbouring a desire to make documentaries.

Thank you Luca. "


Christine McCue