Dubbo Filmmakers’ workshop: Shooting video on your smartphone

Facilitator Nathan Shooter filming a presentation

Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 10 am to 12 pm,
Meeting Room 4
Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo

Registration essential (link to form at bottom of page)- your place will be confirmed via email.

During this workshop, facilitator and experienced filmmaker, Nathan Shooter, will guide you through the equipment you need to maximise the quality of your smartphone video. Please note – due to the short length of the workshop, the session will be mainly theory based and will provide you with the information you need to shoot using your smartphone. Topics to be covered include:

  1. Audio
  2. Lighting
  3. Shot composition

The workshop is free for Dubbo Filmmakers full/financial members or $25 (plus processing fee) for non-members.

Click here to become a member.

Non-member workshop payment (secure payment via PayPal):

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9RPUDLZYJAETG

Any questions? Email dubbofilmmakers@gmail.com

This workshop is made possible due to the support of Dubbo Regional Council.

About the facilitator – Nathan Shooter

Nathan drives audiences to the nexus of Personal Branding and Big Ideas, provoking people to rethink what it means to ‘communicate from the inside out’ and share their message with the world.
He is a speaker, podcaster and founder of Brandhood™ and Thrive Media. Since 2004 as a creative strategist, Nathan is trusted by clients around Australia and the globe, to craft purposeful and profitable brands.

As an artful communicator, Nathan shares his Brandhood Map™ to equip business leaders, speakers, authors and coaches with a practical framework to build a personal brand that attracts opportunities.

He is an Adobe International Design Achievement Awards Judge, and is a Coloured Brain Trainer, recognised by the American Institute of Business Psychology.

Workshop registration

Click here to access the workshop registration form.

Dubbo Filmmakers’ workshop – filmmaking 101

Behind the scenes on “To the Ends of the Earth”, a Dubbo Filmmakers web series, December, 2020

Learn the essentials of what it takes to take a film from idea to finished product.

When: Saturday, June 5, 2021 10am-12pm

Where: Western Plains Cultural Centre Meeting Rooms (At the back of the museum)

Cost:

FREE for current Dubbo Filmmakers financial members
$25 for everyone else

Prerequisites:

NONE

Do you have an idea for a short film? Maybe you even have a script – what next?

During this workshop, Kellie Jennar will take you through the essentials you need to think about to be able to take your project from idea to finished product. She’ll take you through the logistics of getting your film made, from basic budgeting, the people and equipment you’ll need, and getting everything organised.

Kellie is an experienced screenwriter, producer and active Dubbo Filmmakers member. Her short films have been screened on ABC, Virgin Airlines, and a number of Australian and international festivals.

Please note: this is an overview of film production. If you are interested in learning a particular aspect in more detail, let us know and we may be able to plan it for future workshops.

There are limited seats so registration is essential. Your place will be confirmed via email.

Become a member:

Non-member workshop payment (secure payment via PayPal):

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9RPUDLZYJAETG

Any questions? Email dubbofilmmakers@gmail.com

Limited numbers, registration essential:

https://forms.gle/8ef4xLzg8FQGEEUd8

This workshop is made possible due to the support of Dubbo Regional Council.

Dubbo Filmmakers’ workshop – video editing with Premiere Pro

Limited numbers, registration essential:

https://forms.gle/r7bYv8wy3VAESh557

When: Saturday, March 27, 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Music Room, Community Arts Rooms, WPCC, Cnr Wingewarra and Gipps Street, Dubbo
Cost:
FREE for current Dubbo Filmmakers financial members
$25 for everyone else
Prerequisites:
No previous experience with Premiere Pro required. You do need to be a confident computer user with an understanding of files and folders.

This workshop is designed for people with little or no experience using Premiere Pro, the industry standard video editing software. We will cover:

  • Organising your files, understanding relative file paths
  • Creating and saving a new project
  • The project screen
  • Importing media
  • Adding and managing media on your time line
  • Synching audio
  • Trimming/cutting files
  • Increasing volume and basic noise reduction
  • Simple audio and video transitions
  • Adding simple text/titles
  • Exporting your finished projects

If you would like to work along, you will need to bring your own laptop with Premiere Pro installed. There is a 7-day trial available, you will need to determine the suitability of your computer for Premiere Pro.

If you do not have your own computer with Premiere Pro installed, you will have limited opportunities to practice with a shared computer. Sample files will be provided – please bring a USB flash drive to have the files copied on to.

There are limited seats so registration is essential. Your place will be confirmed via email:

Become a member:

http://dubbofilmmakers.com/become-a-member/

To register for the workshop (including payment link for non-members) visit:

ttps://forms.gle/r7bYv8wy3VAESh557

Free members’ workshop – Lighting for video

LIMITED PLACES – REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL

When: Saturday, February 27, 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Music Room, Community Arts Rooms, WPCC, Cnr Wingewarra and Gipps Street, Dubbo
Cost:
FREE for current Dubbo Filmmakers financial members
$25 for everyone else

Membership is now due for 2021 – have you renewed yours? Click here to pay your fees. New members welcome.

In this workshop, you will learn the importance of lighting to improve your video, no matter what your purpose. You will work both inside and outside and look at different solutions to lighting issues.

You will also have the opportunity to learn how to best utilise Dubbo Filmmaker’s lighting equipment which was purchased thanks to a grant from Dubbo Regional Council. If you are a member, you are able to hire Dubbo Filmmaker’s equipment at low cost for your own projects (by arrangement).

The workshop will be facilitated by multi-media professional and Dubbo Filmmakers member, Nathan Shooter.

There are limited seats so registration is essential. Your place will be confirmed via email. To register, see the link to the registration form below.

Become a member:

http://dubbofilmmakers.com/become-a-member/

Non-member workshop payment $25 (secure payment via PayPal):

Any questions? Click here to email Dubbo Filmmakers.

This event was made possible due to the support of Dubbo Regional Council

To register

Click the link below to be taken to the registration form

https://forms.gle/Hi2m2CWwTSWVwXxL6

Doco Deep Dive – filmmaking workshops registration now open

Nathan Shooter, workshop mentor and media professional

With the help of funding from Screen NSW, DFM are proud to present a 4-stage documentary project, called Doco Deep Dive.
Doco Deep Dive aims to develop the skills of regional NSW filmmakers to develop, produce, shoot and post-produce a short form documentary.

Two industry mentors will guide mid-level filmmakers in the Dubbo region, to create a broadcast standard 5 – 10-minute documentary.

Stage 1 – Write a documentary treatment CLOSED

Stage 2 – 1 on 1 Producer mentoring CLOSED

Stage 3 – Filming intensive (via selection process) Max 4 participants OPEN

Stage 4 – Editing and post-production intensive (via selection process) Max 2 participants OPEN

You MUST be a member of the Dubbo Filmmakers to apply for this project. Become a member here:

http://dubbofilmmakers.com/become-a-member

If you have any questions, email Kellie at dubbofilmmakers@gmail.com

This project has been heavily subsidised through CreateNSW (Screen) funding.

Stage 3 – Filming intensive workshop

Four participants will be selected through an application process, to be mentored by media professional, Nathan Shooter, in an intensive and hands-on workshop to film the selected documentary from Stage 1.

This workshop has been designed for intermediate level filmmakers. Topics covered in this 2-day workshop will include:

  • Pre-production
  • Creating shot lists
  • Working on a documentary set
  • How to relate to documentary subjects
  • Knowing your equipment
  • Videography
  • Lighting
  • Still photography
  • Sound and audio

DATES
Applications close 6pm Oct 23
Successful applicants notified Oct 26
Stage 3 workshop Oct 31 & Nov 1

PAYMENT
Cost of Stage 3 is $90

Link to register for Stage 3 – Filming intensive workshop:

https://forms.gle/CUHjjTFchB4EZoRH8

Stage 4 – Editing and post-production intensive workshop

Two participants will be selected through an application process, to be mentored by media professional, Nathan Shooter, in editing and post-production.

This workshop has been designed for intermediate level filmmakers.

Topics covered in this 2-day workshop will include:

  • Principles of editing
  • Editing software
  • Editing for visual story telling
  • Audio editing
  • Sound
  • Colour grading
  • And more

DATES
Applications close 6pm Oct 23
Successful applicants notified 26
Stage 4 workshop Nov 7 & 8

PAYMENT
Cost of Stage 4 is $120

Link to register for Stage 4 – Editing and post-production intensive workshop:

https://forms.gle/UEpafMA6GpSBLF4L6

Free members’ workshop – getting your film festival ready

Thursday, October 8, 2020 @ 7 pm,
Music Room, Community Arts Rooms
Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo

Registration essential

2017 One Eye Film Festival, held at the Black Box Theatre, WPCC

Getting your film festival ready

Dubbo Filmmakers One Eye Film Festival (OEFF) has a set of recommended technical specifications which are typical of most film festivals:

  • Frame size: 1920h x 1080v (1.0)
  • Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square pixels (1.0)
  • Fields: No Fields (Progressive Scan)
  • Audio Settings/Sample rate: 48000 samples/second


But what does it all mean? And how can you make sure you meet these requirements? And why does it even matter?!

During this workshop, experienced filmmaker and one of Dubbo Filmmakers’ founders, Peter Aland, will talk about common trips and traps to avoid in order to meet the OEFF specs. And feel free to come along with any specific questions you might have about your project.

Also, Erifili Davis will talk about the FilmFreeway platform, used by most film festivals to accept entries from filmmakers (including OEFF).

The workshop is free for Dubbo Filmmakers full/financial members or $5 (plus processing fee) for non-members.

To become a member:
http://dubbofilmmakers.com/become-a-member (online payment options only)

To pay for just this workshop:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LQLQQ44GM4VT8

All participants will need to register below for the workshop to comply with public health directives. If you are unwell, we ask you to stay at home. Strictly limited numbers – your place will be confirmed via email.

Free members’ workshop – So You Want To Make A Short Film

Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 7 pm
Music Room, Community Arts Rooms, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo

During this workshop, facilitator and experienced filmmaker, Kellie Jennar, will guide you through six essential tips to take your film idea and turn it into a finished film.

  1. Put it down on paper
  2. Make a date
  3. Find your tribe
  4. Plan, Plan, Plan
  5. Lights, Camera, Action
  6. Hand it over

You don’t need a big budget, special equipment or a hollywood director to get your short film made.

If you have a story idea, passion, and dedication, this workshop is for you.

About Kellie Jennar

Kellie is a screenwriter and producer who is passionate about growing the screen industry in the Dubbo region.

Kellie has studied screenwriting and productions through AFTRS, New York Film Academy, and Metro Screen.

Some of Kellie’s productions have aired on the ABC, Virgin Airlines, Melbourne International Queer Festival, Short and Sweet Utah and the One Eye Film Festival

Kellie has previously been commissioned to produce screen content for: Barnardos Australia, Dubbo Council, NSW Health, and the Department of Family and Community Services

The workshop is free for Dubbo Filmmakers full/financial members or $5 (plus processing fee) for non-members.

To become a member:

http://dubbofilmmakers.com/become-a-member (online payment options only)

To pay for just this workshop for non-members ($5 plus processing fee):

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LQLQQ44GM4VT8

All participants will need to register for the workshop to comply with public health directives (see form below). If you are unwell, we ask you to stay at home.

Strictly limited numbers – your place will be confirmed via email.

Free (online) members’ workshop – Generating Story Ideas

Due the the COVID-19 situation, and with the decision to the close the WPCC Community Arts Rooms, Dubbo Filmmakers is continuing its series of workshops online as we want to continue to encourage and develop our local filmmaking community.

This month’s workshop:

Generating story ideas for short films

Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 7 pm on Google Hangouts Meet

Free for full/financial members, $5 (plus processing fee) for non-members.

Want to make a short film but not sure where to start with a story? Or maybe you’re an experienced writer or filmmaker and are interested in techniques in helping you generate story ideas. Erifili Davis, who has written and produced several short films screened at the One Eye Film Festival as well as film festivals around the world, will facilitate this short workshop to spark ideas for short films of any genre.

This workshop will be delivered ONLINE using Google Hangouts Meet. You can join on your computer (Google Chrome browser recommended) or on your iOS or Android device using the free app. We are unable to assist with tech support so please make sure you test your setup before the workshop. There will be a dial-in option for audio.

Register using the link below and we will send you a link to the online meeting room and additional resources to support the workshop. Details will be sent by 25/03/2020 (or before the workshop for those who register 25 to 26/03/2020).

https://forms.gle/eahobfjzyA9y52V88

2019 AFTRS Scholarship for Dubbo LGA Filmmakers

The 2nd annual AFTRS scholarship for filmmakers in the Dubbo LGA is now open for applications. AFTRS (Australian, Film, Television and Radio School), and the Dubbo Filmmakers have joined forces to help overcome the barriers of finance and geography faced by regional filmmakers.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to attend a 2-day course of their choice at the AFTRS Sydney campus, valued up to $720 between July 1 and December 31, 2019.

REX has come on board as travel sponsor and will provide a return flight from Dubbo to Sydney. The successful applicant will be responsible for their own accommodation.

Kellie Jennar, member of Dubbo Filmmakers, said, “Dubbo Filmmakers are thrilled to partner with AFTRS to offer this scholarship for the second year in a row.

“Dubbo is now a recognised regional screen production location, and this scholarship is helping to build screen capacity and talent within the region. We are looking for a local sponsor to come on board to assist the successful applicant with travel and accommodation expenses.”

To apply for the AFTRS scholarship, applicants are required to outline in 500 words or less:

  • The town of the Dubbo LGA they live in
  • Which 2-day AFTRS course they would attend and why (see https://www.aftrs.edu.au/course-types/short-courses)
  • How this course would help their screen career
  • How they would share the skills and knowledge learnt with the local filmmaking community.

Applications should be emailed to herron.robyn@abc.net.au
before 11.59pm, 16 June, 2019.

An independent panel of media professionals will review the applications.

Script to Screen – subsidised filmmaking workshops

Thanks to a grant from Create NSW, and sponsorship from the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo Filmmakers is able to offer a series of subsidised film production workshops in Dubbo. These workshops will be facilitated by industry professionals and will give participants the opportunity to build hands-on experience. You can choose to participate in as many of the workshops as you want.

The workshops are ideal for beginner to intermediate skill levels.

The workshops are listed below with links to further details. Similar workshops in Sydney would typically cost $500 to $800 PER DAY.

Click here to send an email if you would like more information.

Screen Producing Workshop

December 8 @ 9:00 am – December 9 @ 5:00 pm

Screen Producing Workshop

Directing Workshop

December 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Directing Workshop

Filming Workshop

January 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am – January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Filming Workshop

Film Editing Workshop

January 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am – January 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Film Editing Workshop