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Filming Workshop

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

Script to Screen – Dubbo Film Workshops
Presented by the Dubbo Filmmakers

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/3-day-filming-workshop-tickets-51642675633

These workshops have been heavily subsidised, thanks to a grant from Create NSW, and sponsorship from the Western Plains Cultural Centre.

3-day Filmmaking Workshop with Gareth Tillson
7-9 Jan, 2019, Community Arts Centre, Dubbo
Includes Lunch

This will be a practical workshop where participants will work in small teams, to film a complete short film, from screenplays that have been developed with assistance from a screen development executive. Teams will be mentored by industry professional, Gareth Tillson.

The opportunity to produce* one of four short film projects is available. To be involved as a producer*, you must complete the 2-day producer course – more details below.

Jan 7, 2019 – Planning your film shoot

Topics covered:

Previsualisation – resonances/genres/styles/inspirations
Planning – shot list/storyboard/scheduling
Logistics – location recces/gear list/transport
Visual storytelling – sequencing, shot size and coverage
Lenses and camera angles
Camera work – camera movement/tools
Following focus
Exposure guidelines/tools

Jan 8-9, 2019 – Filming a short script

Under the guidance of Gareth, teams will film their short film over two days, drawing on the skills and knowledge learnt in the previous 1-day workshop.

Gareth will provide guidance and mentoring in the process of making a short film. Rushes evaluation and feedback at wrap

About The Trainer
Gareth Tillson is a: highly skilled and experienced; film director; director of photography and editor. Gareth is also a valued teacher at the Sydney Film School and the Australian, Film Television and Radio School.

Gareth is co-owner of Sydney based production company, Front and Centre Media Pty Ltd. You can read more about Front and Centre Media here:


Gareth’s work has screened at:

Perth Revelation
Sydney Film Festivals


January 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am
January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Community Arts Rooms, Western Plains Cultural Centre
76 Wingewarra Street
Dubbo, New South Wales 2830 Australia
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