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General Description

Learn how to prepare to make a short film, shoot a short film, edit a short film and deliver it online.


English, Drama, Technologies and Visual Arts teachers and Primary School Teachers.

Teaching Standards

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction to Making a Short Film

  • 2

    Module 2 - Pre Production

    • Introduction

    • Camera

    • Activities - Camera

    • Lighting

    • Hair, Make-Up and Costume

    • Activities - Hair, Makeup and Costume

    • Art Design

    • Activity - Art Design

    • Sound

    • Activity - Sound

    • Reflective Task

    • Reflective Task (pdf)

  • 3

    Module 3 - Observing Films

    • Introduction

    • Observing Others

    • Activities - Observing Others

    • Reflection Task

  • 4

    Module 4 - Production

    • Introduction

    • Production

    • Reflection Tasks

  • 5

    Module 5 - Post Production

    • Introduction

    • Post-Production

    • Reflection Task

  • 6

    Module 6 - Conclusion

    • Reflection Task

    • Conclusion

    • Course Highlights

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback


Dana Lee  Mierowsky

Dana Lee Mierowsky

Dana-Lee worked on a range of professional film, television and theatrical productions while studying at Screenwise, The Australian Film, Television and Radio School and London’s National Film and Television School. Her numerous multiple award winning music videos, commercials and short films have lead to the development of a feature film and a short television series. With a UNSW’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, a Certificate in Training and Assessment and seven years teaching experience in primary and high schools, Dana-Lee teaches at film, acting and drama schools, including, The Australia, Film, Television and Radio School, The Australian Film and Television Academy, JMC Academy, The Australian International Performing Arts Academy and Sydney Film School.

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