Filmmaking 101

Learn how to engage students of all ages with this introduction to filmmaking. You’ll gain a fundamental understanding of filming techniques, specific to the tools and uses in a school environment, plus a wide range of real-world examples from the classroom demonstrating filmmaking’s usefullness across all KLAs and year levels.

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NESA accredited

Completing Filmmaking 101 will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Select and Use Relevant Teaching Strategies to Develop Knowledge, Skills, Problem Solving, and Critical and Creative Thinking Standard Descriptor 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

About this course

Far from being only the domain of the drama department, filmmaking can be integrated into all KLAs to make learning engaging for students of any age. Join experienced educator and passionate filmmaker, Cathy Brown in this practical overview of filmmaking and it’s many uses in the classroom.  

Not technologically gifted? Never fear – the course begins with a practical overview of the tools you will need, including iPads and other devices that are readily available in most schools. As well as learning fundamentals like how to shoot video and stills on an iPad and how to edit footage in iMovie, the course dives into common camera angles and their uses.  

Throughout the course, Cathy provides real-world examples from her time in the classroom and the many uses she has found for filmmaking. If you’re ready to learn a new skill that is guaranteed to keep your students engaged, join Cathy for Filmmaking 101.

You will learn:

  • The steps to set up and shoot a great looking video, including how to involve your students in the process.

  • Several different camera angels, how and when to use them.

  • How to translate a narrative into film.

  • How to edit a film using iMovie on an iPad or iPhone.

  • How to use green screen in your videos, and its many uses in the classroom.

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About the presenter

Cathy Brown is a seasoned educator with years of experience teaching in both public and private educational settings, ranging from preschool to tertiary levels. Her passion for education is evident, but it doesn't stop there. Cathy has an innate love for technology, graphic design, writing, and art. This diverse range of interests led her into the world of filmmaking, where she not only co-founded a film production company but also produced numerous films and television shows. Beyond the classroom and the film set, Cathy has contributed her expertise as an educational consultant for various international corporations. She is also the proud founder of Virtual Teacher, an educational platform dedicated to empowering teachers everywhere.