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Screenwriting Course: From Concept to Feature Film Script

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. For anyone contemplating being a screenwriter, a career in filmmaking or just interested in a greater appreciation of how films are put together, this course is a must. An excellent screenplay story is at the heart of every great film and this course will teach you how to write one. You will learn the fundamentals of writing for a market... [More]
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Filmmaking Course: The Nuts and Bolts

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. It starts with an idea, and before too long, you’re standing at the back of a theatre watching an audience cry, laugh or hide their eyes at something you made. It’s magic. This filmmaking course will explain what’s ‘behind the curtain’, how movies are put together. You will learn about good movie ideas, development, hiring actors and crew,... [More]
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Movies Now Course: Your Movie Club

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Learning Aims This unique and popular movie appreciation course is like having your own private movie club. In its 10th year, Movies Now offers participants ‘private movie premieres’ prior to their commercial release with each featured movie specially selected by the presenter and popular film critic, Andrew L Urban. The featured movies... [More]
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Documentary Course: Introduction to Producing and Directing

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Before making a great documentary journalists and filmmakers need to grasp the basics. Documentary producing and directing requires a nuanced sense of the rights and obligations of a filmmaker and how to get the most out of pre-production and shoot to maximise the creative outcomes for a film. Participants in this documentary course for... [More]
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Documentary Showcase Course: Stranger than Fiction

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This film course will explore notable documentary films and feature their ability to tell a story in a way that informs and entertains. Documentaries can illuminate the human condition in a way narrative drama does not – and the subject matter often proves the adage that ‘truth is stranger than fiction’. This jaw dropping showcase will... [More]
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A History of World Cinema Course with David Stratton

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. David Stratton David Stratton was the director of the Sydney Film Festival from 1966-1983. He contributes film reviews to The Australian, and is the author of two books on Australian cinema: The Last New Wave and The Avocado Plantation. From 1981-2004 he presented films on SBS Television and was, with Margaret Pomeranz, co-host of The... [More]
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A History of World Cinema Course with David Stratton
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
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The History of World Cinema course continues with the years 1958 and 1959 in the spotlight. We look at the famous, and not-so-famous, films from most of the world’s major film producing countries. A feature film will screen at each session and there will be numerous film excerpts and other information to help explore the trends, directions and themes of cinema throughout the world, though the emphasis is on the films of the US.
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David Stratton Film Course: The French New Wave

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. David Stratton David Stratton was the director of the Sydney Film Festival from 1966-1983. He contributes film reviews to The Australian, and is the author of two books on Australian cinema: The Last New Wave and The Avocado Plantation. From 1981-2004 he presented films on SBS Television and was, with Margaret Pomeranz, co-host of The... [More]
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David Stratton Film Course: Alfred Hitchcock - The Last 25 Years

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. David Stratton David Stratton was the director of the Sydney Film Festival from 1966-1983. He contributes film reviews to The Australian, and is the author of two books on Australian cinema: The Last New Wave and The Avocado Plantation. From 1981-2004 he presented films on SBS Television and was, with Margaret Pomeranz, co-host of The... [More]
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David Stratton Film Course: Alfred Hitchcock - The Last 25 Years

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David Stratton Film Course: Actors/Directors

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. David Stratton David Stratton was the director of the Sydney Film Festival from 1966-1983. He contributes film reviews to The Australian, and is the author of two books on Australian cinema: The Last New Wave and The Avocado Plantation. From 1981-2004 he presented films on SBS Television and was, with Margaret Pomeranz, co-host of The... [More]
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Australian Films Course with Andrew L Urban: True Aussie Grit

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This Australian Films course introduces participants to rarely seen but exceptional examples of gritty, award winning Australian cinema – films that examine powerful and dramatic interpersonal, social or political themes. In briefing notes and accompanying discussions, where possible with the filmmakers themselves, participants explore how... [More]
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