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Film Courses

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone.

Experience the magic of the movies with our ever-popular film courses. These exclusive film courses are designed for the general public and provide a fantastic insight into the history of world cinema and modern day movies. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney.

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 Course: Introduction to Producing and Directing
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
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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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The History of World Cinema course continues with the years 1954 and 1955 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.
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 1956 and 1957 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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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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David Stratton Film Course: Hollywood and the Blacklist

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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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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Filmmaking Course: The Nuts and Bolts
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Aristotelian-Inspired Screenwriting Course

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 course starts by taking students inside the head of the audience to understanding what people like about films. We use this knowledge as the basis for building characters and subsequently a story. We follow a step-by-step approach to learn an appreciation of the way screen characters and stories actually work to affect audiences, to... [More]
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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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Criminology Through Crime Film Course: Study Day 1

Criminology courses in Sydney. Explore and understand crime. Learn about Criminology the smart way with Criminology courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. In partnership with the Sydney Institute of Criminology Developed and delivered by the Sydney Institute of Criminology at the Sydney Law School, the University of Sydney. Can movies help us understand criminology and crime theory? What can movies tell us about crime and its sources? Films may not directly theorise crime... [More]
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Criminology Through Crime Film Course: Study Day 2

Criminology courses in Sydney. Explore and understand crime. Learn about Criminology the smart way with Criminology courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. In partnership with the Sydney Institute of Criminology Developed and delivered by the Sydney Institute of Criminology at the Sydney Law School, the University of Sydney. Can movies help us understand criminology and crime theory? What can movies tell us about crime and its sources? Films may not directly theorise crime... [More]
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