Teaching Film and Video on any budget

Dragon Education
Hands on Professional Learning in Photo Video and Media
This 2-day workshop examines the principles & processes of filmmaking in a hands-on & practical environment. Some history and different roles in the film industry will ...
Target Audience
Any teachers with an interest in Film and or Video
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This 2-day workshop goes through the principles and processes of filmmaking in a hands-on and practical environment. Participants will learn the how and why of each of the essential roles in filmmaking and apply this knowledge in producing their own short film.
Sessions include Editing, Camera movement, Lighting, Capturing sound and Cinematography.


Any teachers with an interest in Film and or Video

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.

The face to face workshops at our professional studios provide participants with hands-on experience with the latest industry-standard facilities and equipment.

Teaching Standards
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing Teaching Film and Video on any budget before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 12 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 12.0 professional development hours.


There are no occurrences of 1. Face to Face in Australia (NSW - Accredited) at this time.


Introduction to Filmmaking – The Director

1 hour and 30 minutes

General Introduction presentation and group discussion moving into the specific approaches to filmmaking that the course will be adopting.
Face to Face PowerPoint presentation.

Session 2 Editing – The Editor

2 hours

This session will introduce the role of the Editor and the main principles that drive the editing process.
Presentation and hands-on Intro to editing application.
Teachers begin their own project.

Session 3 Cinematography – The DoP

2 hours and 30 minutes

Interactive Presentation on the role of cinematographer and the specific choices related to lenses and aperture in composing and controlling images. Participants also, spend time working on coverage and continuity using Digital Cinema cameras and lenses.

Session 4 Cinematography continued – The Gaffer

1 hour and 30 minutes

A hands-on introduction to the 4 essential properties of light and how the Gaffers role is to use light to compensate for the limitations of the camera and create specific interest and tone for each scene and shot.

Session 5 Camera Movement/Stabilization – The Grip

1 hour and 30 minutes

A hands-on introduction to camera movement and the role of the Grip.
Consideration is given to how camera movement influences the audience.

Session 6 Sound/Music – Recorder/Mixer

1 hour and 15 minutes

Intro to Microphones and the principles of Audio acquisition and editing/mixing. Participants work with a variety of microphones to gain experience recording sound in different contexts.

Session 7 Colour Grading/VFX – The Editor II

1 hour

This session builds on the principles from the earlier session on editing and explores the role of colour and image correction in creating consistency and feel to a scene.

Session 8 Watching/Reviewing – The Audience

45 minutes

In the final session participants will have the opportunity to screen their finished film and peer review each others work as well as workshopping programming ideas for specific contexts.

What To Bring

All materials resources and equipment are provided

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Teaching Film and Video on any budget - Angelo Boutsalis - Thu 14th Nov 2019


Teaching Film and Video on any budget - Angelo Boutsalis - Thu 14th Nov 2019

Excellent, helpful, highly competent and engaging presenter

Teaching Film and Video on any budget - Angelo Boutsalis - Thu 14th Nov 2019


Teaching Film and Video on any budget

Hands on green screen, lighting and video editing was good and useful. The theory content on the first day was too long – needs to be broken up with activities. Prior warning of software needed would be helpful.

Teaching Film and Video on any budget

Very informative. Good ideas and demonstration.

Teaching Film and Video on any budget
Teaching Film and Video on any budget

Content excellent. Practical demonstrations and activities excellent.

Teaching Film and Video on any budget

Content wasn’t what I expected. I thought all resources would be provided as website said. 1st day – too much listening. Needed more doing. Didn’t really learn too much to take back to school. Lovely presenters! Very expensive for not having equipment to use.

Teaching Film and Video on any budget

It would have been good to be told what programs we needed beforehand. Would like to have done more practical filming.

Teaching Film and Video on any budget

Content was excellent. Would be better if they were slightly better prepared... mostly in terms of who presents what rather than equipment or skills. Lots of stuff to cover – maybe ask students to complete tasks rather than just demo. I won’t remember any demo that I watch but if I do it will be much more likely to remember it.

About the team

Dragon Education


The team behind Dragon Education and Training have over twenty years of experience working with teachers, students, and schools to provide imaging solutions. Dragon Education and Training was created in response to the demands of teachers for whom the most valuable resource is knowledge. Teachers want to know how and why they want to understand and to use their understanding to help them deliver better outcomes for their students. Teachers also want to be engaged in order to feel that their professional learning is valuable to their school, their students, but most importantly to themselves. As available technologies continue to emerge and transform the way we do things, both in the classroom and in the real world, it is important to remember that knowing what the technologies are and how to use them is only a small piece of the puzzle; what is far more important is understanding why.

All of Dragon’s courses and programs are developed and presented by teachers for teachers, and they aim to address both the how and the why in order to make your professional learning: Relevant, Accessible, Hands-On & Applicable