Video and Film In Practice

Dragon Education
Hands on Professional Learning in Photo Video and Media
This hands-on day gives you a chance to play with cameras, lights, audio & loads more. At the end, you will have your own footage & knowledge to take back to the classr...
Target Audience
Teachers wanting hands-on experience shooting video and some knowledge of lighting and audio.
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General Description

This is a hands-on workshop that gives teachers the opportunity to shoot their own short film and edit it. In the workshop, we will use a range of cameras from Smartphone, DSLRs to RED 8K Cinema cameras. We will cover Lighting, Audio and limited editing using Adobe Premiere Rush.


Teachers wanting hands-on experience shooting video and some knowledge of lighting and audio.

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.

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 10/06/2021 Northern Sydney Places available $350 + GST Enrol Now


Understanding Cameras and Setting for video

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this session, we look at the differences between smartphones DSLRs and Cinema Cameras and go through the settings that are ideal for shooting most videos content. we also look at the teacher’s cameras and how to get the best results.

Understanding lighting

45 minutes

Look at how lighting affects your image and how to use it to get the emotion that wants. We look at the difference between the different types and what to consider when picking a light.

How to capture audio

30 minutes

We go through different microphones and how they work.
We record a scene with different model and listen to the differences.
This allows as to understand the choices we have and when to use each one.

Planning the Shoot

15 minutes

Now we go through the story for our short film and discuss how we will shoot it. The narrative will be given and but how it is shot is up to the teachers.

Lets start shooting our short film.

2 hours

Taken everything we have learnt we are now ready to start.
We will shoot a 6 scene short film in the studio and other available spaces (Carpark, Office, Showroom). We can select the camera, Lens, Lighting and audio. This will be done in small groups giving everyone a chance to play a part.

Editing Time

1 hour

We will edit as a group, going through the steps of using Adobe Premiere Rush. We will then talk about timing and creative choices we have when editing.

What To Bring

Your camera if you have one
Laptop with Adobe Premiere Rush installed

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Video and Film In Practice - - Fri 1st Nov 2019

Excellent. Excellent course overall, and very well presented.

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