Director and cinematographer team Nadia Tass and David Parker (pictured left) head a list of leading Melbourne filmmakers teaching at the 2014 Filmmaking Summer School at Melbourne University from January 5 to
February 9.

Tass (The Big Steal, Stark, Mr Reliable, Amy, Matching Jackwill feature at the 2014 Filmmaking Summer School at Trinity College, Melbourne University with her two Directing Masterclasse intensives. On Wednesday, 8 January, learn about the creative role of the director in all aspects of the production - including working with department heads, and the importance of developing and sustaining the director's vision throughout a film project. 

In her second Masterclass on Thursday, 9 January, Tass will teach how a director interprets and breaks down a script, how characters are developed, and how and why creative directing choices are made. Tass will also demonstate how she manages casting, rehearsal techniques, screen performances and how she works with actors from diverse backgrounds to elicit memorable performances. These classes should not be missed!

Other summer school highlights include Mac Gudgeon (screenwriter: Ground Zero, The Delinqents, Last Ride, Kiling Time), and David Parker (cinematographer: The Big Steal, Stark, Mr Reliable, Amy, Matching Jack) who will teach how the director and cinematographer Visualise the Script.

The summer school teaches all the major elements of filmmaking including:
  • screenwriting
  • a week long cinematography intensive
  • producing and production management
  • directing actors
  • production and sound design
  • editing
  • digital effects
  • film music
  • documentary filmmaking (two-day intensive).
The Filmmaking Summer School at Melbourne University is the only short film school in Australia where beginners are taught by leading film practitioners.

The summer school runs from 9.30am to 5.30pm, 5 January to 9 February 2014, and can be taken in full or as individual days. Established in 1994, the Filmmaking Summer School is part of the public engagement program - Screen Studies, University of Melbourne.

For course details, including a downloadable enrolment form, please visit the Filmmaking Summer School website or contact Sharon Peers, Course Director, on (03) 9347 5035 or 0402 359 047. You can also email your queries to summerfilmschool@me.com

Filmmaking Summer School: http://www.summerfilmschool.com/

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