Digital Filmmaking

8 sessions + Final Screening

Workshop Fee
$875 (Eligible for use of SkillsFuture Credit)

Next Dates
2 Oct to 11 Dec 2018, by Ric Aw (View Profile), Pok Yue Weng (View Profile) & Wong Kin Ching (View Profile)

Course Description 
For those who aspire to be filmmakers, this workshop gives you a head start as you learn how to plan, direct, shoot and edit a short film.

Digital Filmmaking is an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking for first-time filmmakers. Participants will learn storyboarding, creating a shooting script, production management, casting, directing, working on a crew, cinematography, lighting, sound and finally editing. The workshop includes on-location hands-on camera work and consultation, as participants work together in teams to complete individual short films. We will also review examples of different genres of films, including narrative, documentary and experimental, drawing inspiration from short films and features made locally and internationally.

Participants will use a prosumer HD video camera and Final Cut Pro X editing software in this class.

There will be a screening of films by the class which is open to friends and family at the end of the workshop.


• The basis of filmmaking: Storytelling
• Imagery: Still and moving images
• Pre-production / production / post-production
• Introduction to crew and their roles and responsibilities
• Overview ofscriptwriting
• Visualising / storyboarding
Conceptualising Your Film
• Pre-production: Script / casting / location / sets / wardrobe / scheduling
• In-class discussion and project time
• Director’s craft: interpreting a script and planning for actors
• Preparing an action plan
HD Camera Practical
• Camera handling
• Composition and framing
• Visual aesthetics
HD Camera Practical
• Basic sound and lighting
• Finalising pre-production plans for shoot
• In-class practice shoot
Full-day Production and Consultation
• Participants will work in groups to shoot their individual films, taking turns to assist one another
Post-production 1: Editing
• Introduction to the concept of editing
• Introduction to Final Cut Pro
• Basic editing tools
• Digitising your footage
Post-production 2: Editing
• Art of editing
• Advanced editing tools
• Basic sound editing
Post-production 3: Editing
• Using music
• Video filters and effects
• Adding titles
• Basic colour correction
• Outputting your film
Class Screening
• Participants to invite friends and families for a final class screening

What next?

Workshop fee: $875 (Eligible for use of SkillsFuture Credit)

None. Participants will have access to use a prosumer HD camera and audio equipment on loan from Objectifs for their shoots, with free access to our digital lab (subject to availability and selected timeslots) to edit their films on Final Cut Pro X during the workshop.

Please note that this is a very hands-on workshop. Participants’ learning will be maximised and most effective — and they’ll have the most fun! — if they are able to make all (or most) of the sessions, and will be able to shoot their short films during the period indicated in the schedule below.

As the workshop is repeated several times a year, participants may wish to register for a future round if they already know they may miss several lessons during this period. Make-up lessons and refunds are not offered for sessions missed. 

#1 Tues 2 Oct, 7.30pm to 10pm
#2 Tues 9 Oct, 7.30pm to 10pm
#3 Tues 16 Oct, 7pm to 10pm
#4 Tues 23 Oct, 7pm to 10pm
#5 Sat 27 Oct, 10am to 5pm
Break during which participants will shoot their respective short films in their own time, with equipment available for loan from Objectifs
#6 Tues 13 Nov, 7pm to 10pm
#7 Tues 20 Nov, 7pm to 10pm
#8 Tues 27 Nov, 7pm to 10pm
Break during which participants can edit their short films in their own time, with access available to Objectifs’ computer lab
Screening – Tues 11 Dec, 7.30pm to 9.30pm – invite your family and friends!


Ric Aw (View Profile),  Pok Yue Weng (View Profile), Wong Kin Ching (View Profile)