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Filmbites takes pride in offering excellent learning experiences for both students who want a career in the screen industry and those who are simply looking to learn new skills and make more friends.

Our philosophy “The Filmbites Way” creates a nurturing space where young people can express their creativity safely, while encouraging maximum participation, fun and learning.

All our instructors have a Working with Children Check.

Our day courses are held at our studio at 6/31 Oxleigh Drive Malaga which includes two training rooms, green screen studio, computer studio, kitchen and ample parking.

Alternatively, if you have a home school group and would like to book a workshop in Screen Acting, Film-making, Animation, Gaming, Voice/Accent, Make-up SFX or Green Screen VFX, please contact Peta on 9209 2689 or peta@filmbites.com.au.


ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN FOR 2019

 

Screen Acting 

(12 to 15 yr olds / lower high school)

Dates: Friday 8 February to Friday 12 April (10 weeks)

Time: 10am to 12.30pm 

Max: 12 places only 

Venue: Filmbites Studio, Unit 6/31 Oxleigh Drive Malaga

Content: This year students will be covering Filmbites’ Intermediate Level Preparation curriculum.  

Fee: $300 per term 

HEWA members enter “HEWA” at checkout for 10% discount OR Continuing students enter “Continue” at the checkout for 10% discount


2019:

Elements of Drama 

(9 to 12 yr olds)

Filmbites “Elements of Drama” curriculum, aligned with the WA Curriculum, has already been taught to rave reviews at Kapinara PS, City Beach PS, Floreat PS and Holy Spirit PS. Click here to see the testimonials.

Now home schoolers can enrol in this fabulous program too, which covers all the essential elements of drama in one super fun, very informative course.

Dates: Friday 8 February to Friday 8 March (5 weeks)

Time: 10am to 12.30pm 

Max: 12 places only 

Venue: Filmbites Studio, Unit 6/31 Oxleigh Drive Malaga

Content: Students will undertake all 10 “Elements of Drama” as per the WA Curriculum (1 hr each x 2 per week), covering:

Week 1:  Voice & Movement,

Week 2: Role & Space,

Week 3: Situation & Character,

Week 4: Time & Tension,

Week 5: Mood & Relationships

Fee: $180. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.

HEWA members enter “HEWA” at checkout for 10% discount.


2019:

Filmmaking

(12 to 16 yr olds / lower high school)

Dates: Thursday 7 February to Thursday 11 April (10 weeks)

Time: 1 to 3.30pm

Max: 12 places only

Venue: Filmbites Studio, Unit 6/31 Oxleigh Drive Malaga. 

Content: Participants will work as a group to devise characters and a short story, learn about film equipment and crew roles then shoot their film (including some green screen scenes).  

Fee:
$320. Max 12 places
HEWA members enter “HEWA” at checkout for 10% discount

Testimonials

We were lucky enough to discover Filmbites in 2006 quite early in it’s inception and my children and the wider home-schooling community have greatly benefited ever since. In fact I would venture to say that my children would put it near the top of their childhood experiences. They will certainly take the wonderful memories and skills learned into their adult lives. 

As a home-school parent we are always on the look out for something which can be done in a mixed age group which is both educational and fun and covers an area we would have difficulty doing in our own homes and the Filmbites program certainly did all that! Hallie was always most willing to adjust her course to fit our continually changing needs including the ages of the children, their experience, the time we had available as well as considering what the children wished to do. The tutors drove all the way to the hills, often with carloads of equipment and everyone who worked with our children was amazingly patient, gentle and encouraging and at the same time as teaching the children the skills they required they ensured everything produced was entirely the children’s ideas and the children’s work.

I loved that all elements of the movie making process and many jobs involved were given equal importance and therefore ‘movie star’ syndrome never reared its ugly head! Not only was the process itself fun but the children all came away with a hard copy of their movie knowing it was all their own work.I would highly recommend any of the programs offered at Filmbites to supplement anyone’s home-school program. Not only will the children come away with the language and media skills such as script writing, acting, character building, film equipment usage and editing but also develop personal skills including co-operation, patience, self-control and confidence. Liz.

 

Just wanted to say thanks for sending out the DVD of last terms movie.  My son really loved the class very much and the movie turned out fantastic.  He would love to continue with learning all about making films (he’s thoroughly enjoying the gaming class as well!).   Thanks again to the whole team…you guys are fantastic x J.E.

Home School November 26, 2015

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