Holiday Workshops

Experience “The Filmbites Way” – learn screen skills in a NURTURING environment

We maximise LEARNING by maximising FUN

Small groups of children – real learning and ATTENTION

All instructors have a Working with Children CHECK

Australian Teachers of Media Award WINNERS!


17 December to 1 February 2018 Holiday Program 

All workshops will be held at Filmbites Studio, Unit 6, 31 Oxleigh Drive, Malaga

IMPORTANT! All tickets will state 17 December (program start date) however the actual date and time is as per the website information below. A direct confirmation email will be sent to you at least 5 days prior to the workshop day.


DECEMBER

IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

Screen Presenting – 2 places left

Learn the skills involved in presenting on screen, including voice, posture, focus and movement. Essential skills for You-tubers and Instagram influencers! Your instructor is Deanna Cooney, a Perth actor, presenter & voice over artist who presents West TV’s weekly current affairs program, Undercurrent, and is the voice of the critically acclaimed SBS series, “Struggle Street’, airing November 2017. 

Mon 17 Dec – 10am to 3pm – Ages 11 to 15 – max of 12 – $75 

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Intro to Screen Acting (12 to 16 yr olds) – FULLY BOOKED (see January below for next class)

More than just your standard drama class! This class focuses on the essentials you must know when acting on screen (rather than the stage) and how to act with a film crew.

Tues 18 Dec – 10am to 3pm – Ages 12 to 16 – max of 12 – $75

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SPECIALIST WORKSHOP

Forensic Makeup SFX – FULLY BOOKED (see January Hogwart’s below for next Makeup class)

Professional movie makeup SFX artist Stephanie Davis will teach you all about the materials and specialist techniques used to create realistic looking burns, bruises, cuts, boils, warts and even how to make real looking blood.

Mon 17 Dec – 10am to 2pm – Ages 8 to 12 – max of 15 – $65

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FILM-MAKING

Make a Music Video

Pick a song, devise a concept, learn about film equipment and crew roles then shoot your own video with the group.  You’ll also learn about Green Screen VFX, film some scenes in Filmbites’ very own Green Screen studio and see how these are edited in our editing suite. Your instructor is Cody Cameron-Brown, a graduate in Directing from the WA Screen Academy. His music video Words From Robin To Batman by The Kill Devil Hills was nominated for Best Music Video at the 25th WA Screen Awards, where he also won Best Tertiary Film. 

Thurs 20 & Fri 21 Dec (2 days) – 10am to 3pm each day – Ages 9 to 13 – max of 10 – $140

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COMPUTER BASED

Intro to Game Design

Design and build your own games! Gamemaker software is a great intro into the exciting world of game development, using a drag and drop system instead of coding. Hang out with other gamers  and create a number of different types of games such as shoot ’em up, platform and ‘fruit ninja’ style games.  This is our most popular holiday workshop – get in fast!  The program is free so you can download it at home and continue designing and playing your game.

Thurs 20 Dec – 10am to 3pm – Ages 9 to 12 – max of 8 – $70

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Intro to 2D Animation

‘Animate’ is a popular, industry standard 2D animation program used by professional animators that’s easy and fun to learn.  You’ll make your own animated character by the end of the day!

Fri 21 Dec – 10am to 3pm – Ages 10 to 13 – max of 8 – $70

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JANUARY

 

7 TO 10 YR OLDS PROGRAM

(book individually or 20% discount for all 4 days)

Elements of Drama Part 1 and 2 (7 to 10 yr olds) *

A fun and informative grounding the essentials of drama – we’ll be starting with Voice, Movement and Role, and progress on to Space, Situation and Character on day 2. Your instructor is drama educator and Perth actress Jessica Shallcross.

*Book for all 3 days of 7-10 yr old workshops and get 20% off the full fee.

Mon 21 and Tues 22 Jan – 10am to 2pm each day – Ages 7 to 10yrs – max of 10 – $110

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Intro to Screen Acting (7 to 10 yr olds) *

More than just your standard drama class! This class focuses on the essentials you must know when acting on screen (rather than the stage) and how to act with a film crew.

*Book for all 3 days of 7-10 yr old workshops and get 20% off the full fee.

Wed 23 Jan – 10am to 2pm – Ages 7 to 10yrs – max of 10 – $55

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9 TO 12 YR OLDS PROGRAM

(book individually or 20% discount for all 4 days)

Intro to Screen Acting Part 1 (9 to 12 yr olds) *

More than just your standard drama class! This class focuses on the essentials you must know when acting on screen (rather than the stage) and how to act with a film crew. Your instructor is Filmbites Advanced acting instructor and Perth actress Jessica Hegarty.

*Book for all 4 days of 9-12 yr old workshops and get 20% off the full fee.

Mon 21 Jan – 10am to 3pm – Ages 8 to 12yrs – max of 12 – $65

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Intro to Screen Acting Part 2 (9 to 12 yr olds) *

Build on the skills you learnt in Part 1 (must have done Part 1 to join this class).  Your instructor is Filmbites Advanced acting instructor and Perth actress Jessica Hegarty. 

*Book for all 4 days of 9-12 yr old workshops and get 20% off the full fee.

Tues 22 Jan – 10am to 3pm – Ages 8 to 12yrs – max of 12 – $65

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Mobile Film-making and You-tube (9 to 12 yr olds) *

Learn how to make the most of your phone or iPad to shoot and edit a short scene, plus use some fun free apps. Instructions on downloads before the workshop will be emailed to you before the workshop. Your instructors will be local filmmakers Cody Cameron-Brown (Watchdog) and Connor Fantasia-Serve (Gliding Biscuit).

*Book for all 4 days of 9-12 yr old workshops and get 20% off the full fee.

Wed 23 Jan – 10am to 3pm – Ages 8 to 12yrs – max of 12 – $65

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Intro to Musical Theatre (9 to 12 yr olds) *

A fun day of drama, music and dance.  After acting, vocal and dance warm-ups, you’ll combine the elements within the setting of a musical theatre scene, culminating in a performance at the end of the day.

*Book for all 4 days of 9-12 yr old workshops and get 20% off the full fee.

Thurs 24 Jan – 10am to 3pm – Ages 9 to 12yrs – max of 12 – $65

Please click here to book

 

FILM-MAKING

Make a Music Video

Pick a song, devise a concept, learn about film equipment and crew roles then shoot your own video with the group.  You’ll also learn about Green Screen VFX, film some scenes in Filmbites’ very own Green Screen studio and see how these are edited in our editing suite. Your instructor is Cody Cameron-Brown, a graduate in Directing from the WA Screen Academy. His music video Words From Robin To Batman by The Kill Devil Hills was nominated for Best Music Video at the 25th WA Screen Awards, where he also won Best Tertiary Film. 

Wed 30 & Thurs 31 Jan (2 days) – 10am to 3pm each day – Ages 9 to 13 – max of 10 – $140

Please click here to book

 

12 TO 16 YR OLDS

Intro to Screen Acting (12 to 16 yr olds) 

More than just your standard drama class! This class focuses on the essentials you must know when acting on screen (rather than the stage) and how to act with a film crew.

Fri 18 Jan – 10am to 3pm – Ages 12 to 16 – max of 12 – $65

Please click here to book

 

COMPUTER BASED

Intro to Game Design

Design and build your own games! Gamemaker software is a great intro into the exciting world of game development, using a drag and drop system instead of coding. Hang out with other gamers  and create a number of different types of games such as shoot ’em up, platform and ‘fruit ninja’ style games.  This is our most popular holiday workshop – get in fast!  The program is free so you can download it at home and continue designing and playing your game.

Fri 18 Jan – 10am to 3pm – Ages 8 to 12 – max of 8 – $70

Please click here to book

Intro to 3D Animation

Learn how to create 3D animations. We’ll be using Blender, a free software that you can download at home and continue creating!  You’ll make your own animated character by the end of the day.

Thurs 31 Jan – 10am to 4pm – Ages 13 to 16 yrs – max of 8 – $70

Please click here to book

Intro to 2D Animation

‘Animate’ is a popular, industry standard 2D animation program used by professional animators that’s easy and fun to learn.  You’ll make your own animated character by the end of the day!

 Fri 1 Feb – 10am to 3pm – Ages 9 to 13 – max of 8 – $70

Please click here to book

 

EXTENSION WORKSHOPS

(for actors with some training)

Audition Skills

Be ready for your next opportunity. Learn how the audition process works, and what to do before, during and after your audition to maximise your success in getting the role! You’ll be led by Filmbites instructor and local actress Jessica Hegarty.

Fri 18 Jan – 10am to 1pm – 8 to 13 yr olds – max of 12 – $45

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US Accent (11-15 yrs)

11 – 15 yr olds: This workshop offers an introduction to the basics of the Standard American accent including placement, key sound changes and melody. Students will work as a group and will also be given individual attention. Both scripted work and improvisation will be explored as students are taken through the key skills to developing a natural and conversational US accent. This workshop is also suitable for those with previous experience with the US accent who want to revisit and enhance their understanding.

Special guest instructor Acacia Daken is an actor and dialect coach, specialising in Standard American.  She has a Bachelor in Education and a Masters from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Acacia has trained and taught in the US, UK and Australia, working as a private coach as well as alongside agencies, training actors for the US market and self taping. Many clients are now signed and working internationally, past students include Katherine Langford from Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’.

Wed 16 Jan – 9.30am to 12.30pm – 11 to 15 yr olds – max of 12 – $85

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US Accent (16yrs +)

16 yrs + (adults welcome) : When developing a natural US accent is it critical to work through both script work and improvisation to develop a comfortable and conversational voice. This workshop will cover the key factors of the US accent including placement, vowel and consonant changes, melody and conversational tips and ‘give aways’. Students will work as a group and be given individual attention. This workshop is also suitable for those with previous experience with the US accent who want to revisit and enhance their understanding.

Special guest instructor Acacia Daken is an actor and dialect coach, specialising in Standard American.  She has a Bachelor in Education and a Masters from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Acacia has trained and taught in the US, UK and Australia, working as a private coach as well as alongside agencies, training actors for the US market and self taping. Many clients are now signed and working internationally, past students include Katherine Langford from Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’.

Wed 16 Jan – 1 to 4pm – 16yrs + (adults welcome) – max of 12 – $85

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SPECIALIST WORKSHOP

Hogwart’s School of Movie VFX & SFX (Green Screen / Makeup SFX  / Prop making)

Film and edit your own video special effects in Filmbites very own green screen studio. Then after lunch, professional movie makeup SFX artist Stephanie Davis will teach you all about the materials and specialist techniques used to create a realistic lightning scar, make your own wand and your very own Mandrake! You’ll be emailed a link to your filmed scene to keep too.

Thurs 17 Jan – 10am to 3.30pm – Ages 8 to 12 – max of 15 – $85

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Workshop terms and conditions

For the comfort of all participants, please adhere to the age groups listed

Cancellations more than one week prior to the workshop will receive a full refund

Other refunds will be made where possible at the discretion of Filmbites

Filmbites reserves the right to cancel any workshop at any time

Filmbites takes no responsibility for any personal items left behind at any venue

Holiday Workshops May 9, 2014

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