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Film It

So you want to make a film? We're here to help.

Whether it’s your first time making a short film, or you've made films in the past, Film It is here to help make the process as easy and as fun as possible.

Film It is an online resource covering a range of filmmaking skills found in pre-production, production and post-production stages.

This resource is aimed at students with a range of knowledge, from those who have done little or no filmmaking, to those with some experience.

Through the lessons and activities you'll experience a range of filmmaking skills and roles.

Video, imagery and other materials used have been used in this resource under fair dealing for criticism and review. You can find our terms of use here.

Recommended for Year levels: 4-10

Learning areas: Drama, English, Media, Media Arts, Digital Technologies, Music

Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social

Screenwriting

Screenwriting

Get stuck into story development and screenwriting

Screenwriting
Shot types

Exploring shot types

A good primer to browse before you storyboard

Exploring shot types
Students making sci fi

Exploring camera angles

Give your film some flavour by making considered choices about camera angles

Exploring camera angles
Young voices

Exploring camera movement

Essential reading before you abandon the tripod

Exploring camera movement
Storyboards

Storyboards

Plan your shoot using storyboards

Storyboards
Students secondary filming camera 2 2160 x 1023

Cinematography

Your guide to the camera and getting the best footage for your project

Cinematography
VFX resource header

Visual effects

Discover simple tricks like disappearing and transforming, and an easy way to make a movie ghost!

Visual effects
Boom microphone on pole

Sound recording

Get the best out of your microphones and make your mix easy

Sound recording
Students editing together on a laptop

Editing

Learn professional editing techniques to elevate your project

Editing