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AFTRS Open to Present Short Sound, VFX & Editing Courses

Australian Film Television and Radio School offers short courses taught by industry experts in state-of-the-art facilities.

STRAWBERRY HILLS, AUSTRALIA -- The Australian Film Television and Radio School has announced a wide variety of upcoming short courses, all taught by industry experts in AFTRS’ state-of-the-art facilities.

Also upcoming is AFTRS’ Speed Networking event, being held as a part of this year’s Vivid Sydney on Thursday, June 2, at 5:30 – 8:00 PM. Attendees will have the chance to expand their professional network and meet fellow creatives. 

Short Courses:

TV Assistant Editor – April 1-3

This 3-day, intensely practical course with highly experienced Supervising Assistant Editor Rebecca Edwards gives a fast, but thorough, hands-on experience in the duties, technical skills and responsibilities of the Assistant Editor. No prior editing experience is required.

Intro to Music Composition: Online – 10-week onlline course begins April 4 (enrollment closes March 28)

This online course with Matt McGowen provides anyone with a little musical creativity and a music software program the tools to adapt their skills to creating music for the screen.

Intro to Matte Painting – April 16-17

This weekend workshop with Nicole Mather is designed to teach the art and techniques used in digital matte painting. It is designed for students who have little knowledge of digital matte painting techniques, and who ideally possess creative skills and basic understanding of the Photoshop interface. On completion of the course students will be equipped with a hands on understanding of industry standard skills and techniques required to pursue a career in this field.

Introduction to Location Sound Recording – April 16-17 

This weekend course with Steve McDonald is designed for people who wish to learn the latest sound recording techniques used in capturing speech and sound effects using portable recording equipment. It is suitable for individuals who are currently working in the film and television industry as well as others seeking employment in the industry.

Producing Animation – April 30 – May 1

In this two-day intensive course, animation producer and mentor Rodney Whitham will walk through the processes and challenges, from development to final delivery of animation production.

Avid Media Composer (V8) 101: Editing Essentials – May 2-4

This three day Avid-accredited course with industry veteran Andy Day, delivered over one weekend plus one Saturday, is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer 8, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most television productions.

Avid Media Composer (V8) 110: Video Effects – May 7-8

This two-day course with industry veteran Andy Day is for video editors who understand the basics of the editing tools in Media Composer and are ready to move ahead and learn the fundamentals of creating effects within Avid Media Composer 8, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions.

Color Grading & Effects with Premiere Pro – May 9-10

Explore the more advanced side of Adobe's Premiere Pro with Adobe certified Premiere Pro CC instructor Andy Day who will take you into the deeper functionality of Adobe Premiere Pro.

Intro to After Effects for Broadcast Graphics – May 28-29

This weekend intensive, with motion graphics designer/animator Anna Tow, provides a detailed introduction to desktop compositing for broadcast using Adobe After Effects CC. After Effects is the most commonly used graphics program in Australia for the preparation of broadcast design/graphics in TV.

Source: Australian Film Television and Radio School