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Sydney Film Base, located in Parramatta, helps you become a professional Film Maker or Screen Actor with the best courses, week nights and weekends

1. The Weekend Independent Film Makers Masterclass (View More)
Saturday and Sunday November 28th, 29th 2014
Independent Film Centre Villiers Street Parramatta

2. Screenwriting Course – Write your Feature Film Screenplay Now (View More) 
Tuesday Nights 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Tuesday 11th November – Tuesday 16th November
Independent Film Centre Villiers Street Parramatta

3  The Three Month Film Course  (View More)
Saturday 7th February – Thursday 21st May 2015
Independent Film Centre, Villiers Street Parramatta


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Independent Film Centre

Independent Film Centre

What we Offer You

  1. Awesome Film Making Courses (Above)
  2. Work Opportunities
  3. Film Equipment
  4. Social Networking.
  5. Casting Space
  6. Rehearsal Space
  7. Edit Room
  8. Ongoing Support and Coaching

1098029_10151785930311273_1601068698_nIndependent Film Makers BLOG by Colm O’Murchu

Colm O’Murchu owns Sydney Film Base and the Independent Film Centre located at 1 Villiers Street Parramatta.  He is an active film maker who directed and wrote The Makeover 95 minute motion picture and Dealing with Destiny.

You can see the Trailers in Films on this Website. In October he will shoot the $2.2 Million motion picture Absolute Freedom shooting in the USA and in the Australian Outback. He still finds time to teach some sessions on the 4 Month Film Production Course The blog covers how to make your films, the independent Film Market and how to improve the quality of your films. This is a must for the emerging film maker

Casting – The Core of Your Film

If the Screenplay is the blueprint for your film, casting is the core.  Audiences are drawn into high quality stories; however, they connect with the film via your cast.  This is an area tech savvy film-makers often blow. You will … Continue reading

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Screenplay and Formatting Properly

How to write a professional Screenplay.  Part 2: Checklist before you start to write your screenplay.  You have totally worked out your story, step by step. You have all the main dramatic scenes checked The Story has being checked and double … Continue reading

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How to Make your Film Professional

I would like to go into detail about making, directing and producing  a professional film. There are 12 steps that one needs to pay particular attention to when creating a professional film.  If any one of them is deficient the … Continue reading

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MovieRaves Two Films that I very much enjoyed in the cinema

The last Melbourne 4 Month Film Course of 2014  starts today Tuesday August 26th 2014  and the final  Sydney Film Course of 2014 starts soon on Thursday October 2nd 2014.  We do have a social event for film networkers and … Continue reading

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Three ways to produce a great edit and make your film work.

I am writing about editing a film today because it is close to my heart.  I feel so many times a film is made or broken in the edit.  In my personal opinion, it is the most challenging and difficult … Continue reading

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Five Great reasons to visit Myanmar (Burma), a travel experience with a difference.

It’s two weeks since my last post and Valeska and  I have finally arrived back from Myanmar (Burma).  I thought that this week, I would write about the experience of travel and the fun of going to a country that … Continue reading

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Greetings from Burma – 5 Attributes you must have if you want millions of people to see your work.

I am out of town this week.  Yes, I am currently on a bus travelling between Yangoon and Bagan in Burma (Myanmar). As always, I have my camera shooting as much as I can of what I see on the … Continue reading

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How to Produce Stellar Actor Performances – 4 Areas that the Film Director needs to Focus On

To people in the know, film making is a Director and Editor’s Medium.  What is meant by this statement, is that the screen actor who acts in the film is only one of many contributors to the whole process.  However, … Continue reading

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Three Big Cock-Ups when creating an awesome Shot List for your Film.

A shot list is a list of shots that are used to cover a scene. An experienced Film Director will always want to get the best and maximum coverage of shots necessary to tell the story of that scene. Often … Continue reading

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Three Hot Tips to improve Screen Acting Performances

Screen Acting:   Today I would like to talk about the craft of screen acting.  Screen Acting is a wonderful way to make a living.  There are many actors who train via acting schools who teach many different techniques.  However, so … Continue reading

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5 Ways to make your film/video look and sound professional

Times have changed and today there are three types of Film Makers/Video Makers in the independent Film World: The Traditional Crew/ Director – Films made this way generally have reasonable budgets that can pay for the expense of a large … Continue reading

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Indie Film Centre is launched in Sydney Australia-

Dear Reader It is great pleasure that I announce a major new departure in what we do at Sydney Film Base and International Film Base. Indie Film Centre is HERE: For the Rebel who thinks differently For the Person who … Continue reading

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Yes we Can – Making your film happen now

Making your film happen is more a state of mind than circumstances aligning. Whether it is a $2.2 million film or a micro budget film, the principal is still the same. Make a film happen by setting deadlines for each part of … Continue reading

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How did Tarantino make it to the top in Hollywood? Lessons you can learn from his experience

Quentin Tarantino is one of the most famous writer/directors. But he was a low achiever at school and found academic studies very difficult. He had a troubled childhood. How did Quentin go from being a sales assistant in a video shop … Continue reading

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Film Rave – Dallas Buyers Club – 10 out 10

Today, I saw “Dallas Buyers Club” and yes  I have to rave about this film.  I have seen all  of the Oscar Films now and in my opinion Matthew McConaughey’s performance deserves the Oscar. The film is hard work at times … Continue reading

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Upcoming Film Course

4 Months Film Course

Starts Thursday October 16th
  • Learn to make your professional film in 4 Months.
  • Film Directors Certificate on graduation
  • You will have a complete film.
  • Beginners & Intermediate Film Makers Welcome
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Weekend Independent Film Makers Masterclass

Saturday November 29th & Sunday November 30th

  • Keynote speaker Producer Ian Collie “ Saving Mr Banks and Rake
  • How to produce your Indie Feature Film
  • Raise Money
  • The Latest on Film Equipment
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Casting and Rehearsal Space

Casting and Rehearsal Space
For Details Call 1800 131166

Independent Film Club Social

Independent Film Club Social
  • Tuesday September 2nd
  • Mingle and network with Film Makers
  • At the Independent Film Centre
  • Open to all
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Film Makers Coaching/Consultations

Film Makers Coaching/Consultations
  • Book a Consultation with Colm O'Murchu
  • reference your film making project
For Details Call 1800 131166

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