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


1.  Sydney Three Month Film Course
Thursday Night 23rd February 2017 – Wednesday Night 7th June 2017
ECR , Parramatta NSW

2 Tabernacle 101 – 95 Minute Feature Film for World Wide Distribution 



Please see the Teaser for our new 100 minute feature film “Tabernacle 101″ Shot on location in Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Tip 7 – The Shoot – A Director shoots

The shoot is the most intense part of the filmmaking process. A Director should  be prepared to get asked about 1000 questions on each shooting day. This can be stressful as you are supposed to have the answers instantly for … Continue reading

Tip 6 – A Director Prepares

A Film Director needs to prepare diligently for a film shoot.  The areas that a Film Director is involved in, during preproduction is as follows. Casting and Rehearsals with Actors Meetings with the Production Designer ref the design or enhancement … Continue reading

Tip 5 Find the Best Crew Size for your production.

Tip 5:  Find the Best Crew Size for your production.  The best Crew size varies from production to production. I have shot a micro budget short films with 7 Crew and I have directed a weekend feature film with 15 Crew. I … Continue reading 2016-10-04 14:49:36

Tip 1 –   A Film Director must Prepare Prepare Prepare.  Film Directing is divided into four distinct seasons. PreProduction The Shoot Post Production Film Festivals and Screenings Today, lets focus on Preproduction. Having personally worked on hundreds of film … Continue reading

Tip 2 To Direct Like a Pro – Cast like a Pro.

Tip 2 To Direct Like a Pro –  Cast like a Pro.  When we teach on our Film Courses, we always have a full night of casting as one of the sessions. There is a very good reason for this.I have seen … Continue reading

Film Directing Tip 4 _ Build Your Network

Tip 4 Network – Surround Yourself with the Best Team  Networking is one of the most important Film Maker Skills. There are two types of networking. Networking to meet financiers distributors and people who are in powerful positions and can help your … Continue reading

Tip 3 – Every shooting Day, Prepare a Shot List

It amazes me if a Film Director chooses to wing it on Shooting Day. That means do minimal preparation and turn up on Shooting day with no shot list. A Feature Film in Australia takes on average 6 – 8 … Continue reading

The Full Costs and Income of a £1million Indie Film

Here is a post published by the AFM which I thought was very interesting. Rarely, do we get an insight into the sales and budgets of $1 million film. Article courtesy of the AFM ref Film Maker and how he … Continue reading

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Success Stories – Nay Htat

Former Sydney Film Base’s students success and achievements stories.   NAY HTAT   Nay Htat completed the 3 months film making and directing course, and got to take all of his scripts from the drawers and brought them to the big screens. Nay’s films and commitment with his craft along with his new sharpened skills [...]

Success Stories – Dan Jones

Former Sydney Film Base’s students success and achievements stories.   DAN JONES   Dan Jones completed the 3 months film making and directing course at Sydney Film Base. After completing the course, Dan wrote, produced and directed “Shrove Tuesday”, an epic dark comedy that attracted some of Australia’s hottest cast and crew; and had his [...]

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Three Tips for finding the Best Locations

  Locations, and finding them for a film, is one of the easiest parts of preparing a film production . There are three different ways to find location Pay a Location Scout to go out and source your locations Via word of … Continue reading

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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


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


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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Upcoming Film Course

Three Month Film Course

Starts Thursday 23rd February 2017
  • Learn to make your professional film in One Month.
  • Film Directors Certificate on graduation
  • You will have a complete film.
  • Beginners & Intermediate Film Makers Welcome
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Casting and Rehearsal Space

Casting and Rehearsal Space
For Details Call 1800 131166

Independent Film Club Meeting

Independent Film Club Social
  • Friday 1st April 2016
  • 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
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