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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.  Sydney 3 Month Film Course 
Thursday 31st May  2016  - Tuesday 20th September 2016
Independent Film Centre, Villiers Street, Parramatt

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

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


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


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


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


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


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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Upcoming Film Course

3 Month Film Course

Starts Thursday 9th June 2016
  • Learn to make your professional film in 3 Months.
  • 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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